Focus: Children and Youth, Homelessness, Anti-trafficking
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GIRLS separated from their families are like magnets for ruthless human traffickers. Support SATHI to conduct a home-orientation camp that will prepare 30 youngsters to retrace their way back to safety.
SATHI’s outreach team work on 15 major railway platforms in India, constantly on the lookout for lost or runaway children. When spotted, team members approach them in a friendly manner and take them to a nearby shelter where counsellors and caretakers orient the child towards going back home. Once parents are traced, they are invited to first interact with the counselors and, if key conditions are met, the child is restored back to the family. It costs Rs 4,000 to rescue one child.
MINORS, away from home for a long time, are often habitual runaways or have deviant behavior, including substance abuse. For such children, who need intensive intervention, SATHI conduct month-long residential camps in batches of 25 to 30, where through activities such as yoga and games, sessions on health and drug abuse and non-formal education, the child is reoriented towards family life. The camps, which cost Rs 1.5lakh each, often end with tears of joy for parents, children and staff.
Thanks to the efforts of SATHI, most of these children now have dreams of studying hard and becoming doctors, teachers, engineers and police officers. We hope that SATHI continues to enrich many more such dreams and help them blossom into reality.
Fantastic work! Real pleasure to see how children are being helped.
- Rohit Shetti Advocacy & Networking Officer
- Shamboling Khot Programme Officer
- Rajshekhar Programme Officer