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.
THE best outcome for kids rescued from railway platforms is to get them back home as quickly as possible. Help SATHI fund this return journey - from a temporary shelter to the caring arms of their families.
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 ₹1.5lakh each, often end with tears of joy for parents, children and staff.
SATHI’s outreach team work on 13 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 the 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 ₹4,000 to rescue one child.
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.
- Rajshekhar Programme Manager
- Rohit Shetti Advocacy and Networking Officer
- Shamboling Khot Programme Manager