Street Children Volunteering
It is vital for people to volunteer in India with street children. India is home to the largest street children population in the world, estimated to be around 18 million. They are deprived of family care, protection, education, and basic needs like food and water. Street children in India are subject to malnutrition, hunger, health problems, substance abuse, theft, commercial sexual exploitation, harassment by the city police and railway authorities, as well as physical and sexual abuse. The Street Children Volunteer Project aims to provide a safe haven for rescued children that have been abandoned or ran away from home. There is both a 24 hour shelter that provides housing, food, and game areas to the children as well as an educational center which provides distraction from begging, substance abuse, and protection.
Volunteers can get involved in:
- Teaching English
- Engaging children in educational games
- Uplifting children through art, music, and dance
- Teaching basic math or science
- Creating “sports days”
- Organizing events like pizza parties
- Accompanying children on outings like Museum Visits, Science Center, etc.
- Assisting in operations of the shelter as needed
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Who volunteers abroad with us?
- Travelers from all over the world who want to make an impactful contribution to India
- Those looking to help eradicate illiteracy and poverty amongst street children
- Those who want to learn about Indian culture through small-scale development
Volunteering abroad is:
- A valuable exchange between volunteers and local communities
- Important for the progress of India and helping India’s street children in powerful ways
- Much needed for communities that may be neglected
- A good way to experience local cultural life in India