Introduction

It is estimated that there would be more than 400,000 street and working children in Delhi alone. Most of them are runaway children. These children live on their own on the streets without any adult support. The children are subjected to all forms of abuse and are deprived of any kind of opportunities which are beneficial for their growth and development. Many street children have never been to school and others are school drop-outs. Established in 2003, Jamghat comprises of young adult professionals and volunteers with a variety of skills and experiences. We are a registered NGO that aims to help children living and working on the streets of Delhi to realize their dreams and re-join society by offering opportunities for street children and society alike to make changes in their lives. With the belief in the right of every child to have a full-fledged childhood where he/she has the right to protection, respect, opportunities and participation in his/her growth and development, we has been abiding by the principle of democracy and children’s participation in decision making as part of its programme planning, monitoring and evaluation. Currently, we work at three centres â€" two children’s homes & a day care centre for these vulnerable children. This way we are reaching out to about 75 children on a daily basis.

CURRENT ACTIVITIES

CURRENT EVENTS

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CURRENT INITIATIVES

1.Indoor Initiative

A full-time home for street boys that provides:
  • Basic amenities plus healthcare and counseling.
  • Education or vocational training.
  • Street and stage theatre training
  • A place to be a child in a safe, healthy community
  • Workshops for building life skills

2.Outdoor Initiative

A DayCare Centre for street children that provides:
  • A safe place with caring volunteers
  • Basic amenities plus healthcare
  • Formal and non-formal education
  • Group activities

3.Awareness Programme

A DayCare Centre for street children that provides:
  • A safe place with caring volunteers
  • Basic amenities plus healthcare
  • Formal and non-formal education
  • Group activities
  • Theatre performances
  • Night walks
  • Vocational training in Ekjut project

4.Initiatives for sustainability

A DayCare Centre for street children that provides:
  • Generating income by selling Ekjut products
  • Generating income by selling food from our kitchen
  • Paper recycling unit for fundraising and sustainability