Its for boys between the age of 6 to 17 in need in urban areas to provide care, support and rehabilitation for their holistic development.
TILL TODAY 57 BOYS HAVE BENEFITED THROUGH THIS OPEN SHELTER OUT OF WHICH 9 CHILDREN WERE RESTORED BACK WITH THEIR FAMILIES. TWO OF THEM ARE PLACED IN A JOB.
The large numbers of homeless children, orphans, abandoned, pavement dwellers, street and working children and child beggars left on their own are in need of care and protection. The objective of this open shelter is to prevent and reduce of vulnerabilities to situations and actions that lead to various abuse, neglect and exploitation.
These children suffer the most with or without parental support; end up at traffic intersections, railway stations, streets, sabzi mandi (Vegetable market) etc. They can be seen begging for alms, wiping automobile windscreens, rag picking, vending wares and may also be involved in petty thefts, drug peddling or controlled by a begging or stealing mafia. Many of these children also peddle sex for survival. These children are very often victims of adult abuse of all kinds; physical, sexual, emotional as well as economic exploitation.
In order to cater for the growing needs of these children, open shelter shall provide a place for children where they can play, use their time productively and engage themselves in creative activities through music, dance, drama, spiritual activities, computers, indoor and outdoor games to ensure the over all growth development, and keep them away from socially deviant behaviors in addition to fulfilling their basic requirements for food, shelter, nutrition and health. And see the possibilities for introducing these children to school and training centers. Providing regular counseling and guidance would help them to make proper decision for their future.