Crisis: India is home to over 30% of almost 385 million children living in extreme poverty, the highest in south Asia, according to a new report by World Bank Group and Unicef. Every year, reports of India sliding down to hunger indices or the malnourishment statistics mounting flood papers, rural distress stories are a dime a dozen.
Programs: SBT aims to provide a sensitive environment to street children and other children on the margins of society. It seeks to dissolve the barriers that rob children of the opportunity to realize their rights. a) Contact Points are day care centres located at railway stations and crowded places act as primary links to identify vulnerable street children in Delhi. Education and mental health become major pullers for children to sustain their involvement at CPs. b) Full care residential centres is a space for the most intensive engagement with children in need of care and protection, the program aims at preventing young residents of the area from becoming street children. c) Children on streets live in insanitary conditions and are prone to various infections and diseases. Therefore, regular medical check-ups of the children are done at the NGO's full care residential centres and CPs. d) SBT also launched- Childline, a 24-hour national helpline for children that acts promptly after getting a phone call to any vulnerable child within the next 60 minutes.
Outcome: Salaam Baalak Trust has successfully reached out to almost 200,000 children through their various projects in the past 30 years. There are 22 centers established by the NGO in different parts of Delhi that rescue children from the streets.
Income Rs12 cr
Expense Rs11 cr
Source : Audit Report 2021
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