Salaam Baalak Trust
Salaam Baalak Trust aim to providing a sensitive and caring environment to street and working children on the margins of society.
Work and Achievements
Street and workinf children have been recognized as one of the most marginalized and vulnerable groups living in urban spaces under the Integrated Child Protection Scheme of Ministry of Women and Child Development,Government of India. Enamoured by the fast paced urban development, many children leaves their homes with the hope to earn and lead a prosperous life and land on streets of Delhi. While clear estimates on number of street children in India is not available, according to a 2005 report of Railway Children , there were 314,700 street children in a metros such as Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Kanpur, Bangalore, Hyderabad and around 100,000 in Delhi alone. Given the large influx of runaway children from different parts of the country in Delhi, SBT actively works towards rescuing and prtoecting street and working children between the age group of 5-18 years in Delhi and NCR.The Trust has envisaged a continuum of care approach. All SBT interventions includes,indentification and rescue of street and working children; providing them residential care, nutrition,health, phychological support, skill development and rehabilitation services.The trust also strives to restore and reunite runaway children with their families in different parts of the country and even outside the country such as Nepal and Bangalesh.
Though its seven residential homes, 13 contact points and three childline centres and a 24*7 community outreach centre rescuses and protect over 8000 street children anually.
Fund Utilisation Statement
Funds will be used for running of 7 shelter homes in Delhi & NCR.