It is believed that approximately 25 million children in India under the age of 17 years are either orphaned or living on the streets.
SCF purchased land for the construction of a large shelter home for street working children (SWC) which presently houses homeless children and youth. SCF also funded the operation of three drop-in centers for children in the slum and rag-picker communities in and around New Delhi.
The SWC shelter not only provides meals, medical care, and education for street children but also counseling and treatment, nutrition education, psycho-social support, and vocational and life-skills training. The fully operational vocation training center at the shelter trains in screen printing, wiring, paper recycling and making, sewing, computer literacy and much more.
The vocational training program trains them in productive and income generating trades that will prevent them from being ensnared by illicit, disreputable professions. The long term goal is to provide the SWC marketable job training and the requisite life skills to maintain employment as young adults, not only keeping them off the streets, but also providing them with dignity.
PLEASE HELP SCF SHELTER, FEED, EDUCATE, TRAIN AND FIND EMPLOYMENT FOR MORE CHILDREN IN INDIA.