India, in its developing stage, has the largest population of street children in the world, estimated at around 28 million. Street children in India are a soft target as they are young, small, poor and ignorant about their rights. The condition of these homeless children often leads to them resorting to petty theft, robberies, drug trafficking, prostitution, murders and other criminal activities.
Manav Seva Sansthan ‘SEVA” with support from British High Commission-Delhi and Skill share International-India, took a small step towards reaching the disadvantaged children in the streets 145 children in the age group 9-14 yrs were mainstreamed into normal living through activities carried like Foundation education, Drop in centre- providing space for safe stay and rest, food and nutrition, and medical assistance Vocational skills: interested children in picking up simple and practical/ technical skills with skills in trade like wielding and motor repairing.
(MSS has also constructed a permanent “Rehab Home” for the street children/orphans in distress and those rescued from bonded labor. MSS possess 3 acre of land in the outskirts of Gorakhpur. In around 250 square meter of the land a primary school funded by Japan Embassy has been build. 231.230 square meter of this land are used for constructing “Rehab Home” for street children and victims of bonded labor.