street children

Street children are a term used to refer to children who live on the streets. They are lived in the streets for years. Street children describe children who live or work on the streets. Some of these children live with their families. Most children on the streets are between the ages of about 5 and 18 years old, may be increase of 18 years. Street children live in abandoned buildings, cardboard boxes, parks or on the street itself. Street children are those that are not taken care of by parents or other protective guardians. They are seeped in the streets. Street children spend some time in the streets and sleep in a house with ill-prepared adults. Street children exist in many major cities, especially in developing countries. Children of the street actually live on the street (or outside of a normal family environment). Family ties may exist but are tenuous and are maintained only casually or occur

24‏/02‏/2009

street children in India


Everyone loves children and that is no more true than in India were family is at the very center of life.India Street Children dot Org is dedicated to raising public awareness and bringing about solutions to the problem. Although India loves their children, still thousands of children roam the streets of major cities around the country and receive neither education, food, clothing, or a bed to sleep in at night.
And ask:
What is happening?

Why are these children roaming and begging in the streets?
What should be done and who is willing to do something to help these poor children?

One of the fastest growing developing countries, although it ranks 115th among 162 countries in the Human Development Index. Rate of urbanisation was 28.77% in 2001. Nearly 29% of the population live in urban areas, with dramatic growth of slums and shanty towns. An average of 50% of the urban population live in conditions of extreme deprivation - compounded by lack of access to basic services and legal housing and poor urban governance.1,027 million of which 40% are under 18 (1/3 of the total population are under 15).UNICEF’s estimate of 11 million street children in India in 1994 is considered to be conservative. Estimated 100,000 – 125,000 street children each in Mumbai, Kolkata and Delhi, with 45,000 in Bangalore.

This report was made possible through the invaluable assistance of lawyers, If your heart has ever been touched by seeing a poor little child begging in the streets of India and you wanted to do something to help but you felt completely helpless to do anything to benefit that child. All of them must remain anonymous out of fear of reprisals by local police






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