Your donation can save a child from the life on the street
Jagdish is a 16-year-old boy who had run away from home because of extreme poverty. He came to Delhi and started working at a tea stall at New Delhi railway station to survive. Soon, he lost his job and had no choice but to work as a ragpicker. He was noticed by the Police who sent him to Salaam Baalak Trust’s shelter home.
The Trust provided the child with nutritious food and clean clothes, and ensured he had a safe space. He was engaged in various activities at the shelter and enjoyed being there. Proper medical attention was provided to him as he was quite weak and undernourished. He stayed at the shelter for around three months. He was later reunited with his family in Bihar. SBT also reached out to the court to complain about the tea stall owner for employing Jagdish who was a minor. The tea stall owner was fined Rs. 90,000 for child labour, which was deposited in Jagdish’s account
SBT is saving many such children from child labour and a harsh life on the streets. Your donation can help them continue their effort of saving the childhood of the poor children. You can donate with confidence because every program on our platform is GIVEASSURED.
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What the beneficiary gets
Salaam Baalak Trust (SBT) was founded in 1988 after the success of the film Salaam Bombay. SBT works tirelessly to help and support children who are in extremely vulnerable situations on the streets. These children usually spend their lives at railway stations, bus stands, congested tourist and business areas or in the slums of Delhi.
Shavneet (name changed) used to live with his paternal grandmother in Ludhiana. His brother used to work and live separately with his own family. He was very good in studies and was studying in 10th class but somehow got into substance abuse and later developed some psychological issues. He was rescued by ODRS CHILDLINE and sent to SBT’s children home (DMRC CHB) by the concerned child welfare committee. When the child came to DMRC CHB he was disoriented, had Vitamin D deficiency and it was observed that he had burn marks all over his body. He had few episodes of epileptic seizures too. He was so weak that he was not even able to perform daily activities such as eating, bathing and walking etc. At DMRC CHB he was provided regular counselling, medical support and special nutrition. He was also admitted in IHBAS hospital for his medical and psychiatric treatment.
He was restored back to his family after he recovered both psychologically and physically. His parents were happy to be reunited with their child.
SBT takes immense efforts to reunite these children with their families. At first, SBT contacts the family of the child through a phone call or a personal visit. The child is restored back to the family after a thorough verification. If the family is unable to travel to Delhi, then the staff accompanies the child back home. Every year, several runaway children are reunited with their families.
**Few statistics we would like to convey:**
No. of children who are aided through the various programmes of SBT - 8401
No. of children who are reunited with their families every year – 2701
Salaam Baalak Trust - Delhi
5 August, 2020
Restoration Documents of child Shavneet
Restoration Documents of child Shavneet
SBT helps and protects children who run away from their homes due to poverty and other reasons at a tender age. These children usually spend their lives at railway stations, bus stands, congested tourist and business areas or in slums of Delhi. Child Shavneet used to live with his paternal grandmother in Ludhiana. His brother used to work and live separately with his own family. Child was very good in studies and was studying in 10th class but later involved in substance abuse and developed some psychological issues. It is unclear how he reached Delhi. He was rescued by ODRS CHILDLINE and sent to DMRC CHB by the concerned CWC’s orders for his care and protection. When the child came to DMRC CHB he was disoriented, had Vitamin D deficiency, he had gone through physical abuse in the past as he had burn marks over his body and he was having Epileptic seizure. He was so weak that he was not even able to perform daily activities such as eating, bathing and walking etc. At DMRC CHB he was provided regular counselling and medical support. He was also admitted in IHBAS hospital for his medical and psychiatric treatment. Gradually he recovered his health and emotional stability. He became active and started participating in the recreational activities. Later he was restored back to his family.