Night shelter project for street children

Surya dropped out of school after he failed in Standard IX. One of the street children and displaying anger in his body language, he says, “I do not want to study at all.”

Many children such as Surya are rag-pickers in the dump yards of Chennai including Kodungaiyur and Perungudi.

In order to help children like him cope with the challenges of modern life in the city, the Chennai Corporation on Tuesday launched a project to provide night shelter for street children. Inaugurating the first such shelter in Kodungaiyur, Mr. Subramanian said, “Providing night shelter for street children is part of our initiative of making arrangements to prevent their abuse, neglect and exploitation.”

The project would also motivate such students to join school and would be yet another effort of the Corporation to make education more inclusive, he said........Click for more



Source Web Page: The Hindu

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