Educational support for marginalized children
To facilitate a better learning ecosystem for vulnerable children in and around red-light areas through early childhood and remedial education interventions; and achieving sustainability through training & equipping of parents and community champions.
A study by the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has revealed that the children of sex workers face abuse and discrimination, which results in them isolating themselves from society due to the associated stigma. Most of these children attend schools with limited resources, leading to poor learning outcomes, a sense of failure and a frustrated academic journey. Parental neglect and inability, the lack of a responsible father figure and the prevailing anti-social influences in a red-light area negatively impact the worldview and value system of these children that could potentially lead to delinquent behaviour.
Hence, these children are extremely vulnerable and experts fear they could either follow their parents into the flesh trade or turn to crime if they remain uneducated and unskilled. Our vision is to facilitate a better and sustainable learning ecosystem for children in red light areas and ensure strong educational foundations, mental and physical well-being, career enhancement and parent and community strengthening.
Sponsor the remedial education expenses for a child from the red light area
An opportunity to Persevere
As it is said, “there are always periodic opportunities to give up, while every single moment is an opportunity to persevere”. Neeta, one of our participants from Turbhe is truly a live example of perseverance. Neeta comes from a large family comprising of six...
Where there is a will, there is a way
Harsh* lives in the Turbhe red light area with his grandparents, mother and brother. He is currently in Level 4 of Sahaara's remedial classes.During the lockdown, Sahaara started online classes as physical classes were restricted. Harsh’s mother had a smart phone and...
Virtuous despite her misfortune!
Human trafficking in India is a growing epidemic in our country. According to the Global Slavery Index, 2016 there are 6 victims for every thousand people. (The Global Slavery Index report, 2016) and the number is growing. The crime of human trafficking is heinous and...