Support the reception and reinsertion of Street children in the city of Tiruchirapalli
- Street children identified and attended in the shelter centre.
- Reinserted minors into their families or adopted in permanent homes.
- Facilitate access to education.
- Direct: Attend approximately 300 minors per year.
Since 2012 the Foundation has been supporting this Project of reception and rehabilitation of Street children of Tiruchirapalli.
Most of them are minors without family due to the families inability to support them or minors that have escape from family abuse. Social workers visit them in the train areas, buses and other areas where they can find these minors. They contact the minor, and the social worker transcript a form with the information of every kid. Once the minor has ben analyzed, if the family is able to take care of him, the reinsertion is promoted. If this is not possible, because there is a violent situation in the family or they cannot count on them, the goal is to rehabilitate the minors in the best way.
There are two centers, with all the basic needs of these street children, one is near a train station and other near the bus station. The first one “Sontham Centre” it is used to let boys stay and the second one “Stranded Home” for the girls. In these shelter centers, minors receive three daily meals, sanitary attention, clothes, hygiene, psychological support and education until they can define their future.
Scholar support of minors is given at St. Thomas Higher Secondary School, while bigger kids can have alphabetization lessons and professional formation of bookbinding , screen , computer , driving and Electronics.