In October 2014, we opened a home for girls. This is a long-term Home for 25 street connected and other vulnerable girls.
In our Home, the girls have a chance to start a new life in a safe environment filled with care, comfort, nutrition and education – a place to call ‘home’ until they reach 18 years of age. We enroll them in local schools to secure them education and we structure their everyday life at the home with sports, music, drawing, meditation, play and other recreational activities with the purpose of mental, physical and social development.
Our team at the Girls’ Home also provide the girls with on-going guidance and counselling about challenges faced in life and how best to cope with them.
It is especially important to offer help to girls in India, as they are extra vulnerable, even more than boys. Child marriage is not uncommon, and they risk being trafficked, raped or abused.