Our Projects

Child Help Desk

The largest number of homeless children, pavement dwellers, street and working children, child substance abusers and child beggars left on their own and in need of care and support reside in urban areas. These children suffer extreme deprivation compounded by lack of shelter and access to basic services for survival. A large number of children who run away from their homes use railways as a mode to travel. There are also children who are trafficked and transported through railways. Such children are vulnerable to the harsh reality of street life and are often victims of various forms of abuse; physical, sexual, emotional as well as economic exploitation.

The Ministry of Women and Child Development and Ministry of Railways jointly took an initiative to ensure the care and protection, security and well- being of run-away, unaccompanied and trafficked children, who come in contact with the railways through Childline India Foundation (CIF), and BDSSS with its track record in child care, bagged this project in 2016. Under the project, BDSSS rescues children in need and distress and conducts various awareness programs on child rights, care and protection. The project’s work area is the Hubballi Railway Junction and areas in and around. The project is supported by the Ministry of Women and Child Development and Indian Railways through Childline India Foundation (CIF)