Jamghat (A Group of Street Children) - Aangan Daycare

Project Brief: Support the operating budget for Aangan - the day care center
Project Type: Child Home (description)
Primary Focus: children from slums (description)

Secondary Focus: other

Area: Urban
Supporting Chapter Contact: St. Louis
Status: current / ongoing
Project Steward: Charu Katyal
Project Partner(s): Amit Sinha
Other Contacts:
Project Address: , F 2, First Floor, ,,Lado Sarai,,
DELHI  110030
Tel: 91-11-29522112
Stewarding Chapter: St. Louis
Aug 2012St. LouisUSD 4500

Total = $4500

Jamghat started an initiative for a day care centre in 2009 called Aangan. The daycare works with the most vulnerable of street children through this centre.

Asha St. Louis is helping fund the requirement for smooth running of our Day care centre.

In partnership with Max India Foundation, the Day Care Centre offers food, bathing facilities, formal and non-formal education opportunities, and a safe place to be a child off the streets of Old Delhi to 30-50 children every day.

The children arrive at 10am and leave at 6pm. Every day they have their personal washing time, informal learning, game time, many other activities and most importantly a safe place for the day with caring volunteers.

Activities at the centre include games, workshops, arts, sexual education and literary activities.

Additionally, a doctor from the Max chain of Hospitals provides weekly medical check-ups for the children.

Jamghat works to provide further support to any children interested in vocational or educational training. Some children have started attending a regular formal education which is very encouraging and hopefully more and more will follow suit.

Some children do go back to the street, however, providing them a safe environment during the day is the best way to keep them out of trouble and a solid foundation of a happy childhood in order to aspire for more in their adult lives.

The funds from Asha will meet education expenses in the centre along with the staff salaries for 8 months.
Established in 2003, Jamghat comprises of young adult professionals and volunteers with a variety of skills and experiences. We are a registered NGO that aims to help children living and working on the streets of Delhi to realize their dreams and re-join society by offering opportunities for street children and society alike to make changes in their lives. With the belief in the right of every child to have a full-fledged childhood where he/she has the right to protection, respect, opportunities and participation in his/her growth and development, we has been abiding by the principle of democracy and children’s participation in decision making as part of its programme planning, monitoring and evaluation. Currently, we work at three centres – two children’s homes & a day care centre for these vulnerable children. This way we are reaching out to about 75 children on a daily basis.

Our Vision
To form a joyful, open, living, learning collective that facilitates growth and takes care of children’s needs according to age.

Our Values
• Non violence
• Equality & respect
• Democratic participation
• Integrity
• Dignity / humility
• Simplicity & creativity
• Courage of conviction
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