There are many street children between the ages of 7 and 20 living on the streets of Anantapuramu Mandals. Many are orphaned or have been abandoned or abused mostly spend their time on the streets, one with begging, under constant threat of exploitation. Many children living on the streets very poor hygiene, eating bad food or no food at all and sleeping in strange places. Unfortunately, many of the children who use drugs out of desperation for comfort end up becoming addicted.
By screening all this SRI has come up with an initiative to start 100 children Home Centers in different geographical locations of Anantapuramu.
SRI with care, protection and near family atmosphere for orphan and destitute children irrespective of caste, creed and community with basic amenities like accommodation, food, clothing, shelter, education, vocational training, medical aid to the poor infirm and recreational facilities. Guiding these children towards understanding the need for healthy living and secure a place for them among the rest of the society.
SRI wants to expand the operations of the existing orphanages to increase the total number of orphans being helped. It will leverage relationships with existing partners to maximize the efficiency and scope of its assistance and expect that will have clusters of partners in various geographic areas based upon the relationships and networks. This first phase will likely begin in 2016 or 2017.
The program mission is to rebuild the lives of the orphans by creating opportunities for self improvement and academic achievement for the children who are not attending schools and those failing in their academics, we have structured non-traditional environment, to lit the light of education to the destitute children to bring them up as good citizens to the society and to help them to earn their daily bread.
What we are doing
Reaching Out – We identify children who are vulnerable and living on the streets and invite them to our children home center. Initially the children can bathe, receive medical treatment, clothing and education.
Counseling – The Children Home is a safe haven for the street children. Here the children can take part in basic education, receive optional counseling and in fun recreational activities such as games, dancing and acrobatics.
The Children Home Centre – Once space and funds become available then the next step is to take the child into our residential home where full rehabilitation occurs, this includes the child re-entering education and learning key skills.