Give street children a new home
They don’t know any regular daily routine. They live off begging and try to earn some money by shoe cleaning or carrying suitcases. The railway children in the Indian town of Chirala have to fend for themselves.
wortundtat had started a project for these children in 2003: a children’s home in close vicinity to the railway station. Here they are cared for and get one meal a day. The children and young people are made familiar with regular daily routines. It is the aim to enable them to attend the wortundtat school in Chilakaluripet later, which will give them a new perspective for their future life.
In the meantime, demand had outgrown the premises. We urgently needed to take in more children, but because of the location of the home we were not able to get approval for an extension. Hence we had to move.
Following a long search we have at last found a suitable property close by and after a few minor repairs to the building, we will be able to continue our work. The direct vicinity to the railway station is very important, as more and more children come here who want to use the railway station as take-off board.