STREET CHILDREN

  • Watch: Christmas through street kid's eye 5 days ago

    When the whole world is busy in celebrations of Christmas there are few who can just look at the whole festivity. ...
  • Delhi: Street kids celebrate Diwali, spread message of harmony October 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Street children in various parts of the national capital celebrated Diwali on Wednesday spreading the message of harmony. "All these children celebrate festivals unitedly, and this time they sent a message of harmony to the world through their 'rangoli' and colourful paper work," Sanjay Gupta, director of NGO Chetna,...
  • Delhi Police Chief BS Bassi unhappy over street children March 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi Police Commissioner BS Bassi on Wednesday regretted that a large number of children live on the streets and promised to make every effort to prevent them from taking to crime. "It is very unfortunate that we see children on the streets of Delhi. I assure that Delhi Police...
  • Street children write to Kejriwal, ask for basic amenities December 28, 2013

    As Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday took oath as Delhi's new chief minister, street children became the first set of people to send him a list of demands for their betterment. Street and working children through their federation Badhte Kadam congratulated Mr Kejriwal on becoming the "Mukhya Sewak" (chief servant) of the...
  • Delhi: Homeless women battle not just the cold, but also abuse December 24, 2013

    New Delhi: Thousands of homeless women and children spend their nights out on the streets of the national capital, battling not just the cold but also abuse and violence. With only six shelters for women, many who are forced to live in the open share horror stories of sexual assault...
  • Delhi Police withdraws ad on training of street children after outrage August 1, 2013

    New Delhi: The Delhi Police has sparked a controversy after an advertisement, which was meant to be a message to keep street children away from criminal activists was slammed all over. The Delhi Police has now withdrawn the ad, following opposition by child activists over its content and presentation. Recalling...
  • Delhi: Shopkeeper runs school for street children under a Metro bridge June 19, 2013

    New Delhi: As the Delhi Metro from the Yamuna Bank station rumbles on every day, something extraordinary takes place under its tracks. Children from the neighbouring slum gather here to let their imagination take over. And helping their dreams take shape is a West Delhi shopkeeper Rajesh Kumar. Rajesh said, "I...
  • Balaknama: a newspaper through which street kids tell their stories June 10, 2013

    New Delhi: A unique newspaper called 'Balaknama' is brought out by street children. It publishes heart felt stories and editorials by children who work on the streets and in factories. Jyoti lives under a bridge at a bus stop in Delhi. A rag picker in the morning, she works as...
  • B'lore: School for street kids uses art, music to rehabilitate them February 13, 2013

    Bangalore: A school in Bangalore holds more value for art and dance than any other lessons and most students are children rescued off the streets. Music is her world now and the flute her best friend. Sevenyearold Shilpa has come a long way from selling flowers on the street to...
  • Bangalore group provides shelter, education to street kids November 28, 2012

    Bangalore: A group of good samaritans in Bangalore have made it their mission to provide shelter and education to street children. Not just that, the group called 'Sathi' also tries to reunite the kids with their parents. They hold meetings and Sathi coordinator Sanjeev and his colleagues get ready to go...
  • Chennai: Street children turn shutterbugs for a cause September 24, 2012

    Chennai: I have a dream! the quote was no more pertained only to Martin Luther King. The children who live in streets too have their own dreams, be it eliminating issues such as alcohol consumtion or to eradicate child sexual abuse. Around 20 children, who live in streets, expressed...
  • AP: Meet Issidore Philip, a messiah for street kids August 3, 2012

    Hyderabad: Issidore Philip is a messiah for the destitute children across Andhra Pradesh. For 25 years, this educationist and his team at 'Divya Disha' have been rehabilitating the children of a lesser God from railway stations, busstands and roadside to a better life. "Everyone wants a kid, a drug peddler...
  • Schoolonwheels launched in Delhi June 28, 2012

    New Delhi: A nongovernmental organisation(NGO) on Wednesday launched a mobile learning centre for slum children in Delhi. The schoolonwheels was flagged off by east Delhi Mayor Annapoorna Mishra. Launched by NGO 'Save the Children', in collaboration with Aviva Life Insurance Company, the centre comes equipped with trainers, teachers and counsellors. The...
  • Theatre graduate gives new roles to street children May 28, 2012

    Chandigarh: Zulfikar Khan, a theatre graduate from the Punjab University, chucked up a professional career to help the street children. And thanks to him, they are enacting new roles. Mindro Devi came to Chandigarh after her husband and a daughter died in Dehradun. For 20 years, she has been a ragpicker...
  • Gurgaon: Real Hero Gulia helps street children March 7, 2012

    Gurgaon: Captain Navin Gulia is keeping the hopes of street children Sunny and Geeta afloat through Apni Duniya Apna Aashiyana or ADAA, a centre for street children in Gurgaon. Captain Gulia is an inspiration, a teacher and a friend who is just like them. A nasty injury cut short Captain...
  • How you can help the homeless this winters December 24, 2011

    New Delhi: A handful of Delhi's residents went out of their way to help the poor and the needy. CNNIBN witnessed the heartwarming scenes as it spent another cold night with the homeless in Delhi. It's turning into a bitter winter and their resources are running short. Many of the homeless...
  • SC convicts 2 Britons in a paedophile case March 18, 2011

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has convicted Indian William D'Souza and two Britons to six years imprisonment for sodomising and sexually abusing street children. Britons Duncan Grant and Allen John Walter were accused of abusing street children at a shelter in Mumbai. The police had issued an international arrest warrant in...
  • DMRC plays Santa for street kids this Holi March 1, 2010

    As always, Holi is being celebrated in full colour all over the country. But, for many of the street children in the city, this year brought some special gift during Holi as the DMRC decided to give them shelter at the Bal Ashray. ...
  • Danny starts a trust for street kids who worked in his film January 14, 2009

    New Delhi: Awardwinning director Danny Boyle is all set to make good use of his prize money. According to reports, the Slumdog Millionaire director is all set to start a trust for the street children who worked in his film. The British filmmaker revealed that he was shocked when he heard...
  • Thanks Maa is set to release in February 2009 December 4, 2008

    Mumbai: Among the films that already made an impression at the ongoing International Film Festival of India in Goa, is Thanks Maa a realistic tale about children abandoned by their parents. The fact that almost 270 children are abandoned everyday moved debutant filmmaker Irfan Kamal to take on this project...
  • CJ Show: Helping you turn your life around August 24, 2008

    In this week's show a CJ explores why many street children want to stay on the roads. Another CJ finds out why Yamuna is turning into a concrete and a mother who battles to get better pediatric care for her child who suffers from multiple congenital defects and...
  • Story in pics: Delhi kids unite for a cause June 19, 2008

    New Delhi: While the early monsoon brought smiles to most faces in Delhi, a group of 17 children prayed the rain gods would let up for some time. After all, they had a story to tell and a social message to deliver. Ansuni, a theatre play organised by NGO Katha...
  • A ray of rope for street children in the Capital March 5, 2008

    New Delhi: Classroom assignments are like a dream come true for thirteenyearold Yasmeen. Till three months ago she was living in Viklang Basti, behind Delhi's Nehru Stadium, with a handicapped mother and three younger siblings. The only source of income for the family being the meager amount her mother made...
  • Mumbaikars campaign to educate street kids October 25, 2007

    Mumbai: A group of Mumbaikars, who are part of the group 'Mumbaites for Child Rights', are campaigning to educate the street kids. One of their initiatives is to campaign for school education to street children. The group, which is associated with the child rights group CRY, works to...
  • Delhi street kid becomes professional photographer September 28, 2007

    New Delhi: Vicky Roy's big city dream started as a rag picker. After picking up empty bottles and selling them for Rs 5 each, he graduated to working in a dhaba near the New Delhi Railway Station. I ran away from home in 1999. The first day I was here, I...
  • Street kids enjoy X'mas in luxury hotel December 19, 2006

    Chennai: Santa bells came ringing for children of pavement dwellers in Chennai as they celebrated Christmas in a luxury hotel thanks to a charity organization that has been providing education and help to underprivileged children for the past four years now. This was the fourth Christmas party for the children residing...
  • Street kids: Soft catch for cops December 13, 2006

    New Delhi: Joginder and his brother were picked up from their small shanty in the middle of the night and taken to a police lock up. Joginder was released after spending three nights in jail but his brother was not so lucky. "I was let off in a case of hooliganism...
  • PVR turns silver screen into blackboard August 27, 2006

    New Delhi: PVR Cinemas gave Delhi's street children a little surprise with Childscape their new initiative for educating the underprivileged children. It was a rare day out for a few street children in the Capital. A play with a social message and a children's film was screened for them. After the...