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Educate Slum and Street Children Educate Slum and Street Children Jaipur, India SHRESTHA NGO | SHRESTHA
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Project Details

SHRESTHA strives to improve the lives and life-chances of orphans, slum and street children in Jaipur, north-west India.

Who We Are

In Jaipur alone there are about 50 thousand children on the streets. Studies and observations about street & slum children in several cities including Jaipur in India highlight the magnitude of this problem.They are mainly in the formative group of 6 to 15 years and most of them are illiterates and school dropouts.

Society for health, Education and Vocational Training for Slum,Street,and Poor Orphan Children (SHRESTHA) was established under Rajasthan Society Registration Act.1958 with the overall aim and objectives of helping and supporting children especially Slum, runaway, orphans and street children in Jaipur.

SHRESTHA is successfully implementing its various activities and programs through which children are being provided with and supported for fulfilling their Educational, Socio-Psychological Counseling, STIs, HIV/AIDS Counseling, Skill Building, Vocational Training, Rehabilitation and Referral requirements.

We work with children and their families living in an established slum area on the outskirts of Jaipur, in the desert state of Rajasthan.In this slum area, the families are from different states, including Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal. They live in houses made with mud or in less substantial tent-style homes. Families tend to be fairly large, with typically five or six children, so there’ll be an average of about eight people in each household, sharing one single room. 

People in the slum area do not have a fixed job. Instead, they’ll do garbage collection, shoe polishing, begging and lots of similar work to try to generate an income. They generally do not earn enough money to fulfil their daily needs. Often, parents are not able to provide food and clothing for their children or even medicine when children fall ill.

The children want to go to school and study like ‘normal’ kids, but their parents don’t earn enough to send them to a good school. These children have lots of talent and are eager to learn but their family situation means they’ve often no choice but to work along with their parents.

Breaking the cycle

Shrestha works to break the cycle of poverty that diminishes these children’s life chances. Without a good education, their economic prospects will be as limited as those of their parents, sentencing them and their future children to a similar life of hardship.

SHRESTHA is getting support and motivation from various concerning government departments and other agencies Our project aims at identifying underprivileged children especially from slum areas, streets & orphans and then providing them with formal as well as informal education, Health & Hygiene education, Vocational training & working for their Personality development so as to create opportunity for these children to develop themselves as responsible citizens of the country & further helping them to live into main stream society.

SHRESTHA is dedicated to helping impoverished children lead healthy, fulfilling lives and reach their full potential into adulthood – and you can help.

The main focus of the project is on
NPO Status
Yes, registered non-profit organization
Foundation Year
Contact Person
Nitesh Paliwal
Spoken Languages

Social Impact

Shrestha works to break the cycle of poverty that diminishes these children’s life chances. Without a good education, their economic prospects will be as limited as those of their parents, sentencing them and their future children to a similar life of hardship.

Through building relationships with the parents over the past few years, Shrestha has gained their trust and support, which is critical to ensuring that the children continue to attend school for as long as possible.

Pursued Sustainable Development Goals
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