From Street to School…… Helping Children from slum areas find meaning in life
Alkhidmat Foundation under Child Protection and Rehabilitation Trust (CPRT) conducted a free medical screening camp in Sargodha for street children majority of them were hotel workers, beggars, and mechanic helpers. The experienced health experts carried out a free screening of the children for various diseases and gave free medicines to them.
In Pakistan, an estimated 1.5 million children live on the streets of Pakistan. These children are not just out of school, they are also out of their homes working all day long begging on streets. Owing to limited access to basic facilities, these children and their families live a difficult life. Many of them are exposed to the risk of child labor, petty crime, and, sometimes, drug abuse – with possible terrible consequences.
To ensure that every child has access to social security, quality education, sound health, Alkhidmat Foundation Pakistan has established 35 Child Protection Centers (CPC) across the country for children from slum areas ‘jhuggi’ to lure them towards education. These children are provided with education, food, shelter, and health facilities. Moreover, clothes, stationery, shoes, and other necessary items besides gifts from time to time to encourage them for schooling.