There are a lot of children in India who are abandoned by their parents at a very young age because they are too poor to provide for them. As a result these children grow up in foster homes or in places which do not take care of their all round development.
Such abandoned, orphan and single parent children from the slums of Bangalore, and villages in and around the area, are inducted under this project to give them quality education and skill development training so that they can grow up to be independent and productive. The children are also provided shelter, nutrition and proper healthcare facilities.
Currently 25 children are enrolled under the project. Most of the population in the target communities works as porters and does similar other manual labor. This would have been the fate of these abandoned street children too.
Smile Foundation has partnered with True Light International India Trust for the implementation of this project.