Striving For a Beter Future of Goa Street Children

Kasturba Gandhi National Memorial Trust and Smile Foundation have initiated a comprehensive support programme for street children in Goa.

The trust had been set up by Mahatma Gandhi in 1945 in memory of his wife Kasturba Gandhi.

About The Project

The project named ‘Hamara School’ is being run in partnership with Kasturba Gandhi Memorial Trust, Goa and Smile Foundation. It has enrolled more than 60 children with 42 of them attending formal school this year.

This project intervention aims to provide a safe and positive environment for street children through a comprehensive and need based child care programme.

Quality and formal education, nutritional support, residential facilities, vocational skills training, health care and medical aid, recreational activities and proper counselling programmes are being provided to the beneficiaries which will help prepare themselves for a self dependant and brighter tomorrow.

About The Partner

The Goa chapter of Kasturba Gandhi National Memorial Trust made a humble beginning in 2000, when Mrs. Mangala Wagle took the initiative and organized a group of volunteers to start “Hamara School” as part of the Hamara Projects for children from the underprivileged sections of the society.

Special Focus

• To provide quality education to all the children
• Family life education, life skills training should be part of regular teaching curriculum especially for the adolescent girls and boys

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