Smile for street children of Bangalore
Fr. Edward Thomas Executive Director BOSCO
Education can redefine lives. These three runaway and street children could have fallen prey to the vicious cycle of abuse, child labour or beggary. But a humble effort from this initiative is reshaping their DESTINY!
Smile Foundation and BOSCO (Bangalore Oniyavara Seva Coota), Karnataka has come ahead to enable & empower the street children of Bangalore Metro by providing them formal education.
About the Partner
Bosco is a charitable voluntary organization, established in 1986 to involve with the “young at risk”, particularly in Bangalore metropolitan area. The organization is primarily working for the betterment of the street & working children in the city of Bangalore, since last 25 years.
The organization has received support from various national & international funding organization like Child line foundation , Terre des Hommes , Germany , BREADS, to name a few.
About the Project
Bosco’s project Availing Formal Education to Street Children of Bangalore Metro Programme take care of 60 street children in Bosco Vikas, a shelter home. These street children are mainstreamed in formal schools & they stay at this centre. All necessary facilities, like uniforms, books, extra curricular activities, meals, coaching classes are given to the poor children. The project provides basic necessities& educational needs to street children (boys) for a period of one year.
After the completion of education, the beneficiaries are enrolled in appropriate government educational institution; this includes cost for uniforms, textbooks, and note books & other learning materials, school fees etc.
Special Tuition classes & coaching are conducted for the beneficiaries. Tuitions are also provided in the following subjects, maths, science, economics, social education & Commerce. Medical Care is given to the street children. Extra–curricular activities are also held for the upbringing of the street children.
Children are given proper medical care. Proper attention is given towards the talents of each child.
Smile foundation and Bosco has taken a pledge to fulfill the dreams of the street children.