We believe in a world where no child ever has to live on the streets

Who We Are

We provide protection and opportunity to children with nowehere else to go

What We Do

We work at 3 levels to tackle the issue of children alone and at risk on the streets

Our Approach

Our Impact

The value of our work is truly measured by its impact on the children's lives

NGO railway children

Getting support for Raji

17-year-old Raji was spotted by an official from the Railway Protection Force (RPF) wandering around the platform at Arakonnam railway station. She was clearly upset, anxious and wary of strangers…

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The story of 4 boys

When outreach workers saw four 16-year-old boys at Villupuram Railway Station in Tamil Nadu they knew something was wrong. The children looked frightened and when the team approached they could see that one of them had a long scar…

Railway Children India

Raqib’s rescue

6-year-old Raqib was found by our outreach team at Delhi Sarai Rohilla Railway Station in a desolate state. He looked visibly nervous and unhappy and at first he refused to communicate properly with the team…

What is at Stake?

India’s bustling railway stations are perfect for abusers looking to prey on lonely, desperate, vulnerable children. Constantly at risk of sexual abuse, exploitation and violence, many children resort to drugs and substance abuse to get through each day. With over 11 million children living on the streets in India, there is a lot at stake.

Our Commitment To Every Child

We are committed to reaching children before they are lost for good and making sure each and every one of them can reach their full potential. Our work is focused around the railway stations across India and we are transforming them into safe places for the vulnerable children that pass through them. We do this in several ways:

Our Commitment To Every Child

We are committed to reaching children before they are lost for good and making sure each and every one of them can reach their full potential. Our work is focused around the railway stations across India and we are transforming them into safe places for the vulnerable children that pass through them. We do this in several ways:

24-hour outreach teams at our child friendly station can identify and protect children arriving alone and at risk of exploitation, trafficking and abuse. Child Help Desks on the platforms give vulnerable children somewhere to go for advice, help and immediate crisis intervention.

Open shelters give children a safe place to stay and recover from trauma while we work with them to establish a long term positive outcome. We ensure that every child we come into contact with is given the best opportunity for recovery, rehabilitation and the chance to thrive.

Children avail medical services including help with substance abuse and addictions. Children are constructively engaged in non-formal education at our Open Shelters and we support families in enrolling the children back into schools.

We trace the families of the children we work with and reunite them with their children – offering them the support they need to stay safer and stronger together. If this is not an option we make sure they have a long term alternative care solution.

Through our engagement with every child we help them develop resilience, recover from trauma, take control of their lives and make the decisions that will enable them to reach their full potential in life.

Our Impact in Numbers

12041

Children Protected

9871

Children Restored to Families

424

Children Referred to Long-term care

6144

Children Accessing our Shelters

17056

Railway Stakeholders Trained

1200000

Railway Passengers Awared on Child Protection

Last 5 years’ data till December 2018

Our Partners

We need your support to fulfil our mission of working with street children

Azim Premji Philanthropic Initiatives

Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Limited

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Railway Children India is a Non-Profit organisation, registered under section 8 of The Companies Act, 2013 with registration number U85100DL2013NPL260371.