Extreme poverty, broken families and physical or sexual abuse have forced more than 1.5 million children on the streets. There is no social security system in place.
On the streets, children are more at risk than at home: they are persecuted by the police, exploited by mafia gangs, and disdained by society. In or to survive, these girls and boys are forced to collect rubbish, deal drugs or steal. Street children are particularly at risk of being sexually abused and exploited. And the longer the children live on the streets, the more difficult it is to reintegrate them into society. We want to change this.
SafeHome- First ever SafeHome for street children has started its operations in Karachi, Sind. It is fully equipped with bunkbeds, prayer room, dining hall, study room and a garden.
We have organized bedrooms for 25 children. A loving, professional couple are serving as caretakers who take care of their education and medical needs. Our dedicated team will cater to their personal development and character building as they find sanctuary here.
As these children become engaged, our team has increased its activity base to get them to learn at every stage of life. From planting and playing to keeping pets and taking care of them, these children learn discipline and responsibilities.
After our successful launching of this program in Karachi, we plan to expand our programs and open more SafeHomes as our team of volunteers, workers and supporters reach out to the southern villages of Balochistan, Punjab, KPK, Thar,Sind and much more.