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'Street India Movement' to help street children in Kerala

With the objective of wiping out child labour and begging by children and to create an India without 'street children', a state-level organisation titled 'Street India Movement' has been formed by some social service organisations, here.



Kochi (Kerala), July 06: With the objective of wiping out
child labour and begging by children and to create an India
without 'street children', a state-level organisation titled
'Street India Movement' has been formed by some social service
organisations, here.

The organisation will have the involvement of orphanages, which looks after street children, and individuals working in various social service organisations, former judge P K Shamsuddin, patron and Jose Mavely, president, 'Janaseva Sisubhavan,' told mediapersons yesterday.

Street India Movement will be formally launched on July 7.

The prime aim of the organisation was to provide a secure life to these street children, 'undergoing various types of torture like child begging, child labour, sexual abuse and 'street circus,' Mavely said.

Though there are over 2000 orphanages functioning in Kerala, a majority of them are not coming forward to look after the street children, he said.

Kerala could become a role model in creating a society without street children, if the orphanages looked after at least 10 per cent of such children, he said.

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