Street children get a new home

Street children get a new home Staff Reporter

NEW DELHI: Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Saturday inaugurated a new home for street children, Khushi Samay Centre for Equality, at Tehkhand village near Okhla in South Delhi which she asserted would strive to eliminate illiteracy and hunger among the weaker sections of the society.

For girls only

The Centre has been built exclusively for girls who are either working in individual houses as domestic help or have been forced by circumstances to stay with other relatives. The fourth of its kind in Delhi, this newly opened Centre would house 30 girls. It will be run by NGO Samay.

Speaking at the inauguration, the Chief Minister said the home had been built as a joint project under the Sarv Shiksha Abhiyan of the Delhi Government and Bhagidari movement. The Union Ministry of Human Resource Development would also be releasing Rs.6,800 per year per child for this home.

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