We Support Children and Youth to Reach Their Full Potential
The United Nations defines a street child as, “Any child for whom the street is the habitual abode and/or a source of livelihood.”
It is estimated that there are 250,000 such street children in Mumbai alone. These children perform such menial unskilled jobs as rag picking, scavenging garbage, polishing shoes, selling drugs, or begging.
This type of exploitative life produces such negative effects as stunted growth, increased susceptibility to disease, and psychological scarring.
This work also deprives the children of an education that will allow them the mental growth necessary to escape this degradation.
Balsnehalya was started on 14th November 2014 by Rain bow foundation to offer shelter and care to this group of children in difficulty.
24 boys between the ages of 6 and 15 are housed, fed, educated and clothed in a spacious, stand-alone three storey building in Thane west. A skeleton staff and caretaker look after their daily needs. The children attend the Municipality school.
family, realised the impact of reading books at an impressionable thanx to our own experience at BAL SNEHALAY (orphanage home) Thane.