Our vision is to create a world where no child ever has to live on the street.
Across the world there are hundreds of thousands, perhaps millions of children that sleep alone on the streets every night. In India, every five minutes a child arrives alone at a railway station. Immediately they face violence, exploitation, trafficking & abuse. Scavenging for scraps of food, they are beaten, attacked, raped and even killed. Reaching out to these children as early as possible while they are in a moving train or after they arrive at a railway station is important for their protection and rehabilitation, preventing them from slipping into street life.
Railway Children India (RCI) works with these children at and around 10 railway stations, community clusters and streets across 7 states in India.
In 2013 Railway Children India (RCI) was established as a non-profit company under Section 8 of The Companies Act, 2013 to scale the impact of Railway Children’s work in India.
RCI is working with a singular vision of creating a “world where no child has to live on the streets”. RCI is working at 10 railway stations protecting around 7000 children every year.
Our impact in numbers from 2015-2020 is as reflected below:
• 16781 children reached and protected across 10 Railway Stations in India
• 14915 children safely repatriated and restored with their families and long-term care institutions
• 15583 children received psychological help and counselling
• 31831 railway stakeholders trained on how to protect children & create child-friendly stations
• 1156500 railway Passengers sensitized on child protection through our outreach activities
New Delhi, Haryana 110029