Field task force set up for the rehabilitation of homeless children
28th February, 2022
The Kejriwal Government has instituted a field task force for the rehabilitation of homeless children in Delhi. The task-force will focus on identifying and providing educational, financial and guardianship support to homeless children. The Kejriwal Government has developed a comprehensive plan for bringing dignity into the lives of homeless children. The government has set aside 10 crores to develop a residential school for such children.
With the strategic support of Dialogue and Development Commission of Delhi (DDCD), Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights (DCPCR) launched a project in collaboration with Salaam Baalak Trust and Youth Reach to deploy a dedicated field task-force for rehabilitation and reintegration of children in street situations.
DDC Delhi Vice-Chairperson, Shri Jasmine Shah said, “The Delhi government under the leadership of Chief Minister Shri Arvind Kejriwal has developed a comprehensive plan aimed at bringing dignity and care into the lives of homeless and street associated children in Delhi. In this year’s budget, we have set aside INR 10 crore to create a residential school that will not only provide education but also emotional and psychological support to vulnerable children. By launching this task force, we will be able to deploy focused efforts to start providing these children with the basic amenities they deserve including education, financial support and guardianship.”