Railway Children fight for vulnerable children who live alone and at risk on the streets, where they suffer abuse and exploitation.
In addressing the issue we aim to not only improve the lives of individual children, but to create a society that can protect and care for its most vulnerable children. We do this through a three stage change agenda, with each step reliant and dependant on each other.
Meeting the immediate needs of children on the streets ? we work with local organisations to provide shelter, education or vocational training, counselling and if possible, reintegration to family life.
Shifting perception in the local context ? we work with local stakeholders to ensure that street children are not viewed as commodities to be abused and exploited ? but as children in need of care and protection.
Holding Governments to account ? if we are to see a long-term, sustainable change for the children with whom we work, we must influence key decision makers, ensuring that provisions for safeguarding children are made within their policies and budgets.