From the street into school
240 Indian street children from the Street Smart Project of help alliance to start school this year
It is the small things in the world that have a large effect: together with help alliance and its numerous supporters and volunteers, the Street Smart Project was able to provide an even better education to street children, in order to then send them to regular school. The project, which actively approaches local street children in the Indian slums of Dehradun and draws their attention to the educational programs, is flourishing: this year, the project will successfully send 240 street children to school, where they will receive a basic education which they would otherwise be denied. “To see them going to school, in their new school uniforms, holding rucksacks and drinking bottles, fills our hearts with pure joy,” says Neelu Khanna, who is responsible for the project in India together with her colleague Sheila Brijnath.