Street children require special attention. Around 20-25 children attend Soup Kitchen daily.
Most of them are children of beggars, indigenous toy makers, who are self employed in the suburb of Andheri. They live on the road, foothpath and beg at traffic signals. During monsoon they repair umbrellas. They disappear when the Municipality cracks down on them. Hence the Soup Kitchen project has always seen an unsteady movement of children. On any day the number of children could vary from ten to twenty-five.
As hard as it is for us to keep the children focused and engaged in our programmes, it is challenging to influence the parents, and impress upon them the urgency and need for such developmental programmes for their deprived children.