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Education is the long-term solution for fighting poverty and Street Children Empowerment.Help us to empower a vulnerable life to become a universal hero. Swami Vivekananda International Residential School breaks the cycle of poverty. Give Education to the Street Children from Primary to Higher Secondary through English Medium.
 
 
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Defining street children is a difficult task - made harder by the many uncertainties surrounding the term. The term ‘street children’ is usually applied to children under the age of 18, who either live or make a living on the streets. Some may have family connections, but others are simply abandoned or choose to run away from home, often due to domestic violence.

Street children are highly concentrated in countries with struggling economies, but are also present in developed countries. Regardless of their location, they face hardships and exploitation. Street children are generally deprived of their right to education and have little or no access to the formal education system. The majority of them are illiterate and have either never been enrolled, or have dropped out of the formal education system, and it is difficult to secure funding for the kind of informal education which suits street children’s lives.

The lack of education and educational opportunities makes street children particularly vulnerable to trafficking, child labour, sexual abuse, exposure to HIV/AIDS and other STIs, and police violence. These children remain one of the most overlooked and vulnerable groups of children. Their protection and education are frequently neglected by governments, either due to inadequate legislation or obstacles related to the implementation of that legislation.

 
     
  THE CHALLENGE  
 

According to UNICEF some 61 million children of primary school age and 71 million of lower secondary school age are still out of school, and many others have dropped out of the education system. Children from the poorest households, those living in rural areas and girls, as well as those with disabilities, are the most likely to be out of school. Worldwide, among children of primary school age not in school, 42 per cent – 28 million – live in poor countries. Compounding the problem, approximately 200 million children are currently in school but learning very little. Between one quarter and three quarters of the children in poor countries cannot read a single word, even after several years in school; and 3 out of 10 youth in developing countries cannot do basic arithmetic. In this project the target groups are Street, Underprivileged and School dropout children and they will get Primary to Higher Secondary English Medium Education under CBSE Board in Residential School. So the impact of this project on education will be better than the other model of education model. Here there no chance of dropout of children due to poverty. All the target group children will get protection of Birth Rights and free education from Primary to Higher Secondary.

 
 
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THE NEED
 
 

A tragic consequence of today's world is the rapidly growing number of street children. The United Nations estimates the population of street children worldwide at 150 million. These children are sometimes abandoned; they are also AIDS orphans or offspring of impoverished parents who have them live and work in the streets. As the AIDS pandemic grows, children are on the street at an increasingly younger age.

Special need of education. These most underserved and vulnerable children would benefit immensely by attainment of the educational targets set forth by states in Education for All. Education is a fundamental human right that allows all children to develop toward their potential. A lack of education has dire consequences for the child and negative consequences for the society as a whole. In healthy family relationships, children acquire healthy intrapersonal and interpersonal skills. Street children often develop behaviors that interfere not only with their own intrapersonal and interpersonal well-being, but also negatively affect later adaptation and contribution to a healthy, productive society. They learn behaviors on the streets that inflict damage on the self; the likelihood of treating others the same way is increased. These children have many needs and offer special challenges. Some of these can be addressed through education with a values-based educational approach.

 
 
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