About RRMC

HCHW is focused on the rescue, rehabilitation and mainstreaming of Children who do not know the joys of schooling. This includes children living on streets or railway platforms, slogging as labourers, begging on the streets, scrapping a living as rag pickers or suffering as victims of trafficking and HIV//AIDS.

HCHW outreach team/s rescue such kids and put them initially in a transit home, where trained personnel take care of their basic needs. the children get emotional support and are nurtured by trained professionals. Counsellors correct children given to wayward behaviour.

Returning back to Home

Mannu, a tiny child of 10 years belongs to Nibokabirpur, a very remote village far away from Banaras of Uttar Pradesh State. He is third in a row of six siblings of the family. His father works as a daily wage labour in a cement factory and mother is a home-maker. His father is the sole earning member in the family and the mouths are many, to feed. Mannu was studying in IIIrd standard in a government school. Although the school was not functioning properly, he still continued to go to school. The reason was … the school used to provide mid-day meal to children. This was the only attraction for many other children like Mannu as they all belong to poverty-stricken families. The school stopped the mid-day meal programme and so Mannu also stopped going to school. At the very young age of 10, Mannu was asked to supplement the family’s income. The better option his parent’s thought was to send him to Mumbai (Bombay) to work with his maternal uncle. His uncle was a flower vendor. Things worked fast and Mannu reached Mumbai. After a few days, Mannu had seen the ugly face of his uncle who used to abuse and harass him. “Har choti si baat peh, Mama bahut gaali galoj karte the aur maarte bhi the” (for every small thing, my uncle used to abuse me in filthy language and used to beat me) said Mannu. Day-by-day the harassment by the uncle increased and Mannu could not bear it any more. He wanted to go to his parents but, the uncle did not send him. One fine day, without the knowledge of his uncle, Mannu left the home and reached the Railway station. He boarded a train, without ticket, thinking that it will take him to Banaras. He was very much tired and fell asleep. The next day morning when he woke up, to his surprise and shock he landed in another unknown place …Secunderabad. His struggle to survive started. Gradually, he picked up the street culture and learned to live on street. His life took another turn when he met the street educator of HCHW on the street. Mannu was not interested to go to home as the life on street looked good to him and hence, he was motivated to join the Child Development Centre of HCHW. Here, Mannu found a new world of happy living and joyous childhood. The constant counselling and motivation by the Counsellor made Mannu to think of his family again. He agreed to go back to his family. On 10th December 2004, Mannu was repatriated with his family. Mannu’s joy knew no boundaries when he saw his mother and other siblings. Tears rolled down on his cheeks. The same was with his mother.

Formal Education

Girl Child Education
The Right to Education with special reference to the girl child education has been one of the key components while designing the programme itself. HCHW organized a number of sensitization programmes for parents, rallies and campaigns as well as motivation camps. As a result, 450 children have been enrolled into the regular schools seeking formal education. Among them, 200 girl children are under the sponsorship programme of HCHW.

Sports Talent Search Meet

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This is an innovative outcome of the interactions and collaborations with Government. The Sports Authority of Andhra Pradesh has organized the first ever Sports Talent Search Meet for the children living on streets and specifically for those who are under the care of HCHW on 31st July and 1st August 2004. It has been organized to give children from streets and in other difficult circumstances an opportunity where they can express their hidden talents in games and sports. The event was very successful and replicated every month for children under the care of other NGOs in coordination with HCHW.

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Altogether 11 children have been identified as talented boys who need further grooming. Further two girls and one boy have been admitted in Sports Academies run by Sports Authority of Andhra Pradesh. This has infact changed the total life of these kids where the responsibility of their education and further development and refinement of their skills in respective sports has been taken up by the Government.

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HCHW acknowledges the interest, concern and all efforts of Ms. Sumita Dawra, IAS, Vice-Chairman and Managing Director, Sports Authority of Andhra Pradesh. It was infact her personal care and initiative that provided children an opportunity to express their skills in sports at Lal Bahadur Stadium using all sophisticated aids and equipment’s. This would infact be a dream cherished by every child and teenager. Thank you.

Project Report

Rescue Rehabilitation and Mainstreaming of Children (RRMC)

Children living on streets, Children involved in begging and rag picking, Child labour, Orphans/Destitute

Hyderabad and Secunderabad
Full fledged Residential Care Centre is located at Esamia Bazar, Near Koti
113995
Rs.12.5 Lakhs
Rs.3,05,583
Self financed with some corporates support available (Wereldkinderen, Novib,CAF, Unitedway of India, Microsoft and Deloitte)
1993
113995 Rescued, 20658 Repatriation, 4099 Education
The Project continue without any committed funding solely on the support of few cooperates and other funds raised by the HCHW Team

Rescue, Rehabilitation and Restoration of children

* Living on streets * Railway platforms * Children involved in labour, begging and rag picking and those suffering as victims of trafficking and HIV/AIDs

Hyderabad and Secunderabad
Transit Home at Pasha Colony, Tolichowki, Hyderabad
Rs.6 lakhs
Rs.6 lakhs
Wereldkinderen
2009 - 2012
* Total 10225 were rescue * Total 7055 were Reintegration with their families * Total 932 were enrolled for formal education * Total 552 were given vocational training * Total 6436 children got benefitted through health check up * Total 9284 given counseling
It is great the pace of work initiated with the help of ILO and District Collectorate was continued with the support of Wereldkinderen

Educational Mainstreaming of children living on streets and in other difficult circumstances

* Living on streets * Railway platforms * Children involved in labour, begging and rag picking and those suffering as vivtims of trafficking and HIV/AIDs

Hyderabad
Second Home located at Tolichowki until 2007 and then shifted to pasha colony, Alkapur Township
Rs.5 lakhs
Rs.5 lakhs
Wereldkinderen
1996-2008
* Total 2998 children got benefitted with education through this project
HCHW was the pioneer in terms of thinking and channelizing the path of children from streets to schoo

Integrated program for the Rescue, Rehabilitation and Mainstreaming of Children

* Living on streets * Railway platforms * Children involved in labour, begging and rag picking and those suffering as vivtims of trafficking and HIV/AIDs

Hyderabad and Secunderabad
* Two child Development Centers one each in Hyderabad and Secunderabad - Full fledged outreach team - Street presence program
Rs.75 lakhs
Rs.75 lakhs
NOVIB
1996-2006
* Total 107051 were rescued * Total 14925 were reintegration with their families * Total 3358 were enrolled for formal education * Total 1585 were given vocational training * Total 13038 children got benefitted through health check up * Total 5302 given counseling
Novib’s partnership with HCHW was landmark not only in terms of giving a shape to HCHW but also instrumental in a number of new and innovatives in the best interest of children