World Vision

Prevention and Rehabilitation of Street Children

The project will enable at least 2000 street and working children of Chennai to improve their quality of life through prevention, restoration and advocacy initiatives.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 AM, 1 June 2008 to 12:00 AM, 1 September 2012

Registered Charity in England and Wales (285908)





  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Human Rights/AdvocacyHuman Rights/Advocacy




The promise of industry and opportunity in Chennai has led to thousands of families moving only to find a reality of poverty and hopelessness. It is estimated that there are more than 100,000 children living on the streets of Chennai, from infants to young adults. Children are often sent out to bring in money any way possible, including working for gangs and rag picking. These children have no access to electricity, water, identity cards and are hugely at risk from exploitation and sexual abuse.


World Vision will focuson 20 key target areas in which project staff are aware families are living in exceptionally difficult circumstances in order to prevent children from living on the street in the first place, rehabilitating families, improving their access to education and essential services. The project will also promote and protect children's rights throughout the communities and change the way these children are treated by external agents.