Project information

Jamghat: a good life for street children in Delhi

Creating a loving, nurturing and protected environment for street children with access to education, health, recreation and social inclusion. Jamghat offers this opportunity to homeless young boys and girls rescued from the streets of Delhi.

January 2012 - December 2012

Charity information

iPartner India (Trading as Connect For Change)

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  • Need


    Young children on the streets of Delhi are homeless, often without their parents, hungry, sick and mostly abused. Jamghat makes a positive difference to their lives by providing shelter, nutrition, education and recreation and an opportunity to lead a dignified life. The project will offer street children a better future through rescue, education and vocational training.


    We will run foster care homes of 15 residents each for rescued boys and girls. The children will attend school, participate in play and hobby classes. All children will benefit from the round the clock mental and emotional support, a healthy diet and proper medical care. The vocational unit will give training opportunities for the older residents to pursue new skills for future employment and regular participation in theatre will provide a platform for creative expression and communication.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Educating street children and providing opportunities to rebuild their lives.


    » Foster care home for girls, Aanchal and a foster care home for boys, Aman.
    » Day care centre for children living on the streets in Jama Majid (Old Delhi), Aangan
    » Vocational training for adolescent boys and girls, Ekjut
    » Theatre workshop for all residents.

    Create a brighter future of the 30 children residing with us by giving them all the opportunities that they deserve.

  • Impact


    In the long run Jamghat aims to improve the situation on the streets of Delhi by gradually reducing the number of children living on the streets of Delhi - and to minimize the number of children begging on the roads, indulging in substance abuse and wasting their lives. We wish to make the future of these children brighter and aim at educating them, housing them and imparting a skill which they can depend on in the future to be economically independent.


    One major problem we can face is the lack of funds as that would bring things to a standstill.
    Lack of volunteers also hampers our functioning as it is hard to handle the different aspects at the same time.
    In theatre we face the problem of lack of performance space for street plays and budgeting for the expenses of the volunteers.
    For all of these risks we constantly try and fundraise and stay in touch with people who are committed to our cause.


    The project will report to donors through iPartner India who will supply its donors with a 6 monthly and yearly report on activities, challenges and successes.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £32,167

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      Amount Heading Description
      £19,000 Programme, Vocational, Theatre Nutrition, Education, Medical, Counselling, Clothing; Trainee Stipend, Theatre expenses
      £13,167 Human Resource & Admin Programme Co-ordinator - homes, Supervisor and Caretaker, Rent & Electricity
  • Background


    The project is located in 3 areas in New Delhi namely Jama Masjid (our day care center), Lado Sarai (boys children’s home) and Saket (girls children home and our head office).


    The street children of Delhi and their families as their children would get a helping hand for their future by being educated and acquiring a respectable job in contrast to begging on the streets to earn a livelihood.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We have been closely associated and working with street children for the past 7 years in the area of Jama Masjid Old Delhi. The people of that area recognize us and know about our aims and our efforts towards bringing change to individuals and the society at large. Also our theatre base is expanding and known around Delhi which address the relevant issues in society today.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Amit Sinha

    Founding member of Jamghat and theatre artist who has adopted some of Delhi's street children.

    Hemant Mishra

    Programme Head for Theatre and Ekjut and overseas the vocational training offered to the children.

    Charu Jishnu

    Programme Head Aanchal, Charu looks into the functioning and all aspects of the administration and running of the home.