For the past 10 years, Helping Hands’s Children and Youth Legacy Program has transformed the lives of more than 40,000 of India’s most vulnerable children and youth.
An estimated 100,000 children and youth are living and working on the streets of Telangana alone. These children might escape to the streets to be free of abuse or neglect, or they might be abandoned by their caregivers. A lack of access to adequate food and shelter leaves them extremely vulnerable to disease and further abuse.
Helping Hands’s Children and Youth Legacy Program provides services to children and youth through its shelter home and vocational training center. By providing life skills training, education and children are prepared to attend public schools.
Vocational training equips young adults, primarily girls, with the skills they need to pursue post-secondary education and secure apprenticeships and formal employment