Major Achievement: - • A total number of forty-four (44) children groups have been formed and functioning. Out of them there are 5 mixed group where Boys and Girls sit and play together. • There are 12 Child Friendly Club in these project Areas.
Considering the large number of children in need of care and protection (284 children were restored and rehabilitated in the year 2006, 2007 and 2008 by CINI) and the vulnerability these children, especially the girl child is exposed to, CINI North Bengal unit resolved to start a Girls Shel
This project was born out of a survey in Khalpara red light area that revealed an overwhelming social exclusion of sex worker’s children added with the risk of these children becoming second-generation sex workers, drug peddlers and pimps.
The project was funded by GOAL India in the year 2005 with a special emphasis on Child Protection to cater to the needs of high-risk children in and around the transit points in Siliguri specifically Tenzin Norgay bus stand, P.C. Mittal bus stand and Siliguri Junction.