Location: Kathpul, Tikipara, Howrah,
NOSKK implemented a post card writing event with Children Living in Street Situations in Howrah slum area.
With this nationwide campaign, organized by Save the Children we want the children’s voices to be heard through drawings and post cards to the government.
The invisible street children demand for identity to become visible, to obtain their basic rights and to live in humanlike conditions.
We invited 30 children from the street to join this event. The programme started with drawing and performing songs and poems by the children. After that, we continued with the actually matter of the event.
We talked about Right to own an Identity and Right to Survival and asked the children for their needs for a better living. They wrote their wishes on post cards, which are addressed to the governor of West Bengal. On the post cards the children asked for their Right to Survival which includes really basic needs like home, clean drinking water, food, school, health facilities etc.
It is a month-long campaign and its target is to collect 4000 post cards of Children living in Street situation in West Bengal. With the sender address the government will understand from which area the post cards with these specific problems come from. It will definitely create pressure to take action for a positive change in the life of these children.
Since June 2019 we are working passionated together with Save the Children to improve the life of the Children living in Street Situation. For more information please click on the following link: Surviving the Streets of India: The Invisibles