Location: Kathpul, Tikipara, Howrah,
NOSKK implemented a postcard writing event with Children Living in Street Situations in the slum area, Howrah.
With this event and nationwide campaign organized by Save the Children, we want the children’s voices to be heard from the government through drawings and postcards. Because these invisible street children demand an identity to obtain their basic rights to become visible and live in human-like conditions. With that being said, the goal of the month-long campaign for this area is to collect 4000 postcards written by them and to send them to the government. It will definitely put the government under pressure to take action for a positive change in the life of these children.
We invited 30 children from the streets to join this event. As a tradition, the programme started with songs and poems performed by the children. After that, we continued with the important and informative part of the event.
We talked about the Right to own an Identity and the Right to Survival that includes basic needs like a safe shelter, clean drinking water, education, health facilities, etc. The children were asked to think about their own wishes and ideas for a better living which they wrote down on postcards. These postcards were addressed to the governor of West Bengal.
In addition, we have been working together with Save the Children passionately since June 2019. For more information please click on the following link: Surviving the Streets of India: The Invisibles