Another initiative taken by Surman Sansthan and Manan (Maa) aiming at the possible contribution in the slum areas of Jaipur city. Street Children live and work amidst trash, animals and open sewers. They are not only exposed and susceptible to diseases, they are also unlikely to be vaccinated or receive medical treatment.
Children live and work on the street because their parents are poor, or they are orphans, or they have run away from home often to escape abuse; they are perpetually Malnourished, receive negligible education or medical treatment and are involved in child labor from an early age. Child prostitution and sexual abuse are also major problem, as is addiction to drugs.
Urban slum dwellers suffer from adverse health conditions owing to mainly two reasons- First lack of education and thus lack of awareness; and Second the unwillingness to lose a day’s wage sometimes by them and sometimes by their parents in order to reach the nearest medical facility. Health for underprivileged, which is a desperate need, thus remains unaddressed. As a result malnourishment in children and deaths from preventive diseases from such areas are always high.
Our mission is to. Adequate Clothing, Getting education, Medical Aid, Having a desired meal once a while, Spending some Happy moments with them brings a smile on their faces.