149 Current Beneficiaries
745 Direct Beneficiaries
2235 Indirect Beneficiaries
Objective for 2021:
Abandoned children and orphans in India
Around 40% of India’s population is estimated to be children (i.e. 434 million people). In New Delhi, more than 70,000 children live in the streets, forced to work or beg to survive, sleeping on the pavement, victims of violence and abuse. Neglected, orphaned, lost, abandoned or at risk, these children are in acute danger.
India has taken strong child protection policies to protect vulnerable children, orphans in India or children at risk. Unfortunately, due to the scale of the problem, the country is struggling to effectively implement the proposed solutions (amongst many references, see (see Comity Verma report p.179)">Comity Verma report p. 179 or this recent review by Youth Ki Awaaz).
TARA works in close partnership with the families and communities of the children under our care. These families are often vulnerable and spread out, but nevertheless present. Even for children placed in TARA Homes, a lot of them being abandoned or orphans, we are able most of the time to identify close relatives. These families are therefore direct beneficiaries of TARA. Once educated and independent, each child is able to support an average of 4 people from his or her family: spouse, future children and close relatives. More than financial support, they spread a message of hope and education, convey the values learnt in TARA inside their communities.
Breakdown of direct beneficiaries = (1 child + 4 direct beneficiaries)
Each of these direct beneficiaries will play a part in improving the living conditions of 3 other people on average: children of their own children, the families of their future spouses… A young adult who is financially independent usually becomes an inspiring role model for his community. This becomes a very powerful tool to address social despair, delinquency, discrimination and exploitation of women and children.
Breakdown of indirect beneficiaries = (Number of direct beneficiaries)*3