To achieve a self reliant society through social development
Sarvadhana is a non-political, non-religious organization that does not favor
any color, gender or caste.
It is simply a voluntary people's movement, which seeks to motivate and support individuals and groups who work for human development and the safeguarding of the earth's resources, for the benefit of all living beings.
The organization advocates that all of us, weather young or old, male or female,
carry a certain potential, but that this potential needs support in order to
It seeks to support compassionate action and constructive visions.
To provide opportunities for young people to acquire an understanding of the socio-economic problems in their community and country.
To organize training for ordinary people, that supports the acquiring of skills and means, to deal with the challenges in their lives.
To find an end to the distress and disintegration arising from conflicts caused by caste, creed, gender and party politics.
To encourage qualities of selfless services, co-operation, self-discipline and dignity of labor among the people of the land.
To encourage self-confidence, co-operation and unity among rural and urban communities, to evoke their inherent strength to bring about real changes the socio-economical dimensions of life.
To train young people who like to be engaged in voluntary services, community development and social welfare events.
To network in order to support the sharing of time, intelligence, energy, wealth, skills and technology and other resources, to support the progress of all the people in the community.
To cooperate with and assist in programs conducted by the UNDP, the UNV/DDS, the WHO, the UNESCO, the FAO, and the UNIDO, to eradicate hunger, illiteracy and diseases.
HOW ARE THE CHILDREN DOING?
India has a large child population. 35% of the population, some 298000000 persons, is under 14 years of age. It is a sad reality that this section of the population is the most vulnerable and exploited of all. Many children are neglected and uncared for. Each year the number of deprived children in our cities are increasing. The phenomenon of street children is not new and internationally, street children have become the target group for governments, voluntary organization and funding agencies.
A definition of street children:
o Children who live alone, undernourished since birth, who are denied affection,
support and education, who live without love...
o Children who survive by theft and by violence
o Children who re-invent a family by living in gangs
o Children who are used unscrupulously by others, imprisoned and sometimes even eliminated
o Children whom the world tries to forget or ignore
o Children who see grown-ups as their enemies
o Children nobody smiles at, nobody cuddles, nobody protects, nobody comforts
o Tomorrow they will be the elders of society
o As the big cities grow, so will the number of street children
o Both the developed and developing countries face the problem without adequately addressing it
o The street is the common heritage of millions, even before they are tainted drugs, prostitution and crime
o We seek for these children the right to live a life worth living
Street children and working children: an explanation
Street children are mostly runaways who leave their home due to a variety of family problems like poverty, broken families, alcoholic parents, lack of affection and care at home. They end up on the streets of big metropolitan cities. Inexperienced and unskilled as they are, the cities do not offer them any job opportunities. Hence they are forced into rag/cup picking, begging, shoe shining and odd jobs in small wayside hotels. Some of these children have their night rest on the floor of their work place; many of them sleep on the streets, at bus stands and in railway stations.
The UNICEF has grouped the street children under three categories
o Children on the street in regular contact with their families.
o Children on the streets who treat the street as their place of shelter and livelihood, having occasional contacts with their families.
o Children living on the streets completely on their own with practically no
contact with their family.
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