PBS (Frontline): Getting Children off the Streets in India (VIDEO)
India: A New Life
Getting children off the streets
BY Gita Pullapilly
Using money raised from foreign donors and support from the Indian government, Father Koshy, a Catholic Salesian priest, teamed up with his old friend Anu Dasaka, a psychologist and high-caste Hindu, to start the New Life Children’s Home (or Navajeevan Bala Bhavan).
In the 17 years Dasaka and Father Koshy have been running the program, they have helped more than 25,000 children come off the streets, and the organization now runs 12 centers in the city, sheltering and educating both boys and girls.