Safety and Protection

Children are the core of all initiatives in Humara Bachpan. HBT aligns its work with the safety and protection of children from all forms of violence, exploitation, abuse and neglect. In Bhubaneswar, the capital city of Odisha, 232 trains of East Coast Railways pass through every day. Bhubaneswar being the source as well as the destination point to adjacent states, cases of child trafficking, children wandering unaccompanied are increasingly being reported in Bhubaneswar Railway Police station. Bhubaneswar railway station has become the transit point for traffickers who lure children to nearby cities of Jharkhand, Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal and Telengana with the promise of good jobs. Runway children from different pockets of Odisha are also found taking shelter in the railway station and engaged in begging. Considering the prevalence of incidence of children at risk in Bhubaneswar railway station, Humara Bachpan Trust with Railway Children India is implementing the project titled, “Children Connected at Railway Station”. The project was implemented in November 2017 with the goal of bringing and enabling sustainable changes in the lives of children at risk particularly runaway children found wandering at railway stations.