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  project name ~ Nishtha-2011 Day Shelter for Children of Sex Workers

category ~ Community Empowerment




  Project Name


Nishtha-2011 Day Shelter for Children of Sex Workers






Community Empowerment



South 24 Paraganas



West Bengal

  Budget Approved


Rs 269100


  Year Approved







  Chapter Coordinators


Yashwanth Ganti


College Park









Nishtha is a community based organization dedicated to women’s empowerment in West Bengal. Sinchan is a project of Nishtha, it is a day and night shelter for children of sex workers in the Naya Bazaar area that serves 34 children from the ages of 3 to 15. The goal is to protect children from abuse or exploitation by the clients of sex workers and provide a safe and nurturing environment.





1. All the 14 out of school children who were mainstreamed in formal school are continuing their studies without being drop out. Earlier we used to see that few children were not able to cope up with the education and the discriminatory environment of school, but this year the behavior of children has improved and the discrimination on children has reduced making this happen. 2. Mothers are now gradually getting involved and taking interest in the education of their children.





To provide protection, relief and some essential rights to children of sex workers. 1. To provide a conducive atmosphere for children born to sex workers by keeping them away from abusive language, running errands to get liquir and drugs, physical abuse and above all, a safe environment for joyous learning. 2. To admit and help retention of eligible children of sex workers in mainstream schools. Additional Information is provided in the attached documents



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