Street Child

Street Child

Help take a vulnerable child off the streets

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Abused and exploited

Street children are amongst the most ‘invisible’ children in the world despite living and working on the streets of almost every big city in the developing world.

An estimated 150 million children in the world today live on the street. Pakistan alone counts approximately 1.5 million. Stigmatised as criminals and rejected by their communities, they are the most vulnerable with no vital health basics, no education and a life exposed to all dangers.

With no guardian to protect them and no home to shelter them, street children are left to abuse and exploitation.

The threat of violence, robbery and exposure to drug peddlers is constant and a large proportion of them have experienced abuse and sexual exploitation.

As street children must provide for themselves, they are often exploited by employers who force them to work for long hours in hazardous conditions for very little pay. Perilous jobs like scavenging through rubbish for recyclable materials expose children to diseases, moving machinery and dangerous materials.

What We're Doing

We've been working with Azad Foundation in Pakistan and Glad’s House in Kenya to help vulnerable children

Our drop-in centres provide children with food, shelter and healthcare

We run educational and vocational training programmes for children of all ages

We are building nationwide support networks with a variety of institutions

Our outreach workers are using their expertise to reach out to street children

We are training street children to become ambassadors and mentors

We've supported over 5,700 street children in Karachi, Rawalpindi, Islamabad and Peshawar

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Muslim Hands

Muslim Hands was established in the UK in 1993. A separate and independent entity was incorporated in Canada in October 2015 and there is a pending application for registration with the Canada Revenue Agency. Muslim Hands is an international aid agency and NGO working in over 50 countries worldwide to help those affected by natural disasters, conflict and poverty