Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Jamghat's Night Walk

Dear Friend

The streets of Delhi are homes to lots of children. These children are forced to live in harsh health-impeding conditions. You can help raise awareness and bring Delhi a step closer to eradicating this issue by working with or aiding Jamghat. Jamghat is a NGO in New Delhi which works for the rehabilitation of street children into the mainstream. Founded in 2003 we have a shelter housing 15 children, where we have rehabilitated more than 35 children till now. A day care facility is also available to the children. It offers the children a chance to use sanitized washroom facilities, weekly checkups from a doctor, and a chance to play. Jamghat uses the street and stage theatre as a medium to build self confidence in their children and also build awareness in the society on key social issues related to the lives and stories of children, especially street children.

Every month Jamghat organizes a walk into the life of street children around JAMA MASJID and OLD DELHI AREA.  The aim of the project is to generate awareness about street children living in Delhi and to help them in living a life of their choice in a healthy way. The program is undertaken during the night when most of the people finish off their days work and recede back to their secure homes and these
children are left alone on the streets to battle through the evils of night. Their night life offers them many difficulties rendered through their exposed surrounding. It is then that their true nature of surviving in such a non conducive environment is brought to life. We interact with them and increase our awareness about them and their life. The main objective is to understand the difficulty of being a street child.

Winter has almost set in and we will again be layering in clothes to go outside and pulling out all our extra blankets to stay warm through the night.
As you are well aware, many people in Delhi do not have extra blankets, or even one. We cannot provide blankets to everyone in need, but we urgently want to provide for the children that have become close to our hearts at the Outdoor Day Care Centre in Jama Masjid and also to those homeless people living on the streets nearby. We are concerned about their well-being through these winter nights and want to give one blanket per person.
Each participant will carry several blankets and when we see someone sleeping with no cover, we will lay the blanket over them.  An invisible donation to those that truly need it.

We would like you to join us on this Night Walk on December 18, 2009 from 8pm onwards at Golcha Cinema, Daryaganj.
Your participation in this walk will do a great deal in helping the street children of Delhi. So please join on this evening and help support a great cause.

 Essential Points:
 1) The group is not allowed to carry cameras
 2) If a girl/ woman is a part of the group, she is requested to dress in an India suit, or jeans with a full sleeved top. This is to ensure safety.
 3) It is prohibited to give money to any children seen on the streets.
 4) Have dinner and come!

It would be really great if you could pass this message to your friends and bring them along as well so that we can create awareness amongst masses.

Hopefully some of you can come, as we will need many hands to carry lots of blankets!

Please send me confirmation asap.


If you have any further queries feel free to call or email us.


Warm Regards,


Programme Head

Phone: +91 11 29522112

Mobile: +91 9811656740

Web: www.jamghat.in



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