More mobile schools for Delhi’s street children
We’d like to say a big thanks to all of you who took part in Aviva’s ‘You are the Big Picture’ in 2011. Your photos helped the campaign raise an amazing £150,000 towards our work with street children in Delhi.
That’s enough money to fund two mobile learning centres so that children living on the streets of the Indian capital have a chance at an education and a way out of poverty.
This was the second year of You are the Big Picture, with Aviva making donations for Facebook likes, sharing the page and for each photo upload.
As with the 2010 campaign, uploaded photos were projected on to the National Theatre in London, but last year projections also included words that were important to the person behind the picture. Popular words included ‘friends’,’love’, ‘giving’ and ‘fun’.
Bringing school to street children
The two new mobile learning centres will hit the streets in June this year, bringing education to the doorsteps of 1,000 out-of-school children.
Bringing schools to children means it’s easier for them to attend regularly. By engaging them with learning, we aim to get these children out of exploitative labour, off the street and into mainstream education.
The mobile learning centres are just one part of our Street to School partnership with Aviva. It’s not only about improving the day-to-day lives of these children; it’s also about creating long-term change and getting the voices of street children heard.
Today is the International Day for Street Children, an initiative set up by the Consortium for Street Children and supported by Aviva. It aims to give a voice to millions of street children around the world and ensure that their rights are not ignored.
Visit streetchildrenday.org and add your name to the pledge which will be shared with the United Nations in June.
Thank you to all who continue to support our work to improve the futures of street children in India.