Railway Children

About This Project

Vital for Children


Vast numbers of children running away from abuse, violence and poverty at home use India’s extensive railway network to get to the cities. As a result thousands of children who arrive at railway stations dreaming of an adventure and a better life end up living on railway platforms instead. The station is a busy and chaotic place, perfect for abusers looking to prey on lonely, desperate, vulnerable children, and many railway children resort to drugs and substance abuse to get through each day.