The town of Bawana is located in the north-west area of New Delhi. SOS Children’s Village Bawana was built in the year 1974 and is located on the outskirts of the town. A large number of people have been seen migrating to Bawana because of its closeness that it shares with the capital city. A radical shift of people from rural areas to this town has been witnessed over the last few years. In addition, a lot of families have also been moved to Bawana by the Delhi Municipal Corporation whilst clearing the slums from central Delhi. This resulted in not only people losing their homes but also their means of earning a living. Bawana could not absorb such large number of families; more slums in the town were built. It was a shift of people from older slums to newer ones. The standard of living of these people did not change and they continue to live in unsound living conditions.
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Bawana is the second location where the SOS Children’s Village started to work in. It was built in 1974 with the aim of providing abandoned or parentless children a loving family like environment to grow up in. At present, the village consists of 171 children living in 16 Family Homes.
SOS India functions around building a loving and an everlasting bond between the child and his SOS family. Festivals of both National and International importance are celebrated with great enthusiasm in the SOS Villages. Children along with their mothers, brother and sisters and other village co-workers participate in various activities that help them develop trust and strengthen relationships.
At present, the total number of youth under our care adds up to 108. Children at SOS Villages are enrolled in formal schools and are exposed to all kinds of co-curricular activities. Vocational training is also provided to children in some of our villages. In order to help children perform their best, arrangements for tuition classes, computer classes and English speaking classes are made in the SOS Village.
Youth are motivated to take part in all kinds of intra and inter school competitions that their school organizes. Children are given all the help they require to realize their highest potential in order to make them responsible citizens of the country. Various career counseling sessions are organized for children to help them make the right decision in choosing the field they aspire to build their careers in.
FAMILY STRENGTHENING PROGRAMME
The Family Strengthening Programme in our NGO in Bawana, Delhi was initiated in 2003. The purpose of introducing this scheme in the town was to empower and support families who could not sustain solely on their own. Besides financial backing, SOS also works towards the capacity building of these individuals, for which, a number of training sessions are organized by SOS India for all families under the FSP.
At present, the total number of beneficiaries under our FSP in Bawana add up to 351. Once a family becomes self-reliant, it automatically gets phased out from the FSP and is replaced by another family.
HOW TO REACH
The SOS Children’s Village in Bawana is 14.3 kms away from the Holambi Kalan Railway Station.
It is at a distance of 39.1 kms from the Indira Gandhi International Airport.