Mission: In India, Railways form the biggest commutation facility. There is great number of street children and run away children who depend on the railway for sustenance. The mission of Child Help Desk is protecting and caring for the unaccompanied children found in railway stations.

Project Description: Child Help Desk is a 24 hour free emergency outreach service for children in distress found in railway station premises. This project is under the ministry of Women and Child Development in collaboration with the ministry of railways and non-profits. Every unaccompanied child who comes to Trivandrum Central Railway station is provided short stay facility, counselling and restoration/rehabilitation services through this project.


Child Category Numbers
Found Child 17
Run away Child 111
Working Child 10
Trafficked Child 2
Orphan 1
Out of school child who spend  their time on railway premises 28
Any other (Street / Family, Counselling) 20
Total 209
  • Statistics of last 6 months