The Problem: Barely any NGO has taken up this cause of rescuing these innocent girls because of the inherent problems that come from working in these areas. They have all the resources but don’t have the will to venture into this territory. The NGOs are looking for someone to show them the way.
The Solution: Project Udaan is a pilot project for the Sonagachi red light area in Kolkata, for creating a “Safe Haven” for 50 girls, where they can lead a normal childhood, safe from the real dangers of the flesh trade.
By setting up a “Safe Home” we will demonstrate that such efforts can be very successful. This will encourage other NGOs to also take up this cause and they will be able to reach out to the remaining 1.2 million such needy children across India
Sonagachi, Kolkata, is one of the largest red light areas in Asia. It is an area with several hundred multi-story brothels and estimated 11,000 sex workers & 14,300 children. Approx. 3,400 children are in the age group of 1 – 10 years.
The plan involves building a secure house away from the red light area. Our target age group for the 50 girls to be rescued is 5 – 18 years. We will provide them a safe home, food, clothing, modern education, health care, vocational training & most importantly HOPE
Our Team has Already Started Working In Sonagachi
Free Medica Clinic & Yoga Training: To build trust with the people of Sonagachi, the Udaan team is already in Sonagachi providing free medical help and yoga training to general population.
Free medical camp and yoga / meditation center
Free School For Children: We recently started a small school in Sonagachi. These children who till now were roaming aimlessly on the streets are now going to a school.
This is a very humble start towards a well established residential school.
Thanks to all your help their journey has now begun.
Our school children celebrating Children’s Day