(2004-6) Mobile drop-in Centre



In June 2004 a bus was purchased and adapted. The bus was used as a mobile drop-in centre for working street children. The mobile centre aims to find the children who are more “hidden” due to the geographical location and nature of their work. Many children are working long hours in industrial areas, construction work and in factories. The mobile centre has the same objectives as the drop-in centre, with the main focus of providing child protection and returning children to the education system.

In 2004 there were 2,455 visits made to the mobile centre, by 613 different children. Twenty-two children were returned to main-stream school and sixty were enrolled in an accelerated learning programme, arranged by the Ministry of Education. These sixty children were too old for normal primary school.