Chilla

Chilla is a resource center providing support for street sex workers' children, HIV orphans, and children in conflict with the law. The program supports the emotional, psychological, and physical well-being of these children through education, counseling, and cultural and physical activities.
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Location Data

KeralaThiruvananthapuramRural

Chilla empowers underprivileged children to overcome stigma and discrimination and enables them to enjoy a dignified life. The program provides a quality life to children of street sex workers, HIV orphans, and children in conflict with the law through care and support services for proper upbringing and self-reliance. The program focuses on the rights and lives of the children of the sex workers who are in an unfair state of destitution. It offers a roosting place for the children of women who are being denied the right to nurture and own them. 

Activities/interventions: 

Chilla is a children's home where the needs are taken care of with a major focus on quality education. The children are sent to regular nearby schools. It provides educational grants, study materials, a library and computer with Internet facilities, and tuition to those who are in hostels for higher studies. 

Additional educational support is given to improve their communication and other skills through interns and volunteers who visit the center from universities in Sweden, France, and the US to interact during their internship, improving the quality of children's education. Volunteers from inside and outside the country, including Indian university students, those from engineering colleges and the Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology, doctors, artists, engineers, lawyers, scientists, civil service trainees, etc., engage in the personality-development activities with the children in the center through interactive sessions and activities. Recreational, sports, and cultural activities for the physical and psychological well-being of children are often organized. Theater and art groups often visit the students to help instill self-confidence in the children. 

 

The program focuses on the rights and lives of the children of the street sex workers who are in an unfair state of destitution. It offers a roosting place for the children of women who are being denied the right to nurture them. Lack of regular funding

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