CSP has been running this program even before the Govt. of India formulated its Integrated Program for Street Children.The curriculum in this program, apart from academics, includes vocational training in craft and needlework. Drama, singing, painting and sports activities are some extra-curricular activities in which children participate enthusiastically. Additionally, these centres also conduct yoga classes every alternate saturdays for two hours.
Tiffin is now provided at all centres of this program and is the one source of assured nutrition for all the children in the program.
CSP runs 4 centres for street children – Madan Street and Bowbazar Street in North-Central Kolkata and Chetla – Gopalnagar and Harish Mukherjee Road in South Kolkata.
BOWBAZAR STREET CENTRE
Location: This centre is located at Lal Bihari Thakur Park, Bow Bazaar Sammilani Malanga Lane, Kolkata 700012.
Contact Person: Rina Bhattacherjee
Ph: 98047 13647.
Current strength: Currently, the number of students enrolled are 70 Students.
Established since: 1994
Special feature: This center is located right beside two children’s parks. Due to its location, this centre has more of a heterogenous social mix of children, i.e. from the streets as well as the slums.