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.
CHETLA –GOPALNAGAR CENTRE
Location: The Centre is located in a building with a shed, inside a slum located opposite to the Alipore Central Jail.
C/O Jay Milan Club, B.R.Ambedkar Colony
34 Judges Court Road, Gopalnagar
Contact Person: Tandra Bhattacheryya
Ph: 98749 57086
Current strength: Currently, the number of students enrolled are 73.
Established since: 2000
Special feature: Not only does a wing of this Tutorial Centre run here in the evenings, but this centre also has a recently started an advance English and Computer education program centre.
Timings: The centre functions from Monday to Saturday.