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.
MADAN STREET CENTRE:
Location: The Centre which was being previously held on the pavements of Madan Street is now additionally functioning from one adjacent room in Madan Street.
Adjacent to Sales Tax Bureau of Investigation
10 Madan Street, Behind Hindusthan Building
Contact Person: Chanchola Pal
Ph: 99033 48045
Current strength: Currently, the number of students enrolled are 15
Established since: 1991
Special feature: This centre acts as a school on a pavement in the heart of the commercial district. Due to the centre’s commercial location, it is able to function only until 10.30am.