Street children in Nepal are very vulnerable to the exposure to alcohol, drugs, tobacco. Street children regard alcohol and drug use as the escape mechanisms to release or to get away from all their worries, tensions and problems. Street life means various risk and particularly vulnerable young population. Risk /dangers that they face are numerous: violence moral and physical], drugs, social exclusion, health problems, delinquency, criminality, alcoholism, starvation, lack of self esteem etc. The new challenge in street children is the rampant use of drugs, including intravenous drugs. The threat of HIV and other communicable disease are due to common sharing of needles and unsafe sexual behaviors. Our street counsellors make sure they reach every child on the street.
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We mobilize street counselors to ensure contact with the children to help with any possible problems and issues of abused and meet their immediate needs . our street counseling help them to get motivated to take their first step to rehabilitation home.
We raise issues of street children and the abuses they are prone to and the major role community can play to prevented .we work along the community to change their attitudes and perception , reduce stigma and respond to and prevent further abuse and exploitations children in target communities.
We make constant effort to make our voices heard to influence the government to make policies to help the street children attain their rights to education, health, legal identity and right to protection from violence