If a child cannot come to school, then the school must come to the child

The railway platforms of Bhubhaneshwar in India have long been a breeding ground of despair, where underprivileged children of all ages have been subject to frequent abuse, starvation and neglect – preyed upon for the purposes of child labour and even prostitution.

Since 1985, Ruchika Social Service Organization with just a handful of dedicated volunteers and an underpaid staff, has committed itself to extricating street children from their apparently hopeless lives by providing safety, nutrition and education, to give them an opportunity to grow into a world of endless potential and realize the dream of every human being – to lead a safe and fulfilling life.

RSSO maintains that the way to lead children out of this predicament is to ensure that their time is constructively utilized in learning and to equip them for a productive future, by reinforcing their self esteem in ways that bring some joy and love into their young lives.

Through its innovative and varied programs, Ruchika is a Charitable Organization that seeks to:

  • Provide all children with a joyful and creative school atmosphere that incorporates education and skills relevant to a meaningful and dignified existence.
  • Equip children with the knowledge necessary to become active participants and positive contributors to their communities
  • Create a society free of child labour, abuse, destitution, exploitation and abandonment.

When will children begin to matter?

RSSO has dedicated itself to the ideal that… If a child cannot come to school, then the school must come to the child