Due to absence of any ID cards with the children, they miss out on different government schemes to educate themselves and land up on the streets doing petty jobs.
Most of the street children come from abusive families from neighboring states of Delhi such as Uttar Pradesh, Bihar or Haryana.
The street children face tough hardships and life for them is very difficult with problems such as child trafficking and drugs as well as constant threat of harassment by policemen and municipal authorities.
There are many organizations working for the empowerment of Street and working children in Delhi. These organizations run contact points or shelter homes at strategic locations in Delhi. These shelter homes provide basic informal education facilities, shower, food and counseling facilities for the children.
The different shelter homes and street children day care centers are run efficiently with the regular support of local as well as foreign volunteers from around the world. Volunteers from around the world volunteer through different established programs in India and help these projects.
Organizations such as Volunteering India ( http://www.volunteeringindia.com/