The story of NGO Street Children begins with an idea on a trip to India in January 2012. Here, founder, Pia Lindell Qwist, experienced the realities and conditions of street children for the first time. Understanding the reality of these children, without access to food, care, safety, clothing on the body, roof over their heads, health care, schooling and not least without hopes and dreams for the future, created a desire and a promise to make a difference.
At Egiss we have chosen to support the NGO Street Children, initially over the next three years starting from 2021. We will support them with financial aid, in the amount of DKK 250.000 per year, to support their 12 projects in Kolkata, securing housing, care, education, food and health care. But we will also donate IT hardware and tech devices, that can be used at their schools and their girls' home, which will make a huge impact on the kids' education, development and learning.
Seeing how the founder Pia Lindell Qwist and the group of many volunteers every day strive to make a positive, life-changing- and life-saving impact on hundreds of street children has touched us deeply, and it is our ambition to help "Street Children" build a robust and sustainable base for many more children in Kolkata.