Child Inn is a home for runaway and orphaned boys found living on the streets of Jaipur. The home aims to rehabilitate the boys from exploitation, begging and child labour by giving them protection, love and development possibilities. It was established in 1999 and houses about 44 children.
Many of the boys have run away from home because of violence or abuse, others have lost their parents or are exploited in child labour. They typically come to I-India through Child Line, or through our outreach staff at the railway station. When possible, and in the best interests of the child, he will be repatriated to his family, otherwise he will be allowed to make Child Inn his home for as long as he chooses.
Child Inn provides love, shelter, security, nutrition and medical care. The children go to a local school and obtain skills training at Ladli, I-India’s vocational centre. They also learn social values and get emotional support by trained staff. Resident staff live and work at Child Inn where they give the boys the focused care and attention that every growing child needs.
The home is located in the DCM suburb of Jaipur. Child Line is situated on its premises and I-India’s office is nearby. The staff includes full-time wardens, cooks, teachers, hobby-teachers and a nurse. The building was donated by Jaipur Foundation in the Netherlands, and its maintenance has been funded by the Government of India in addition to local and foreign individuals.