Supporting street children in Pakistan
*“Whoever does not show mercy to our young ones, or acknowledge the rights of our elders, is not one of us.” (Ahmad)
Forgotten and alone. Children living on the streets in Pakistan struggle to avoid exploitation and abuse. It’s impossible to have a childhood without someone to protect you. You can support our Aminah drop-in center, and provide street children with healthcare, psychosocial support, a safe space, food, and skill development.
$1,100 - Change the life of a street child by providing food, a safe space, healthcare, counselling, and skill development, giving them a way out of abuse and exploitation.
No home, no education, no protection
A child on the street isn’t just struggling for food - they’re continuously at risk of exploitation, abuse, and unable to receive an education to improve their future.
An estimated 1.5 million people live on the streets in Pakistan. Many have been abandoned or are escaping violence, but some come from families that are so vulnerable that they’ve been forced onto the street.
It is the right of all children to expect mercy, kindness and care from Muslims, and it’s our duty to protect them from harm. When you support our drop-in center in Lahore, you’ll help to give street children a safe space, food, and healthcare to meet their short-term needs, as well as counselling and skill development so that they can build confidence, and have brighter futures.
Be a mercy to a child who needs protection.
A generation of change, a brighter tomorrow
With your help, we want to support a total of 1,000 street children for the next year, providing them with essential health services, such as check-ups, medicine, and tests, in addition to counselling and child protection awareness sessions. We also want to provide at least 250 children with daily meals through our Aminah drop-in center.
And, with your help, we want to support 100 children with skill development and education classes, such as reading, writing, and math, and then help them to enroll in a school. We’ll also refer young adults to training institutes to help them learn technical skills and to have a vocation in adulthood.
Why donate through Human Appeal?
Human Appeal has been working in Pakistan for 15 years. Last year, we helped 324,734 people in Pakistan through projects that provide sustainable clean water, livelihood training, solar-powered electricity, and food security.