These children are identified on garbage dump sites and in the streets. Their parents are located, and the whole project discussed with the parents and the child. Once agreed upon, the child starts attending the Child Protection and Rehabilitation Trust (CPRT) centre every day for two to three hours.
In CPRT centres a child is taught basic ethics and morality in the form of stories, allowed to play with other children in the CPRT centre and provided with meals. During this period, children also learn about basic social skills, basic hygiene, basic literacy and numeracy, different indoor and outdoor games and team work.
Prior to joining the CPRT centre these children have a full medical check including blood tests for AIDS Virus and Hepatitis B & C Viruses. They are provided with a clean pair of clothes for home and a pair of CPRT centre uniform along with shoes, socks and jumpers for the winters. They also receive a brief lesson in basic hygiene and a hygiene kit is supplied to each child along with a school bag.
Twice a week the children are taken to a dedicated multi media centre where they learn about the world through videos on different subjects. They also watch other programmes with a mixture of entertainment and educational material. The aim is to develop their awareness about the world in general.
Once a month these children are taken on a day trip to an amusement park or some other recreational activity outside CPRT centres. They enjoy themselves by going on the rides in the park or playing games of football, cricket, etc. Hot meal is provided outdoor during these trips.
In order to further improve their social skills and enhance their self-esteem these children are treated to a lunch in a good local restaurant three times a year. These lunches are attended by all the CPRT centres staff and either an overseas visiting sponsor or a local dignitary is also in attendance. Children socialise among themselves and the other guests.
CPRT centre staff holds quarterly meetings with the parents and the local community of these children through community awareness programme. In these meetings issues of the children and the parents along with the community are discussed and solutions are looked into.