WE CREATED GRASSROOTS CHANGE MODELS BASED ON OUR WORK WITH STREET CHILDREN AND ADDRESSED HIGHER LEVELS OF INTERVENTION, FROM EDUCATION TO OUTREACH AND ADVOCACY. As the years rolled by and our direct experience with the children in the streets and slums increased, we developed models of grassroots change. To bring about lasting change, we worked with whole families and communities, not just the children. By counselling parents on the importance of education and impressing on the communities the need for maintaining hygiene and preventing disease, the legal implications of child labor, and the importance of family planning, we worked to change the situation of the families. We work closely with women in these communities to empower them financially by building the skills they need to set up their own enterprises. We were granted a school in 2009 through the National Child Labor Project (NCLP), an initiative of the Government of India's Ministry of Labour. In 2014, we were recognised as the best organisation in our district for our contribution to the elimination of child labour.A child must think of the next game and not the source of her next MEAL. Sharon began working in 2007 to give childhood back to the children on the streets. and living in slums. Our children's home, the Sharon Children Home, started with six children. The numbers slowly grew with the magnitude of the problem. But there are only so many children we could reach with our homes. There were  many more still in the streets, especially in the cities. Through our home, we could provide children on the street a safe place to rest, have a shower and a hot meal. Our intention, through the shelters, is to first tackle the basics, but to gradually get the children to take up education by enrolling them in government schools in the locality. Skills training is also  povided to the children to develop skills that could provide them with profitable business or employment opportunities.

Child education

Every Child Deserves the Chance to Learn Education is the road that children follow to reach their full potential in life. Yet many children in India do not get a quality education where they can learnand develop. To educate children and advance educational programmes in our communities.Schools are not only a charity for children's education, Education systems play a key role in empowering children to make informeddecisions regarding their health and well-being, behaviour in the digitalenvironment, and more. At the same time, education systems and policymakersshare responsibility for protecting children from physical and emotional harm.and the digital environment. Schools are responsible forimplementing a range of measures to protect children, with the involvement ofparents, and often in collaboration with other experts and sectors.Education systems are key actors in upholding child rights and ensuring they areprotected and safe.

Skill Development to the children

The learning processes your child goes through as they grow and becomeAdulthood is called "development." Skills are learned and then combined to develop more complex tasks such as walking, talking, and playing. Most children reach specific milestones at similar ages, and this is callednormal development Children experience the greatest rate of development during their early years. and the first 5 years of life are a critically important time in brain development. While connections in the brain are made throughout life, the rapid pace at which Our brains develop in ways that are unique to the first five years of life. Developmental delays can reduce a child’s ability to communicate, learn, and be mobile, live independently, make decisions, and care for themselves. Research suggests the quality of nurturing and support provided in the early Years influence a child’s ability to learn, their behavior, and their ability to controlemotions and their risks for disease later in life.This includes mainstreaming skills development in school curricula, whileidentifying and providing alternative pathways for continued education.

Community maintance of Hygenic

Malnutrition is highly prevalent in children living in orphanages and needs to be addressed Nutritional status should be monitored regularly, which helps in early identification and timely intervention, which will improve nutritional status of children living in orphanages.Personal hygiene kits are provided to the children twice a year. Each kit includes a toothbrush, a tube of tooth paste, and bathing and washing soaps.These products are purchased in bulk.The children in the orphanages come from lower-income families with patheticliving conditions and are unaware of maintaining good hygiene. Hence, members Sharon focuses on inculcating good health habits in childhood.Follow-up health checkups, medicines, and treatment are provided after a need is identified.assessment is conducted.Health awareness programmes, like hand washing and self-awareness sessions foradolescent girls, etc. are also conducted to help the children maintain personalhygiene.

Women Empowerment

A woman is entitled to live with dignity and freedom. Empowering women is also an indispensable tool for advancing development and reducing poverty. Empowered women contribute to the health and productivity of whole families and communities and improve prospects for the next generation In addition, it is essential for the achievement of sustainable development. Full participation and partnership of both men and women are required in productive and reproductive life, including shared responsibilities for child care and nurturing, as well as household maintenance.In all parts of the world, women are facing threats to their lives, health, and well-being as a result of being overburdened with work and of their lack of power and influence. Education is one of the most important means of empowering women with the knowledge, skills, and self-confidence necessary to participate fully in the development process.

Community development

We look at the benefits of we can see how inspiring it is for our society. community involvement in early childhood. Children grow emotionally, intellectually, and physically through both their relationships and through their community. They might find this community in school or at home, on the playground or in the backyardThe creation of a In early childhood, the local community becomes supportive, positive, and uplifting. foundation of a child’s life. It helps them learn about themselves. It helps  They learn how to tackle challenges, build knowledge, and thrive.