Ssamatol's Main work
Locating Runaway childrfen at Junction Railway Statiosns in Maharashtra
Samatol Foundation was formed for helping children in distress. Several children from all over India and mainly from the states of Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal leave their homes and come to cities like Mumbai in search of employment or due to city attraction. Many times they are brouhgt from their native place by promising of a livelihood in this city and they are made to work as chIld labour or they are forced into begging. This makes their life more miserable or they may lead to criminal ways.
Samatol through its volunteers and Samatol Friends locate these children on railway platforms on junction railway stations. Samatol's work is on stations spread all over maharashtra like Mumbai CST, Dadar, Kurla, Thane, Kalyan Pune, Bhusaval, Nagpur an many more stations. Samatol's volunteers after their counselling, convince them to come with them for betterment of their future life. This step is very important because if the child falls in wrong hands, his life may be spoilt by criminals in the city.
This is a very unique work by Samatol Foundation seldom done by any other NGO. In past 15 years, Samatol is proud to reunite more than 8,000 runaway children with their families who were located at railway stations all over Maharashtra.
Samatol is working towards increasing it's scope of work to other junction railway stations in Maharashtra and also planning to work on other major stations out of Maharashtra.