CPCS was founded in 2002 to answer the children’s needs in the streets of Nepal. Every year, hundreds of kids, hundreds of kids, attracted by the allure of the “big city”, leave their villages. Once there, they discover the harsh realities of life in the streets and are left on their own to face multiple forms of danger and abuse (moral, sexual and physical).
CPCS was created to support these children and youth and to prevent more children from ending up in the streets. Initially focusing only on Nepal, CPCS International is now developing working partnerships with various network and NGO’s around the world.
The organization’s work can be divided into three steps:
1. Prevention (prior to and during the street life): set of interventions focused in two ways:
– prevent and, if possible, avoid the arrival of the child in the street
– create awareness among general public, the families and the children themselves on the realities of life in the Street (its causes, its daily routines and its consequences).
2. Risk reduction (during life in the street): short term perspective focusing on immediate reduction of the dangers of street life .
3. Social rehabilitation(after life in the street): long term perspective focusing on progressive and eventual reintegration of a child into society.