The Project WHY extended its program to Kalka Mandir centre in June/ August 2016. Over the year, the population of homeless and beggars have grown around the temple premises. Majority of them are illiterate and work as daily wage earners, rag pickers, rickshaw pullers etc. They are exposed to deprivation, exclusion and a variety of other social and health problems.
We started a small primary class (at the rain basera a government supported night shelter for women) in the afternoons from 1:30 pm to 4pm for 40 children. Most of the children are beggars but only few go to school. In the shelter, there are also 15 women who stay. The plan is to start a stitching class for the women at the shelter.