Over 6,000 children on the streets of Karachi have benefited from the services offered by Azad Foundation that include primary healthcare, medical assistance, life skills, informal and formal education, leisure and recreation, shelter and family tracing/reunification. The services are provided through daycare centers, mobile units, safe spaces and transit shelter home. Azad Foundation has also introduced a biometric-based electronic child registration system for children on the streets of Karachi to support their birth registration.
Azad Foundation’s advocacy efforts laid the foundation to several government responses to address problems of children on the streets including the formation of national and provincial commissions on child welfare, provincial child protection units, a provincial child protection steering committee at the highest administrative level, a technical working group on child protection at provincial level and a task force on children on the streets.
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