Feed-A-Kid


WATAN took up a new project what we call Feed-a-Kid.
The objective of this project is “No one sleeps hungry“. But our capacity is very limited till date, though the friends are generously donating to their level best. We have identified a few spots in the city, and a few definite categories to find these homeless children. Remember, most street kids are not exactly “homeless” as long as they live with their families however shabby, in the temporary structures however shanty.
We will shortly publish a detailed report on our identification process and results. The census data, and the available NGO data (like Hope Foundation etc.) working in this sector are often contradictory, and doesn’t give a clear picture of the actual magnitude of the problem. Census estimate is a little too reserve to constrain the number which is indicative of massive failure of the government, while most NGO data are exaggerated to attract more funds than needed. A proper, scientific survey is required.
However, we have started off for just two days, and at this stage, our objective is two-fold.

  1. To conduct a sample survey in the known spots where these kids flock together.
  2. To feed the sample kids we talking to.

Cursory Report from WATAN Studies
WATAN’s study about HOMELESS in Kolkata urban area
Any kid under 16, not having a proof of address, and not going to any regular school is HOMELESS.
Nearly 150000 people are homeless in this city, Kolkata; and 64% of them are kids (legally minor). This is 4 times as much as the 2011 Census goes.
Based on 152 Sample Points spread in 8 sample zones
1. Among the minors, there are more (+11%) girls than boys.
2. Most girls above 10 are victims of sexual assault, overtly or covertly.
3. 22% of the adults are Terminally Sick
4. The median of the age of the kids here is 13, which means there are more of them between 10 and 16.
5. One new face joins the crowd every 1.9 days
6. One of them leaves (thanks to death/migration/change of status) every 25 days.
7. This means an addition of 182 people each year
8. This is topped by seasonal influxes just after a flood, or a cropping season somewhere.
9. Rate of childbirth is falling every year.
10. 92% of them are malnourished (of course!)
11. 40% or more are victims of drug/chemical abuse
12. Literacy rate is below 35%
13. But all of them are good in arithmetic (Survival)
14. Almost all kids between 16-18 are on the police records for various petty crimes (mostly false reports).

Here we include a brief Performance Report in the table below.

Feed-a-Kid Performance Analysis

Contributed Fund 151630.11
Administrative Provision (10%) 15163.10
Actual Expense (Metro Card, Cash Donation etc.) 19460.00
DaySpotTimeRate/mealNumberTotalAve. AgeVegetarian
Equipped for25.42Days more@30.89a dayM_Age=11.80
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150
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260
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Closing Balance244853059100185M_Price=32.75