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The first 10 years

'The journey of even a ten thousand miles starts with a single step.'

Our first step took almost 3 years in the making - 3 years of understanding the needs of children on the streets of India, of figuring out how to reach them effectively, of putting in place the structure that could take the child in distress and mainstream his or her life.

What was coming across in those early days was the need for a toll free , 24 hour service, that could work across cities, which children could access from anywhere at anytime!

CHILDLINE was founded by Ms. Jeroo Billimoria, who was then a professor at the Tata Institute of Social Science (TISS), Mumbai. Initiated in June 1996 as an experimental project of the department of Family and Child Welfare of TISS, CHILDLINE has come a long way today, to becoming a nationwide emergency helpline for children in distress.

 

Motivation behind setting up
CHILDLINE

History of CHILDLINE India Foundation

Ms. Billimoria always found time to interact with children staying on railway stations or Mumbai's night shelters. Children started calling her in crisis at her residence at any point of day and night.

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The birth of the magical 'Dus....Nau....Aath....

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"We roam ten cities. How will we remember 10 numbers?"
"It costs money to make a phone call, what happens when we are broke?"

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A Sneak Peek

Case Study

CHILDLINE is treated by the government as its very own service. That is in itself an incredible achievement.

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The Journey from 1 to 366!

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How many children are a part of our target audience? How many children do we effectively touch each year?


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