Why we have partners

We partner grassroots organisations who have invaluable local knowledge, established community relationships and projects specific to the needs of the local area.

Our partners are best placed to deliver the crucial services that meet the immediate needs of children on the streets. These vital services include outreach work, street work, shelter, providing opportunities to access education and vocational training, and returning children to family life.

We work with partners in areas where we've identified a need to reach children as soon as possible, before they become involved in life on the streets, and we concentrate resources where we can have the greatest impact.

Growing our partners

As well as funding vital services, Railway Children provides the systems and practices to develop sound, transparent, credible and cost-effective programmes for children.

We constantly improve services for children living on the streets by sharing the learning and experience we've gained through working in a variety of countries, and our expertise in child rights.

It is important that our partners can grow and meet the needs of more children in the future, so we also work with them to strengthen their governance and improve financial management, leading to better planning, monitoring and evaluation. 

Partners in East Africa

Undugu Society Kenya, Nairobi
Funded by Comic Relief


Child Rescue Kenya Kitale
Funded by The Big Lottery Fund and UK Department for International Development


Upendo Daima, Mwanza, Tanzania

Kivuko, Mwanza, Tanzania

Caretakers of the Environment Mwanza, Tanzania
Funded by UK Department for International Development

Funders Lock Up

Partners in India


Narayani Seva Sansthan, Darbanga, Bihar

Salaam Balak Trust, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh



^Cini Asha, Kolkata & Murshidabad, West Bengal

*Prajaak, Malda & Asansol, West Bengal

*BMCDM, South 24 Parganas, West Bengal

Humara Bachpan Trust (HBT), Bhubaneswar, Odisha



Ches, Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Scope, Villupuram, Tamil Nadu

Terres Des Hommes Core Trust (TDH), Salem Railway Junction, Tamil Nadu

Society for Education Village Action and Improvement (SEVAI), Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu

The Hope House, Katpadi, Tamil Nadu


* Funded by Big Lottery Fund

t^ Funded by Comic Relief

Partners in the UK

Our UK work is currently delivered by dedicated Railway Children workers.