News : Navi Mumbai's First Child Helpline to Start in August
Navi Mumbai, India, July 16, 2015 -- The NGO Aarambh, in association with the Navi Mumbai police and the state women and child welfare department, have created the first helpline for children in the city. This will be launched in the first week of August to trace missing children and rescue them from exploitation.
In 2013, there were 522 reported missing persons or kidnapping cases, out of which, 475 were detected. In 2014, out of 469, 406 were detected and in 2015, out of the 139 reported cases, 103 were detected as the cops have prioritized the issue.
"Activist Shobha Murthy, NGO Aarambh, said, "The people should cooperate so that children can have a proper future. If anything is amiss about a lost or an injured child, people should not hesitate to call the helpline."
Posted by Veronica Silva Cusi, news correspondent
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Aarambh is an initiative that attempts to tackle most of the issues mentioned above. This joint endeavor between the Mumbai based NGO Prerana and the ADM Capital Foundation is aimed at empowering citizens and Government to recognize, resist and report cases of Child Sexual Exploitation.
Published: Friday, July 17, 2015