At UGC we believe that we can make a difference globally in our society. Not only do we believe it, we are committed to it. Through your partnership with UGC, a portion of every dollar in revenue will be donated to a cause of our choosing.
We choose causes that are related to the empowerment of women, children and youth around the world. Each organization is carefully screened by our team to ensure they operate with the highest integrity.
As part of our Corporate Social Responsibility Unstoppable Global Consultants has partnered with IPER on a project to contribute towards protecting and educating at-risk street children in India. These children are from the slums but sleep and live on the streets and as such are victims of abuse, exploitation, neglect and natural hazards. We can now make a difference to 80 at risk street kids ranging in age from 6 to 12 years old. These children are vulnerable to physical abuse, trafficking, sexual exploitation, and open to hazards of nature. We can help keep them safe and give them a normal childhood.
What is IPER?
IPER was founded in 1971 and their mission statement is to provide all-round development of the underprivileged, especially children with a special focus on the girl child, and women irrespective of their caste, social and economic standing in keeping with the principle of their best interest through education, capacity building, empowerment with related developmental areas like health, ecology, sustainability and well being.
IPER’s areas of concern include:
- child labor
- street children
- children in prostitution
- child abuse
- children in conflict with law
- mentally challenged and other problems that children suffer
- child rights and rights of women.
Who Are the Street Children?
Across the developing world there are many children who live or work on the street. UNICEF highlighted the risks posed to these children in their 2006 publication The State of the World’s Children:
‘Street children are among the most invisible and, therefore, hardest children to reach with vital services, such as education and health care, and the most difficult to protect.’
According to UNICEF interpretation street children may be either ‘of the street’ or ‘on the street’. The phrase ‘children on the street’ characterized those who worked on the street but return to their family home to sleep. ‘Children of the street’ characterized those who lived permanently on the street without any place to sleep at night. However, with the rapid urban development in the city of Kolkata most of the children are ‘on the street’ rather than ‘of the street’ .