The Red Light School Bus

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Sub-project: The Red Light School Bus

In Kolkata, India

Grassroots Asia funded the purchase of a school bus to pick children up from red light districts and transport them to the new Samvav ("Possibility") Youth Center where young teens can receive tutoring, computer training, counseling and vocational training. The bus was placed in operation in July 2005 and is being used throughout the Red Light Districts in Kolkata to serve rehabilitation and prevention programs. The bus has doubled the attendance at health and care centers for children since July.