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The response has been overwhelming, with over $640,000 raised in the past 12 months. This incredible amount of money has gone directly to our three charity partners – Childline India Foundation, Railway Children, and Magic Bus – and the funds have enabled each charity to complete projects and undertake initiatives to protect vulnerable children in India. Each charity has also seen a significant rise in the amount of people visiting their website, donating directly and getting involved in projects, ensuring they can continue to assist children like Saroo well into the future.
Childline India Foundation has been able to add 23 staff to their call centres, which meant they were able to intervene and help more than 7293 children they otherwise would not have reached. They provided more specialized training to 170 program staff at 13 of the stations so that interventions could be done more effectively.
Railway Children plans to build 25 Child Friendly Railway Stations in India over the next five years, 3 of which will have been wholly funded by the #LionHeart campaign.
Magic Bus will be able to expand the intake of underprivileged children into its Livelihood Centers across 22 states of India, helping these children to learn English and computer skills, and go on to attend university or gain employment.
You can continue to make a difference in the lives of children just like Saroo. Here's how: