One of the stops made by Prince William and Kate Middleton on their trip to India last month was to meet the street children of Delhi, and they were showed by the Salaam Baalak Trust how it works among them. The trust offers the same to any visitor too.
But who better to explain what the Salaam Baalak Trust does with its city walks than the organisation itself?
“The Salaam Baalak Trust City Walk is an English guided tour of almost 2 hours conducted by kids who used to live in the streets of Delhi before joining our Trust. Our guides are adolescents who have been fully trained as local guides and who want to improve their communication and speaking skills.
The British Royals Prince William and Duchess Kate recently met the street children of Delhi with Salaam Baalak:
“City Walk gets the children’s stories heard, gives people a view of their world through their eyes. Those who take the City Walk tour through the streets of inner city of Paharganj and the area around New Delhi railway station, led by a child who was once living and working on the streets will experience special tour far from the tourist main attractions.
“City Walk is an example of how a volunteer’s creativity can translate into a unique and enduring programme, which is both popular and economically viable. Over the last seven years, thousands have taken the Walk and empowered a number of children, helping them to join mainstream life.”