WHAT WILL YOU SEE ?
The walk starts at the Rail Reservation Center on Chelmsford Road also known as Qutab Road. Your Guide will share his personal story; explain to you how street children comb train carriages for trash and how they survive their lives on the street.
During the walk, you'll get to see some of the back streets of Delhi that give you a glimpse into daily life as it happens for street children in Paharganj, such as recycling shops, as well as a pottery market, temples and much more. You’ll also visit one of SBT’s contact points (GRP Contact Point) next to the New Delhi Railway Station, catering to children living in difficult circumstances around the area.
The journey ends at the SBT head office which is next to one of our full time shelter home. Here, you may get to interact with the children of SBT -you can see their classes, their games or some extra-curricular activity.
You pay your contribution at the end of the Walk - to the accounts office for direct fundraising. As you wave goodbye to the children and City Walk, we hope you take with you interesting insider’s perspectives of life on the street. Please feel free to make further donations and ask your guide more about any aspect of the Walk, their life and the life of SBT children - this will serve to help out your Guide as well as further enrich your understanding of life on India’s streets. Also check out the various things for sale like the Postcards, T-shirts, Publications, etc, we may have at the Walk stall!
MAP OF CITY WALK
What is the purpose of the walk?
The City Walk aims to sensitize people to the lives of street children. It’s a unique way of engaging people in the lives of children in distress. The walk also provides an opportunity for young people to improve their communication and speaking skills. All proceeds go directly to the trust to enable more opportunities to be made for street children so the walk is 100% non profit making.
Who is the Walk for?
Anyone interested in the city of Delhi, its stories, its heritage and those who are concerned about street children
Where do you meet for the Walk?
At the Rail Reservation Center on Chelmford Road. This is not the main entrance of the New Delhi Railway Station but just a 5 minutes walk towards Connaught Place (from Main Bazaar/Paharganj side of the station). It is across the street from the Sri Lankan Buddhist Pilgrims Rest House.
When are the Walks available and why not Sundays/holidays?
The Walks are available Monday through Saturday at 10:00 in the morning. While we can do special Walks on Sundays or afternoons in exceptional circumstances, we don’t encourage them because the contact points you see during the Walk will be closed. During afternoons, Sundays and holidays you will not be able to see the suaual street life that we could show you otherwise.
What are the charges for the walk?
The walk costs a nominal Rs. 200 per head. The walk charges are accepted as donation to SBT. Additional donations can also be made!
What is maximum group size?
Each guide should have no more than 10-15 people on their Walk – presently we have 5 guides available.
Do I need to bring anything on the Walk?
You need to bring your 200 rupee contribution fee (payable at the end of the Walk), any further donation you would like (in cash or kind), and a BOTTLE OF WATER as it gets HOT!
How to book a Walk?
By phone through guides themselves - Iqbal at +91 9873130383 or Tabrez at +91 9910099348
» By email - firstname.lastname@example.org
» Through the Booking Form