S K ' i . e .
SK'i.e. stands for Street Kids India Expedition. It is a Youth Expedition Project (YEP) funded by Singapore International Foundation (SIF).
On 6 December, 28 of us from NUS Students' Community Service Club departed to Kolkata, India. We worked with a Non Government Organisation (NGO), Child In Need Institute (CINI) - ASHA, to help alleviate the living conditions of the street kids there.
Kolkata is the capital city of the state of West Bengal. Formerly known as Calcutta, she has a population of more than 10 million.
This city of joy now has thousands of children who live in appalling conditions on streets or railway platforms, or in markets, slums and squatter colonies. Surviving on the edge, these vulnerable children are exposed to physical, economic and sexual exploitation.