Where do we work?

The Indian population is now estimated at over 1.1 billion. The 2nd most populated Country in the world. It is estimated that 55% of this population are below 25 years of age thus making India ‘the world’s youngest nation’.

Bangalore has an estimated population of 7.2 million inhabitents. It is a City of great wealth and yet great poverty:

• Bangalore has the highest rate of suicide; as many as 1800 people commit suicide each year in the city with the majority of attempted suicides happening between the age group of 20 to 24

• According to WHO ( World Health Organization) 10 percent of all abortions in India every year, are about five million a year among girls between 15 and 19.

• India also has the largest population of street children, ‘it is estimated that in urban areas there are 11 million children on the streets. Of them 420,000 street children live in six metropolitan cities of India, in Delhi alone there are at least 100,000 street children.

•The government estimates ‘that there are 400,000 child prostitutes in India. Unofficial estimates say India has as many as two million prostitutes, of which 20 percent are below 15 years of age. UINICEF claims that almost 15 percent of them enter the profession before the age of 15, and 25 percent enter between 15 and 18.
Many of the young people mentioned previously suffer from low self esteem and low aspirations.

Below is a video of some of the kinds of young people the Trust is helping:

Sources for the above facts and figures are shown in TFT Business plan