Hamara Foundation initially started as “Hamara Club” in July 1989 as a field action project of Tata Institute of Social Science (TISS) by Prof. Asha Rane, in response to the emerging problems of street children, in the city of Mumbai.
The primary goal of Hamara Foundation is to empower children on the street so that they can have a chance at a better quality of life. Major objectives include reaching out to street children and homeless children, providing them with need based services for their growth and development, and creating public awareness about issues pertaining to street children and homeless children.
Hamara Foundation has witnessed a lot of ups and downs, but continued to persist and strive towards its goal of empowering street children. Several projects were launched for development and enablement of the most vulnerable and marginalized group of children and underprivileged communities to help them attain a sustainable lifestyle.
•To ensure that no child should live on the street and that every child has an inherent right to dignity and respect. The organization believes in working towards creating the environment in which every child enjoys rights to survival, development, protection and participation and a happy childhood
•To work towards facilitating all round growth, development and empowerment of the street children and to catalyze an overall improvement in their lives. We also aim at engaging in advocacy and taking up issue of street children and their life situation with a larger purpose of creating public awareness and towards generating sensitivity amongst the masses regarding the growing phenomenon of street children.