• Office Address: 102 Perumbakkam Road, India, Tiruvannamalai
  • 04175-236008, +91(0)9443237008
  • 102, Perumpakkam Road, Tiruvannamalai, TN, India
  • (91) 04175-236008


                                                    in partnership with         

Terre des Hommes CORE Trust and Railway Children India (RCI) cooperate for CCRS (Children in Contact at Railway Station) project since February 2017 at the railway station of Salem.

The project has the goal to identify children who arrive alone at Salem Railway Junction, and to Rescue, Restore and Rehabilitate them.
Thus, we have strived to create a child-friendly railway station and to build a sustainable child protection mechanism at the station level.


Unaccompanied children in need of support
Children victim of trafficking
Children travelling alone and in crisis
Abused children or vulnerable to abuse
Missing children found at the station
Children who ran away from their homes and families
Injured, ill children at the station
Children separated from their family either by missing the train or left out by parents

Total INTERVENTION (April to December 2021)



Total Intervention so far (March 2017 to Feb 2022) 2946 children

Why in Salem?

Salem is one of the major railway junctions of Tamil Nadu having approximately 50,000 footfalls in a day as per railways (Census 2011). Almost 182 trains from different parts of the country pass this junction every day. It is well connected with all parts of the country, particularly to neighbouring states and districts.

Let’s look at the following charts and data to have an idea about how many children we are rescuing from different countries and which age they have.