World Association of the Major Metropolises
Rehabilitating street children is one of the most important problems facing Istanbul. Sheltering the Streets Project aims to save and rehabilitate street children, while at the same time, guide other municipalities and other voluntary and official institutions to perform their duties concerning the protection of needy people and erradicate the reasons for being a street child.
Food, clothing, education, and health aid has benn given to families which are very poor and have many children. These aids have prevented girls and boys from leaving their families.
Through coordinated efforts with other cities, the return of some street children has already been achieved. Moreover, Sheltering the Streets has also brought volunteers from all layers os society together, helping to foster public relations and have the problem recognized by all society.