Salaam Baalak Trust is an Indian non-profit and non-governmental organisation registered as a Trust to under the Indian Trust Act (1908) provide care and protection support to street and working children in Delhi and NCR. The Trust was established in December, 1988 with the proceeds from the film Salaam Bombay – a film depicting the lives and vulnerabilities of street children directed by Mira Nair.
The name Salaam Baalak Trust translates literally to a Trust which ‘salutes the child’. Saluting the indomitable spirit of street children without distinction of gender, religion or caste lies at the heart of our work. Girls and boys, under the age of 18 years, living and working on streets are welcomed at our centres. We ‘salute’ their resolve to live a life of dignity and by providing them with care, love, along with health, nutrition, education and vocational training facilities to fulfil their dreams.