The Story

In 1988, the film Salaam Bombay wowed critics and attracted huge audiences; its director Mira Nair cast real street children who gave a powerful portrayal of street life from their perspective…

… shortly afterwards, people associated with the film set up Salaam Baalak Trust which now has two separate operations in Mumbai and in Delhi  …

… over 25 years on, SBT’s involvement with street and working children has grown and in Delhi it now reaches out to over 5,000 children a year, running 5 shelter homes, 14 contact points and a mobile school …

… in 2006 the City Walk started, giving SBT beneficiaries the opportunity to improve their English by acting as tour guides and showing visitors something of life on the streets in and around New Delhi Railway Station from their own experience …

… in 2012, a new walk started in Old Delhi – still with SBT guides, but going through the old walled city, and seeing more sights …

… in 2014, some of the people involved in SBT and both Walks set up a new company, Street Connections. The aim is to build on the existing Old Delhi Walk and, in future, offer other Walks and – we hope – accommodation, run as much as possible by SBT beneficiaries.