Ashoka Fellow
India
Fellow Since 1998
    This description of Jeroo Billimoria's work was prepared when Jeroo Billimoria was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 1998.
    Introduction
    Jeroo Billimoria launched Childline, the country's first attempt at making street children's quick access to supports, such as police assistance and health care, as easy as dialing a number. Manned by street children themselves, Childline combines 24-hour emergency telephone services with follow-up support to alleviate their distress.
    The New Idea
    The Problem
    The Strategy
    The Person

    Updates

    Featured in How to Change the World: Social Entrepreneurs and the Power of New Ideas by David Bornstein (2007, Updated)

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