The Bhubaneswar Platform School


The railway stations in India are home for thousands of children. Some of the children have left their homes in villages outside the city. Other children live in poverty-stricken homes nearby, and occasionally return to visit. Boys sell water to buy food and daily necessities for living. On average, photographer Brian Finke said, the children he photographed made 50 to 100 rupees (about $2-$3) a day selling bottles of drinking water. The money was enough for food and other bare essentials.

Location: Bhubaneswar (Orissa), India

A child writes on a slate during class time on the train station platform. The Ruchika Social Service Organization holds classes for street children on the platform.