1. Definition. A Genhu drop-in center is a building modeled and furnished for the refuge, hygiene, feeding, and training of street children. It is strategically located in urban or suburban regions within safe walking access of children. These are homes provide food, shelter, clothes, bathrooms which include showers, tutoring for school, psychological services, cultural preservation and creativity, and legal services where warranted. The only difference between an orphanage and a drop center is that a child does not sleep at the latter. A child “drops in” regularly on weekdays to receive these services. Children are registered beforehand. On occasion, nonregistered hungry children in the street are permitted to drop in for a meal. Every determination is made to confirm they qualify and that they do not have parents seeking to take advantage of the system. Starving children are not turned away and a small slush fund is maintained for this purpose.
2. Criteria. If a child fulfills any 3 of the following 5 criteria, they qualify for registration:
i. They have one or zero parents (the United Nations definition of an orphan).
ii. They have a dirt floor in their home, or they sleep on the floor.
iii. They are not formally matriculated into the public school system.
iv. Our meal will be the only meal they eat that day.
v. They are victims of armed conflict or internally displaced persons.