1,70,70,000 children in India are out of school. Actual no. who don't get quality & enabling education is much higher
An estimated 20,00,000 children are losing their childhood on streets of India
13,40,000 children under 5 die each year in India due to preventable causes
47% girls in India get married before they turn 18
Millions of children in India are being a denied a chance at a happy & dignified childhood, mainly because of who they are and where they are born. Save the Children works to bring this injustice to an end.
Your donation will add to the fund that runs child education, protection and health programs across India. These programs are funded by thousands of donors such as you.
Save the Children runs over 65 programs in 18 states in India, helping over 1 million children a year exercise their right to a childhood they can cherish.
We run solely on donations and any amount donated by you helps us do more. These donations are going a long way in transforming our nation as they help children, who are the future. As per UN report published in 2014, India is the youngest country in the world.
While Save the Children appreciates monthly donations more where you choose to donate a small fixed amount monthly for us to be able to plan our programs for longer term, a single donation can also help save a child.
38% funds in Health & Nutrition
30% funds in Emergencies
19% funds in Child Protection*
13% funds in Education
Lives of 13,47,000 children were improved
5,83,490 children were protected* from different kinds of abuse and harm
3,31,000 children were given education / education assistance
9,337 children were rescued from child labor
*rescured from abuse/exploitation/child marriage/ trafficking/ child labor/ substance abuse
It is a registered NGO under the name Bal Raksha Bharat under Societies Registration Act and all donations made by individuals are tax exempt under section 80G of Income Tax Act. Save the Children runs programs in the remotest corners of India and metros through direct intervention and it works to implement Government programs, train teachers and health-workers, engages with parents & communities and advocates & campaigns for changes in (and new) Government policies.
In the next three years, Save the Children is committed to improve the lives of at least 20, 00, 000 of India’s most excluded and vulnerable children, including 500,000 children currently living on the streets. These children will be given identity, proper education & nutrition, health care, protection and support so that they can get a good & fair start in life.
The UN Convention consists of 41 articles, each of which details a different type of right. These rights are not ranked in order of importance; instead they interact with one another to form one integrated set of rights. A common approach is to group these articles together under the following themes:
Include the child’s right to life and the needs that are most basic to existence, such as nutrition, shelter, an adequate living standard, and access to medical services.
Include the right to education, play, leisure, cultural activities, access to information, and freedom of thought, conscience and religion.
Ensure children are safeguarded against all forms of abuse, neglect and exploitation, including special care for refugee children; safeguards for children in the criminal justice system; protection for children in employment; protection and rehabilitation for children who have suffered exploitation or abuse of any kind.
Encompass children's freedom to express opinions, to have a say in matters affecting their own lives, to join associations and to assemble peacefully. As their capacities develop, children should have increasing opportunity to participate in the activities of society, in preparation for adulthood.
The UN Convention includes four articles that are given special emphasis. These are also known as ‘general principles’. These rights are the bedrock for securing the additional rights in the UN Convention.