How we work

Save the Children is known for its community-led approach and implementing sustainable programmes which can be replicated by the community and government agencies, even after we exit from a particular area.

Our scheme of things include: empowering children and their communities about their drives, spreading awareness and making direct interventions wherever needed. This enables us to be dynamic, like training a group of mothers on how to prepare nutritious diet for their undernourished children on one hand and mobilizing severely malnourished children to their nearest medical facility on the other.

We conduct awareness, map out-of-school children, reason with parents and communities, and put forward the agenda of children. We work with grassroot-level partners extensively, handhold them and train them to deliver lasting changes on the ground. In everything we do, we put children first and consider them as our most important stakeholders.

Our Thematic Spend (2017-18)

  • 20%


  • 24%

    Child Protection

  • 21%

    Humanitarian Response & DRR

  • 24%

    Health & Nutrition

  • 11%

    Other Grant Related Expenditure

How We Use our Funds (2017-18)

Work during emergencies

During any natural disaster or conflict, Save the Children works by a steadfast belief that ‘children can’t wait’. We understand that children are the worst-affected whenever a disaster strikes and they reel under tremendous psycho-social trauma. Therefore, our aim is to hit the ground within hours of a disaster. Going by the ‘First Responder Approach’, we are the first to reach and last to leave. All our relief activities are child-centric, although they are aimed to help the entire communities get back on their feet.

2014 J&K Floods
2010 Leh Cloudburst
2013 Uttarakhand Floods
2008 Kosi Floods
2012 Assam Floods
2008 Mautam plague in Mizoram
2009 Cyclone Aila
2013 Cyclone Phailin
2011 Odisha Floods
2015 South India Floods

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