9.01 lakh children received direct support in 2017. That is 2468 children per day.
Your support can save a life.


The Problem

Children in India continue to suffer due to issues like such as lack of healthcare, malnutrition, poor hygiene, illiteracy and exploitation.

  • 11.27 lakh children below 5 die in a year. This is 3212 under 5 child deaths per day
  • 1 in every 8 children in India is works as a child laborer
  • More than half (56%) of the under 5 deaths occur within the first 28 days of life, we work to prevent these lives
  • Almost 1 in 3 women in India are married before the age of 18
  • 8.4 crores children in India don’t go to school
  • 20% of grade 2 children in India cannot recognize numbers 1-9; 53% of children drop out of school at elementary level
  • 49.5% of grade 5 children cannot do subtraction; 51.09% of grade 5 children cannot read grade 2 English and 25.4% children of grade 8 cannot read grade 2 text

Children are perhaps the most "voiceless" segment of the population and it is up to us to recognize their issues and work together to address them.

What We Do to Address Children's Problems

Save the Children has changed the lives of more than 1 crore Indian children since 2008. It is one of India's biggest NGOs. Established in 1919, and present in more than 80 countries, we are one of the most influential, organised, well- networked, resourceful and impactful NGOs.

Save the Children works for providing equality, equal education, equal nutrition, equal health, equal opportunities, gender equality, and life-saving humanitarian situations and relief during natural disasters to the most deprived children of India.

Our core is our programmes, whether it is the remotest corners of the country or the most disaster-torn or dangerous areas or slums in metros, we do whatever it takes to help children shine in life.

Our work in the areas of Child Education, Health & Nutrition, Child Protection and Humanitarian Response & Disaster Risk Reduction has benefitted lakhs of children in India. Last year alone we reached 22.75 lakh children through our programmes.

How your support helps

Your small donation can save lives.

In order to plan and execute our projects, we are solely dependent on the support of our donors. Last year, the immense generosity of our 1.83 lakh donors helped us reach 22.7 lakh children out of which 9.01 lakh children received direct support in education/health & nutrition/were protected from evils like child marriage, abuse, labour.

Your small contribution will go a long way in changing a child's life. It can do wonders for a child and give them a new start in life (in some cases life itself), whether it's sending them to school or helping them fight killer malnutrition or leave behind a life of child labour.

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.

What You Get in Return of your Support

Our donors are at the heart of all our efforts of changing the lives of India's children and we can never thank them enough for their support. When you donate to Save the Children you get:

  • The unparalleled joy of changing a child’s life, which is yours forever.
  • A Welcome Pack
  • Regular updates of the difference we are able to make in children’s lives using the donations received.
  • Tax exemption certificate (as per section 80G of the Income Tax of India act) for the amount you donate. 50% of the amount you donate is tax exempt (as long as the donation amount is less than 10% of your gross income)




(Children reached in 2017)


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