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The new Strategy period of ours is underway appropriately from our Founding Day – 1 April. This three-year Strategy is a program driven strategy – one which reiterates our singular focus on our commitment to children. The approach will be driven by the needs and asks of our primary stakeholders- the children. To bring this strategy alive and as a living representation of our commitment, we are ensuring both in letter and spirit to create spaces for the Rights and Agency of Children- to be defined and voiced by them and heard by us. So the journey ahead is that of being the voice for children and of children. We will be structuring and enabling children's councils across all our projects building up to a children-led platform interfacing at the highest existing platforms. Our work is in sync with the spirit of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child – which states that children have a right to be active participants in...

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Understanding child rights

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Two sisters from a remote village in Odisha’s Kandhamal district, Sharmilata and Jyamuna come from the Kandha Primitive Tribal Group (PTG) of Odisha. Sharmilata is a 19-year-old girl who aspires to be the best football player in the country. She is the first child in her village to have completed class 12. Both the sisters battled various forms of discriminatory practices including her elder sister Jyamuna almost getting married at the age of 15. The sister’s battle from escaping an early marriage to completing school and kicking football is no less of a marvel.

“The day my parents reaffirmed me to get married, I knew I had to fight my battle. My mother had studied only till class 2; I was the only female who had studied till class 10 in the family,” says Jyamuna. Through a workshop on Life Skills Training and Reproductive & Sexual Health, she became aware of all the ill effects of marriage at her age and convinced her parents that she wasn’t ready to get married after a hustle of three years.

Initially talking to boys was a rare thing for her. But these trainings allowed her to be open to talk to others, seek solutions to all problems by working as a team. But playing football with boys still remained a distant dream. So when she watched some boys in her village play football, she got the idea of forming a girls’ football team in her village.


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SABERA awards Save the Children as best Not for Profit of the year

SABERA 2021 (Social and Business Enterprise Responsible Awards 2021), a one-of-its-kind annual social impact award, and summit for recognizing Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) best practices & sustainable development initiatives by corporates, non-profits, and individuals, chooses Save the Children as the Winner in the Not=foprofit of the Year category. Save the Children has been chosen as a Winner among 80 other entries in the category. The award ceremony was held virtually in December 2021 with an exciting lineup of speakers and who’s who from diverse sectors. . The occasion was graced by the guest of honour, Dr Bibek Debroy, Chairperson of the Economic Advisory Council to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Change Maker humanity award

Save the Children has been chosen as runner up in the Change Maker Humanity Award, jointly presented by Jaipur National University (JNU) and Bharat Soka Gakkai (BSG) for Inclusive Education. The award is an initiative to recognise, honour and celebrate the unsung protagonists in the fields of Education, Medical & Community Healthcare and Social Services, with an overarching focus on the Sustainable Development Goals, as set by the United Nations. The award was presented by Dr Mahesh Joshi, Minister for Public Health Engineering and Ground Water, Ashok Chandna, Minister for Skill, Employment, Youth Affairs & Sports, Vikas Gupta, Chairperson, BSG, Padamsree Pratibha Prahalad and Sandeep Bakshi, Chancellor, JNU

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After three successful partnership stints with Meta (formerly Facebook), including the mega campaign in December 2021 through a grant of ad credits worth USD 150K, Save the Children is poised for yet another partnership with world’s greatest social media platform. Save the Children is all set for a year-long partnership to run behaviour change campaigns on two crucial themes: COVID immunisation for children and Maternal & Child Nutrition with special focus on malnutrition. The core objectives behind the campaign is to drive behaviour change among the community especially parents with sustained and phase-wise messaging throughout the year and continuous monitoring.

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Stay tuned for more

After three successful partnership stints with Meta (formerly Facebook), including the mega campaign in December 2021 through a grant of ad credits worth USD 150K, Save the Children is poised for yet another partnership with world’s greatest social media platform. Save the Children is all set for a year-long partnership to run behaviour change campaigns on two crucial themes: COVID immunisation for children and Maternal & Child Nutrition with special focus on malnutrition.

The core objectives behind the campaign is to drive behaviour change among the community especially parents with sustained and phase-wise messaging throughout the year and continuous monitoring.

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