Quarterly Bulletin

Bal Raksha Bharat

MARCH 2021 | ISSUE-VII

our child champions

Up Close And Personal

ceo speaks

 

Dear extended Family of ours - Save the Children, India,

First and foremost a big Thank You for just being with us; letting us know you care and continuing your support – in these most difficult and uncertain times. If this is the new normal – where people like you stretch yourself for children in need – we are fortunate!M

Writing this exactly one year from the date the ‘New Normal’ set in on 21 March 2020.

COVER STORY

Understanding Child Rights

Children shone through when world stood still

COVID-19 challenged Save the Children’s 100 years of humanitarian experience in an unprecedented manner. While the organisation jumped to the immediate need to #ProtectAGeneration, the response was led by children who have been at the forefront of our programs forever. Years of working for and with children manifested itself with children fighting the fallouts of the pandemic at the community level with absolute elan.


Highlights of the quarter

Celebrating Breakthroughs

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Tiding over systemic challenges with flair

Save the Children recognises the need for regulations required to enhance transparency and accountability in the receipt and utilisation of foreign contributions, as guided through the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act (FCRA) Amendment 2020.


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Harnessing power of poetry for girls

On International Day of Girls, Save the Children invoked the power of poetry and raised a call to action #WeReWrite the world for our girls. Our supporters dedicated a poem in support of India's girls.


No more a bystander: campaign married to programing



As Save the Children's flagship program Marriage: No Child's Play drew to a close, Save the Children activated campaign actions to encourage bystander action against child marriage — a rampant breach of safety for a child. Save the Children campaign -- #AllyUpForHer called for people to be allies to girls through a film that features a tailor who denies to stitch a bridal wear for a girl of 12 years, thereby discouraging the act. The video has gone viral on internet and has also been featured on the Best Ads page along side Dove, Tanishq, Adidas, Apple to name a few.






at a glance

Updates From This Quarter

Collaborations for Change

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CiSS aced-up photography in Lucknow

In collaboration with the Photo-journalism department of Amity School of Communication (ASCO), Save the Children organized a Photography training for CiSS facilitated by the ASCO students. The collection was launched through a digital exhibition.

Playtime with Peppa pig

On occasion of International Children’s Day, to bring back normalcy for kids with some real playtime, Save the Children emphasized on Right to Play as fundamental

E-Mitra takes social protection to doorsteps in Rajasthan

Save the Children in collaboration with district administration in Banswara, Rajasthan launched E-Mitra, a mobile camp for bringing social protection schemes

Collaboration for sustainable sanitation in U.P.

Save the Children collaborated with Department of Health, Women and Child Department, Education and Panchayat Raj Institutions on World Toilet Day

Save the Children launches SOP 2.0 for CiSS

Save the Children in collaboration with National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR), a statutory body under the Commissions for Protection of Child

Breakthroughs

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Evidences to show impact of COVID-19 on children

Save the Children conducted a global research covering 46 countries to generate evidence on the impact of COVID-19 pandemic and identify measures implemented to mitigate its manifestations on children’s health, nutrition, learning, protection


Gulmohar reaches six states

Gulmohar Early Learning Module based on the Ready to Learn Common Approach reaches more than 5300 children with 120 video modules across six states. The module was started as a pilot for 400 children in two states with 22 video modules.


Nirbhaya’s father endorses #AllyUpForHer petition

Nirbhaya’s father Badrinath Singh endorsed the petition launched in collaboration with Yuvaa, to urge OTT platforms to create more content towards promoting allyship among men to act against abuse faced by girls.


Combating Pneumonia through innovations

IVRS platform 'Pneumo Vaani' has been launched in Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan under Project Vishwaas to create awareness on signs/ symptoms of childhood pneumonia and care seeking behaviour.

Pneumonia skill lab was also inaugurated in Tonk, Rajasthan under the leadership of Dr. Ashok Kumar Yadav, Chief Medical Health Officer (CMHO). This is the first functional skill lab in the state supported by Save the Children.



Organisational Showcase

Our Children, Our Pride

Save the Children’s Humanitarian Commitment in Action

Save the Children is the first to reach and last to leave during any crisis. If that sounds an impossible feat, it is not, because every member of this family has made a commitment to reach children when they need us most. Whether it is a fire in a slum or a cyclone on the coasts, or even when it is a pandemic, Save the Children staff are ready to be deployed on ground for action in their existing operational areas. For non-operational areas and additional surge support, deployments are driven by the HR team through a roster mechanism. This roster is updated annually during peace time through a voluntary process. The surge team members are deployed on the basis of the skill set required on the field: ranging from technical to logistics experts, operations and media outreach support and more. All employees go through a mandatory humanitarian and Child Safeguarding training to be ready for deployment on the field during an emergency.



our Reach

2020 in numbers

SAVE THE CHILDREN IN NEWS

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RUN A MARATHON FOR CHILDREN ON THE STREETS

To share our commitment for children in street situation, Save the Children partners with Fitket, a tech-based sports and fitness app to bring together corporates and individuals for a virtual marathon for the cause of CiSS on International Street Children's Day. The participants will join the virtual marathon through the app and will cover a distance of 7200 kms — signifying the distance between Lords stadium and Arun Jaitley stadium in Delhi — the two hosting venues for Street Child Cricket World Cup (SCCWC) in 2019 and 2023 respectively.

SCCWC uses the power of cricket to raise awareness and tackle the widespread stigma that street children face. It aims to inspire countries, governments, and communities to protect, respect, and support street-children, worldwide. Ahead of the ICC World Cup 2019, street-connected children from across the Commonwealth countries came together in the UK for their own international cricket tournament. In 2023, the 2nd edition of the SCCWC will take place in India before the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 in Chennai and New Delhi.

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Save the Children in collaboration with Fitket, a tech based sports and fitness app, launched a rap song ‘Sadak se Stadium’ by Aniket featuring Naresh and Soni, young champions supported by our partner Salaam Balak Trust. It is an ode to the spirit, commitment and determination of street-connected children.

In a fitting tribute, the rap song was released on the 20 February 2021 — the World Day of Social Justice in the run up to the Street Children Cricket World Cup (SCCWC) 2023 that India is set to host. Scheduled alongside the ICC World Cup will bring teams of street-connected children from across the globe to play a tournament, raise their voice and tell the world #IAmSomebody.

Show some love to the song here and share it widely on your social media handles.

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