Save the Children is India's leading independent child rights NGO. We work in 18 Indian states (as of December 2015) and have changed the lives of 6.1 million Indian children since April 2008. We runs programmes in the remotest corners of India and urban areas to provide quality education and healthcare, protection from harm and abuse and life-saving aid during emergencies to children. Globally, Save the Children is present in 120 countries and works to improve the lives of children living there.
Save the Children believes in giving a future to EVERY LAST CHILD. In the next three years, Save the Children will do WHATEVER IT TAKES to improve the lives of two million of India’s most excluded and vulnerable children, including 5,00,000 children currently living on the streets.
Donations are very helpful because they help us in collecting huge funds that we further deploy into our programs. Donors are able to donate a higher amount since it is a one – time donation. In India, life is truly hard as poverty hits extremely hard here. Specially when you're a homeless child. Millions of children suffer from health issues, both physical and mental. We're building a better life for them, we need your help.
For me, the facts are heartbreaking:
- 13,40,000 children below 5 die in a year, that is 3,671 under 5 child deaths per day
- Nearly half of all child deaths under 5 in India are attributed to undernutrition
- 1 in every 8 children in India is working, when they should be at school
- More than half (56%) of the under 5 deaths occur within the first 28 days of life, we work to prevent these lives
- India accounts for more than 3 out of 10 stunted children in the world
- 47% of the women in India are married when they are a child (before the age of 18), and 30% bear a child when they are a child (adolescent mothers)
- 17.7 million children and adolescents are out of school in India, this is 14% of world's population of children out of 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 and 55% of grade 8 children cannot solve 3 digits by 1 digit division problem; 51.09% of grade 5 children cannot read grade 2 English and 25.4% children of grade 8 cannot read grade 2 text