Save the Child India is working to provide children with a bright and promising future. It runs multiple programmes to cater to the needs of children, Read more from giving children a healthy start, providing good education and protecting them, responding at times of crisis and leading policy change for the betterment of their lives. Its programmes focus on health and nutrition, education, child protection, humanitarian response, disaster risk reduction and reducing child poverty, all aimed at building a world where a child realizes the right to survival, protection, development and participation.
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47,35,605 children have been provided access to quality education and support, 94,58,423 children have been protected from different forms of harm, 89,05,451 children have benefitted from projects on healthcare & nutrition, 1,40,260 children are now free from the clutches of poverty, 5,35,885 children have been equipped to deal with disasters, 24,72,419 children have been given the provision of humanitarian relief.
Health & Nutrition
Save the Children India has rolled out quality nutrition and education programmes in Delhi, based on the framework of the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI). It focuses on the knowledge to improve attitudes and practices toward nutritious food, especially focusing on the nutritional levels of the children in the school and also identifying existing gaps in school nutrition programmes.
It also works at the policy and advocacy level to suggest necessary amendments in the programmes in order to strengthen the systems managing nutrition, education and other services for the children.
It responds to emergency situations and looks into the safety of the children at risk and also their families. Based on a child-centred and community-based model, it reacts to crisis keeping the child as the core focus while ensuring that the impact of the disaster can be minimized ensuring fairness during rehabilitation. It runs classes during disasters to provide children with a safe place for growth, development and emotional well-being during the aftermath.
Policy & Advocacy
The Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2013 in Jammu and Kashmir was drafted by Save the Children India and it was also recognized by Ministry for Labour and Employment for its contribution to the Standard Operating Procedure for Enforcement of the Child and Adolescent (Prohibition and Regulation) Act, 1986.
It has also framed standard operating procedures for Children in street situations with National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR). It was recognized for its contribution to making Uttarakhand the 4th open defecation free state of India. It has also contributed to the formation of the State New Born Strategy and conducted district gap analysis of facilities and health infrastructure for newborns. It has supported with knowledge and expertise on the policy change of management of sepsis in young children.
Its education programmes work towards providing quality education to the children and a focused education programme for girls in coordination with Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalayas (KGBVs). The project's main objective is to enhance language and Mathematics outcomes.
It has also made School Management Committees (SMC) functional and conducted Teacher Training on child-friendly pedagogy. It has set up suggestion boxes around the schools as well besides providing Life Skill Education to the girl students. Child Cabinet members have been trained on their roles and responsibilities regarding child rights.
It also works with Aanganwadi Centers, Government Elementary Schools and MCD Schools in Telangana, Pune and Delhi while conducting community awareness for parents from marginalized communities on the importance of education. It performs mapping of the out-of-school children and ensures their enrolment in schools.
Child Protection is the core foundation of the organisation's work. It works towards creating happy & safe places for children and actively works toward protecting children from abuse, neglect or violence in the community from trafficking, during a calamity or an emergency situation.
It is active in protecting child rights in the spice farms in Andhra Pradesh, strengthening community and school systems to enrol and retain children in the school successfully. It has set up Community Reading Camps where Bal Sabha meetings are conducted regularly.
It has also rolled out school safety initiatives in the schools of Delhi strengthening schools' resilience toward climate change and disaster. It has developed a school safety plan (SSP) general safety module, do's and dont's, evacuation maps, conducted training & orientation programmes for the committee members and developed a child safety checklist for the Delhi Government.
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