“Save the Children is often told that its aims are impossible – that there has always been child suffering and there always will be. We know. It’s impossible only if we make it so. It’s impossible only if we refuse to attempt it.”
– Eglantyne Jebb (Founder Save the Children)
Save the Children is an international organisation working for children’s rights in 120 countries. In India, we are working across 15 states to ensure that every child has a happy and healthy childhood.
We are determined to build a world in which every child attains the right to survival, protection, development and participation.
We not only save children from the hardships of life, but we also work towards abolishing these hardships.
Nearly 1.73 million children die in India every year due to lack of treatment. We work with communities and the government health systems to improve child and maternal health care.
India has the largest number of child labourers in the world. We work to expose and prevent exploitative child labour practices. We also have child labour prevention programs in areas like West Bengal & Bihar where child trafficking is rampant.
7.1 million children in India do not go to school. We work to ensure that all children join school. This helps them stay out of child labour as well as in building a promising future for themselves.
Responding to Emergencies and Disaster Risk Reduction
Children are the worst affected victims of natural disasters. We work to ensure their right to survival and development after an emergency by providing immediate support.
We also train children to resist critical situations during natural disasters.
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