With the support of 94,667 donors, 5.05 lakh children in need were given a new life in 2016. Whether to spend Rs. 3,000 on a dinner or to help a child in need, the choice is yours. We help children facing problems such as malnutrition, illiteracy, poverty, child labour and child marriage. Join us, donate a small amount today, because it will help a child in need.
3,671 children in India under 5 die everyday
1 in 11 children in India is a labourer
30% of the girls become mother before the age of 18
An estimated 20,00,000 children are losing their childhood on streets of India
13,40,000 children under 5 die each year in India due to preventable causes
What They Do
Save the Children works for and with children, it works for equality, equal education, equal nutrition, equal health, equal opportunities, gender equality, humanitarian situations and relief during natural disasters.
One of our core focusses apart from working on the ground is Advocacy and influencing policy. We believe that unless we continuously work with Government, National and International bodies to raise issues that need resolution or policies that need change, our work will not be complete.
Save the Children spends funds collected where it is most needed, by spending in programmes across India that help improve the health and education situation of children as well as take them out of child labour, child marriage, child pregnancies, abuse and emergency situations.
We believe that if there is one fund in which Indians should donate, it is Save the Children. Save the Children has a strong base of over 1,15,000 individual supporters who donate money; it has 35 corporate and 38 Institutional supporters. But there remains a huge gap between funds required and funds available, therefore we urge you do donate whatever you can. More donations mean, a better future for more children and thereby a better future for India. Below are some markers of the current situation that we are fighting. We are bold, with your help we will eradicate these markers.
- 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 11 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
Save the Children is registered as ‘Bal Raksha Bharat’ in India under the Societies Registration Act, 1860. All donations made to Save the Children are tax exempted under section 80G of the Income Tax Act, 1961.
BY DONATING ALL OF INR 800 A MONTH, YOU CAN SEND A CHILD TO SCHOOL