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
are the worst affected victims of natural disasters. We work to ensure their
right to survival and development after an emergency by providing immediate
We also train
children to resist critical situations during natural disasters.