100 years

Save the Children works in 18 states in India, determined to build a world where every child attains the right to survival, protection, development, and participation.

Take a look at our journey of over 100 years now!

  1. 2018-2019

    Responded to the floods in Kerala, 2018

    Rajasthan government adopted the Jaipur Declaration for safe schools and the Government of Telangana adopted the School Safety Curriculum through our consistent efforts

  2. 2017-2018

    Launched ‘Every Last Child’ campaign

    ‘Saving Newborn Lives’ (SNL) project resulted in a revision of Possible Serious Bacterial Infection (PSBI) policy of the Indian Government

  3. 2016-17

    Nominated for Central Advisory Board (CAB) on child labour set up under the CALPRA

  4. 2014-15

    Launched the action/2015 movement influencing key policymakers on issues presented at three UN summits in the post-2015 development agenda

  5. 2013-14

    Helped bring the Juvenile Justice Act of Jammu & Kashmir in 2013 at par to the Juvenile Justice Act of India

  6. 2012-13

    Partnered with more than 10,000 NGOs across 17 states ensuring RtE Act implementation

    Appointed as the Secretariat for the Government of India-led coalition Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health

  7. 2011-12

    Helped amend the Child and Adolescent Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act (CALPRA) and the RtE Forum

  8. 2010-11

    Became a member of the NCERT Committee on Early Childhood Care and Education

    Provided emergency & relief services to around 60,000 children during the Leh and Odisha floods

  9. 2009-10

    Helped rehabilitate 2,500 children from child labour

    Launched our global child survival campaign ‘Every One’, reaching over 7.5 lakh children

  10. 2008-09

    Supported the conflict-affected children in Jammu & Kashmir

    Facilitated the formation of the Right to Education (RtE) Forum

  11. April 1, 2008

    Save the Children, registered as Bal Raksha Bharat in India became an independent member of the International Save the Children Alliance

  12. The 2000s

    Delivered the most impactful response to the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami

    Child protection, early childhood care and development, education, and ceasing issues of HIV/AIDS became our fundamental work

  13. 1999

    Eglantyne Jebb founded Save the Children in response to the aftermath of World War I and its brutal consequences on children

    She drafted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child that was adopted by the League of Nations in 1924, and later by the United Nations in 1959

  14. The 1990s

    Adopted a rights-based approach that focused on education and protection of children

  15. The 1980s

    Launched 40 projects including pre-school programmes, food and medical care, mother and child health, hostels for children, and settlement of Tibetan refugees

  16. The 1970s

    Initiated ‘Refugees on Move’ programme to address the food needs of refugees as well as the distribution of medical aid

  17. The 1960s

    Built childcare and welfare centres for Tibetan refugee children

    Partnered with the government on the ‘Freedom from Hunger’ campaign to provide mobile nutrition clinics

  18. The 1940s – 50s

    Provided relief during the famine and floods in Bengal, 1943

    Launched the All-India Save the Children Committee led by Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit

  19. The 1920s – 30s

    Our Child Protection Committee advocated India’s Sarada Act for preventing child marriage

    Mahatma Gandhi signed the ‘Declaration of the Rights of the Child’ in 1931


2018-2019
  • Responded to the floods in Kerala, 2018
  • Rajasthan government adopted the Jaipur Declaration for safe schools and the Government of Telangana adopted the School Safety Curriculum through our consistent efforts
2017-2018
  • Launched ‘Every Last Child’ campaign
  • ‘Saving Newborn Lives’ (SNL) project resulted in a revision of Possible Serious Bacterial Infection (PSBI) policy of the Indian Government
2016-17
  • Nominated for Central Advisory Board (CAB) on child labour set up under the CALPRA
2014-15
  • Launched the action/2015 movement influencing key policymakers on issues presented at three UN summits in the post-2015 development agenda
2013-14
  • Helped bring the Juvenile Justice Act of Jammu & Kashmir in 2013 at par to the Juvenile Justice Act of India
2012-13
  • Partnered with more than 10,000 NGOs across 17 states ensuring RtE Act implementation
  • Appointed as the Secretariat for the Government of India-led coalition Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health
2011-12
  • Helped amend the Child and Adolescent Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act (CALPRA) and the RtE Forum
2010-11
  • Became a member of the NCERT Committee on Early Childhood Care and Education
  • Provided emergency & relief services to around 60,000 children during the Leh and Odisha floods
2009-10
  • Helped rehabilitate 2,500 children from child labour
  • Launched our global child survival campaign ‘Every One’, reaching over 7.5 lakh children
2008-09
  • Supported the conflict-affected children in Jammu & Kashmir
  • Facilitated the formation of the Right to Education (RtE) Forum
April 1, 2008
  • Save the Children, registered as Bal Raksha Bharat in India became an independent member of the International Save the Children Alliance
The 2000s
  • Delivered the most impactful response to the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami
  • Child protection, early childhood care and development, education, and ceasing issues of HIV/AIDS became our fundamental work
1999
  • Eglantyne Jebb founded Save the Children in response to the aftermath of World War I and its brutal consequences on children
  • She drafted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child that was adopted by the League of Nations in 1924, and later by the United Nations in 1959
The 1990s
  • Adopted a rights-based approach that focused on education and protection of children
The 1980s
  • Launched 40 projects including pre-school programmes, food and medical care, mother and child health, hostels for children, and settlement of Tibetan refugees
The 1970s
  • Initiated ‘Refugees on Move’ programme to address the food needs of refugees as well as the distribution of medical aid
The 1960s
  • Built childcare and welfare centres for Tibetan refugee children
  • Partnered with the government on the ‘Freedom from Hunger’ campaign to provide mobile nutrition clinics
The 1940s – 50s
  • Provided relief during the famine and floods in Bengal, 1943
  • Launched the All-India Save the Children Committee led by Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit
The 1920s – 30s
  • Our Child Protection Committee advocated India’s Sarada Act for preventing child marriage
  • Mahatma Gandhi signed the ‘Declaration of the Rights of the Child’ in 1931
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