Save the Children is India’s leading independent child rights’ NGO, which works in 16 states of the country. Beginning its journey on 27th December, 2004 when it was registered as ‘Bal Raksha Bharat’ under the Societies Registration Act, 1860 and under the Foreign Contributions Regulations Act 2010 on 23rd April 2008, we have changed the lives of more than 12.4 million children till March 2022.
We firmly believe that every child deserves the best chance for a bright future, which is why, we are fiercely committed to ensure that children not only survive, but thrive. With a bold ambition and a powerful vigilance, we do whatever it takes to save the children.
In India and across the world, Save the Children works on-ground – every day and especially, in times of crisis. Our pioneering programs address children’s unique needs; giving them a healthy start, an opportunity to learn as well as protection from harm. When crisis strikes, we are always among the first to respond and the last to leave. We are the outspoken champions for children, ensuring that their voices are heard and their issues are given top priority. Drawing on a century of leading expertise, we take on the toughest challenges, facing the hardest-to-reach children – especially those unfairly excluded from the world’s progress.
We are proud to be the world’s leading expert on children, delivering lasting results to millions of vulnerable girls and boys. By saving our world’s children, we transform their lives and the future we share.
While we run several programmes across India, we also work in tandem with numerous government agencies, civil society organizations, and communities across five core themes: Health & Nutrition, Education, Child Protection, Humanitarian Response, as well as Disaster Risk Reduction and Child Poverty.
Aligned with Save the Children’s Global Breakthroughs for 2030, we strive to build a world where every child attains the right to survival, protection, development and participation.
No child dies before their 5th birthday due to any preventable cause
Every child receives basic quality education
Abuse, in any form, towards a child is not tolerated
While we work to fulfill our vision, our mission statement endlessly inspires us.
Build a world in which every child has the right to survival, protection, development, and participation
Our Mission Statement
To inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate, and lasting change in their lives