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Save the Children's Child Champions Meet the Hon'ble Vice President of India

In a proud moment for Save the Children, four of our Child Champions from our projects in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana met the Hon’ble Vice President of India, Shri Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday at Raj Bhavan, Hyderabad. The children narrated to the Vice President how they tackled burning problems of child marriage and less school enrolment in their respective areas.
 

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Roll out of Standard Operating Procedure on Children in Street Situations in West Bengal

Roll out of Standard Operating Procedure on Children in Street Situations in West Bengal

Our efforts to help children living in street situations have reached West Bengal, a state level roll out of Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for Care and Protection of Children in Street Situation was held on 13th of September, 2017. The programme was organized by Save the Children’s Kolkata State Programme Office, West Bengal Commission for Protection of Child Rights (WBCPCR), Department of Child Development and Department of Women Development and Social Welfare. Dr. Shashi Panja, Hon’ble Minister of State, Ministry of Women and Child Development graced the occasion as the Chief Guest.

Save the Children along with National Commission for Protection of Child Rights has drafted this SOP which serves as a guiding document on ‘How to provide care and protection to the children living in street situation’.

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Haqdarshak: Mobile based application giving information about social welfare schemes launched

Haqdarshak: Mobile based application giving information about social welfare schemes launched

Both State and Union governments have launched many social protection and welfare schemes for the poor. These schemes can save and change lives of millions of children from vulnerable and marginalized sections of the community. This can be a boon for such families especially in times of hardships and disasters like: floods, loss of a parent, cyclone, drought, fire, etc. However, the funds allocated for these schemes are invariably underutilized because the target audience are either not aware or are not educated enough to follow the process to access benefits of these schemes.

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Restoring livelihoods and education of Children “critically important” - Save the Children

Restoring livelihoods and education of Children “critically important” - Save the Children

Patna, September 6, 2017 – As floodwaters begin to retreat in many of the worst-affected parts, farmers are counting the massive cost of the flooding disaster, which has destroyed more than 2.4 million hectares of cropland across India, Bangladesh and Nepal.  At least 1,200 people have died from the region’s worst flooding in years while another 40 million have been impacted across South Asia.
 

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Facebook Joins Save the Children in its Floods Relief Efforts

Facebook Joins Save the Children in its Floods Relief Efforts

We thank Facebook for its effort in pledging support to raise funds for Save the Children’s relief operations in flood-hit parts of Eastern India.

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