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General Elections 2019: Children Demand for a Child-friendly Government

General Elections 2019: Children Demand for a Child-friendly Government

2019 is the year when India holds its General Elections to elect a new Central Government for the next five years. It is our fervent hope that while preparing their respective election manifestos, political parties will heed Mahatma Gandhi’s words on learning from children: “Children are inheritors of the consequences of our actions and omissions today.

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Statement of Intent with NITI Aayog

Statement of Intent with NITI Aayog

Save the Children India has signed a SoI (Statement of Intent) with NITI Aayog on March 29th to contribute towards aspirational districts across three states (Bihar, Jharkhand, and Odisha) to improve indicators on early childhood care and education and health & nutrition. The SoI was signed by NITI Aayog’s DDG (Eval.) Rakesh Ranjan, and Save the Children’s CEO Bidisha Pillai in the presence of NITI Aayog’s CEO Shri Amitabh Kant.
 
The partnership is of two years. We believe that with this collaboration we will be able to reach the last mile in the selected aspirational districts with a focus on early and right start that children need for better outcomes on health and education indicators that are under monitoring at the District level.

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Promoting Child Rights in Spice Growing 30 Villages of Guntur, Andhra Pradesh

Promoting Child Rights in Spice Growing 30 Villages of Guntur, Andhra Pradesh

3.8 million children in India work as child labourers, often involved in hazardous jobs. The recent amendments in the Child Labour Prohibition and Regulation Act (CLPRA) allows child labour in “family or family enterprises”. This is likely to increase the involvement of children in agriculture because it is usually a family enterprise. This will now cause hindrance in letting children experience a happy and safe childhood.

Production of spices comprises an important part of India’s agricultural sector as India is the largest producer, consumer and exporter of spices. 69.5 percent of child labour (5-14 age) in India works in the agricultural sector (according to a 2013 report titled ‘Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labour’ by the US Department of Labour).

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Over 6 lakh benefit from Save the Children-Nokia Technology intervention on Disaster Risk Reduction

Over 6 lakh benefit from Save the Children-Nokia Technology intervention on Disaster Risk Reduction

 -7000 task force members trained to build resilience during emergencies
 

14 March, New Delhi: Save the Children, in partnership with NOKIA Solutions India Pvt. Ltd, has benefitted over 6 lakh people, including 2.5 lakh children through their ‘Building Resilience of Children and their Communities’ project. The 3-level integrated intervention of Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), Child Sensitive Social Protection (CSSP) and Information Technology, across 350 villages, capacitated communities affected by developmental and weather related risks.

The project supported schools and communities in Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Delhi, Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu towards making them resilient, while also empowering them to access and sustain a dignified life.

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Stop Diarrhoea Project demonstrates 62% reduction in point prevalence of diarrhoea

Stop Diarrhoea Project demonstrates 62% reduction in point prevalence of diarrhoea

Save the Children’s Stop Diarrhoea Initiative averts 16,286 cases of diarrhoea; reduces diarrhoeal deaths by 15%

New Delhi: The integrated implementation of 7-point plan for Diarrhoeal Control and Prevention, under Save the Children’s Stop Diarrhoea Initiative (SDI), has successfully demonstrated 62 percent reduction in prevalence of diarrhoea in the intervention areas as per the baseline survey and end line survey conducted in 2014 and 2018 respectively. The integrated implementation of 7-point plan for diarrhoea control and prevention has 21% more reduction of diarrhoea prevalence than the control area. Further, based on the calculation estimates, the SDI programme has been successful in averting about 16000 cases of diarrhoea in the intervention area and an estimated reduction in mortality due to the disease lowered by 15%.

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