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Ignored and Invisible – Team India readies to shine at Street Children Cricket World Cup 2019 at Lords

Kolkata, 5 February:  Two Indian teams – India North and India South will represent the country to play the first Street Children Cricket World Cup (SCCWC) at the prestigious Lords Cricket Ground in England. The teams will arrive in Cambridge on the 30th of April 2019 and after two days of cricket at Parker's Piece, a municipal park in Cambridge, the Finals will be held at Lords on the 7th of May 2019. Gearing up for the big game, just ahead of the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup, Save the Children and Hope Foundation are jointly training the India North team of four boys and four girls in Kolkata.

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Municipal Corporation and Save the Children Calls for Departmental Convergence for Anemia Campaign

Save the Children with the support from GSK CH is implementing a project in Andhra Pradesh. As part of the project, Save the Children in coordinating with Rajamahendravarm Municipal Corporation (RMC) and disseminated the findings of the study report on the status of anemia and malnutrition covering 18 urban slums of Rajamahendravarm. The study was done with the technical support of National Institute of Nutrition (NIN) and in coordination with Women and Child Welfare and Health and Family Welfare Departments. Shri. Sumeet Kumar, Commissioner RMC presided as chief guest for the programme. Other senior officials from the Women and Child Welfare and Health and Family Welfare Departments were also present.

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Protection of Children Missed out in Union Budget 2019 says Save the Children

While the Union Budget 2019 has brought with it many futuristic visions of building digital India, an opportunity to do more for children, especially in terms of their protection from violence has been missed out yet again. While data indicates an increase in cases of violence against children, with the last National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) report (2016) indicating over 100,000 cases of crime against children reported, documenting an increase of 14 percent since 2015, low public funding has left child protection mechanisms weak and cases highly under-reported.

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New Project on Addressing the Needs of Street Children Launched

New Project on Addressing the Needs of Street Children Launched

Street Children are among the invisible sections of the society as they have no presence in the government records. Despite being economically backward and vulnerable, very few social security measures are directed at them.

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Bringing Forward the Voices of Street Children- ‘The Invisibles’

Bringing Forward the Voices of Street Children- ‘The Invisibles’

Sports is one common language that the world resonates with, sports is all-encompassing in its scope and comes with an unparalleled sense of enthusiasm and participation. Save the Children is ecstatic to announce our collaboration with the @istreetworldcup for a one-of-a-kind event to bring forward the voice of children on street – ‘The Invisibles’.

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