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Resilience

Every child, no matter who they are or where they come from, deserves to be protected from vulnerable situations.

In the face of a disaster, Save the Children strives to ensure every child’s resilience. In 2019, we reached 55423 children!

Come, join our mission to make Every Last Child of India RESILIENT!

Over the years, we have faced a multitude of issues but undeterred, we have devised several solutions that help us continue sharing the gift of resilience with underprivileged children.

Here, take a look.

The Problem

In every disaster, women, children, adolescent girls and boys, as well as underprivileged communities are affected the most.


  • Children live in pathetic conditions

    Poverty and geography are strong determinants of vulnerability

    Children in many regions across India live in extremely vulnerable geographies and/or construction sites.


  • Vulnerable areas are prone to destruction

    Poverty is both a driver and consequence of disaster risk.

    Economic pressures force families and individuals to live in unsafe locations and conditions. When disaster strikes, those living in slums and poorly constructed colonies are most vulnerable and most badly affected.


  • Marginalised Children, People, and Communities are grossly affected

    The lives of the marginalised are at a higher risk during a crisis.

    Already marginalised, children, people, and communities live in defenceless conditions. It is they who are the worst affected during an emergency or a disaster, which is why resilience needs to be built amongst them.


  • Children living in conflict zones

    Children living in conflict zones live on the brink of exploitation and abuse.

    Thousands of children living in conflict zones need to be protected. The necessary framework and systems need to be put in place to protect and educate them in the face of a disaster and/or emergency situation.


  • Unsatisfactory safety standards

    Safety Standards in school need to be reformed.

    In many government schools, there is a gap between the required and the existing safety standards. Filling in this gap becomes crucial during a disaster as well as maintains the safety of children from abuse, bullying and/or discrimination.

BE A PART OF OUR SOLUTION

We run programmes to protect and secure the most disadvantaged children of India in several ways.

Creation of Children Groups
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We engage children in Children’s Groups for emergency preparedness and Disaster Risk Reduction in geographically vulnerable areas or urban/rural hotspots and conflict zones.

Orientation on Child Abuse
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We ensure the orientation of principals, teachers, and counsellors on child abuse and The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act of Government.

Creating a Safe School Environment
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We ensure schools remain safe by implementing a school safety framework, which is also prepared if they are faced with a disaster or an emergency situation.

Active Participation & Responsibilities
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We involve children and communities by the way of active participation as well as assigning roles and responsibilities in emergency preparedness, evacuation plan, and undertaking drills and simulations.

Technical Intervention
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We harness technology by working with our partners to find interventions that are helpful during a crisis.
Eg: development of mobile apps

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  • OUR FOCUS
    • Reducing the impact of disaster and climate risks
    • Non-disaster stresses and shocks on the most vulnerable groups of children, their families and communities.
    • Risks that emerge from vulnerabilities within the parameters of
      • Ecology, Human, Social, Political, Economic, Institutional, Financial System, Physical (Built environment) and Technology.
  • OUR APPROACH

    We work to reduce the impact of any disaster, emergency, and climate risks for children, their families and communities

    • Designing programmes with multi-disciplinary parameters according to the Resilience framework
    • Building a child-centred approach with an emphasis on knowledge, participation and empowerment
    • Building skills of vulnerable groups (youth and adolescent) for future preparedness
    • Working at various levels like family, communities and institutions to build awareness and preparedness
    • Working on community-driven actions for overall preparedness inclusive of climate education and resilience planning
    • Working on the building capacity of government stakeholders

    In a country that is prone to climatic and geo-hydrological disasters like flash floods, cyclones, earthquakes, avalanches, mud-slides, and the slow onset disaster like drought, we need you to collaborate with us to help the disaster-stricken.

  • OUR ACHIEVEMENTS
    • Indoctrinated disaster preparedness for 6 lakh+ population in 350 villages and 334 schools, across five states with the support of Nokia during 2015-19.
    • Built the capacity of government stakeholders through ‘Disaster and climate-resilient children in Kerala’ A project in Kerala reaching 42,000 children’s groups across all districts, where more than 7,000
      adult community members trained as disaster response task forces
    • Coached climate and disaster-resilient practices with educational material across 40 schools in Delhi
    • Undertook urban climate resilience projects across 4 municipal wards and 20 schools in Kolkata and Patna focusing on children, urban informal settlements and government stakeholders, backed by Laudes Foundation
    • Save the Children, Germany, supported climate and disaster-resilient school projects across 60 schools and 4 communities in Delhi
  • Reducing the impact of disaster and climate risks
  • Non-disaster stresses and shocks on the most vulnerable groups of children, their families and communities.
  • Risks that emerge from vulnerabilities within the parameters of
    • Ecology, Human, Social, Political, Economic, Institutional, Financial System, Physical (Built environment) and Technology.

We work to reduce the impact of any disaster, emergency, and climate risks for children, their families and communities

  • Designing programmes with multi-disciplinary parameters according to the Resilience framework
  • Building a child-centred approach with an emphasis on knowledge, participation and empowerment
  • Building skills of vulnerable groups (youth and adolescent) for future preparedness
  • Working at various levels like family, communities and institutions to build awareness and preparedness
  • Working on community-driven actions for overall preparedness inclusive of climate education and resilience planning
  • Working on the building capacity of government stakeholders

In a country that is prone to climatic and geo-hydrological disasters like flash floods, cyclones, earthquakes, avalanches, mud-slides, and the slow onset disaster like drought, we need you to collaborate with us to help the disaster-stricken.

  • Indoctrinated disaster preparedness for 6 lakh+ population in 350 villages and 334 schools, across five states with the support of Nokia during 2015-19.
  • Built the capacity of government stakeholders through ‘Disaster and climate-resilient children in Kerala’ A project in Kerala reaching 42,000 children’s groups across all districts, where more than 7,000 adult community members trained as disaster response task forces
  • Coached climate and disaster-resilient practices with educational material across 40 schools in Delhi
  • Undertook urban climate resilience projects across 4 municipal wards and 20 schools in Kolkata and Patna focusing on children, urban informal settlements and government stakeholders, backed by Laudes Foundation
  • Save the Children, Germany, supported climate and disaster-resilient school projects across 60 schools and 4 communities in Delhi

Directly Impacted 3.4 million
children

Through the consistency of our donors’ support,
we have successfully reached and touched the lives of many children, families, and communities.
PAN India, since 2008

Our Current Initiatives include

  • Implementing the third phase of Nokia – Save the Children Project across 160 villages in Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Assam
  • Supporting the on-going Laudes Foundation Urban Resilience Project in Patna and Kolkata
  • Initiated HKL-funded comprehensive school safety project in North Delhi district, inclusive of 30 schools and 10 slums

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Indirectly Impacted 5.5 million
adults

Aligning with the global breakthrough, Save the Children has made many children, families, and communities resilient through various programmes.

Browse further to know more about all our Resilience Programmes. Click pin to view programmes.

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We are close to achieving our goal to a resilient nation of strong children!

Come, witness the change brought about by our Resilience Programmes.

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