Save The Children India was born 25 years ago, with a vision of making India a child-friendly
nation, and a mission to nurture, educate and guide
the growth of vulnerable children and women, thus enabling them to develop into
strong, productive citizens. Through innovative initiatives and an impactful
approach, Save The Children India upholds its integrity and strives to provide
a platform to those in need.
To that end, Save The Children
India is committed to preventing exploitation and all other forms of
discrimination, thus empowering each of its beneficiaries to lead a life of
dignity, self-respect, and independence, and to help them build and sustain a
bright future for themselves, and for the country.
The founder, the late Ms. Vipula
Kadri has left behind a legacy which only few can match. The organization has
won several prestigious awards for being the ‘Best NGO’ in India, and has
reached out to over 2,00,000 beneficiaries in the realms of health, education,
livelihood and women empowerment.Over the years, the Save The Children India
has incorporated the core values that the founder inspired them towards, with
an inclination towards Impact,
Innovation and Integrity.
All the funds raised
through the Marathon will go towards providing access to quality education in
urban and rural areas, vocational training to young women and adolescent girls,
and a holistic education to mentally challenged and hearing impaired children
from less privileged backgrounds.
Sixteen year old Vipul Kantilal Jain studies at the Special Care Centre school, where differently-abled mentally challenged children like himself, and hearing impaired children from less privileged backgrounds study.
When he is not working hard to learn in the classroom, Vipul can be found on the playground, where his smile is at its widest. Having won several State and District level awards for participation in various sports ranging from table tennis to cricket, running and more, Vipul wishes to run at the Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon in January 2014, where he can display true strength and commitment, and can embody the values that Save The Children India as an organization stands for.
He wishes to set an example for his fellow students, and wishes to create awareness about the Education initiative of Save The Children India, by featuring as a DREAM WIZARD. He has to raise a minimum of Rs.5 lakhs to feature in that category, and the entire amount will go towards sponsoring the education of all his classmates for a year.