Save The Children India was born 25 years ago. Through innovative initiatives and an impactful approach, Save The Children India has been working towards the enrichment of lives of children and women from underprivileged backgrounds through various initiatives and programs aimed at helping them lead a life of empowerment.
The founder, late Mrs. Vipula Kadri has left behind a legacy which only a few can match.
Over the years, Save The Children India has incorporated the core values that the founder has inspired, with an inclination towards Impact, Innovation and Integrity.
All the funds raised through the Marathon will go towards providing access to quality pre-primary education through Balwadis in urban and rural areas.
Balwadis or pre-school centers provide pre-primary education and a safe environment for young children whose parents work. Since inception, a strong foundation has been built for 67,499 Balwadi kids. Today, there are 227 Balwadis spread across the city of Mumbai.
Children who attend our Balwadis are mostly first generation learners and secure opportunities to learn and develop a strong foundation during their most impressionable years. They also enable children to make a smooth transition into formal schools.
54% of India's children between 6 and 14 years of age cannot read and write or perform basic arithmetic. According to an external assessment report, these children are two to three grades below what they are expected to be achieving at their age. Consequently, many of those who cannot keep up with their studies are at a high risk of dropping out of the regular school system.
An educational program designed to initiate and integrate young children into the formal education system.
Pre-Primary Education through Balwadis for children between the ages of 3-5 years, building a strong foundation in education and preparing them for formal schooling.
Impact to date
- 227 Balwadis spread across Mumbai, up from 150 in the year 2013
- 13 Balwadis were started with E-learning mode of teaching
With every initiative and project undertaken by Save The Children India, the main goal is to create a high impact with a great numerical as well as anecdotal value. Through its initiatives and sustained efforts, the NGO has been a guiding platform for beneficiaries since its inception in 1988. The impact of the organization’s work, has led to a positive transformation in the lives of lakhs of women and children.
The plethora of projects, such as education, livelihood, health, anti-human trafficking and women empowerment, that fall under the Save The Children India umbrella symbolize a bold and sustained effort towards a better world - just as the founder had envisioned.
Save The Children India reached a key milestone on the 1st of July 2010 when the Government of India adopted the Code of Conduct for Safe and Honourable Tourism developed by Save The Children India in association with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, and the Pacific Asia Travel Association.
Save The Children India continues its efforts toward impact and innovations, in order to be ahead of the curve when it comes to creating a change in the society, and ultimately in the world we live in.