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1 EU Multi 195,966,000
2 Dutch Lottery Delhi 85,050,189
3 ECHO `est Bengal 27,720,000

4 ECHO J&K (valley) 19,500,000

5 Reckitt Benckiser `est Bengal 14,641,440

6 ECHO J&K (Leh) 12,000,000

7 SC Finland Rajasthan 9,003,660
8 SC Italy Maharashtra 8,782,475
9 MCHIP Jharkhand / UP 7,794,765
10 RB Pharma `est Bengal 6,020,910


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3. `orking closely with

district and state

4. Multi-level media presence

and advocacy

5. Influence policy changes

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· 7 million children in India under 14 years

do not have access to quality education
· pproximately 50% of all children drop
out before they complete their
elementary education
· Save the Children is working to create
quality, inclusive, learner-friendly
environments for all children
· o ensure that the Right to Education ct,
2009 is implemented.
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Promote learner friendly inclusive Create sustainable programmes by

environments by effective community building capacity within the education
participation and active learning system and using our projects as pilots
methodologies to demonstrate µbest practices¶

`e work on collaborative models

between Ministry of `omen and Child
Implement the Right to Education ct,
Development and Ministry of Human
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marginalised sections of society receive
children are provided stimulating
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learning environments and receive
quality basic education
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· o promote access and retention to quality inclusive education in government schools.

· o strengthen the capacities of existing government schools and their governance.

· o improve participation of children, their parents and the community in education


· o improve learning levels of children.

· o reduce drop out rates of children.

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India is the largest contributor to the annual

global tally of deaths of children under five years
old - approximately 1.8 million.
Save the Children is working to help India reach
MDG 4 on reducing child mortality by 2/3rd by
Our objectives are to:

· Increase the chances of survival of children

between the ages of 0-5 years

· Reduce levels of malnutrition in children

· Improve new born and maternal health

· Steer the behaviour of communities towards

better child health and nutrition practices.

In 2008, Save the Children initiated health and nutrition projects to evaluate interventions
within existing large-scale delivery systems (NRHM, ICDS). he project will play a
catalytic role within the national health sector, providing helpful insight and guidance into
the government health system and the community-based actors who deliver health and
nutrition services in India.


· Delhi and Maharashtra - Urban Health

· Bihar, Rajasthan and `est Bengal - Health and Nutrition

· Uttar Pradesh and Jharkhand - echnical assistance on newborn care through MCHIP
(Maternal and Child Health Integrated Programme)

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EVERY ONE objectives:

· Increase coverage and quality of maternal,

newborn and child health nutrition
services, particularly for the marginalised

· Change public opinion and inspire visible

expressions of support by mobilising 5mn
people to take action and create political
/social environment to achieve MDG 4

· Make government systems more

accountable to sustain increased
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Facilitate coordination between the

nalyse local situation to assess health Department of Health and Family
needs and existing gaps in newborn `elfare and D`CD to ensure effective
and care for children under five years delivery of Government¶s health and
nutrition delivery systems

Strengthen community involvement and

Capacity building of community health
role of civil society partnerships with
workers on maternal and child health
India¶s health systems through
advocacy and capacity building

· India is home to close to 13 million children

child labourers under 14 (Census 2001)

· `e work with state authorities & civil society

organisations to free children engaged in

· Save the Children is working to withdraw

50,000 child domestic workers from domestic

· `e have been instrumental in the creation of a

national child protection system.
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Since 2008, we have reached approximately 98,000

children in 275 villages. `e focused on building the
leadership among children and enabling their
participation in Panchayat-level decision making.

Our im:

· o increase preparedness of children and their

families for emergency situations in the aftermath of
natural disasters through child-centred and
community-based approaches

· o manage disasters better

· o minimise the impact of natural disasters to

communities in disaster prone areas

· o build child-centred resilient communities.

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Since 2008, we responded to all the major emergencies in the country. Our assessments
show that nearly 50% of all affected people in any emergency are children - the most
vulnerable and easy targets for trafficking.

· Kosi Floods, 2008 - Mounted an lliance-wide response. SCUK was our counterpart.
`e reached 117,000 people, about 60,000 of them children

· Mautam in Mizoram - `e reached 3,000 households over a period of one year with
comprehensive relief and recovery

· Cyclone ila, 2009 in the Sunderbans - Save the Children has been the major
responder and it is still continuing through ECHO support. Intervention pre-selected
for DipECHO funding

· South India Floods Response, 2009-10 in ndhra Pradesh and Karnataka - `e

reached 16,000+ children through education kits child friendly spaces, etc.

· Leh Cloudburst and Floods Emergency (ongoing) - `e reached 400 families with
comprehensive relief and recovery support.

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Distribute relief supplies during

emergencies and assist with long term
rehabilitation efforts
`e ensure that children are able to
Operate child friendly spaces supporting
continue with their schooling by
children¶s psychological needs as well as
providing them with a safe space to learn
carrying out nutritional and healthcare
in the aftermath of disasters.

Protect children from being trafficked for

commercial sex work and child labour.

For the past 30 years, we

have had programmes mainly
in the Ladakh region. Over the
past 6 years however, we
have extended our work to the
regions of Jammu and
Kashmir, focusing on
education and child protection
in orphanages.
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3900 children in the eight districts of nantnag, Baramulla, Kupwara, Doda, Poonch,
Rajouri, Leh and Kargil in 192 villages are beneficiaries of the training given to caregivers
at government run residential institutions on how to improve standards of care of children.

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24,000 children in the age group 6-14 years, including approximately 100 children with
disabilities, 500 orphans, 500 child laborers and 2000 children of scheduled tribes in 400
villages/urban wards in the 11 districts of Leh, Kargil, Doda, Rajouri, Poonch, Baramulla,
nantnag, Pulwama, Kupwara, Budgam and Srinagar are a part of our education
programmes to increase retention and drop out rates.

In Rajasthan, we have
programmes in 15 districts
focusing mainly on
reducing child mortality
below the age of five years
as well as creating quality
inclusive learner friendly
environments for children in
government schools.

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`e work in 210 Villages with 93,000 children and 40 government schools. `e are
focusing on creating inclusive quality learning environments in schools. hrough this,
we indirectly hope to reduce child labour, child marriage, discrimination, physical,
sexual and emotional abuse

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`e are working on improving the status of the most socially excluded children -
approximately 18,000 - by increasing access to schools and creating child protection
committees in their communities. In 6 districts of southern Rajasthan, we are
increasing public demand for systemic changes (in policy, program and their
implementation) in the education sector for poor and marginalised children.

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`e are reaching out to 57,000 pregnant and lactating mothers, newborns, infants and
children under age 5 years directly and 1,000,000 beneficiaries indirectly through
district level interventions in 110 villages.
In `est Bengal, we work to protect
children involved in child labour,
promoting access to education and
preventing deaths in children below
five years. `e have also responded to
the emergency caused by Cyclone ila
in 2009.
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`e are working with 3,000 migrant children vulnerable to trafficking, in 60 brick kilns to
ensure access and retention of children into formal schools. Girls involved in
hazardous beedi rolling in 24 villages in Murshidabad are being mainstreamed into
government schools.

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`e work with street and slum children across the Kolkata Municipality area,
mainstreaming them into formal schools. `e have set up 8 learning centres and have
collaborated with 11 private schools to facilitate peer education.

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`e promote exclusive breast feeding amongst lactating mothers through counselling. `e

also help with immunisation of children. he objective is to prevent child mortality
under the age of 5 years.

In Bihar, the work centres

around emergency relief
and child-centred disaster
risk reduction with a focus
on child protection and
prevention of trafficking of
children in 190 villages in
7 districts. `e have also
begun working on child
health and nutrition since
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`e are reaching out to 90,000 children affected by floods and natural disasters, children
involved in child labour, children facing violence in schools and children denied access
to public health services due to child trafficking.

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`e worked to disseminate the stitva state Plan of ction to prevent trafficking and are
now working to implement it. `e are training and strengthening nti Human rafficking
Unit members and have trained over 2,000 police officers.

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`e are launching a schools safety program in partnership with the Department of
Disaster Management.


In Delhi, we are working in 6 urban

districts, focusing on increasing access
to education for street and working
children, access to child survival and
basic health care services to
communities most neglected. `e are
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Implementing the early childhood education component in 130 ICDS centers of East
Delhi. he project will reach out to 7800 children over 3 years. `e work with
educators and students at the primary level to create model inclusive schools. Our
projects on inclusive education cover 43,000 children and 605 teachers in 64 MCD

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`e work with 600 children living in the largest rag picking community in East Delhi,
focusing on child protection and education. `e work with children working and living
in and around Nehru Place in South Delhi where our office is located. he Education
and ctivity Centre in Nehru Place aims to cover 400 children in two years.

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`e provide much needed health services in 6 districts of Delhi covering 60 slum clusters
reaching out to a population of 600,000 through mobile health units.

In ndhra Pradesh, we are

working in 6 districts focusing on
child protection issues of
vulnerable children, early
childhood care and education
and emergency relief and child-
centred disaster risk reduction.
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`e are working with children from Muslim minority communities, children from scheduled
castes and tribes, children living with and affected by HIV and children vulnerable to

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`e are working in the urban slums of irupati to create child focused, gender sensitive and
inclusive learning environments for 5,000 children between 3-6 years.

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`e provided relief to 8608 children and 4274 adults after the floods. 3000 families received
hygiene kits and over 10,000 children received emergency education kits. 35 schools
were provided with teaching and learning aids.

In Maharastra, our work centres

around the four cotton growing
districts where issues of child
protection and education of
children involved in agricultural
labour are addressed. Recently,
we have also started working in
Gadchiroli to demonstrate and
test the scale-up of a model for
home ± based infant care.
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Movement initiated in 986 villages in Vidarbha to address gross violation of children¶s

rights in the area. Reaching out to 100,000 children, we use a combination of
community-based interventions for child protection, quality of education, health and
community (especially women) empowerment, to ensure that working children are
weaned away from work and other children are prevented from entering in to the
workforce. `e work in collaboration with government to ensure sustainable results.

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Interventions in 14 schools of Greater Mumbai to reach out to nearly 3000 students,

with the aim of making them responsive to the needs of children. he aim is to
reduce the drop-out rate and improve learning levels.

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Children in Mumbai are beneficiaries of our efforts to generate awareness about safe
motherhood, family planning and general health problems, to reduce child mortality.

In Gujarat, work centres around the 4 cotton growing districts where issues of child
protection and education of children involved in agricultural labour are addressed.
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`e are reaching out over 100,000 children by training 1177 anganwadi workers - with
a special focus on language development for children. `e are structurally enhancing
the centres with art and other learning aids. `e are also working with over 17,000
parents to involve them better in the learning processes of their children.
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1 EU (via SC UK) Multi 2,799,514
Dutch Lottery
2 Delhi 1,215,003
(via SC NL)
3 ECHO (via SC UK) `est Bengal 396,000
4 ECHO (via SC UK) J&K (valley) 278,571

5 Reckitt Benckiser (via SC UK) `est Bengal 209,163

6 ECHO (via SC UK) J&K (Leh) 171,429

7 SC Finland Rajasthan 128,624
8 SC Italy Maharashtra 125,464
9 MCHIP Jharkhand / UP 111,354
10 RB Pharma `est Bengal 86,013

50 grants won in 2010, total value of ǧ6.7m

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