Issues We Address
Child & Youth Care
In India, 31 million children live without parental care, that is, they lack the overnight care of at least one of their parents. These children, who have been temporarily or permanently separated form their biological families, need protection in the form of quality alternative care. The grave reality is that only 1.4% receives any sort of formal alternative care.
Nearly 10% of India’s population; about 130 million of 1.2 billion people; are adolescent girls. Although 96% of girls enrol in primary school, only 1 of out of every 100 girls reaches a secondary level of education. According to current transition rates, a girl who enters her final year of primary education (typically Class V) only has a 54% chance of even starting Class XI.
The youth of India is its untapped potential. 1 in every third person in the country is a youngster below the age of 24, yet most lack any formal exposure to skill development. Youth constitute a large chunk of the Indian workforce, yet 80% doesn't possess any marketable skills.
Hema got acquainted with us through the recommendation of one of our student from the previous batch.
Sandhya Devi joined the sewing training centre in 2015.
Breaking her limitations, the girl who excelled
The odds were against Swati from a young age.
We catalyse systemic change by creating meaningful interventions, enabling our children and youth to bloom into confident, self reliant individuals, while fostering in them the spirit of giving back
By joining the movement, you have helped us light up the lives of countless underserved children and youth. Together we can continue to empower them with the security, education and skills they need to thrive and give back.