Background and Objective:Children belonging to underprivileged sections of society are often abused and exploited because they are ignorant and vulnerable. The aim of this initiative is to ensure that continuous, good quality education and access to basic healthcare facilities is available for them. Some quick facts:

  • Did you know that 80% of migrant children in India do not have access to Education?
  • Did you know that over 90% of tribal children do not complete High School?

NGO Partner: Aide-et-action, Child Voice, YRG Care and PCVC (International Foundation for Crime Prevention and Victim Care)

Fund-raising Target: Rs. 40 lakhs

About our partners:
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Aide-et-Action: Founded in 1981, Aide-et-Action (AEA) strongly believes that education can be a critical lever towards positive change in the lives of the poor and marginalized across the globe. AEA runs specific programs for children of migrant workers focussed at providing early childcare, primary education and healthcare facilities. Read more about Aide-et- Action here

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Child Voice: Child Voice is a leading Child Rights organization in Tamil Nadu. Child Voice works for children participation, rights and their Protection. With centers in Dindigul, Kodaikanal, Nilakottai and Palani. Their Outreach Programs are run by a dedicated team of field staff who work tirelessly in reaching out to the rural and marginalized sections of the society. Read more about Child Voice here

YRG Care: The YR Gaitonde Medical, Educational and Research Foundation (1985), an internationally recognized non-profit in Chennai pioneers HIV prevention, care and research through the YRG Center for AIDS Research and Education (YRGCARE). Endrum Punnagai (run in association with UWC) is a program that helps children to enhance health, self-confidence and interpersonal communication. Endrum Punnagai through concept learning, goal setting, decision making and problem solving, develops confidence in children, enhances life skills and helps them build relationships with their peers, teachers and family members. It focuses on personal hygiene, gender sensitization, nutrition, environment and reproductive health.Read more about YRG here

PCVC: The International Foundation for Crime Prevention and Victim Care was founded in 2001 as a response to Chennai’s noticeable absence of support agencies for women who are survivors of domestic abuse. Their mission is to provide direct services to survivors of domestic violence, with a particular focus on women and their children and to create more socially responsible future generations through community education initiatives and gender-sensitization workshops. Endrum Punnagai – Gender Sensitization programs run in association with United Way Chennai will commence in the Academic Year 2016. Read more about PCVC here
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