ChildFund India exists to help deprived, excluded and vulnerable children have the capacity to improve their lives and the opportunity to become young adults, parents and leaders who bring lasting and positive change in their communities.
We promote communities whose individuals and institutions participate in valuing, protecting and advancing the worth and rights of children.
A member of ChildFund International, ChildFund India has been representing the voice of underserved children in India since 1951. It is the only development organization of its kind that continuously supports children from birth to young adulthood, through unique intervention models designed around a complete life-cycle approach.
The organization’s interventions are aligned with age-specific and contextual needs, based on children’s experiences of deprivation, exclusion and vulnerability. Its work embraces three life stages.
- Maternal health and early years (age 0-5)
- Childhood and adolescence (age 6-14)
- Youth and young adults (age 15-25)
Our signature programs are centered round education, health and livelihoods. Concurrently, it implements several innovative programs that are localized and piloted in target communities, with the aim of rolling them out to scale
ChildFund India’s national office is based in Bengaluru and its program office is in Delhi. It works in 78 districts across 14 States and 1 Union Territory of India. Implementing programs directly and through NGO partners, it assists more than 1.73 million children, youth and other members in 6,092 communities, covering a population of 2.6 million.
The themes of child protection, gender equity and disaster management are integrated into ChildFund India’s programs.