Our contribution to social capital

ChildFund India has significantly contributed to the social capital of India by maintaining and capacitating grass root level implementing NGO partners. We invest in our partners to build their capacity, beyond our programs.

Reaching the Unreached

We strive to mainstream the lives of the most underserved populations who have not been accessed by development efforts or are living in difficult terrains. A majority of our programs are in remote rural areas — like tribal belts of Odisha, Madhaya Pradesh and Jharkhand. Some of these areas have not being even accessed by government agencies.

Sustainable support and positive outcomes

ChildFund India has significantly contributed to nation building efforts by providing sustainable support, to achieve positive outcomes in the lives of deprived, excluded and vulnerable children. We are the only organization in India that supports children from birth to age 24. Our long-term commitment has enabled us to bring about lasting solutions through innovative approaches. Our National Priority Programs (NPPs) have been designed to address the basic needs of health, education and livelihood to help these children explore their full potential and realize their dreams.

Resilience through participatory planning

Participatory planning in ChildFund India has empowered community and enhanced resilience of the society in India. Our program planning incorporates contextual situational analysis, especially the DEV analysis (analysis of deprived, excluded and vulnerable children), which is based upon a series of consultative processes. Recording children’s voice is an integral part of these processes.

Strengthening community structures
Communities are considered key stakeholders in the design and implementation of our programmatic interventions. We involve communities via a two-pronged strategy:

  • Strengthen existing community structures formed under government programs which includes Village Health, Sanitation and Nutrition Committees (VHSNC), School Management Committees, Village Education Committees, Gram Panchayats (village level elected local body), etc. This approach helps to ensure their participation in the decision making process for the entitlements enshrined in government schemes.
  • Create community institutions like child clubs, youth clubs, village development committees, women self-help groups, etc.

Effective and efficient decentralized governance

ChildFund India’s programs are governed by a team of experts, skilled managers and highly motivated decentralized teams in six area offices and three regional offices.

Promotion of girl child

ChildFund India’s special girl child programs are significant contribution to the government’s ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’ (‘protect the girl child, educate the girl child’) campaign. Our different life stage programs not only ensure that the girl child survives but make suitable efforts to help each girl child be equipped to thrive.

In our programs, girls outnumber boys in all the three life stages — 64% vs 36% in Life Stage 1, 58% vs 42% in Life Stage 2, and 51% vs 49% in Life Stage 3.

Special scholorship support is also given to girls for availing and accessing higher education and opt for appropriate career choices.