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ANNUAL REPORT 2023

Partnering for Good, Driving Change Together

BAL RAKSHA, BHAVISHYA RAKSHA!

At Bal Raksha Bharat (also known as Save the Children), nurturing children is nurturing the promise of India. Since 2004, we have made it our mission to transform childhood landscapes nationwide through compassion, care and relentless efforts. We are steadfast in our resolve to help the children of India build a Secure Childhood and thus a Secure Future.

Our approach at Bal Raksha Bharat is HOLISTIC as we address numerous aspects of childhood: access to health and nutrition, quality education, protection from harm, supporting with psychosocial needs and driving a well-rounded development of children. Protection from exploitation and access to equal opportunities help children thrive as architects of the nation's future.

We, at Bal Raksha Bharat, pledge to make every impact holistic for India's children - but we cannot walk alone, because shaping young lives cannot happen in isolation. It calls for unified effort from communities, government and supporters. Collaborating with on-ground workers, policymakers and donors, we build an ecosystem where children can flourish.

In 15 years, we have touched lives of over 1 crore young children through our outreach programmes. Between April 2022 and March 2023, we provided 13.8 lakh children across 15 states with resources, support and opportunities to build a childhood they can cherish. Right from the inception of our work, we have been working right in the middle of communities, understanding ground realities, and engineering every initiative based on their unique needs. Be it facilitating access to healthcare, bridging gaps in education or providing crucial humanitarian aid during emergencies - we cater to every aspect of child welfare. Beyond short-term relief, we also empower families and communities to be more resilient in the face of adversities.

In 2022-23, our education programs assisted over 3.3 lakh children. Healthcare support was provided to 3.4 lakh children. Our humanitarian drives reached over 6.2 lakh children in disaster-hit zones with urgent aid and long-term rehabilitation. We aided communities during COVID-19, cyclones, provided relief to migrant workers and facilitated vaccination access. Each milestone fuels our conviction that we can transform childhood with compassion, care and unity.

Over the years, through our groundwork, we have cultivated strong ties with communities, government bodies, our donors and support to build an enabling ecosystem through which children can benefit. Whether it is listening to community needs, co-designing localised initiatives, contributing towards shaping of national policy through insights and research, and forging partnerships: all of this in pursuit of ushering in holistic child development.

We pledge to continue to reach more and more children in need and ensure that no child is left behind. We are committed to help bridge the gap between the childhood some children endure and the one they deserve. While we have come far, the journey is still on. And we can only walk this path together with our supporters. Your contribution can help us cover crucial distances- empower children with education, health, safety and help them tap the opportunities they deserve. Choose how you would like to make a difference in a child's life. In big and small ways, let us come together as guardians to help shape India's tomorrow. Donate now to Bal Raksha Bharat India to create lasting change - child by child.

our fields of work

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SHIKSHA ki RAKSHA,
BHAVISHYA ki RAKSHA!

From early childhood to adolescence, quality education unlocks human potential. Bal Raksha Bharat (Save the Children, India) champions the cause of India's underserved since 2004, aligning inclusive learning with national ethos. Safe classrooms, girls' participation, digital access - their interventions remove barriers spanning from urban slums to rural communities. Uplifting over 80,000 students, we have seeded future innovation and powered sustainable solutions. Click here to learn more about its transformative impact on our children.

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AROGYA ki RAKSHA,
BHAVISHYA ki RAKSHA!

Bal Raksha Bharat aims to guarantee healthcare and nutrition for children across India. Through awareness drives, health system strengthening, and tackling health issues, we aim to empower underserved communities that were once underserved through key partnerships with the Health Ministry and NITI Aayog to further access and support major schemes. Our on-ground collaboration and backing of initiatives like Poshan Abhiyan strive to sustainably better children's health. Read more about our impactful work here.

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TANAAV SE RAKSHA,
BHAVISHYA ki RAKSHA!

With climate change and disasters disproportionately impacting children, Bal Raksha Bharat (Save the Children India) strives to build their resilience through community-centred adaptation - from strengthening local governance and schools to providing green livelihoods and building technologies like early warning systems for communities. Initiatives like the SMARTPUR project enable digital inclusion of rural areas for healthcare, education and more. Read on to learn about our interventions upholding children's rights in the face of ecological instability. Read more here.

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POSHAN ki RAKSHA,
BHAVISHYA RAKSHA!

Despite progress, swathes of India's youth still confront poverty economic challenges, lacking pathways of empowerment. Since 2004, Bal Raksha Bharat has championed pertinent ways to upskilling women and girls and boosting the incomes of vulnerable families from rural communities. Bridging skill gaps that accelerate advancement, our programmes offer digital literacy, vocational training, and access to government schemes. Having supported Supporting over 200,000 towards self-reliance already, we aim to unleash human potential countrywide. Discover more about how we are enabling dreams.

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SHOSHAN SE RAKSHA,
BHAVISHYA ki RAKSHA!

As front-runners to safeguarding India's children from exploitation, Bal Raksha Bharat tirelessly fights trafficking, child labour, early marriage and more. From cementing legislation to system reforms, our interventions span awareness drives, psychosocial support, online safety training and beyond. Our initiatives have eased over 10,000 at-risk youth, while partnership with bodies like NCPCR evolves national child protection. Read more here to discover how we are building an abuse-free future.

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SAMAANTA KI RAKSHA,
BHAVISHYA ki RAKSHA!

Since 2004, Bal Raksha Bharat has tirelessly worked to aid over 600,000 across 40+ emergencies as early responders- being the first to reach and last to leave. From cyclones to floods, our response includes providing supplies, rebuilding efforts and creating child-friendly spaces - ensuring education, protection and care with children at the centre of all our response work. However, more support is needed to scale this impact. Read more about the unwavering mission to guarantee crisis relief for India's children.

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success stories

Bal Raksha Bharat's interventions have empowered countless marginalised children to transform their own lives. From the slums of Delhi to remote rural reaches, we have witnessed stories of triumph in the face of child marriage, poverty, health struggles and more. The organisation's investment in instilling skills, mindsets, and values is fuelling journeys to education, financial independence and advocacy roles within communities. Be it defeating poverty or combating chronic diseases, success stories speak of incredible resilience and change catalysed in the most vulnerable communities. These tales of determination showcase how with the right support, the most vulnerable can build futures of security, self-reliance, and dignity. Bal Raksha Bharat continues to kindle their indomitable spirit, seeding systemic transformation - one child at a time.

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A Journey of Hope: Kajal's Path from a Tea Stall to the Classroom

In the bustling streets of Khanpur, Delhi, where the aroma of 'chai' mingles with the rhythm of daily life, I first encountered Kajal. She was a 10-year-old girl with a radiant smile, tirelessly helping her father...

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Empowering Women Through Menstrual Awareness - Varsha's Journey Towards a Dignified Life

Varsha Dhande, a resident Krushna Nagar, Hadapsar Pune, found herself at a crossroads. For years, she had navigated the intricacies of household management alongside her husband...

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Stitching Together the Dream of Financial Independence: A Young Girl's Journey to Self-Employment

I see my business growing, thanks to the team's support. They've given me a chance to live my dream of financial independence in a male-dominated society,” says a smiling Nargis...

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Uttar Pradesh: The Story of Nursing Little Urchita Back to Good Health

Hailing from Uttar Pradesh's Shravasti, the little girl weighed 2.4 kg when she was born. Her father worked as as a daily wager in agriculture and the family survived with limited means and on a meagre income...

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recent awards and recognitions

From allyship to health outreach, awards won by Bal Raksha Bharat continue to recognise our unrelenting efforts to transform young lives. The ever-expanding list of recognition for our work reflects our deepening national footprint and impact - reaching and uplifting marginalized children across cities to rural hinterlands. Strengthened by public support, our quest to ensure India's future generations can thrive, continues.

Ongoing campaigns which need your support

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Every child deserves to learn. Help them thrive.

Education empowers every future. Donate to Save the Children India and support quality learning for children everywhere.
Together, let's ensure no child is left behind.

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Join us in making a difference.

Since 2004, we have partnered with the Government of India to empower over 10 million children.
Your support allows us to reach even more children and ensure they can access a safe and nurturing environment.

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Let's use technology to ignite young minds.

Join us in creating vibrant learning hubs for children nationwide. Donate to the "Making Schools Smart" project and equip 50 schools with STEM labs and smart classrooms, fostering scientific thinking and empowering future generations.

blogs

The Bal Raksha Bharat blog brings to life how we are undeterred to India’s commitment to child welfare, protection, and empowerment. It provides a glimpse into the stories of children who have seen their lives transform and communities uplifted. These narratives will help readers learn how you can contribute to creating bright futures.

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Breaking the Cycle of Child Labour in India through NGOs

Child labour deprives childhood. It is a problem that has stakeholders everywhere asking in unison: “How to stop child labour in India?” One of the ways that the call to deliver children to a brighter future is answered by NGOs, relentless crusaders who dedicate...

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The Journey of NGOs in Advancing Child Nutrition

Among the many developmental priorities, child nutrition is the most compelling, as it plays a very critical role in child development. Only with the right food can children grow strong and healthy. The right food creates energy, powers dreams, and transforms...

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The Essential Role of NGOs in Promoting Child Rights Across India

Non-governmental organisations (NGOs) are instrumental in the advocacy and promotion of basic child rights all over India. NGOs’ work is viewed as instrumental in ensuring that every child has their rights, including education, healthcare, and...

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Child Education NGOs' Initiatives in India

NGOs play a vital role in nurturing the education of every child in a developmental landscape. These dedicated organisations act as catalysts as they shape the future of the younger generation through impactful initiatives. In this article, we will look at all...

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What People Say

Donors across the country share our commitment to providing every child with a safe and nurturing environment. Here, you can read inspiring words, written by people like you, about how they value investing in underprivileged children and showing them a better and brighter future. Through their words, you will discover that every rupee and every person matters in our common journey towards a better tomorrow.

OUR COMMITMENT TO BE THE RAKSHAKS OF
CHILDREN'S FUTURE

We invite you behind the scenes to witness the transformations made possible by donors like you. Through poignant video testimonials, you'll see the tangible impact your compassion has already made in the lives of underprivileged children in India. Watch their eyes light up as they gain access to education, medical care, and safety - opportunities to learn, grow, and dream. Hear them speak about their hopes for the future, fuelled by the chance you've given them. These are more than inspiring stories; they are glimpses into young lives infused with promise. By contributing, you join a community devoted to nurturing India's next generation. Browse through and discover how even the smallest act of kindness can plant seeds of change.

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Bal Raksha Bharat's Ongoing Mission to Empower 4 Million Children!

At Bal Raksha Bharat, we believe in creating a secure future by ensuring every child has a secure childhood. Our ongoing mission is to empower 4 million children, and we are committed to making this vision a reality.

India's children possess immense potential, yet they face numerous challenges and limited opportunities. Our mission recognizes that similar efforts may not yield the same results for every child, and we are dedicated to tailoring our support to meet their unique needs.

Join us in building a world where every child has access to equal opportunities and can grow with confidence. Together, we can create a brighter, more equitable future for all children.

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FAQs

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All donations made to Bal Raksha Bharat (Save the Children India) are 50% tax-exempt under section 80G of the Income Tax Act 1961. Section 80G of the Income Tax Act allows tax exemptions for various entities, including individuals, Hindu Undivided Families (HUFs), companies, and partnership firms. Its benefits are also available to Non-Residential Indians (NRIs).

Bal Raksha Bharat will provide your details to the Income Tax department by May 31, i.e. immediately following the financial year in which the donation was received. We will provide your Full Name, PAN number, and Complete Address to the Income Tax department to issue a Tax Exemption Certificate (10BE).

Visit the Bal Raksha Bharat donation page, where you will find two options
- One-Time Donation: Choose this option if you want to make a single contribution.
- Monthly Donation: Opt for monthly donations to provide sustained support.
Select your preferred payment method. Ensure you provide your full name, address, and PAN number, to claim tax exemption.

Donating online is cost-effective as it does not require regular visits to field offices or call centres. It is also faster, as online donations are instantaneous. Online donation generates instant documentation, which is sent to the donor's email address, ensuring transparency and ease of access - useful when filing a tax rebate.

As a part of our commitment to protecting user data, we will never share your information. We also do not store any sensitive information like your credit card or bank details. We also make stringent efforts to require all third-party service providers to hold personal information in strict confidence.

Reach out to us at donorsupport@balrakshabharat.org, at +91 9870127127 / +91 9870147147 (telephone), or via mail at the below-mentioned correspondence address:
Bal Raksha Bharat
Donor Support
D-61, East of Kailash,
New Delhi-110065

To donate online on Bal Raksha Bharat's website:
- Specify your donation details and preferred mode of payment
- You will be taken to a secure payment gateway
- Fill in your credit card details; after which, you will get an immediate confirmation of your donation on the screen and via email.

We are committed to protecting the privacy of our website's users. Bal Raksha Bharat has implemented the necessary security mechanisms; only designated employees can access your personal information. All online transactions are done on a secure server, and the information you provide on the donation transaction page is encrypted using SSL.