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Bal Raksha Bharat Overview

Bal Raksha Bharat (also known as Save the Children) is currently working in 15 states and 3 Union Territories of India, to catalyse immediate and lasting change for children.
As Save the Children, we provided relief during the famine and floods faced by Bengal in 1950s, collaborated with Indian government to provide mobile nutrition clinics across 9 Indian states as part of the global Freedom from Hunger campaign in 1960s. In 1970s our first office was set up in Delhi and we provided relief for Divi Seema Cyclone and Tidal Wave in Andhra Pradesh. In 1980s we launched 40 projects across the country on pre-school programmes, food and medical care, mother and child health and in 1990s we deepened our work on education and child protection. In 2000 we mounted the Tsunami cyclone response.
We are formally registered as Bal Raksha Bharat (BRB), under the Societies Registration Act, 1860. Since 2004, as Bal Raksha Bharat we have directly reached over 10 million children, more than 50 percent of whom are girls. We are working on the issue of education, health, nutrition and WASH, child protection, child poverty, humanitarian response as well as climate change and disaster risk reduction

Our Theory of Change

The work we do for the children of India revolves around the Theory of Change. Our set of interventions are planned with the vision that their outcomes should lead to specific developments and change at the ground level.

  • Achieve results at scale

    Establish credibility of our models through evidence-based, integrated and sustainable programming to ensure positive and scalable impact on marginalised children

  • Build strategic partnerships

    Strategic alliances with children, communities, government, donors and peers to expand and amplify our expertise on child rights

  • Be a convenor of voices

    Being a convenor of voices of and for children through evidence-based advocacy and campaigns to inspire collective action that advocacy and campaigns to inspire collective action that drives change

  • Be an innovator

    Be the catalyst to drive new ideas that deliver positive impact at scale for children, focused on the intersection of our ambitions for children and their most pressing problems


  • Education


    We help educate and empower children. We ensure their enrollment and retention in school through our holistic approach and help create better learning environments.


    children have been provided Education support in the last 15 years

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  • Child Protection

    Child Protection

    We work to protect children from different forms of abuse and exploitation such as child labour, child marriage, neglect and violence.


    children have been given a shield of protection by our efforts in the last 15 years

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  • Health and Nutrition

    Health and Nutrition

    We provide crucial healthcare support to children, which include newborn babies, infants, young children, and adolescents.


    children have benefitted from projects on healthcare & nutrition in the last 15 years

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  • Poverty & Inclusion

    Poverty & Inclusion

    We work to tackle poverty affecting children’s lives and promote social inclusion


    were supported through our work in this area

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  • Covid-19


    During successive waves of the Covid-19 pandemic, we worked relentlessly to provide relief and psychosocial support to children and their families.


    were supported through our Covid-19 Reponse Programmes

  • Humanitarian


    We provide life-saving relief and rehabilitation support to vulnerable children and their communities during emergencies and disasters


    children have been provided humanitarian support

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Over the years, Bal Raksha Bharat has registered its presence in 20 states and 3 Union Territories of India through projects aimed at addressing the most pressing needs of children. Here’s a snapshot of the number of children we have reached directly in various states and Union Territories.