The Movement Called Save the Children
“Save the Children” movement was initiated in 1919 as a response to the war-torn Europe during the World War II. The International Save the Children Alliance currently consists of 32 autonomous organizations working in over 100 nations throughout the world.
Save the Children – Canada
Save the Children – Canada (SCC) has been operational since 1920. At present, besides Canada itself, SCC is working in 9 countries: Bolivia, Peru, Burkina Faso, Mali, Kenya, Ethiopia, India, Haiti, and Nicaragua. Efforts are targeted at the most critical needs of children. SCO’s principal objective is to help change the conditions which deprive children and their families of the capacity to realize their potential. The programs range from thematic areas of development, survival, protection and participation.
SCC has been associated with the children of India since 1967 and the India Field Office (IFO) was set up in 1990 at Pune. Presently, SCC-IFO is operational in three states of India-Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu, SCC-IFO works in partnership with 11 partner non-government organizations(NGOs) for providing developmental opportunities to children from deprived societies, which include:
> Tribal children and children from slums.
> Children working as agriculture labour and shepherds.
> Children working in brick-kilns, construction sites.
> Children working in carpet weaving industry.
> Children working in gem and stone cutting industry.
> Children working in speaker cone industry.
> Children working in match-stick and fireworks industry.
> Children of mothers engaged in bidi (local cigarette) and aggarbatti (incense-sticks) making.
> Children working as domestic workers.
> Children of commercial sex workers.
> Girls engaged in looking after siblings at home.
The emphasis of India program has been on working children and education. The programs operate at two levels: community-based action projects and advocacy on issues affecting rights of the child, which includes networking with various stakeholders at national and international levels. A conscious and sincere effort is made to incorporate the values of participation and gender equity.
Save the Children fights for children rights. We deliver immediate and lasting improvements to children’s lives world-wide.
Our philosophy at Save the Children Canada is that we are a child rights organization, which focuses on the participation of children in the whole creation, design and implementation of our programming. This philosophy is a fundamental belief.
Our Guiding Principle
All action must be taken in the best interest of the child.
Save the Children
India Field Office, Apama
27 C, Ganeshkrupa Society
Lane No. 12, Paramhansanagar
Paud Road, Pune – 411 038 Maharashtra
Telephona Telefacsimile: 020-25390041,25390369
Save the Children Canada
414, Yonge Street, Suite 308,
Toronto, Ontario M2P 2A8