Making The Invisibles Visible -  Save The Underprivileged Children Of Displaced Migrant Workers
Making The Invisibles Visible -  Save The Underprivileged Children Of Displaced Migrant Workers

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#TheInvisibles Telethon: Protect India's Children Affected By COVID-19 Lockdown

The COVID-19 pandemic has gripped the world and has forced a nationwide lockdown. This has led to a new reality of work from home, home-schooling and a lot of other changes in the way people go about their daily routine. Amid the current situation, the children on the streets have become invisible. Save the Children and NDTV have come together with a 21-day campaign to bring focus to the lives of over 20 lakh children living in streets.

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Money Raised Will Be For

  1. Immediate and short term relief, food security, health and hygiene kits, basic supplies and Health and support – for families that are deprived of basic necessities and are most hit by the lockdown and are at highest risk due to coronavirus
  2. Continued education, health and nutrition, and protection to the most affected children even after the lockdown is over
  3. Long term support for the most affected children and communities, including livelihood for caregivers, after the lockdown is over



Quote Unquote

  • Bidisha Pillai
    Children don't know the crisis and what to do; we need to communicate that to the community - the impact of coronavirus on the health, hunger and education of children.Bidisha PillaiCEO, Save the Children
  • Vijender Singh
    The health of our children, street children in particular who are 20-25 lakhs in number, is paramount. Vijender SinghIndian Professional Boxer
  • Dia Mirza
    Despite their hardships, the kind of hope street children have, we as privileged people don't. These kids are on the front line of exposure to every extreme situation faced by the society. Dia MirzaActor
  • Neha Dhupia
    We talk about staying indoor and social distancing, but these children have no homes and we need to help them.Neha DhupiaActor
  • Konkana Sen Sharma
    Right now, we are consumed with our own problems and don't realise that these children are the future citizens of our country and are very vulnerable.Konkana Sen SharmaActor
  • Mithali Raj
    These children have dreams and aspirations and if they get appropriate exposure and education, they can easily achieve their dreams. Mithali RajCaptain, Indian Women's ODI Team

About The Campaign

About The Campaign

Nearly 20 lakh children live on the streets of India, without an identity, a name to call their own, a place to call home, sleeping on empty stomachs for days and nights. These twenty lakh are children, who have dreams, who have rights, who are our tomorrow. They are living in the shadows today.

During these unprecedented times, not everyone can afford the privilege of social distancing. And not everybody can stay home during the lockdown, simply because they don’t have a home.

Those living in poverty are extremely vulnerable, struck with a sudden lack of funds, food, mobility and a struggle for survival. And, as with all humanitarian crises, it is the children who have been affected the most.

It is always the children on the street who are subjected to some of the harshest realities of life.

Today they are battling a catastrophic crisis, and it’s time we step in to protect them.

As a part of our COVID-19 response, Save the Children is working across various regions and has already directly reached over 18,000 children and adults to cover their basic needs.

The organisation is ensuring their daily needs and their dignity and hygiene are also being cared for. Save the Children has identified 2.5 lakh children in cohorts, across 10 cities in India. Reaching out to these children with emergency relief is a top priority. But this cannot be done alone.

Save the Children and NDTV join hands to bring focus to the lives of children living in street situations.

As India fights the Coronavirus, we must not forget one of the most marginalised and excluded groups whose lives have been long ignored – street-connected children.

The 21-day campaign will generate public interest and raise funds to ensure these 20 Lakh+ children who live, earn, sleep and eat on our streets are cared for and protected. Amidst the crisis the world is facing, they are most vulnerable, exposed to infection and disease.

About The Partner

About The Partner

Save the Children is a global non-profit organisation which was founded in the year 1919. Today, it is India's leading independent child rights NGO.

Save the Children organisation has worked in 19 states of India.

Started in 2008 in India, and registered as 'Bal Raksha Bharat', the organisation has changed the lives of more than 10.1 million (1.1 crore) children till date. In the year 2019, the NGO reached 12.6 lakh children.

Save the Children believes that every child deserves the best chance for a bright future and that’s why the organisation is fiercely committed to ensuring that children not only survive, but thrive. 

The NGO runs programmes in the remotest corners of India and urban areas to provide quality education and healthcare, protection from harm and abuse and life-saving aid during emergencies to children.

* Disclaimer:

NDTV is the broadcast partner for a 2-hour telethon by Save the Children to raise donations to meet the basic needs of the children and families most affected by the lockdown imposed due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The donations are received by Save the Children and shall be utilized according to a plan prepared and monitored by them.

NDTV has no role to play in the use of donations and will not be liable for any claim(s) made by any person or entity, including any statutory or governmental authority, arising out of the collection or utilization of these donations.