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

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.



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

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.