Save the Children acts to help solve some of the biggest problems faced by children in India today. By acting in educational and rehabilitating efforts, they help ensure that children live happy lives, with access to the rights they are entitled to.

One of the major issues emerging in Indian education is increased school dropout rates and low levels of student learning. On top of that, only 1% of children with disabilities have access to school and one-third of most disabilities are preventable (WHO,2011). Faced with this reality, Save the Children India works with children who lack the support they need to do well in school. Their program focuses on building happier classrooms that fosters holistic development of preschool and primary children. The key features of their education programs are individualised attention to each child, increased experiential learning opportunities, intensive teacher training, coaching and mentoring support, stakeholder involvement, and community engagement. They also created an early intervention programme aimed at addressing hearing and speech impairment at an early stage of life, so that the hearing impaired children can engage in conversation and learn in regular schools, thus enabling them to lead independent lives.

It also is estimated that over 2 million children are trafficked into sexual slavery every year. India is the source, transit and destination of trafficking with extensive intra-country trafficking. Owing to the complexities of trafficking Save The Children India choose to adopt a multi-pronged approach – this is done by empowering vulnerable communities, rehabilitation of survivors of trafficking through education and livelihood, access to justice for survivors and supporting the government system to address the issue holistically. They also work in urban communities of Maharashtra & Delhi with high prevalence of violence against women. They work with vulnerable young women from these communities and enable them with opportunities in education, employability skills and enterprise development support. They aim towards reducing their vulnerability to violence and help them in breaking the cycle of poverty.

This Team TIE project will help them reposition themselves so that they can better set themselves apart from other organisations. They are needed on the ground now more than ever before, and they need assistance in developing their identity, honing their messaging and presenting it abroad to potential funders, therefore helping them to create an even bigger impact in their community.