Butterflies India began in 1989, they follow a strong children’s participation approach focusing on needs of the vulnerable children and allowing children to define their own priorities and concerns. The Philanthropy grant will allow them to train 4800 street connected children (aged 8 to 18 years) in financial management, life skills, community and individual health-responses through 50 child-led cooperatives.
The Central Himalayan Rural Action Group (CHIRAG) CHIRAG seeks to improve the quality of life and facilitate the movement towards self-reliance of local communities, particularly women and the poor. To achieve this goal CHIRAG works closely with local communities utilising community based strategies for the sustainable and equitable. CHIRAG, over the past 30 years, has demonstrated and implemented effective strategies to address rural needs in health, natural resource management, education and livelihoods. Since 2008, CHIRAG has built on its experience and knowledge in hydrogeology and has been a pioneering institution in demystifying science and building successful citizen science based, community managed resources for the sustainable recharge and rejuvenation of Himalayan springs. The CHIRAG team’s expertise is reflected in consistent improvement in spring discharge, water quality, sustained local community management and governance level policy sup.
The Centre for Advocacy and Research is working with community-based organisations, minority groups, and partnering with urban local bodies to strengthen social inclusion in Ajmer, Bhubaneshwar, Pune, and Bangalore. The NGO is boosting social development programmes that improve the health, welfare, and livelihoods of youths, women, and children.
Centre for Catalyzing Change is promoting the overall development of adolescent girls in Jharkhand, Bihar, Delhi, Chattisgarh, Odisha, and the North East by training their teachers to impart age appropriate life-skills, which are incorporated into regular classes.
CCD is scaling up the work with 60 cooperatives covering 3,222 farmers in Anantapur district, AP, giving them management and technical training, supply inputs, exploring new markets, crop assessment surveys, providing storage facilities for “pool and sell”, and enhancing their savings and working capital.
CES is working in Delhi, Telangana (Hyderabad), Bihar (Patna) and Rajasthan (Jaipur) providing medical/convalescence support, nutrition and counselling through eight recovery shelters catering to 3,200 homeless men and women. The NGO is also helping 15,000 homeless persons in accessing citizenship rights, social security and bank accounts.
The Centre for Labour Research and Action was formed in 2010 to promote the labour rights of informal sector workers, primarily from brick kiln, construction, agriculture and cotton ginning sectors in Rajasthan and Gujarat. Our support is towards ensuring safe migration and safety net for 12,000 seasonal migrant families through proper implementation of labour laws and accessing social security entitlements.
Centre for Sustainable Agriculture is building up a cadre of 5,000 master farmers in natural farming, develop standards for farmer certification and create innovation hubs of best farming practices. The aim is also to improve market access and prices for farmer institutions--across Kadapa, Anantapuramu and Vizianagaram districts of AP.