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Just when the child marriage of a 12-year-old Sneha* was about to take place, the Regional Secretariat staff of Bagalkot, Karnataka, accompanied by the movement leaders of our IMAGE , reached the venue and stopped it.  Sneha, who has grown up seeing her cousins get married at the age of 10 to 12  in her...
With the outbreak of the second wave, the socio-economic condition of our children and their families has worsened. They have limited or no access to health care and COVID protection, are facing food insecurity, have lost their means of livelihood, lack awareness on managing the virus and are in a total state of panic. We,...
One of the most tragic outcomes of the pandemic was the loss of livelihood, leaving poor families in a worse situation. Seventeen-year-old Karunya* from the Devadasi community rose against the odds to provide for her family in these trying circumstances. Karunya hails from a community where girls and young women face abuse, discrimination and exploitation....
Good Share
Children of India Foundation is very fortunate to have been supported by TheGood Share Social Consultants Ltd, with 400 face masks for children and staff from its IMAGE and IMAGE Next projects.  These face masks were distributed across 5 districts, namely Bidar, Bagalkot, Belagavi, Chikaballapur and Chamarajanagar, with the support of our field partners such...
    Seventeen-year-old Kamala* is excited. The seeds sown by her have now blossomed into fresh spinach and fenugreek. It is her moment of pride and delight. Kamala is a victim of child marriage. Early marriage takes a toll on a girl’s health, her education is affected and in some cases she is a victim...
Children of India decided to bring the community together during the testing times of COVID-19, by organising a Rangoli contest in its project areas across the state of Karnataka.
“After the lockdown, we had no income and no food. My mother was planning to resume providing sexual favours to men. I couldn’t stop crying” said Shyamala*.    
The GAA Digital Lab is an initiative facilitated by Children of India’s partner organisations, Shramika Vikas Kendram and Scope RD, to ensure sensitisation among the government and the public regarding issues that girls face during lockdowns due to COVID-19.
Helping the Elderly A Corporation Rescue Camp for the elderly in Palanganatham, Tamil Nadu, houses twenty women and eighty men above sixty years of age. These men and women have been rescued by the Madurai Corporation; most of them being deserted by their families, and some of them have physical disabilities.  The elderly are most...