As per a report dated Dec-2016 by UNICEF and Udayan Care, there are 1.7 crore Children in Need of Care and Protection (CNCP) across India, of which only 3.7 lac (2%) are registered under Child Care Institutions (CCI).
CSA strives to ensure a future for the CNCP population and works towards providing family-like care to every child under institutional care. CSA not only ensures that their basic needs like good health hygiene, nutrition, and clothing are looked after but also ensures that these children have access to education and skill-based training to pursue a career of choice to fulfil their dreams. After ensuring that their basic needs (clothing, hygiene) and nutrition are provided for, CSA supports the educational and career aspirations of these children.
Once these children turn 18, they have to move out of their respective CCIs. As part of its ‘Livelihood and Aftercare’ program, CSA aims to make the children self-reliant and independent by providing them educational support and skill-based training so the care-leavers can realise their full potential.
Their impact: CSA has partnered with 87 CCIs across 4 Indian states (Maharashtra, Goa, Madhya Pradesh, Orissa) and supported 4,500+ children in FY 2020 alone. Over the last 19 years CSA has impacted the lives of over 20,000 children in need of care and protection to lead independent and successful lives. In the last 5 years, >200 adolescent children have been supported for higher education & skill training and 100+ young adults have been placed in jobs with monthly remuneration ranging between INR 8K-21K.
The fundraiser: ShareALittle has partnered with CSA to sponsor the training course fee for 12 such young adults or Care Leavers (CLs). The training courses cost approx. INR 28K per CL and range from a diploma in fashion designing to interior decoration from NIIFD and to that of AC repair and plumbing. The job opportunity post the course enables them to earn remuneration in the range of ~INR 8K-12K/month depending on their skills and expertise and also results in improved soft skills, confidence and bargaining power.
Together, we can empower these young adults to lead independent and self-reliant lives. Make a donation on the ShareALittle platform and spread the word of the campaign to your friends and family. Remember that each penny matters because a little goes a long way! Join the movement and be a Catalyst. #MainBhiCatalyst
All donations to this fundraiser are tax-deductible under section 80G of the Income Tax Act.
Dive deeper into and understand Aftercare more closely by reading our short report attached here.