Gift a child
a life of
At just Rs 600/- per month.
Children were extended support in 2014, in 25 states and 1 union territory that ActionAid India works in
Children who were forced to drop out were brought back to school and mechanisms established to monitor their progress. We supported 7176 children to get scholarships from government for further studies.
Children suffering from severe malnutrition were supported and linked to nutritional and child-care centres run by the government
Adolescent girls were rescued from instances of child-marriage and were supported to pursue education.
with details of the child you are linked to.
an annual update from the community that the child belongs to.
a bi-annual message from the child to you.
an email update of various initiatives of ActionAid India.
*Only available to those who have chosen the sponsorship model
Every Diwali, we spend thousands of rupees on sweets that would be thrown away or gifts that are probably are passed on. So this year we decided to do something different. We decided to sponsor a child for each of our friends. Each child will be sponsored in a friend’s name, who then will hopefully continue to be associated with this program. A tough search through various NGOs, we chanced upon ActionAid India and the wonderful work they do and the constant involvement that is encouraged between donors and the projects. We know for sure this Diwali will be much brighter.
Wishing ActionAid a lot more smiles!
DEVIKA GUPTA & VIBHOR GUPTA, ACTIONAID DONORS
ActionAid India has been working with poor and marginalised people in India since 1972. We work in 25 states and one Union Territory reaching out to over 8 million people every year, those of whom belong to the most marginalised and excluded groups.
We partner with local NGOs, community based organizations and people's movements to collectively address poverty, inequality and injustice.
Our focus is on the rights of India’s most marginalised communities: Dalit and indigenous people, rural and urban poor, women, children and minorities. These groups face an acute lack of access to and control over resources, services, and institutions and our efforts are to equip them with knowledge about their rights and develop capacities in them to demand their constitutional rights.
We pay special attention to those in vulnerable situations such as people living with chronic hunger, disability, migrant and bonded workers, children who are out of school, city-dwellers without a home, and people whose land or livelihood is under threat.
We also work with women, men, girls and boys who have been trafficked, displaced, or hit by natural and human-made disasters.
ActionAid supports a wide range of long term and short term initiatives in 25 states and 1 union territory of India – which aim to improve the lives and living conditions of marginalised communities such as Dalits, Adivasis, Rural and Urban poor, Women, Children and members of minority communities. In the process, we work closely with several grassroots organisations and community based organisations – who lead the work on the ground. 78% of the donations we receive are used up in implementation of these initiatives on the ground. 16% of the conations we raise are spent to strengthen the support systems at various levels that help us in executing these initiatives. 6% of the funds we raise are used up in activities that help us to mobilise resources that can guarantee a long term support to such initiatives.
Child sponsorship is about sponsoring a child and supporting her/him and the community of poor and deprived people to claim their rights.
Your contribution not only helps your sponsored child, but also the entire community in which s/he lives. As the result of your support the children and their communities will gain access to their rights. For Example right to dignity, right to food, right to shelter, right to education etc
A minimum of Rs. 600 per child, per month. This means you will be contributing Rs. 7200/- per year, or Rs. 21600/- for three years, to make a difference in the lives of not only your sponsored child but also the people in the community. You can also be a multi sponsor, by sponsoring more than one child.
As a sponsor you can expect a minimum of two personal messages from your sponsored child every year as well as a photo of your child once in two years. You will also get two reports which will talk about our work in the community and how your money has been spent.
Yes, of course your sponsored child will be happy to hear from you.
The ActionAid team will always be willing to help arrange a visit for you, although we are unable to help with the travel costs.
Yes, of course. However, in order to ensure that we do not discriminate between a sponsored child and a non-sponsored child, you are encouraged to give gifts of money. You can also send gifts in kind like colouring materials, sports equipment, etc. which can be used by many children.
Yes, you can be a campaigner, a fundraiser and if you wish, you can leave a legacy in the name of ActionAid.
We encourage you to sponsor a child at least for 3 years. You would be happy to know that many of our sponsors have shared our journey since 1972, when child sponsorship started in India.
Only Indian nationals are eligible for tax exemption as this benefit is valid only in India. Contributions to ActionAid Association are exempted from Tax under section 80G of Income Tax Act 1961.
We provide several options for you to contribute:
ActionAid Association follows international industry standards and best practices in order to secure your data and protect your privacy:
ActionAid Association is registered in India under the Societies Registration Act of 1860 with its registered office at New Delhi. Registration number S-56828 on the 5th of October 2006
(All numbers are operational from Monday to Friday; 10 AM till 5:30 PM)
R7, Hauz Khas Enclave
New Delhi – 100016
Phone: 011 4064 0500