Save Child India Program

Aim To educate and help underprivileged children, street children, and working children get into the mainstream.

Constituency Served

underprivileged children who are disabled, exploited and abused including victims of crime, AIDS, street and working children, child sex workers


Details of Work

SCIP is a women s organisation with a focus on women and children. It provides skill training, helps in the formation of self-help groups, and has a reproductive and child health programme. Its work is concentrated in urban and rural Bangalore. It works with street children, child sex workers, rag-pickers, and school drop-outs; especially girls, child labourers and bonded child labourers. It runs a transit school providing non-formal education for 50 child labourers in Bangalore. Apart from education, the children are also trained in various skills. They are provided one meal and as an incentive Rs. 100 is deposited in their name in a post office savings account. This programme is part of the National Child Labour Programme (NLCP) and is partly supported by the Department of Labour, Karnataka government. SCIP is involved in child health by providing for medical check-ups, dental check-ups, and health education program for children of corporation, government and private schools. It runs a community health programme in 12 villages of Anekal Taluk providing preventive health, immunisation, and first aid; along with a nutrition programme and community health volunteer s training. SCIP also runs a programme towards the prevention of HIV/AIDS among child sex workers, street children and ragpickers of Bangalore slums. It also provides skill training and rehabilitates them. It has initiated a community-based rehabilitation programme for disabled children (visual impairment, hearing and speech impairment, loco-motor disability, mental handicaps) in 12 villages in Jigani, Anekal and Bannerghatta areas of rural Bangalore; to provide medical rehabilitation, vocational training, special and integrated education and community organization. One crèche in Viveknagar/ Neelasandra has been set up primarily to look after children of poor women especially those who are daily wage earners.

Fact File

Save Child India Program

    Acronym

  • SCIP
  • Status

  • Society
  • Category

  • Child Development
  • Sub Category

  • Organisations
  • Level of Work of the Organization

  • Local, State
  • Establishment

  • 1997
  • Focus

  • street children, working children, non-formal education, disability, HIV/AIDS, women & child development, child labour
  • Resources

  • publications, teaching aids
  • Help Welcome

  • books, clothes, medicines, new or used sewing and knitting machines, typewriters, bicycles
Contact Information

Ms D Parvathamma, Ms Jacintha D Souza, , President, Secretary , Mon-Sat 9.00-5.50
I Floor, ½ Kaveri Layout, Near Crystal Plaza, Opp Prestige Acropolis, Hosur Road Bangalore- 560029.
Ph : 25505084, 9845030517 ,Email : info@savechildindia.org, savechildindia@indiatimes.com, savechildindia@rediffmail.com , Website :http://www.savechildindia.org