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We need to act on signs of child abuse

“We read about it every day in the papers; we are disgusted by it; but what should we do about it? Unlike other crimes,

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Banglore , 12/04/2016

Infant mortality rate: Target set by Millennium Development Goals not met

“Under MDG 4, one of the targets is to reduce Infant Mortality by two-thirds between 1990 and 2015

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Delhi , 15/05/2016

Testimonials

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Brittany Freeman

Manager

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Health & Nutrition


We’re in the business of ensuring that children grow up healthy and enjoy a happy childhood.

Even today, almost 5 lakh children in India die before their first birthday. Every 20 seconds, a child under five years of age dies. And most of these deaths occur due to preventable and treatable causes such as diarrhoea, pneumonia and malnutrition.

It’s this utterly sad situation which firms our resolve to provide robust health and nutrition benefits to children and save lives. Almost 50% of our work for children is done in the area of Health & Nutrition. In different states of India, we’re passionately working to improve the health and nutrition status of newborns, mothers, and expecting women with special focus on those coming from the most disadvantaged communities.

Education

Education is a gift for life. We help children reach school and stay there.

We help children unlock their potential and realize their dreams.  We believe that every child is extraordinary and can scale great heights if provided with the right learning opportunities.  With regular and generous contributions from our supporters, we are able to march steadily towards achieving these goals.

We are committed to ensure that all children, irrespective of their origin, are able to go to school, play, interact and learn with other children of their age. We help children with limited means hone their creativity and skills under the guidance of trained teachers and make persistent efforts to enable them to secure a life of dignity for themselves, their families and the community at large.

In nine states of India, Save the Children runs programmes to support the education of the most disadvantaged children of India in different ways.  

 How do we do it?

We counsel parents from humble backgrounds to send their children to school and assist them through the admission process. In schools, we make learning fun. We train teachers to impart learning using child-friendly and interactive teaching-learning methods. We set libraries and infrastructure right, conduct computer and English classes, promote and facilitate extra-curricular activities and sports. 

We work with the local communities to form Children Groups (CGs) and School Management Committees (SMCs) and work with them to ensure that they take accountability of the development of the children in their community and that even the most marginalized children in their area are sent to school and they stay there. 

We map out-of-school children and ensure their enrolment into formal schools in age-appropriate classes. 

In classrooms, we encourage and help children to undertake learning activities in groups. This makes the entire experience much more fun and promotes healthy competition. 

In metro cities, we operate our own learning centres where children coming from the socially-excluded communities are provided learning and/or after-school support. For example, in Kolkata and Mumbai, we run Mobile Learning Centres which reach the doorsteps of the  children who need us most.

During emergencies, we set up Temporary Learning Centres and distribute education kits so that that the affected children do not drift away from the path of education.

Child protection

Keeping children safe and free from harm is what we believe in and what we do. The Child Protection Programme is a core sector of our work. Children pushed into child labour, children facing abuse in the community, children trafficked, children affected by a calamity or emergency situation - Save the Children works to protect children from different kinds of harms – abuse, neglect, exploitation, physical danger and violence. Despite the rampant economic growth in the last two decades, lakhs of children in India continue to be exposed to different forms of exploitation – mental and physical. For example, a shocking 12.6 lakh children are still into the abhorrent practice of child labour which is destroying their childhood. A simple premise that every child deserves a happy and safe childhood is what drives us to run projects in the remotest parts of India to protect children from harm.

 

How you can be a part

For Donors

For decades Margam Foundation has been working with the most disadvantaged children to provide them better healthcare, education opportunities and protection from physical and mental exploitation. In India, we go right in the middle of the poorest communities with our development projects and help children be children. We rid them from the clutches of malnutrition, send them to schools, help pregnant women deliver safe, pull children out of child labour – all with an aim to give children a happy childhood.

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NRI Support

Donations made by NRIs, like ones from Indian individuals are put into unrestricted funding. This means that these monies are used by the organization to fund its most important programs; this in turn means, reaching the most vulnerable and deprived children. These donations, save lives, help educate children and provide them protection and support.

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For Corporates

For decades Margam Foundation has been working with the most disadvantaged children to provide them better healthcare, education opportunities and protection from physical and mental exploitation. In India, we go right in the middle of the poorest communities with our development projects and help children be children. We rid them from the clutches of malnutrition, send them to schools, help pregnant women deliver safe, pull children out of child labour – all with an aim to give children a happy childhood.

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Donate Monthly

Regular contributions enable us to bring predictability to our programmes which means we can plan and implement our projects better. This further means deprived children get uninterrupted access to education, regular health check-ups and protection from all forms of exploitation.Regular gifts from our generous donors help us plan and execute life-saving programmes. It also enables us to be better prepared to serve children in case of emergencies and disasters.

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How Real Gifts Works?

In India, there are millions of people living below the poverty line . Your support will provide livelihood assistance for poor families, education assistance for children, water resources for a village/ slum and contribute towards other needs across our country. They are real people with real needs. World Vision with its unique programme, Real Gifts, strives to bring sustainable development in the lives of these people.

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Testimonials

  • “ I am extremely happy to be a part of Margam Foundation, as I have always appreciated their work in the area of holistic child development. It is important for all of us to work towards ensuring that no child is denied the access to education.

    Brittany Freeman

    Manager
  • “I would like to express my heartfelt thanks and gratitude to Margam Foundation and my sponsor who has supported me with Rs. 25,000 towards my school fees.

    Sindhu Kala

    Manager

Contact Us

Chettipeedika, Kannur, Kerala 670004 | Email : info@margamfoundation.com
Call Us : 91 9447483916 + 0497 2762700

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