SOS Children’s Villages India participates in Shramdaan for Swachhata across its programme locations

Programme participants, caregivers, and co-workers came together to clean public spaces and raise awareness on hygiene and sanitation across 31 programme locations

New Delhi, 01 October 2023: SOS Children’s Villages India, a leading non-profit organisation dedicated to childcare, demonstrated its commitment to cleanliness and sanitation by organising a cleanliness drive across its various locations nationwide, in commemoration of the ninth anniversary of the Swachh Bharat Mission, initiated in 2014.

Sumanta Kar, CEO of SOS Children’s Villages India, expressed his delight at the event, stating, “As an organisation, we recognise the paramount importance of hygiene and cleanliness for children, as they are the future guardians of our planet. Instilling the values of cleanliness and hygiene from a young age not only ensures their physical well-being but also shapes them into resilient individuals, enabling them to grow into their strongest selves. By emphasising the significance of cleanliness, SOS Children’s Villages India is not just fostering a healthy present for these children but also nurturing a generation that will protect our environment and lead the way towards a sustainable future.‘‘

In line with the mission’s campaign objective to amplify the message of ‘Swachhata Hi Seva‘ and promote the theme of a ‘Garbage Free India‘, SOS India actively engaged in Shramdaan for Swachhata, where programme participants, caregivers, and co-workers joined forces to clean public spaces and raise awareness about the critical importance of hygiene and sanitation.

About SOS Children’s Villages India

Established in 1964, SOS Children’s Villages of India provides children without parental care or at the risk of losing it, a value chain of quality care services that goes beyond childcare alone, ensuring comprehensive child development. Our customized care interventions such as: Family Like Care, Family Strengthening, Kinship Care, Short Stay Homes, Foster Care, Youth Skilling, Emergency Childcare, and Special Needs Childcare are aimed at transforming lives and enabling children under care into self-reliant and contributing members of society. The organization empowers vulnerable families in communities to become financially independent, enabling them to create safe and nurturing spaces for children under their care. Today, over 6,500 children live in more than 440 family homes, inside 32 SOS Children’s Villages of India, in 22 States/UTs, from Srinagar to Pune, and Bhuj to Shillong. They are lovingly cared for and nurtured by over 600 SOS Mothers and Aunts. As India’s most extensive self-implementing childcare NGO, SOS Children’s Villages India directly touches the lives of around 45,000 children annually.

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