Delhi, 27 February 2024: Embracing the spirit of World NGO Day, SOS Children’s Villages India, a leading non-profit organisation dedicated to childcare and child development, commits to forge a path towards a sustainable future for children under its care.
SOS Children’s Villages India has been actively and consciously engaged in initiatives that align with Sustainable Development Goals, fostering holistic development and resilience among vulnerable communities. Established by the United Nations, the SDGs (17 interconnected goals) provide a blueprint for a more sustainable and equitable world by 2030.
SOS Children’s Villages India stands out for its comprehensive approach to sustainable development, encompassing education, healthcare, child welfare, and community empowerment. The organisation’s initiatives aim to bring about enduring positive change, uplifting the most marginalised segments of society.
Within its work framework, SOS Children’s Villages India and its programme participants actively contribute to various facets of sustainable development and climate action, including waste disposal, kitchen gardening, organic farming, water harvesting, vermicomposting, climate change initiatives and the reduction of plastic bag usage.
Across many of its impact locations, solar power plants, vermiculture pits, biogas plants, solar water heaters, solar streetlights, sewage treatment plants, and rainwater harvesting plants have been installed. These measures have also led to cost savings and reduced carbon gas emissions, besides recharging the groundwater table, and reduction in water consumption to name a few.
Sumanta Kar, CEO of SOS Children’s Villages India, said, “SOS Children’s Villages India is committed to empowering communities and ensuring that no child is left behind in the pursuit of a better world. We believe that collaborative efforts with governments, society, and the private sector can significantly amplify our impact and accelerate progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals. We aspire for the children under our care to be empowered to take action for a better future, consciously making a positive impact on the world they will inherit.”
Programmes including Family Strengthening, Education & Youth Skilling, Kinship Care, Family-like Care, Foster Care, Short Stay Homes, Emergency Childcare and Special Needs Childcare, directly contribute to five Sustainable Development Goals. These encompass No Poverty, Quality Education, Decent Work and Economic Growth, Reduced Inequalities and Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions