Child In Need India (CINI)

Child In Need India (CINI)

Charity information

Child In Need India (CINI)

CINI helps mothers and children in India break free of the inter-generational cycle of poverty. We support communities in health, nutrition, education and child protection to bring positive changes.

Founded 2002

  • Mission statement

    Whilst in many ways India is a rapidly developing nation, it still has the second highest rate of malnutrition in the world according to the World Bank, and an estimated one-third of people living below the poverty line globally are Indian.

    CINI's vision is of an India where every child is able to reach his or her full potential with access to education, healthcare and nutritious food; whilst also being protected from exploitation and abuse.

    CINI is an Indian NGO based in West Bengal, with local staff working with local communities and local government to bring about lasting change at a grassroots level. The charity provides nurturing support at key stages in the life cycle – childhood, adolescence and pregnancy. This helps mothers lay the foundations for a happy and healthy future for their children.

    CINI not only helps mothers and children directly, it also acts as a “Mother NGO” responsible for sharing best practice with other charities working in the region, and government staff, so that more people can benefit from its work.

    In November 2005, the Indian government awarded CINI the National Award of Child Welfare. Recipients of this prestigious award are chosen on the basis of the quality of their programmes, their significance in leading the way on improving child welfare in India, and the numbers of children whose lives have been touched by their work.

    CINI UK raises funds and awareness for the amazing work that is being carried out in India.

  • Aims

    Child In Need India (CINI) aims to:

    • Enable children forced into underage labour to return to education, therefore giving them the chance to fulfil their potential and build a better future for themselves.
    • Protect children from the exploitation and abuse they face in underage labour markets and the sex trade in Kolkata.
    • Empower and support mothers to provide healthy nutrition for both themselves and their children, therefore preventing childhood malnutrition and giving children a strong, healthy start in life.
    • Provide good healthcare services to women and children through key stages such as pregnancy, early childhood and lactation, therefore helping mothers to deliver and raise healthy, happy babies.
  • Overview

    Established: June 2002

    Board members: 23

    Full time staff: 1

    Part time staff: 2

    Volunteers: 5

    Phone number: 07951345070

    Address: The Old Free Kirk Baldernock Milngavie Glasgow East Dunbartonshire G62 6HA

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