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Protect dignity of children

Roads submerged in flood water Veera with her school friends

Veera is a student studying in class 8. One day, she was asked to clean the toilet by a school staff because of her Dalit background. Veera refused and ran away.

She informed her parents about the incident. Her parents came to meet the school principal but was not allowed. We came to know Veera was not the only one asked to clean toilets.

Along with our partner, ActionAid intervened. Our field staff helped the parents submit a petition to the district collector’s office. No response was given but we persisted. Finally, action was taken. The concerned staff was demoted and transferred.

All this has been possible because of your support. Supporters like you enable us to mobilise and empower communities to stand up for their rights including that of children against discrimination and help protect their dignity. Please support our efforts to protect child rights and build an enabling environment for children.
Please donate.

Act for Children

Act for Children is an initiative by ActionAid India to ensure children in marginalised and vulnerable communities have access to their basic rights especially education, healthcare and protection. The initiative is aimed at creating an enabling environment for children so they may enjoy a childhood all children deserves.

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ActionAid India works with grassroots allies to address issues related to the protection, nutrition and education of children, while supporting rescue and rehabilitation of children who are victims of crime. We work to empower communities to remain vigilant against the risk of child sexual abuse, child trafficking, child marriage and child labour while facilitating shelter, counselling and education support.


What children face

  • 6 million children between 6 – 13 years are still out of the school system.
  • 10.1 million children aged 5 -14 are engaged in child labour.
  • 47 million students drop out of school by the 10th standard.
  • 290 children become victims of crime every day.
  • 1,05,785 crimes against children were reported in 2016.
  • 38% of children under five in India are stunted.
  • 21% of children are severely underweight.
  • At 39 deaths per 1000 live births, India’s under-5 mortality rate is poorer than Nepal and Bangladesh.

Support for Children

Ensure lasting protection, nutrition and education for India’s most marginalised children

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Contributions to ActionAid Association are eligible for tax benefits under Section 80G of the Income Tax Act, 1961. 50% of the donation made is allowed to be deducted from your taxable income subject to other statutory provisions.

Donate for child education and protection

Act for Children

Act for Children is an initiative by ActionAid India to ensure children in marginalised and vulnerable communities have access to their basic rights especially education, healthcare and protection. The initiative is aimed at creating an enabling environment for children so they may enjoy a childhood all children deserves.

Read More

ActionAid India works with grassroots allies to address issues related to the protection, nutrition and education of children, while supporting rescue and rehabilitation of children who are victims of crime. We work to empower communities to remain vigilant against the risk of child sexual abuse, child trafficking, child marriage and child labour while facilitating shelter, counselling and education support.


What children face

  • 6 million children between 6 – 13 years are still out of the school system.
  • 10.1 million children aged 5 -14 are engaged in child labour.
  • 47 million students drop out of school by the 10th standard.
  • 290 children become victims of crime every day.
  • 1,05,785 crimes against children were reported in 2016.
  • 38% of children under five in India are stunted.
  • 21% of children are severely underweight.
  • At 39 deaths per 1000 live births, India’s under-5 mortality rate is poorer than Nepal and Bangladesh.

The impact you help create in the last 5 years

1,61,671 children enrolled in schools; 40% of the children enrolled are girls

8,407 most marginalised children received scholarships

5,194 School Management Committees made functional

13,759 malnutrition cases addressed

4,100 children linked to mid-day meal scheme

1,467 children rescued from child labour, linked to family and school

When you support a child

You are not just helping them go to school and have a healthy childhood. You are supporting the whole community that the child belongs to!
We strive to build a sustainable and socially just future for every community we work with. Children's education, nutrition and protection are at the centre of our focus in all our initiatives. In fact, we measure the progress of all our work by the progress that the children and women in the communities achieve.

What you get in return for your donation

Welcome kit

With details of your registration and donation details

Quarterly Newsletters

An email update on the various initiatives of ActionAid India

Bi-annual Report

a pan-India bi-annual report from our various project sites

Tax Benefits

All donations to ActionAid India are 50% tax exempt u/s 80G of IT Act 1961

How is your
mon ey spent?

How is your money spent?
  • of the donations we receive are used up in implementation of these initiatives on the ground.
  • of the donations we raise are spent to strengthen the support systems at various levels that help us in the monitoring and evaluation of these initiatives.
  • of the funds we raise are used up in activities that help us to mobilise resources that can guarantee a long-term support to such initiatives.