NGOs are the backbone of the vision of creating equal opportunity among different communities and ultimately, a better world to live in. India has a large list of NGOs that tirelessly work to achieve these goals and deserve to be recognised for the same. We have listed out some of these NGOs that everyone should be aware about:
1. Give India
Give India is one of the most trusted and popular online donation platforms of India. They have affiliated over 200+ NGOs across India who are working towards solving a variety of issues such as children’s rights, girl child education, women’s safety, medical ailments, and more. With contributions of over 300 crores made through them to the affiliated NGOs by their community of 1M+ donors, Give India has impacted the lives of 4M+ people across 23 states in India.
Smile Foundation was started in the year 2002, with their prime goal being education for all. Their mission and vision lies on their belief of the fact that education is the catalyst in breaking the cycle of poverty and lack of opportunity. They have become one of the top NGOs of the country by directly benefitting over 750,000 children and their families every year, through more than 350 live welfare projects on education, healthcare, livelihood and women empowerment, in over 1000 remote villages and slums across 25 states of India.
Goonj is an organisation started by Magsaysay Award Winner Anshu Gupta in the year 1999, that dedicates its efforts towards alleviation of poverty and enhancing the dignity and standard of living among the poor of the world. Their mission and vision is to address the basic, but neglected issues of the poor by involving them in evolving their own solutions with dignity and urban material as reward. Goonj has built a network of communities from urban to rural India for this purpose.
CRY is an organisation with the objective of helping children who have been deprived of their basic rights by providing them with opportunities to become capable so as to lead a better and secure life. It was founded by Rippan Kapur along with 6 of his friends in the year 1979. Rippan Kaur had always been passionate about helping the children who did not have the same opportunities as others, and had spent many years of his life before the NGO started to help howmany ever kids he could individually. Now, CRY is one of the most successful and well known NGOs in India.
HelpAge India is one of the leading NGOs of the country, working for the old aged, since 1978. Their mission since their conception has been to help and protect the disadvantaged elderly people of India. They take care of issues such as pension support, actions against elder abuse, providing quality health care, and more. They have been serving the elder in a holistic manner over the past 4 decades by providing them with security and support to lead a better, healthier, and a dignified life.
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