Unicef

Unicef

Chetana Child and Women Welfare Society (CCWWS) is an active partner of UNICEF. Various UNICEF projects we jointly executed by CCWWS and UNICEF for deeper penetration of the projects and wider footprints.
UNICEF is fully committed to working with the Government of India to ensure that each child born in this vast and complex country gets the best start in life, thrives and develops to his or her full potential.  UNICEF’s goal is to advance the rights of children, adolescents and women to survival, growth, development, participation and protection by reducing inequities based on caste, ethnicity, gender, poverty, region or religion.The organisation began its work in India in 1949 with three staff members and established an office in Delhi three years later.  Currently, it advocates for the rights of India’s children in 16 states.

India is home to the largest number of children in the world with nearly 40 per cent of its estimated 1.2 billion population under the age of 18.  The gross domestic product (GDP) in India has grown at an decent average cent over the last five years. However, the economic growth has not yielded commensurate results in the reduction of poverty and disparity.

The under-five mortality rates for Scheduled Tribes and Scheduled Castes are 96 and 88 deaths per 1,000 live births, respectively, compared to 60 deaths for the general population. More than 8 million children aged 6-14 years drop out before they complete the full eight year elementary education cycle. -