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.
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.
We work with communities to ensure enrolment of out-of-school children and strive to sensitise school management committees and local administration on the need to proactively promote child rights. We help to ensure children have access to nutrition and health services. We also work with children to build their life skills and orient them on rights and entitlements.
In the last 5 years:
Children at an Anganwadi centre. Through community mechanisms and capacity building, ActionAid India ensures such centres are fully functional