In a nation of the size and diversity of India, inequities are deeply rooted in centuries-old layers of gender, caste, class, ethnicity and religion. Government policy, political careers and electoral success too often become a patchwork of ‘schemes’ aimed at appeasing specific interest groups. In this context, the contribution of private philanthropy is ineffective in ensuring that the benefits of India’s increasing prosperity are equally distributed. MGVSS believes that a new model of governance – where priorities are determined by empowered communities is needed to help overcome these vast inequalities.
Today, 21st century NGOs adopt best practices in governance as a part of their strategy.We follow approach with each individual or group that we partner, including vendors and third party suppliers.
We are committed to our vision for a happy, healthy and creative childhood for every child. Over the course of the next 20 years, and to continue to make children and their rights a priority, we have reiterated goals that MGVSS as an organisation is committed to strive for. These include ensuring children in supported projects have access to free and quality education, primary healthcare and are safe from violence, abuse and exploitation. We will also work towards reducing the rate of child malnutrition and make sure children’s voices are recognized in issues that affect them.
‘Charity’ alone is not a lasting solution to enable change for the children. today, who have little or no access to food or education and are exploited daily. A rights-based approach ensures that entitlements are available to all children without any discrimination. They are universal and non–negotiable. We ensure that the government fulfills their duty by providing the necessary infrastructure and services as per the needs of the people and at the best quality possible. We believe that the best interest of the child needs to be put at the center of all policy, legislation and practices affecting their lives.
Through interactions, workshops and trainings with communities, we make them aware of their due entitlements from the government to bring about a better living for themselves and their children.
We sensitize people on issues that affect children and cause child rights violations through various mediums of communication. We also form or participate in networks and alliances to lobby for child-friendly policies.
We generate funds and resources (voice, time, skills) from individuals like you and through institutional partnerships. We encourage people from all walks of life to contribute in creating an environment in which children enjoy their basic rights.
Thus, works towards ensuring children live, learn, play, express themselves…bringing about lasting change in their lives.
As the most trusted organisation working for children in India, Save the Children thrives on a set of values which form a solid bedrock of the work we do. Our values are a part of our DNA and they pave the way for our work on the ground and behind the scenes – with the government and administration, with our partners, with our supporters and with our most important stakeholders, the children.
Through Accountability, Ambition, Collaboration, Creativity and Integrity, we work to give the most marginalised children in India what they rightfully deserve – a healthy and happy childhood.
At Save the Children, we like to own it up. We take responsibility for using our resources efficiently, achieving results and being accountable to our supporters, partners and, most of all, children.
We set high goals and then we work hard to chase them. Year-on-year, we improve the quality of our work which makes a direct impact on the lives of lakhs of children every year.
We believe in the power of working together, forming partnerships and breaking the silos. Our teamwork is impeccable and together we tap the available resources in the best possible manner and work for the good of children.
We value the power of ideas. Innovation excites us. And we constantly come up with creative and novel solutions for the betterment of children in India.
All our decisions and actions are based on uprightness and nothing comes at the cost of our ethics and honesty. Upholding and maintaining the highest standards of personal and professional behavior is the way ahead for us.
For MGVSS, these values are principles which are imbibed by everyone who is associated with us. These guide us and drive us to achieve a lot more for the children of India.