We start working with many of the current project partners and start supporting projects including schools and orphanages, training in crafts and support for young women and families, among others.
Mother Teresa will stop shipping milk powder for a year, extending support to the five existing sponsorship partners Asha Nivas, Bala Mandir, Shanthi Bhavan, St Thomas and Sri Kanyakumari Gurukula Ashram. We are also starting a collaboration with three new project partners: ARM, CECOWOR and SRD, and the support goes to a number of different projects, all of which benefit children.
In September, our first children’s rights project starts. The project aims to raise awareness of children’s rights and forms the basis for our subsequent development projects.
You can see the list of our ambassadors – which includes Manu Sareen – here
In addition, we are also starting the first sanitation project, which helps to make health and sanitation a strategic focus area in Action Child Aid.
During the lockdown of India in 2020, some of the project activities must be paused or reconsidered. Our local partners distribute emergency aid to the Indian population, which is informed about COVID-19 and how to reduce the risk of becoming infected.