The national capital of India, Delhi, is also the second richest city in the country according to Business World (GDP $293.6 billion). Even with all this wealth flowing in, Delhi has some of the poorest citizens in the country living day-to-day with barely enough to survive. To help them in their struggles and to uplift the poor, several nonprofits are working day and night. Given below are a few GiveIndia’s partner NGOs in Delhi, which are contributing their bit to the cause.
1. Mobile Creches for Working Mothers’ Children
Mobile Creches runs a day-care program for children of migrant laborers working in construction sites across Delhi NCR (Gurgaon, Ghaziabad, Noida). The center provides these children with proper nutrition and education to ensure they lead a healthy life. Most of the children arriving at Mobile Creches are malnourished or underfed. Through a balanced meal plan, consisting of three meals a day, this NGO in Delhi focuses on improving the health of these children. Donate to fund nutritious meals for a construction worker child
2. HelpAge India
HelpAge India serves the poor elderly and helps them live a happy and dignified life. With no source of income, many senior citizens who are abandoned by their children have no place to go. HelpAge offers these people a place to stay and tends to their different medical needs. Since 1980, the NGO has helped restore sight to more than 9 lakh elders. With almost 45,000 surgeries conducted annually, the organization is looking to expand this number up to 60,000. Donate to help restore the sight of a senior citizen.
Goonj started ‘Not Just A Piece of Cloth’ (NJPC) initiative to increase awareness about menstrual health and hygiene. They have distributed over 4 million cloth pads across India and conducted thousands of awareness meets among the most backward communities of the country. They also encourage urban communities to donate cloth out of which they produce sanitary napkins. Donating to this NGO in Delhi will help poor women get access to affordable sanitary pads.
4. Kailash Satyarthi Children’s Foundation
Founded in 2004 by Nobel Peace Laureate Kailash Satyarthi, the Kailash Satyarthi Children’s Foundation is an NGO in Delhi that aims to create a world worth living in for a child. Its goal is to end violence and exploitation against children by ensuring child protection through innovations, research, awareness generation, promoting partnerships and participation. The Foundation has also set up the Bal Mitra Gram (BGM) to empower children and the community they live in. Donate to this program to help children in rural areas to fight for their rights.
Tarkeybein aims to reform the modern public education system by involving parents as well as students in building an education narrative that involves the entire village, block, and district. The NGO forms teacher collectives and meets every month to plan teaching content. They also engage with parents and villagers through Shiksha Sabhas to understand the learning and development opportunities through education. Donate to help children get a good quality education.
6. Hemophilia Federation (India)
Started in 1983 by Ashok Verma who himself was a Hemophilia patient, Hemophilia Foundation provides underprivileged Hemophilic patients timely, sufficient and appropriate treatment. The NGO aims to help needy patients like factory-workers, daily wage earners, rickshaw pullers, vegetable vendors and household help receive the expensive medical care needed for the disease. A donation to this NGO in Delhi will sponsor blood units to poor patients with hemophilia
7. Psycho-Educational Society
Psycho-Educational Society (PES) aims to uplift the less privileged children in rural areas by providing basic education and creating awareness among the illiterate women on family welfare, health education and personal hygiene. The NGO has established the B.D.Paliwal school in the year 2000. It offers primary education to boys and girls belonging to less privileged sections of the society. Donating to help educate underprivileged rural children.
8. Society for Child Development
Society for Child Development is an NGO in Delhi, which is working to create equal opportunities for people with disabilities. With this aim, they created ‘Prabhat’, a school for children with learning difficulties. The students are taught the basic skills essential to lead a healthy life with dignity. Their skill development center teaches additional courses like making nontoxic Holi colors, weaving, tailoring, candle making, paper making, etc. Donating to this organization will support the meals of a person with special needs.
9. Dr. Shroff’s Charity Eye Hospital (SCEH)
Dr. Shroff’s Charity Eye Hospital (SCEH) is an NGO in Delhi that was founded to facilitate eye care to the underprivileged. The clinic provides quality eye care right from Retinal to Cornea, eye cancers to surgeries, cataract to the general care. SCEH also regularly conducts community outreach programs where free consultation and surgery is provided to poor patients suffering from cataract. Donate now and help provide cataract surgery to a patient in need.
10. Maitri India
Since its inception in 2005, Maitri has worked with over 45,000 individuals on the issues of social and health problems and public health concerns through education, community outreach, networking, and legal advocacy. The organization has been addressing the issue of violence against women, running a victim support program, and providing support to abandoned elderly widows. You can contribute by donating to Maitri and provide clothing and shelter to elderly women.
The NGOs mentioned above are trying to bring a positive change in the lives of the poor. Donating to any of the NGOs will help the underprivileged in Delhi lead a rightful and dignified life.