Role of NGOs in India

    Role of NGOs in India

NGO means non-Governmental organization, which is a voluntary group with social mission. These organization are independent from government. These are non-profitable organization whose mission is to fight the social issues and do charity for public good. They have high degree of public trust which make them more concerned about the society. People join NGOs as their member to work for the welfare of society from their end by keeping the goal of NGO as their primary concern. NGOs receive funding from the government, an individual, or an organization.

NGOs were first called in Article 71 in the charter of newly formed United Nation in 1945. NGOs activity includes environment, social advocacy, human rights, consumer protection, health, development, etc. They work at different level like local, regional, national, international, etc.

Different NGOs work in different form like providing charity (beneficiaries provide input) to the needy people, providing healthcare and education services, by participating in the cause in the form of money, land, material, etc., by aware and empowering the poor people to understand the social, political, economical factor which affects their lives.

Different NGOs in India

1.   CHILDLINE India foundation

CHILDLINE aims to reach out to every child in need and ensure their rights and protection. There four Cs model – Connect, Catalyse, Collaborate and Communicate – is the system that enables them to reach out to more and more children, every year.

2.  Pratham

Pratham is one of the largest NGO in India that provides innovative learning to improve the quality of education in the country. It focuses on high-quality, low-cost interventions to address the gaps in the education system. Pratham partners with several state governments to help children acquire foundational skills. Their programs have successfully reached millions of children every year.

3.   Smile Foundation

Smile Foundation wants to bring about change in the lives of the underprivileged society by enabling civil society to engage proactively in the change process.Smile Foundation aims to empower the lower strata of society especially children and women through relevant education, innovative healthcare and market-focused livelihood programs.

4.   CRY (Child rights and you)

Their vision is that every child is happy, healthy and creative and whose rights are protected and honoured in an equal and dignified society. They want to enable people to take responsibility and make them aware of their potential for action and change. It wants people to commit to helping secure, protect and honor the rights of Indian children.

5.      Nanhi kali

This education NGO aims to positively impact India’s development by educating girls and encouraging people to contribute to a worthy cause. Nanhi Kali has ensured that 90% of girls in their program successfully complete their schooling till Class X. Project Nanhi Kali supports underprivileged girls by providing them daily academic assistance through Academic Support Centres, Annual Supplies Kit and Digital Tablets to secondary school girls.

Thus, The numbers of NGOs are not limited. There are a lot NGOs who are working to reframe the society and it’s our responsibility to support them in their good cause. As much as we become responsible, the quality of life of needy people will increase. If we share a little part of what we have we can build a great nation.

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