Top 10 NGO’s Making this World a Better Place to Live In

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Non-governmental organizations and other helping hands play a crucial role in our society by helping millions of people and creating a life long impact. Most of the firms and organizations follow profit-driven approach. Unlike those firms, these NGOs care a lot about sustainable development and other inequalities. They also work for restoring human rights and protecting the vulnerable sections of society. An interesting fact about them is that they work at the grass root level, hence directly in touch with the deprived sections of the society. Let us have a look at the top ten NGOs in our country. 

1. Smile Foundation

Smile Foundation is an NGO based in Delhi. It was established in 2002 and is present in almost all the states of India. Their mission is to empower underprivileged children, youth, and women through relevant education, innovative healthcare, and market-focussed livelihood programs. They have provided education to more than 200,000 children as of now, out of which 51% were girls. To read more about this NGO, follow Smile Foundation.  

2. Nanhi Kali

 Nanhi Kali is an NGO based in Mumbai. It was founded by Anand Mahindra in 1996. It is present in 14 states of India. With the twin objective of positively impacting India’s development by educating underprivileged girls and encouraging Indians to contribute to a worthy cause, Project Nanhi Kali was designed as a sponsorship program, wherein individuals and corporates could participate by sponsoring girls’ education for a minimum period of a year. Over the years, it has benefitted 370,000 girls who could not afford their education, by educating them. To read more about this NGO, follow Nanhi Kali. 

3. Give India Foundation

Give India Foundation is an NGO founded in 1999. It is based in Karnataka. It is an online donation platform and aims to provide channels and resources to trusted non-governmental organizations across India. 13 Lakh donors are associated with this platform impacting 45 lakh lives in 23 states of India. The donation is tax exempted as well. To read more about this NGO, follow Give India Foundation. 

4. Goonj

Goonj is an NGO based in Delhi. It was founded in 1999. It is active in assisting people who are victims of disaster relief by providing them humanitarian aid and works for community development in parts of 23 states in India. Its founder Anshu Gupta received Ramon Magsaysay Award in 2015. Its projects are based on developing infrastructure, providing education, menstrual health, sanitation, and disaster relief and rehabilitation. To read more about this NGO, follow Goonj. 

5. Helpage India

Helpage India is a charity organization set up in 1978. The aim of Helpage India is to serve elder needs in a holistic manner, enabling them to live active, dignified, and healthier lives. They provide aid and assistance to the elderly by organizing free medical camps, ensuring the provision of pension for them, and maintaining old age homes for the needy. They have helped thousands of elders to live their life without any worries. To read more about this NGO, follow Helpage India. 

6. Child Rights and You (CRY)

 Child Rights and You is an Indian NGO based in Mumbai. It was founded in 1979, by Ripon Kapoor. It helps restore underprivileged children’s rights to build a society that promises equality, justice, and respect. They have impacted 641,431 children by ensuring access to elementary education, immunization before the age of one, solve the problem of Malnutrition, and ensuring that children do not do child labour. To read more about this NGO, follow CRY

7. Care India

Care India is an NGO founded in 1946. It is based in UP. They focus on reducing poverty and social injustice. Care India reached 31.5 million people directly through 43 projects in 14 states, covering more than 90 districts. They run many projects based on education, health, livelihood, disaster preparedness, gender equality, and inclusive governance. They have even helped thousands of people in lockdown as well. To read more about this NGO, follow Care India

8. KISS Foundation

 Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences was founded in 1933 with 125 children. It is based in Odissa. Their aim is to break the vicious cycle of poverty and social isolation and to restore hope for a better future. Their aim is zero illiteracy, zero hunger, and zero poverty. They help students by providing them elementary education, healthcare facilities, skill development training, career opportunities, and livelihood. To read more about this NGO, follow KISS Foundation.

9. Sammaan Foundation

 Sammaan foundation is an NGO founded in 2007. It is based in Patna. They empower underprivileged communities to improve their lives through better health, livelihood, food security, and life skill training. They have impacted lakhs of people as of now which include street vendors, rickshaw pullers, patients, etc. Their donations are tax exempted. To read more about this NGO, follow Sammaan Foundation

10. Pratham

Pratham is one of the largest NGOs in India. It was founded by Madhav Charan and Farida Lambe in 2007. It works to provide quality education to the underprivileged children in India. It is based in Delhi. They have impacted the lives of millions of children by providing them vocational education and research and advocacy motivation. They have a program to counter the COVID-19 response as well. To read more about this NGO, follow Pratham

The above NGOs have impacted the lives of millions of people. To read more on this topic, follow NGO FEED Working with these NGOs and helping others is a great experience for everyone. The students, particularly college students must work with at least an NGO to create a positive impact on society. Not only will it give an individual a chance to widen the horizon, but also it will help the individual in his/her personal development. After all, true satisfaction always comes after helping each other in any way possible.I hope after reading this article, you will stand to help the underprivileged section of the society and will do whatever best you can do to create a positive impact on society. 

Written By - Vaibhav Sharma

Edited By - Kashish Chadha

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