SOS Children’s Villages India partners with U’khand to boost child welfare programmes

Sunday, 03 March 2024 | PNS | DEHRADUN

Non-profit organisation SOS Children’s Villages India has signed a memorandum of understanding with the State’s Women Empowerment and Child Development department to enhance child welfare initiatives across the State.

The MoU was signed by Women Welfare director Prashant Kumar Arya and SOS Children’s Villages India CEO Sumanta Kar. The MoU encompasses four key areas of collaboration including children’s home, supporting vulnerable families in the community,
Mukhyamantri Vatsalya Yojana (Kinship Care) and mentorship programme. The WECD minister Rekha Arya said, “This partnership with SOS India will be a landmark endeavour in institutional and non-institutional care for the children of Uttarakhand, towards fulfilling our commitment to Juvenile Justice practices in the State.“

Kar stated, “We are delighted to join hands with the WECD department to strengthen our collective efforts in ensuring the well-being and protection of vulnerable children. Through this collaboration, we aim to create sustainable solutions that positively impact the lives of children and families across the State.”

SOS Children’s Villages India operates a Children’s Village at Bhimtal in Nainital district where currently 182 children are supported under the Family Like Care Programme.

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