The Children’s Welfare Charitable Trust is dedicated to improving the lives of children by providing a path towards lower mortality rates, higher primary school enrollment and dependable access to water and food within the framework of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. The organization operates in four programmatic areas:
Supplemental Nutrition Program
The second most populous country in the world, India has enjoyed steady economic growth and has achieved self-sufficiency in grain production in recent years. Despite this, high levels of poverty, food insecurity and malnutrition persist. TCWCT provides food security interventions to ensure food reaches the people who need it the most.
Through a combination of commodity distribution and hot meal delivery, the project is implemented in coordination with the World Bank-financed Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS).
Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Program
The objective of The Children’s Welfare Charitable Trust in the area of water, sanitation and hygiene is to contribute to the realization of children’s rights to survival and development by providing increased equitable and sustainable access to, and use of, safe water and basic sanitation services, and to promote improved hygiene.
The Children’s Welfare Charitable Trust assists to improve pre-primary, primary, and secondary levels of education. Special emphasis is placed on improving educational opportunities for girls, women and other underserved and disadvantaged populations. TCWCT focuses on increasing access to quality basic educational services through extracurricular educational and vocational training projects.
Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Program
The Children’s Welfare Charitable Trust’s Maternal, Newborn and Child Health program seeks to improve pregnancy care for low-income women by working with both the public healthcare system and the communities.
We work with public hospitals to map and establish referral networks and promote appropriate care for women with potential complications. TCWCT also collaborates with municipal health posts to standardize primary ante and post-natal services and build capacity of their outreach workers.
Through home visits, community meetings, and formation of community health committees, TCWCT engages pregnant mothers and their families to promote utilization of public services for mothers, newborns and children and improve their knowledge of ante- and post-natal danger signs, maternal nutrition, appropriate child feeding practices, and family planning methods.