Many NGOs in India have established and strengthened their position through their work in the last few decades. This article brought to you the top 10 NGOs of India in 2013, which have positively impacted society and brought significant change.
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List of Top 10 NGOs of India in 2023:
YUVA is a not-for-profit organisation founded by a group of enthusiasts in 2015. Today, YUVA has become one of the largest NGOs in India. It works for the goal of sustained well-being of children and young people. It focuses on education, health, employment, and empowerment. YUVA has won various titles, like SADC Best Practice Award and NGO Leadership Excellence Award, for several years consecutively. YUVA is breaking the cycle of property and ensuring a bright future.
Smile Foundation was established in 2002 in Delhi, India. A group of business workers founded it to make the life of unprivileged children happier and brighter. It operates in 25 states of India and reaches over 15 lakh children and their families. The foundation focuses on children’s and women’s education, health, and livelihood. A few programs of the Smile Foundation are Smile on Wheels, Mission Education, and Smile Twin e-learning.
CRY was founded in 1979 by six friends to ensure happier childhoods for all children. Today, it has successfully impacted the lives of more than 3 million children in 19 States of India. It collaborates with local NGOs, workers, teachers, and district and state-level governments to fulfil its objective. It focuses on the critical needs of children in health care, education, and protection from the abuses of child labour and child marriage. CRY is one of the most reliable NGOs in India.
Goonj is a not-for-profit organisation founded by Anshu Gupta in 1999 with the objective of disaster relief. It focuses on clothing as a basic need. It started with 67 garments and now serves over 3500 tonnes of material yearly. The founder of Goonj was awarded the Ramon Magsaysay in 2015 for his work with Goonj. It runs other programs besides clothing like Dignity for Work (rural development programme), School to School (educaprogram), and menstrual hygiene initiative. Goonj has successfully served 23 states of India for the last 20 years.
HelpAge India was established in New Delhi in 1978 to serve elderly people. Its mission is to work for the cause and care of underaged elderly people and improve their standard of living. It works for the care of elderly people and helps old age people who need work. HelpAge India is fighting against elder abuse at the national and international levels and taking action for universal pension and healthcare. Helpage India ensures a happy life for elderly people without feeling guilty or unsatisfied.
6. Nanhi Kali
Anand Mahindra founded Nanhi Kali in 1996 to educate unprivileged girls in India. It is managed by the Naandi Foundation and KC Mahindra Education (part of Mahindra Groups Corporate Social Responsibility). It provides both academic and monetary help. It supplies textbooks, uniforms, and shoes in addition to education. Mahindra Group, with the help of Nanhi Kali, has educated 2200 young girls over the last 25 years.
Pratham was founded back in 1955 to provide quality education and innovative learning. Started by teaching in the slum areas of Mumbai, Pratham has now reached over 22 states and Union territories of India. Pratham initiated the Teaching at the Right Level (TaRL) concept, which was so impactful that even schools in other countries have adopted it. It is constantly finding new ways to learn and innovate and is one of the largest GOs in India.
8. Care India
Care India has been working for the welfare of India for the last 68 years. The main objective of Care India is to bring girls and women out from underprivileged communities and empower them. The foundation achieves its aim by making concrete education, livelihood, healthcare, and disaster relief plans. It works with communities to address the root cause of poverty. Care India has reached over 31.5 million people in 14 states of India.
9. Oxfam India
Oxfam is an international foundation which has been in India since 1951. The name Oxfam comes from Oxford Community which means Famine Relief. It came to India in response to the Bihar famine. It is working to form a fair and just society free from discrimination. It ensures that Adivasis, Dalits, Muslims, and females live violence-free lives with equal opportunities. Oxfam India is always the first to take action in violence like the Kargil War, Muzaffarnagar violence, Kokrajhar violence, and others.
Give India is an online donation platform that raises funds and contributions from India and worldwide and distributes the funds to trusted NGOs so that they can finance their objective. Give India is connected to over 200 credible NGOs and helps them raise funds. Give India aims to provide greater opportunities to the poor in India.