Development cooperation , 14.03.2017

Save the Children Finland, Prevention, protection and promoting the rights of the children


The overall objective of this project of Save the Children Finland is to secure the safety and future prospects of internally displaced children and their families in Telangana state, India. Thus provide a basis for improving IDP rights in the long-term in the project area. Specific objective is that 50 % of internally displaced children are protected and their specific needs considered in IDP settlements. In addition to this, 50 % of families have access to governmental health, nutrition, livelihoods and social protection schemes. The main activities of this project include training communities and parents on child care. In addition, the children´s right to voice their opinions and participate in making decisions that affect them is promoted by strengthening children groups. Child-friendly learning spaces are established through the project and access to pre-primary education is provided. Government stakeholders are trained on child rights and protection. Additionally, a specific platform is created to bring together key departments, Government duty bearers and civil society to address and integrate IDP issues. Through advocacy work the project aims at improving the participation of IDPs in decision-making and at attracting media attention to IDP issues. The children are also trained on communication skills. The aim of the annual media consultations organized between children and the media is to raise vulnerability issues and concerns faced by the children. The three-year project will be implemented in 50 IDP settlements in Warangal district in the state of Telangana. The primary beneficiaries of this project are the IDP children and their families who were displaced from Chattisgarh state to Telangana state. The project is implemented together with Save the Children India and local partner, MARI. The overall budget of this project is 526,315 euros and it is funded by the European Union and the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland.

Funding decision  14.03.2017

13 157 €


  • 2017: 13 157 €

Objectives monitored by OECD's Development Assistance Committee

  • Participatory development/Good governance

Field of activity

  • Social/ welfare services 100%

Special target group

  • children
  • youth

Funding channel

Pelastakaa Lapset ry



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