Sustainable development goals
At the heart of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are an urgent call for action by all United Nations member states to end poverty, improve health and education, reduce inequality and spur economic growth – all while tackling climate change and working to preserve our oceans and forests. Through our 22 projects in India, we support eight of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
End poverty in all its forms everywhere
Through our skills development projects, we teach vulnerable women vocational skills to encourage employment and entrepreneurship.
End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture
At our community centres and boys’ and girls’ homes, we provide nutritious meals to children every day.
Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
Through our projects, we raise awareness about sexual and reproductive health to help break taboos and stigmas. We also educate especially men in the slum communities about the harmful use of alcohol and drugs.
Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
At our community centres and boys’ and girls’ homes, we work to ensure that all children have access to education. Through our skills development projects, we teach women vocational skills to encourage employment and entrepreneurship. We also provide computer training to young people living in rural areas to increase their chance of getting a job. Furthermore, we support a learning centre for special education, which provides education and training for 180 children with special needs.
Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
We work to raise awareness about the rights of women and girls to reduce trafficking, child marriage, violence and other forms of gender discrimination. Through our skills projects, we encourage women to learn a vocation and get a job despite resistance from the men in their families. In our girls’ home, all girls learn karate to increase their confidence and self-defence skills.
Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all
By providing computer and skills training, we aim to reduce the rate of unemployment, especially amongst the most vulnerable. We also work to put an end to child labour in slum areas and encourage parents to prioritise education for their children, which are also important aspects of this goal.