Charulatha Banerjee, an Indian neurosurgeon with 20 years’ experience in the humanitarian field (including 8 years with Terre des hommes Asia) acts as a liaison between CIAO KIDS in Switzerland and our teams in the field, thus enabling us to bolster our activities in areas such as medical assistance, support for families and awareness programs.

Charulatha Banerjee

The CIAO KIDS Foundation works directly with 2 Indian NGOs and 1 Nepali NGO, selected for the quality of their services and the seriousness of their commitment to the tribal communities. They have been established for many years and officially recognized by the Indian and Nepali government.

Before starting a collaboration, the CIAO KIDS team visits them on-site to analyze the situation and discuss the projects, then a corporate agreement is signed, it is renewed each year. Regular monitoring is then established with 2 trips per year on the field, as well as conference calls twice a month. NGOs must also provide detailed activity reports, a budget follow up, an annual audit, as well as personalized monitoring of all direct beneficiaries.

The collaboration with each of the NGOs is based on rigor, transparency and trust.