The mission of the CIAO KIDS Foundation is to improve the living conditions of Adivasis families and to defend their rights to help them lead a dignified and independent life. To this end, the Foundation is active on 2 main axes:

 

1 / education and training for children and young people: we work in favor of Adivasis children and young people enabling them to have access to education through different projects:

  • our specialised centre allows visually impaired children from one of the poorest regions of India to benefit from training and specialised educational support aimed at promoting their independence
  • our fostership homes provide poor students from remote tribal hamlets with access to education, support with their studies and extracurricular activities
  • our pre-primary school provides children with a basic education and access to medical checks and a daily hot meal
  • apprenticeships in tailoring or office skills help young women to escape poverty by giving them access to financial independence
  • the educational kits contain all the material they need for their studies as well as the annual school registration fees, meaning that the most underprivileged pupils can continue their education

 

2/ empowering women: in order to empower women and enable economic and social change that benefits their families and the whole community, we offer them:

  • self-help groups to teach them how to save and set up income-generating activities to make them financially independent
  • awareness programs on social problems such as health, poverty, education, human trafficking or alcoholism to do some prevention and increase their awareness

 

Since its beginning, the CIAO KIDS Foundation has aimed to help the Adivasi population to build a better future. More than 5,400 children had access to the education system thanks to adequate support for their specific needs and nearly 11,500 women were trained and supported in order to become independent, which also indirectly benefits their families.

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