It is easy for many of us to express our grief and show some concern toward the helplessness that we see around. But, it takes an immense amount of courage, hard-work, dedication and most importantly a kind heart to stand for those who are in need. The Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) are neither a part of a government nor a conventional for-profit business. Such selfless efforts deserve a salute. Here we bring you the top 10 NGOs functioning in Delhi:
The Smile Foundation was started by a group of young corporate professionals in 2002 to bring positive changes in the lives of underprivileged children, their families and communities. The foundation not only works day and night to provide a sustainable life for the needy, but ensure that they get a protected and lively atmosphere. They make sure to do all that is possible to kindle hope in the young hearts. They have won a number of awards for their excellent work and believe in compliance of law and adherence to best possible ethical standards. After all, nothing can be a bigger deed to help children relive their lost childhood.
Where: Futuristic Solutions Research and Development Private Limited, Sant Nagar, Garhi, New Delhi, Delhi 110065
As the name says, Goonj…a voice, an effort, this organization works in strengthening rural volunteerism. Their beliefs and values would leave anybody thinking for long. Even if there is lack of sponsors sometimes, they never lack an intention to do great efforts. They focus on re-using the materials. They try to turn old re-usable materials into valuable resources. Goonj has earned a lot of appreciations and recognitions for creating a parallel economy with old material as a valuable source.
Where: J-93, Sarita Vihar, Delhi – 110076, Near Sarita Vihar Metro Station
Ever thought how we used to hold the hands of our elders to walk down the streets. But unfortunately, there are a few who have left those hands for their own selfish reasons, leaving the elders, the seniors behind, when they actually crave for support, love and care. Helpage India is one of those leading foundations that have become the voice for India’s elderly. Established in 1978, it is a leading platform to provide a homely surrounding for the senior citizens, who feel neglected by their own families or societies.
Where: C-14, Qutab Institutional Area, Block C, Adchini, New Delhi, Delhi 110016
We hear and read a lot about women empowerment in debates, articles, speeches etc; however, CARE India is one such powerful organization that stands high in working toward it. They focus on women and girls because they are disproportionately affected by poverty and discriminations, and suffer abuse and violations in the realization of their rights, entitlements, access and control over resources. CARE India has been working for over 60 years, focusing on ending poverty and social injustice. In short, they do what many of us just think!
Where: E-46/12, Okhla Industrial Area – Phase II, New Delhi
Deepalaya, enabling self reliance, holds a vision to help create a society based on legitimate rights, equity, justice, honesty, social sensitivity and a culture of service in which all are self-reliant. Being an ISO 9001:2008 certified non – government organisation, they are committed to work on issues affecting the urban and rural poor, with a special focus on women and children. They have worked on various projects, like in the field of education, health, differently-abled people and women empowerment, to name a few.
Where: Human Resource Centre (HRC), 46, Institutional Area, D-Block, Janakpuri, New Delhi – 110058.
Call: 01128520347, 28522263, 28525326
Circle of Animal Lovers
Circle of Animal Lovers is an Animal NGO in Delhi. They provide shelter and favourable conditions to abandoned animals, and help them recover, if suffering from any illness. It is one of the most dedicated charitable organizations. Animals have their own way of expressing happiness, pain, anger; this foundation understands what is important for their healthy existence. They are registered under society Registration Act 1860 as a non government, non-profit, charitable animal welfare organization. Circle of Animal Lovers totally deserves applaud for contributing such thoughtful services.
Where: E-67 DDA Flats, Saket, New Delhi
Centre for Urban and Regional Excellence (CURE)
CURE India is an NGO that works with poor communities and local governments to cater improved access to basic services and amenities. Their common development themes include proper sanitation, water supply for urban poor, health and nutrition, education for all, etc. They work hard to explain the importance of hygiene in life as well as the ill-effects of being unhygienic. Due to rapid urbanization, it is very essential to have an understanding of such basic rules, especially in the areas where this kind of knowledge is hardly available.
Where: 302, Building No. 3, Sona Apartments, Sri Aurobindo Marg, Hauz Khas, New Delhi, Delhi 110016
Call: 011 2656 2272
Plan India carries a vision in which all the children understand their potential in societies, which respects their right and status. They aim to enable deprived children and their families to meet their basic needs and help them to enjoy their benefits. For more than 35 years, Plan and its partners have worked to break the cycle of poverty. They try their best to provide livelihood opportunities for those in need. They have been awarded with ISO 9001:2008 certification for their world class quality management systems. Their only goal is to be a leading child development organization in India.
Where: 12, Kailash Colony, Greater Kailash, New Delhi
SAKSHI: Centre for Information, Education & Communication
SAKSHI, which has been fully active over the last 18 years, focuses in the fields of Education, Health and Community Development, which are the areas of greatest need and deserve attention. They have been a part of infinite number of projects, all aiming for a better society, a better nation. Bestowed with so many awards, SAKSHI is covered by media every now and then. They are a true recipient for all appreciations. Their initiatives totally derive inspiration.
Where: D 332, Defence Colony, Defence Colony, New Delhi
Teach for India
“A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination and instill a love of learning.” Teach for India is a nationwide movement of outstanding college graduates and educationists working toward eliminating educational inequity in India. With excellent alumni, the professionals working here treat their students as their world. They believe in providing easy-to-go and fun filled surrounding, so that the ability to learn increases every day. Imparting knowledge to poor and needy is the first step for a bright nation.
Where: Flat 304, N-19, Green Park Extension, Green Park, New Delhi
These are just a few of hundreds of non-profitable organizations who work with full passion and concern to give some people a life with dignity and self respect. So, whenever you feel like doing a bit on your part, we have given you a few choices to begin with.