SOS Children’s Villages of India receives award for Breakthrough Innovations in Sustainability & CSR

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New Delhi, December 14, 2017: All India Management Association (AIMA) awarded SOS Children’s Villages of India (SOS India) for Breakthrough Innovations in Sustainability & CSR, as part of its 7th edition of The Innovation Practitioner’s Summit, in the capital, today.

The award recognised SOS India as an institution that has incorporated sustainable business practices as part of their system, and for adopting a unique approach to social development practices, thereby impacting communities.

Speaking on the occasion, Ms Anuja Bansal, Secretary General, SOS Children’s Villages of India said, “SOS Children’s Villages of India has grown stronger over the years and we are glad that our work has also been recognised by policy makers across the nation due to its impact, scalability, replicability and sustainability. It is extremely important that all social development initiatives, whether by an NGO or a corporate, are sustainable in approach and operations. If corporations and social development sector strive together, while partnering with each other, communities can be benefitted in an absolute manner.”

SOS India specialises in building loving families and ensuring sustainable and lasting impact on the lives of children who have lost parental care. Its unique Family Based Care (FBC) Model through been able to deinstitutionalise care and protection provided to these children.  It is the only child care organisation operating in India that has been recognized as providers of group foster care homes to parentless and abandoned children under the Juvenile Justice Act (JJ Act) of 2015.

Some of the eminent guests present at the event included, Samir K. Brahmachari, Chief Mentor, Open Source Drug Discovery; Founder Director, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research -Institute of Genomics & Integrative Biology; Former Director General, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Akhil Bansal, Deputy CEO, KPMG India, and Neeraj Kapoor, Director, All India Management Association.

About SOS Children’s Villages of India

With 52 years of committed care and service provided to once parentless and underprivileged children, SOS Children’s Villages of India is one of the largest self-implementing NGOs with pan India presence across 32 projects in 22 states. It provides direct care to over 25,000 children annually. Established in 1964, SOS India is a non-government, non-profit, voluntary child care organization. It has since been involved in providing children in distress a ‘home-like’ environment with a loving mother, brothers and sisters, as well as a home and a community. The mission of the SOS Children’s Villages of India is to build families for children without parental care so that they grow up with love, respect & security.  It is a well-known credible organization in India and the first NGO to get a CRISIL accreditation for very strong delivery capability and high financial proficiency. In March 2016, SOS India was certified by TRACE, world’s leading anti-bribery standard setting organization, which demonstrates a commitment to commercial transparency. For more information please visit: http://www.soschildrensvillages.in/

SOS India Media contact:

Reshma Karunan || +91 9811753861 || reshma@lexicon.in

Tsering D. Kartsang || +91 9899000820 || tsering.dolkar@soscvindia.org