Faridabad : The Family Strengthening Programme (FSP) of SOS Children’s of India is a community-based outreach approach which is focused on empowering vulnerable families and communities so that they can adequately care of their children.
Thomson Press (India) Limited is helping beneficiaries of the programme in the Nuh and Faridabad districts of Haryana by providing sewing machines, bicycles and water filters, all of which will help in the empowerment of communities. Sewing machines will help secure livelihood by encouraging inflow of income, thereby empowering the caregiver of the family. In order to traverse long distances to schools, bicycles are convenient, preventing, thereby, disruption of education. Water filters ensure clean drinking water essential for health.
As part of the Family Strengthening Programme, families/individuals are supported in generating sustainable income, while building their capacity to ensure that children are provided with an environment where they are well cared for and their basic rights to education, skilling, health and nutrition are fulfilled. The programme is designed to provide vulnerable children with essential services such as health, nutrition and education.
Appreciating the gesture, Mr Sumanta Kar, Secretary General, SOS Children’s Villages of India, said: “Our corporate partners play a very vital role in supporting our programmes, and, thereby, the lives of many children, directly and indirectly. We thank Thomson Press (India) Limited for supporting our Family Strengthening Programme, which is a very important initiative in ensuring that children are not abandoned because of poverty. We hope to take this partnership to the next level.”
FSP has, till date, reached out to more than 20,000 children and their families in rural areas and urban slums across India. The programme aims to strengthen families to become self-reliant by ensuring holistic development of their children and building capacities and income generating skills of their caregivers.
Thomson Press has consistently recognised the NGO’s commendable work in Community and Child Development.
The targeted intervention is for a period of 5 years.