Utthan Charitable Trust is an independent Not-for-Profit Organization in Delhi, India & is tirelessly working towards upliftment of Underprivileged Children, Adults, Old People, Women and Animals & providing them with basic necessities like Food, Clothing, Education & Medical Treatment.
Registered as an independent trust under the Bombay Public Trust Act, 1950 the organization started it’s working in 2017 and established an office in Delhi. Currently, it advocates for the Rights of India’s children in 7 states.
This organization is fully committed to working with the Government of India to ensure that each child born in this vast and complex country gets the best start in life, thrives and develops to his or her full potential.
With its unique system of 7 states office, partnerships with sister UN agencies, NGOs, “RED CROSS SOCIETY”, self-help groups and array of celebrity campaigners, Utthan Charitable Trust has been able to provide focused attention to the poorest and most disadvantaged communities, while working alongside at the national level.
HOW IT STARTED
In 2015, during her college days, Mrs. Preeti started volunteering for various NGOs for helping the needy in various causes and in 2017, opened her own NGO “Utthan Charitable Trust” with the vision of seeing the nation in a new frame where no child will die due to lack of treatment, no one crushes children’s rights to get a quality education & not a single mother loses their child due to scarcity of money.
CHILD POVERTY IN INDIA
India is the home to the largest number of children in the world with nearly 40 per cent of its estimated 1.2 billion populations under the age of 18. The gross domestic product (GDP) in India has grown at a decent average cent over the last five years. However, the economic growth has not yielded commensurate results in the reduction of poverty and disparity.
About 30 per cent of the population lives below the national poverty line. A child born in the poorest household is three times as likely to die before the age of five as compared to a child born in the richest household.
The under-five mortality rates for Scheduled Tribes and Scheduled Castes are 96 and 88 deaths per 1,000 live births, respectively, compared to 60 deaths for the general population. More than 8 million children aged 6-14 years drop out before they complete the full eight-year elementary education cycle.
Are these numbers daunting? Yes, perhaps.
Yet, to us, transforming these numbers is what drives us each morning.