How you can help?
In India, many children experience various forms of violence, exploitation and abuse. They are forced to work in intolerable conditions or trafficked into sexual trade. Children are also subjected to corporal punishment at school and forced into child marriage. A girl especially is more vulnerable to violence, exploitation and abuse. The poor economic conditions of family households, cultural and social practices and prevalence of child marriage are the significant reasons for girls leaving school early and the decline of their education, which in turn reduces opportunity. It can also lead to early pregnancy which is a substantial health risk. The health of girls who are sexually exploited is also at high risk as they are more likely to contract life threatening diseases. Children in such circumstances have their rights denied in the most fundamental way. We with our partners work to create protective and supportive environments in which both girls and boys are safe from violence and exploitation, their rights are protected and each child has the opportunity to reach their full potential.
Sponsor a Child is a unique relationship between you and your sponsored child. When you become a COSMOS’s Child Sponsor, you are a part of making change in the life of a child to whom you are sponsoring and giving future with full of hope by donation for a Child for One Year / part thereof. You can make a long lasting impact with relationship that extends to the child, child's family and the community.