In an endeavour to be known as the leading child development organisation, the following standards will be integrated in all organisational and programming components:

Adolescent and Maternal Health, Child Survival and Optimal Development

  • To improve maternal, new-born, child health and nutrition by enabling community to access affordable health services and also strengthen government’s RMNCH+ programmes at all levels.
  • To facilitate collective action by adolescents (10-18 years of age) and youth (19-24 years of age), particularly girls and young women to promote healthy behaviour practices.
  • To prevent vertical transmission of HIV amongst pregnant women and provide care and support to identified HIV positive women and their infants.

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)

  • To influence government initiatives towards Open Defecation Free (ODF) villages/slums where all the children and youth, particularly girls and young women, practice safe hygiene at all times and are change agents in their respective communities.
  • To promote safe hygiene practices at school/AWC, particularly for girls by improving access to WASH facilities.

Quality and Holistic Education

  • To promote quality learning in pre-schools for all children in 3-6 years of age.
  • To promote quality learning in schools for all children, especially girls, in Class I-X.

Employability and Economic Empowerment

  • To promote community managed micro finance system that enable women 18-24 years to start Micro Enterprises and financial inclusion.
  • To promote job oriented vocational training for Vulnerable and excluded young women and young men in the age group 18-24 years to access decent employment.
  • To influence government and provide technical assistance at national/state/district level in implementing/mainstreaming pre-vocational courses at schools and educational institutions.

Child Protection

  • To enable formation and strengthening of community based child protection mechanism for providing support to children, especially girls to address the issue of Gender Based Violence (GBV).
  • To provide Technical Assistance (TA) to government at national/state/district level to ensure effective implementation of the Integrated Child Protection Scheme.

Disaster Risk Management

  • Timely humanitarian assistance is ensured in event of a disaster with specific focus on protection, early childhood care and development (including nutrition), education and WASH in affected areas, especially among girls.
  • Improved resilience and reduced vulnerability of girls and women for Disaster Risk Management in villages and urban slums including Climate change Adaptation and Comprehensive School Safety Programmes.