terre des hommes India (Earth of Humanity), is a children’s aid organisation working with children, women and communities on the edges of society to transform their lives through progressive development and help reclaim their rights and follow their dreams.
Voice for Green Earth’ – a 45-days of the campaign launched by YES members in April 2021 is taking off again in 2022. Please sign the petition https://chng.it/ZVm5hjQnFz
We are pleased to share with you that the UN Human Rights Council formally adopted a Resolution on Child Rights and the Environment last week. The CERI team is really delighted to have played a key role in delivering this result. Check
Sohail Sheikh, 15 years old and a student in the 9th Std, is one of the most active members of the
Bal Adhikar Sangrash Sangathan (BASS) (Child Rights Struggle Group) in Malvani, Mumbai.
Meet the always smiling Suniti (name changed) from Koderma district in Jharkhand. Her district was once known as the mica capital of India but the enactment of Forest Act imposed restrictions on mining in forest areas. Mica production soon evolved into a black market, where thousands of children like Suniti work under exploitative conditions and several harmful conditions to support their families. Indeed, she can hide a lot of pain in her smile.
The 44 day campaign is proposed to culminate on the 12th of June, the International Day Against Child Labour, as a National Consultation
Meet Sonia Kumari (name changed), an eleven year old girl from Balbali village in Giridih district of Jharkhand. Her district is one of the most backward districts of Jharkhand. She was involved in collecting mica, commonly referred as ‘dhibra’ and was one amongst the thousands of children who were engaged in the worst forms of child labour.
Samvaad Centre works for the psychosocial development of children in need of care and protection. Drum Circle activity was conducted for children from different communities. When drumming in groups, every Drummer learns the art of listening. Drumming heals stress and increases cognitive function.
The children of waste pickers are not afraid to dream big, and dream big they did as they went on to become first generation learners to pass the SSC examination with such flying colours! The past year has been challenging
terre des hommes India is a part of a global federation with an international presence across many countries. In India, terre des hommes acts through local and community-based organisations, supporting local projects which protect and promote the rights of children and their communities, empower women and preserve the environment and natural resources.
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By Mohammed Salim, Junior Programme Coordinator, Northern Office Tarun Paryavaran Vigyan Sanstha (TPVS) celebrated International Women’s Day at Deora village of Mori Block, District Uttarkashi with local women including SMC members, teachers, Asha workers, ANM and the local Pradhan. This
Long-term terre des hommes collaborator receives honour in the category “Engagement for the Civil Society”. DACHSER has been honored with the German CSR Award, presented by the German CSR Forum, in the “Engagement for the Civil Society” category. Bernhard Simon,
terre des honmes Germany India Programme’s stall, with its well-imagined and cogent messaging and displays, caught the attention of several distinguished visitors to the Indo- German Chamber of Commerce’s 62 nd Annual General Meeting on 20 September, 2018 at Hotel
May 17, 2018 witnessed a first of its kind event for tdh Germany – India Programme, hosted with the gracious support and participation of Dachser India Ltd. A panel discussion on CSR, titled CSR 2.0: Creating Exponential Returns for Corporations and Society, was held at Hotel Mirage, Mumbai.
I joined tdh Germany – India Programme as a Programme Coordinator just three months ago. If I was to summarize my first impression, I feel I am at a place whose rallying call is “Not in words, but in action!” The professionalism and commitment demonstrated by the team is tremendous, and the focus towards the organization’s goals is clear.
After a few years in social work, I was looking to join an organization with a healthy, democratic culture and a horizontal hierarchical environment, where both the organization and I would benefit. Tdh has proved to be just that in the year or so I’ve been here.
“To us in the ant, tdh Germany is more than just a funder. It is a partner with a commitment to child rights like no other. Through its processes, it keeps expanding our standards of care for children and youth, their participation and of their rights. Our partnership is part of their recent foray into the northeast of India, but the depth of our relationship is of matured partners ready to walk the extra mile for a shared vision of a world that is worth bequeathing to the next generations, for whom we hold it in precious trust!”
Partnership for us is not only financial support, but actually a humane agreement of co-creation and collective responsibility for universal wellbeing. Our partnership with tdh-GIP, is a set of actions for framing dreams and goals together; we have witnessed debates, arguments, and collectiveness at different times. Tdh is an institution with empathy and that is the reason it allows us, as a partner, to think and act comprehensively and act accordingly. Why it matters? It matters, because, in Vikas Samvad we intend to design interventions not only to conduct activities but also to create a thinking base around the issues and subjects by discussing 5 Ws and 1 H (What, Where, Wo, Why, When, and How) and Tdh-GIP provides this space for collective thinking.
“Lake Gardens women and Children Development Center has been associated with TdH Germany India program since the past 18 years. Through all these years LGWCDC has got tremendous support from TdH not only by way of funds but also guidance on how to best achieve our goals. We are grateful to TdH for being by our side constantly.”
“Tdh is one of those few international NGOs who genuinely believe in learning together and moving ahead. HAQ’s partnership with tdh (Germany) goes beyond projects. It’s the issue, the ideological basis and the approach that aligns us. We truly cherish this partnership.”
“YUVA was formally established with support from tdh and since then we have continued to maintain a strong relationship over the years.
Tdh believes in investing in equal partnerships, and the staff are sensitive to developmental realities and cultivate a culture of mutual respect with partners. Their holistic approach to child rights ensures that strategies on the ground are responsive and outcome oriented.“
“As a values-based technology group in family ownership, Freudenberg defines total success as financial success plus fulfilling our responsibility for society. Freudenberg encourages employees to engage in volunteering and to support non-profit organisations. Our CSR activities focus on giving people access to education and work, and encouraging environmental protection.
Terre De Hommes supports Freudenberg to identify and support opportunities for our communities and neighbors at all sites. Based on the experience of TdH and their quality checks it guarantees that we focus on the right projects, also from our motivation to initiate long-term oriented and sustainable projects.”
“It has been a transformational journey of empirical learning to work with TDH in so many special ways. Co – decision model is a wonderful model which has transformed the working culture in many ways. It has democratized the whole functioning process of ideas and implementation.
It’s been a privilege and great pleasure to work with TDH since 2003. TDH’s motivation is inspirational in building perspective on the issue of Child right. It’s a great honor to let you know, AMAN’s work in margins of mountains in Child Right has got State Recognition.”
“Terre des hommes Germany is an organisation that values partnership.
It’s an amazing ride with tdh who believes in engraving their footsteps way beyond the projects scope and delivering selfless service for the less privileged people with focus on children with a right based approach.”
“TDH GIP has significantly influenced the effectiveness of Care T. Our impact has been appreciated widely because of the positive changes among the stressed children, workers, women, farmers and marginalized communities.
TDH GIP made a valuable contribution in our journey.”
“We convey our sincere gratitude towards tdh Germany for a solidarity based strong partnering since 1999. Tdh G is a unique Organization, focusing on the perspective of Child Rights & Human Rights especially on the rights of children from the vulnerable communities, women, dalits and tribals.
With the support of tdh Germany we have built strong child rights group in the slums and villages of Mysuru and were able to release all child labourers and make 56 slums and 22 villages child labour free. With total community participation child abuse, child trafficking and corporal punishment have vanished and child participation and protection of child rights became a reality.”
The environmental crisis is one involving the rights of children and young people – after all, they suffer the most from the consequences of environmental degradation and climate change. If we don’t act now they will not have a liveable planet tomorrow!
Children have a right to a healthy environment and this is something that needs to be universally recognised. Only then will we no longer depend on the good will of governments and can call for our rights. Join us now and sign the petition to the General Secretary of the United Nations (UN) and the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child.
Please sign the petition: http://my-planet-my-rights.org/en/