SSS is an Indian trust and almost all SSS supporters are Indian or of Indian origin. SSS funds are deployed in India to benefit underprivileged Indian children and a small proportion is also invested in local causes.
SSS has also periodically received support from international organisations that have helped with special requirements, like hiring qualified professionals and setting up SSS’s direct marketing cell.
As an NGO (non-government organisation), we do not receive any direct government funding allowing us to remain independent, making unbiased evaluations of government policies and programmes. The government has also extended certain tax and duty exemptions to us, enabling us minimise costs
SSS raises the valuable resources we need for our work through:
2 Corporate and institutional donations
It most certainly does. A small amount goes a long way. In fact, individuals’ contributions form almost 90 to 95% of our income. Taken together, it is these seemingly small contributions that collectively add up to a large amount needed to effect change. There are people all over who are concerned about the situation of children and who want to do something to change it. However, their own commitments and pressures do not allow them to go out and directly work with children. SSS provides them the opportunity to help in whatever way they can. They can contribute their money, materials, time, or skills. When everybody comes together and pitches in, no task is impossible. This COLLECTIVE ACTION has an impact and brings about change. Every individual’s contribution is important. This is the fundamental principle on which SSS functions.
We believe that the work we do restores to children what is rightfully theirs. Beneficiaries must not be made to feel obliged for the support they receive. Hence, rather than supporting individual children, we pool the resources we raise and disburse them to the programmes we support. Every attempt is made to ensure that there is no differentiation between children. And while names of children are withheld, we encourage you to visit the projects we partner, so that you can experience the various ways to which your resources are being put.
At SSS, we believe that sustainable change for children is possible only when we address the root causes – such as non-functioning schools, child labour, unemployed parents, non-availability of healthcare centers etc – that keep children away from their rights and vulnerable.
Along with the support from over 200 grassroots-level partner NGOs, we work with children and communities to make them aware of their rights, and empower them to address their issues and demand what is rightfully theirs. Therefore ensuring not just a small change, but an entire movement towards sustainable change in the lives of the children and their families.