Commitment to Action

Safe and Healthy Cities for Young Indian Children

Commitment by

Bernard Van Leer Foundation

In 2012, the Bernard van Leer Foundation committed to develop child friendly, safe, and healthy neighborhoods in four mid-sized Indian cities that have been targeted by the federal government's Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JnNURM). With one in eight urban-dwelling Indian children under age six living in a slum and over seven million young children living in urban poverty in India, it is more important than ever to identify solutions that allow young urban poor children in India to grow up safe and healthy, in a better physical environment. By partnering with the public sector and local NGOs, the Bernard van Leer Foundation is raising awareness of the needs of young urban children and building a model of health urban development that can be employed across India.

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Commitment

Safe and Healthy Cities for Young Indian Children

Launched

2012

Est. Duration

3 Years

Estimated Total Value

$3,839,100

Region

Asia

Countries

INDIA

Commitment by

Bernard Van Leer Foundation

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

Divya Disha, Youth In Social Development, VASA, Aide-Et-Action