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Adopt a Mother and Save Her Child

For just 15,000 rupees to cover a 33 month period, you can be linked to a mother and her child and see the difference your donation makes, not only to their lives but to the lives of others in their community.

The Adopt a Mother and Save her Child project concentrates on nine months of pregnancy and the first two years of a child’s life, during which time, proper nutrition is particularly critical. ITDI believes that the most effective way to give a child, born into a poor family, the best possible start in life, is through its mother; nobody is going to take better care of her unborn child or her infant, but she needs to be given the right support. Your donation can help provide that support in the form of nutritional advice, ante and post-natal care, and improved access to government facilities like hospitals for institutional deliveries and child vaccination programmes. These are all crucial factors in ensuring a safe pregnancy and delivery for the mother and a healthy start in life for her child.

You will be linked to a mother and her baby in a rural or urban area and will be able to follow their progress through a series of four reports until the child is 2 years old: first, some background information about the mother; then a report after  the birth of her baby together with a photograph; the third update would be the photograph of the child at one year of age; and finally, a report at the end of the programme. After this, you will be linked to a new mother or you can continue on to the Educate a Child programme.

In fact, you will be doing much more than supporting an individual mother and child. The way ITDI uses the money raised by the Adopt a Mother initiative is to create a support network within a community. ITDI reaches out to women through a wide range of educational programmes and healthcare initiatives. It sends ITDI trained health workers to make door to door health visits and give talks in their districts. This means that in addition to monitoring the mother and child you support, a health worker will also be able to visit a number of other pregnant women and newborn children at the same time. Often, a whole village will come to listen to the health worker’s advice. This innovative approach allows you to connect with an individual mother and child while touching the lives of many others.


Educate a Child

For a donation of 8000 rupees, you can support a child in education over a two year period. The Educate a Child programme concentrates on children aged from 5 to 16 years in deprived urban areas. It focuses on getting children into education and keeping them there.

Street children, children without parents, children of sex workers and children from the slums need to have an environment conducive to learning. The money you give will be used for school fees, uniforms and educational materials.

Similar to the Adopt a Mother programme, you are linked to a particular child and will receive three reports about his or her progress over the two year period: first, some background information about the child; then a drawing by the child after 1 year; and finally, a report at the end of the programme. However, the money you donate will be used to support many more children as ITDI works in local communities to highlight the importance of education and bring about a change of attitude in people who feel that a working child is better than an educated child.


Emergency Appeal

The areas of India which ITDI focuses on are prone to natural disasters like cyclones and floods. ITDI works with communities to help them prepare for emergencies.


Day trip to Monobitan

For 15,000 rupees you can give underprivileged children the chance to spend a day of fun and adventure at our facility in Monobitan.



It’s easy to get involved. Your time can achieve as much if not more than a simple donation when you persuade others to join you. Fundraise through sponsored events; ask your company or school to choose ITDI as one of the charities it supports; instead of giving someone a gift, support a mother or a child in their name. Be creative!


Visit Us

ITDI welcomes interest from everyone, but has found that it can be counter productive to use volunteers in the field unless they have directly relevant experience. ITDI does, however, always encourage anyone interested in its work to come and see its projects at first hand.