SOS Villages of India honoured with India NGO Award 2014!
New Delhi, August 5, 2014: SOS Children’s Villages (SOS), a globally active NGO working towards providing secure and loving homes for orphaned and abandoned children in India has been felicitated with the prestigious India NGO Award for the large category.
Selected among 400 NGOs, SOS Children’s Village of India was chosen based on the decision of an independent jury who carefully chose NGOs on their demonstration of best practices of impact, scalability and reliability, innovation and sustainability in their programmes, and in creative and successful resource mobilization.
On receiving the award, Mr. Rakesh Jinsi, Secretary General, SOS Children’s Villages of India said, “We are honored to receive India NGO Award which further reinforces our commitment, showcases our strong financial management, and our contribution in improving the lives of many children. We continue to embark on our challenging yet fulfilling journey.”
The India NGO awards felicitates NGO under four categories based on applicant’s annual budgets – Small, Medium, Large and Rising star category. SOS was awarded with a trophy and cash prize of INR 4, 00,000. Additionally SOS will also be profiled in the casebook which is widely circulated.
The India NGO Awards is a national award that aims to celebrate and reward the best non-governmental and non-profit organizations by bringing forth the best practice, creative resourcing, financial management, governance and impact in the community. Instituted in 2006, India NGO Awards programme is now jointly funded by the Rockefeller Foundation and EdelGive Foundation.
Recently SOS Children’s Villages of India was accredited with CRISIL Rating of VO-2A indicating SOS’s “Strong Delivery Capability and High Financial Proficiency”. With this, SOS becomes the first NGO to undergo evaluation process especially designed for Voluntary Organisations’ by CRISIL. CRISIL is a credible rating agency which provides an objective and independent third-party opinion. SOS has also been awarded an Accreditation Certificate for “Desirable norms”, the highest form of rating by Credibility Alliance for a period of five years from 29th May 2014 to 28th May 2019.
About SOS Children’s Villages of India
SOS Children’s Villages of India is a non-profit, non-government, voluntary organization, committed to the care of children in need and to strengthening families and communities as a preventive measure in the fight against abandonment and social neglect. The aim & objective of the SOS Children’s Villages of India is to help parentless and homeless children by giving them a family, home and a strong foundation for an independent and secure life. Since its inception in the year 1964 SOS Children’s Villages of India has expanded its services for children in need at a rapid pace. SOS Children’s Villages of India is spread over 21 states with 33 Children’s Villages.