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‘NGOs running childcare institutions raised up to 6.6 liters per child in foreign funds’ India News

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NEW DELHI: A random analysis by the National Commission for the Protection of Children’s Rights (NCPCR) covering more than 600 NGOs that run child care institutions showed that according to FRCA data on the amount of donations in 2018 -19, the average amount received per child in these ICCs ranged from Rs 2.12 lakh to Rs 6.60 lakh.
The analysis covered 638 NGOs in Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Telangana, and Karnataka that were hosting around 28,900 children at the time the NCPCR commissioned the social audit in 2018-19.
On why these five states were chosen, NCPCR head Priyank Kanoongo said the audit of 7,163 households in 2018-19 found around 2.56 lakh of children in CCIs. Of these, more than 1.63 lakh were in five southern states. NCPCR decided to analyze trends in foreign funding by taking these five states first, an official said. The NCPCR plans to study the trend further and extend the analysis to other states as well.
“We are not alleging anything, but yes, we want all the money that enters the country to be used for the benefit of the child, since these CCIs are under the Juvenile Justice Law,” said the head of the NCPCR.
The randomized analysis was carried out by selecting NGOs running ICCs audited by the Lucknow-based Academy of Management Studies in 2018-19. Kanoongo said they took the FCRA data available on the Home Office website (www.fcraonline.nic.in) for the 2018-19 year.
“The calculation was carried out with the receipt of the foreign contribution from the NGOs that run the CCIs against the number of children who stayed during the social audit,” he said, adding that the expenditure per child per year, including all recurring expenses, amounted to approximately Rs 60,000.

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