Ruchika Social Service Organisation

The mission is to help the children deprived of normal conditions of life and create a society free from child labor, exploitation and abandonment. As the development of these children is worthwhile when they become active participants and positive contributors to their communities, it is aimed to provide joyful and innovative education, health care, supplementary nutrition, recreation, counseling, vocational training, rehabilitation and repatriation services to these children.
Jan 7, 2012

Progress Report1 on"Give a smile to slum children"

Science Exhibition by Slum Children
Science Exhibition by Slum Children

Ruchika Social Service Organisation has been running the project “Give a smile to 3000 slum children to attend school" very successfully. Keeping in view the Right to Education Act 2009 (RTE), it is striving to enroll all slum children into the government schools.  In the Primary Remedial Standards (Standard – I to IV) 1338 students have been registered during this period of which 513 are studying in Std. – I, 308 in Std. – II, 272 in Std. - III and 245 in Std. – IV.  In Elementary Standards (Standard – V to VIII) a total number of 555 student have been registered. Out of the total 1893 students, 1580 students have been enrolled and studying into the nearest government schools.   Rest 313 students are yet to be admitted.

In Remedial Classes the average attendance has increased by 10 %.  Interest among students and community have been noticed. As per the observation of the  Government school Head Masters the attendance of these children has increased by   10  % .   However more than 95 % of the students of remedial classes are attending the school regularly. We are trying our best to check the  dropouts completes. The child attempts to drop out from our remedial centre or from the schools are attended to immediately by our teachers. The parents are counseled and the child is counseled and the child is re-integrated into the school system. We are planning to maintain ZERO dropout rates in our schools.

As per the recent test results significant improvement in performance in Grade 2 and 4 have been noticed.

  • In Grade 3, average performance of students in English is 58 % and Math is 44 %
  • Average performance of students of Grade 5 in English is 33 % and in Math is 28 %. Overall learning levels of both Math and English are low.
  • Average performance of students of Grade 7  is 26 % in English and 33 % in Math. Overall learning levels of both Math and English are low.

Our next plan is to bring significant improvement in the competency level of the students by adopting innovative methodologies. The in depth teachers training on methodologies is also very essential which will be organized in near future.

The project will give a smile in the faces of the marginalized children with the open hearted support of the donors. We can continue the program with your support till all children are enrolled into the school and are retained and the level of performance has increased up to the level of their counterparts in the government schools. The project will be sustained only when a positive environment is created in the slum community to educate all children as their rights. 

Jul 2, 2007

Helpline rescues girls and puts them on the track to success

This footage -- which I took on my recent trip to Orissa, India -- captures women and young girls that have been rescued from dangerous conditions. Like all of us, these women desire a better life where they can learn, grow, and share in what the world has to offer. The Helpline project recently received full funding through GlobalGiving, which will enable the project leaders to continue their great work for three more years.


Jan 22, 2007

Inderjit Khurana named a finalist for the 2007 World’s Children’s Prize for the Rights of the Child

Dear Friend of Ruchika:

We just got some great news.

Inderjit Khurana, Founder of Ruchika Social Service Organization (RSSO) was named a finalist for the 2007 World’s Children’s Prize for the Rights of the Child (WCPRC). Inderjit Khurana, Mr RP Dwivedy and two children, Bijay from the Ruchika Platform school and Sanjukta from the Alternative school, will be in Sweden in April 2007 to receive the award.

A vote by children between now and April determines the final "place" of the 3 finalists, and which award they win. The original Press Release is included. Previous laureates include Craig Kielburger in 2006 and Nelson Mandela in 2005.

Ruchika does not have a way of making a press release so any help you can provide in this area, as an organization that supports Ruchika, will be appreciated. Should you need pictures, check as well as

- Anoop Khurana (on behalf of Ruchika)

This year’s three finalists for the World’s Children’s Prize for the Rights of the Child (WCPRC), with prize money totalling SEK 1 million (USD 140,000) are:

• CYNTHIA MAUNG, Burma, who has fought for the health and education of hundreds of thousands of refugee children for 20 years, both under the military dictatorship in Burma and in refugee camps in Thailand.

• INDERJIT KHURANA, India, who has run over a hundred schools and two phone help lines for 21 years, helping the poorest, most vulnerable children who live and work on station platforms.

• BETTY MAKONI, Zimbabwe. After being abused as a child, Betty began to fight to give girls the courage to demand their rights. She supports those who are exposed to abuse and protects others from assault, forced marriage, trafficking and sexual abuse.


The WCPRC empowers children and young people all over the world so that they can make their voices heard and demand respect for their rights in accordance with the UN Child Convention. The WCPRC has quickly grown into the world's largest annual educational initiative for children on rights and democracy. As part of this process, the children award the world’s most respected prizes for outstanding contributions to the rights of the child.

11 million students at 20,000 schools in 82 countries participate in the WCPRC, and that number is growing constantly. Around five million of those children will participate in a Global Vote to determine who will receive the Global Friends’ Award 2007. An international child jury – consisting of children who are experts on the rights of the child through their own experiences as soldiers, refugees, street children or slaves in brothels or on farms – chooses the recipient of the other major award, the World’s Children’s Prize.

Over 300 organisations all over the world support the WCPRC, which also collaborates with many Departments of Education and youth media projects worldwide. The prize magazine, like the website,, is available in nine languages and is read by over 7 million young people.


The patrons of the WCPRC include Queen Silvia of Sweden, Nelson Mandela, President Xanana Gusmão of East Timor, former Executive Director of Unicef Carol Bellamy, former UN Under-Secretary-General Olara Otunnu, and Nobel Prize Winner in Economics Joseph Stiglitz.

The prize money, SEK 1 million (USD 140,000), is to be used in the recipients’ work for the rights of the child and will help some of the world's most vulnerable children. It is supported by AstraZeneca, Banco Fonder and The WCPRC was founded by the Swedish organisation Children’s World, and is a Swedish National Millennium Project.

This year’s prize ceremony will be held on 16 April at Gripsholm Castle in Mariefred, where HM Queen Silvia will help the children to give out the prizes. All three final candidates will be honoured. The recipients of the prizes will be announced at a press conference at 12 noon on 13 April, at Södra Teatern, Mosebacke Torg, Stockholm, Sweden.

For more information on the WCPRC and the prize candidates see:

PRESS at, where you can also find high-res pictures and video material.

Contact: Magnus Bergmar, +46(0)159-129 00, +46(0)70-515 58 39

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