Kailash Satyarthi Children’s Foundation (KSCF) founded by Nobel Peace Laureate Kailash Satyarthi is a leader in child protection and child development. It envisions a world free of violence against children and works on an array of issues that affect vulnerable children and their families.

Building on Mr. Satyarthi’s pathbreaking work of 40 years on promoting and protecting child rights, KSCF works in partnership with multi stakeholders both at the grassroots and global level, with governments, businesses, civil society, communities and children.

The Problem

Kailash Satyarthi Children's Foundation

Our Vision

Kailash Satyarthi Children’s Foundation envisions a world where every child is free, safe, healthy and educated.

Our Mission

Child Rights

Protect child rights through holistically tackling violence against children - abuse, illiteracy and poor health

Global Voice

Be recognised as a global voice against violence against children through movement creation and research

Policies

Enable global and national policies and their implementation for protecting children

Capacity Build up

Work towards capacity building of all stakeholders, including governments, corporates, grassroots organisations for child rights protection and promotion

Global Platform

Become a global platform to disseminate best practices relating to child protection and child rights promotion, and bridge the trust deficit between various stakeholders

Kailash Satyarthi Children's Foundation

Board Members

Kailash Satyarthi
Shri Kailash Satyarthi
Managing Trustee
Madhur Bajaj
Shri Madhur Bajaj
Trustee
Raj Kumar
Shri Raj Kumar
Trustee
Om Prakash Shrivastava
Shri Om Prakash Shrivastava
Trustee
Gautam Arya
Shri Gautam Arya
Trustee

Our Team

Team
Mr. Sharad Chandra Sinha

CEO

Mr. Yogesh Sharma

Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Rakesh Senger

Executive Director, Programmes

Mr. Dhawal Dalal

Executive Director, Strategic Engagements

Mr. Bidhan Chandra Singh

Executive Director, Campaigns

Awards & Recognitions

ANNUAL REPORTS

Annual Report 2019-20

Annual Report 2018-19

MILESTONES

Organisational Policies

Born in Allahabad Sh SC Sinha grew up in Lucknow.He has a post graduate degree in Physics. He joined the Indian Police Service in 1975. After serving the Indian Police with distinction in various capacities for more than 37 years he retired in 2013. Of these 37 years he has spent 16 years on deputation to well known Central Police Organizations viz CBI and NIA and has spent the remaining years in his cadre state Haryana. He has also been a part of the Public Sector Undertaking environment having served as the Chief Vigilance Officer of BHEL.After having served the Indian Police loyally and with distinction for more than 37 years Sh Sinha was appointed as a Member of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) for 5 years. Service in the Police and later with the NHRC has given him an unparalleled opportunity to serve the people of India and helped him develop a deep understanding of various social, economic and cultural issues our country is faced with.

Sh Sinha has headed the National Investigation Agency for more than three years in its formative years. Under his leadership NIA grew and developed into a world-class anti-terror investigation agency. It also became known for its fair and impartial investigations and for adherence to highest standards of ethics at all times. During his tenure with the NHRC he has done significant work on various social issues viz women and child rights, juvenile justice, rights of the disabled and the elderly, health, mental health right to food, social security for workers in the unorganised sector etc.

Sh Sinha has represented India in various international conferences both while in police and as a Member, NHRC. He is a recipient of the Indian Police Medal for Meritorious Service and the President’s Police Medal for Distinguished Service.

Sh Sinha has joined as CEO, KSCF in May 2019, prior to that we was heading BBA.

Yogesh Sharma

Mr. Rakesh Senger, Executive Director, Programmes, has over 25 years of experience in child rights movement, with an expertise in advocacy, communication, lobbying, networking, fund raising and direct action to release child bonded labourers.

A law graduate from Allahabad University and Masters in Political Science, Mr. Senger started his career as a student leader and held the post of National General Secretary of Samajwadi Chhatra Parishad, which was headed by the Former Prime Minister, Late Shri Chandrashekhar.

Mr. Sengar initially joined KSCF's sister organisation, Bachpan Bachao Andolan (BBA) in the early 90s as a student leader, motivating students of Allahabad University to join the crusade against child labour.

In 1995, he was elected as the secretary of BBA's Uttar Pradesh State Committee. He then moved to Delhi where he was made a member of National Executive Committee of BBA, followed by being elected as the National Secretary of BBA in 2007.

In 1998, Mr. Senger took the position of National Campaign Coordinator at BBA and played an instrumental role in organising major campaigns, events and programmes including South Asian March against cross border child trafficking in 1996, launch of Mukti Caravan in 1997, Global March Against Child Labour in 1998, Shiksha Yatra (education march) in 2001 and South Asian March Against Child Trafficking in 2007, Assam March against Child Trafficking, and Bharat Yatra against Child Sexual Abuse in 2017.

2004 onwards, Mr. Senger also took over the work of raid and rescue operations being conducted by the Victim Assistance team of BBA and played an instrumental role in rescuing thousands of children form child labour over the years.

In 2016, he joined KSCF as director and currently holds the position of executive Director, Programmes.

Currently he is involved in strategising and implementing the Bal Mitra Mandal programme in urban slum communities to make these communities child friendly. He is also involved in strategic interventions related to programmes, campaigns and communication at KSCF.

Mr. Senger is also an expert trainer in the issues of child labour, child trafficking and child rights and has conducted numerous trainings workshops for various stakeholders including member of police department, judiciary, law enforcement agencies and others.

An engineer by education, entrepreneur by profession and an activist professional by heart, Dhawal Dalal studied Electronics & Communications at Delhi College of Engineering, and after 2 corporate engagements in 4 years, founded and ran a successful Public Limited company for a period of over 27 years. He then sold his business to answer the calling of his heart and joined hands with Nobel Peace Laureate Mr. Kailash Satyarthi to lend support for the fight against child exploitation. As Executive Director – Strategic Engagements, Dhawal is responsible for Resource Generation, Partnerships and Strategic Initiatives. He is most passionate about travelling and socializing.

Bidhan Chandra Singh, Executive Director of Kailash Satyarthi Children’s Foundation, has over 20 years of experience in the social and environment sector. He has experience in designing campaigns and strategic action in the area of climate change, child protection, Animal Rights, and Human Rights. He is a social scientist by training. He worked with Greenpeace for 16 years in national and international roles. He was instrumental in bringing the concept of Fail Forward in Greenpeace internationally and drafted the Accountability Framework for the organization. A Global Project Management Trainer, he has done training for organizations in 13 countries. He supported the Delhi government set up project management systems and processes for large and small projects. He was one of the lead coordinators of a countrywide campaign called Bharat Yatra of Satyarthi Movement in 2017 which has brought many policy-level changes in child protection in India.

He is currently heading the Campaigns Team, Kailash Satyarthi Children’s Foundation. His current work involved guiding Campaigns and Communication teams focused on local, national and global action for bringing sustainable changes in child protection. He is also one of the core team members of 100 Million for 100 Million Global Campaign.

His key interests lie in the area of community-centric campaign designing and planning. He is a trainer, moderator and facilitator. He loves singing. He can sing songs in 13 different languages