Press Kit

About CINI:

Child in Need Institute (CINI), a leading Non Government Organization (NGO) with its head office in Kolkata, India, was founded in 1974. Under the governance of esteemed pediatrician and Founder Director Dr. Samir Chaudhuri, we have been operating for the last 43 years in the some of the poorest communities in the states of West Bengal and Jharkhand.Our core activities are in the areas of Health, Nutrition, Education, Protection and Environment. We reach out to over five million people both directly and indirectly. Our mission is – ‘Sustainable development in health, nutrition, education and protection of child, adolescent and woman in need.’ CINI has won the National award for Child Welfare from Government of India twice, once in 1985 and then in 2004. In 2017 CINI won the HCL Award as the best NGO in the “Health” category in India by Shri Arun Jaitley, Minister for Corporate Affairs, Government of India.

Our vision

A friendly and responsive community where children and adolescents achieve their full potential.

Our mission

To ensure children and adolescents achieve their rights to health, education, nutrition and protection by making the duty bearers and communities responsive to their wellbeing.

Our Values


We take responsibility for using resources effectively & efficiently and being accountable to partners, communities and, above all, children.



We seek to collaborate with children, parents, women, communities, governments and partners to empower children to develop into active citizens and access basic services and opportunities as a matter of right.



We believe in respecting each other and supporting caregivers in caring for children and preventing all forms of harm in the communities that we serve.



We aspire to live to the highest standards of personal and organisational integrity and always act in the best interests of the child.

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