World Vision India wins Best NGO award
World Vision India was awarded the Best NGO award by the Hon'ble Mayor of Greater Chennai Corporation, Mr. Saidai Duraisamay on 29th February, 2016 at Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium. The award, which contained a Certificate of Appreciation and a trophy, was given to World Vision India in recognition of the extraordinary service done to people.
The award was received by Ms. Anjana Purkayastha, Director - Urban Planning, World Vision India and the staff of the My City Initiative - Chennai.
World Vision India has been working in Chennai through the My City Initiative - Chennai. Through community development programmes and special projects on health care and children living on the streets, our work focuses on working with families and communities to ensure the well-being of children.
World Vision India's My City Initiative works towards building a culture of resilience in the urban communities for sustainable development and creating a social climate in urban communities where children thrive and are protected from all forms of abuse and exploitation.
World Vision India also responded to the recent Chennai floods, which caused wide-spread destruction and loss of life in Chennai and parts of Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh in December, 2015. Through immediate food relief and relief kits containing non-food items, hygiene kits, tarpaulin, mats and others, World Vision India was able to reach nearly 20,000 families.
World Vision India was also awarded the best NGO award in 2014.