Our 2017 Crowdfunding Campaign Up & Running!

For 2017, our year-end appeal focuses on one of Butterflies’ most essential programs: Children’s Khazana (Children’s Bank).  Please look for our announcement as we commence this critical fundraising effort.

Thanks to people like you, Butterflies USA has raised more than $35,000 for essential programs to lift up street children throughout New Delhi, through education and life-skills training.

Conceptualized and initiated by Butterflies in the year 2001, Children’s Development Khazana (CDK) is a life skills education programme, educating children and adolescents, democratic values and financial management. CDK’s primary objective is to impart life skills education, teach them to be responsible, prioritise needs, budget and save. Children between the age group of 9-18 years are the members, volunteer managers and promoters of CDK. Any rural, urban and ethnic communities’ child can be a member of Khazana, which is their own and is run by children themselves, under the guidance of adult facilitators.

In CDK, members organise general body meetings, nominate their own child volunteer managers (for six months) and members for the advance committee, who are then provided training to handle their responsibilities, in basic book-keeping & accountancy, communication skills and to work in a team. As part of a practicum children manage their own Khazanas on cooperative principles at set timings and members focus on becoming entrepreneurs or learning a professional skill and exiting from their situation of poverty and insecurity.

The core objective of CDK is to promote life skills education through democratic participation, and inculcate knowledge of cooperative and financial management, fundamentals of management, accountancy & banking principles and promoting entrepreneurship.

CDK is a Life Skills Education which –

  1. Enables children to meet their survival needs
  2. Increases children’s life skills
  3. Helps children develop financial management skills
  4. Equips children with vocational and entrepreneurial skills
  5. Facilitates children’s participation in decision-making processes
  6. Educates children on democratic values

As of December 2016, CDK is operational in eight countries across the world and in ten states of India with a total membership of 15,920 children and savings amounting to $ 71,606. All the money is saved in mainstream banks

Please share this effort with your contacts, and know that 100% of donations goes to the direct cost of Butterflies’ activities. Please join us and make a real, tangible difference in the life of a Delhi street child.

With deepest gratitude — The Butterflies USA Board