OUR JOURNEY

Milestones

  1. 1974-1984

    • Founded in 1974, by Dr. Samir Narayan Chaudhuri, with a clinic for under-5 children
    • CINI started the first Nutrition Rehabilitation Centre (NRC) which later got adopted by National Health Programme.
    • Initiated production on CINI Nutrimix a low-cost supplementary food to provide nutrition to the malnourished children through CINI Community Initiatives (CINCOMM)

  2. 1985-1995

    • CINI Won the National Award for Child Welfare twice from the Government of India in 1985 and again 2004
    • CINI established a Training unit later recognized as the Regional Resource Centre by MoHFW, Government of India.
    for Eastern Region and Nodal training centre for government frontline workers like AWW, ASHA etc.
    • CINI urban unit was set up for implementing urban programmes focusing on street and working children in Kolkata
    • Adolescent programme started within the life-cycle approach framework and later setting up of Adolescent Resource Centre

  3. 1996-2006

    • CINI expanded its work beyond West Bengal and started working in Jharkhand and later a Unit was set up
    • Beginning of Life Cycle Approach (LCA) Cell
    • Became partner of implementing CHILDLINE, a 24-hour emergency service for children in distress, under the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Govt. of India in Kolkata. Later, this further expanded to 4 other districts and 2 railway stations in West Bengal.

  4. 2007-17

    • CINI’s core method of work of creating Child Friendly Communities (CFC) initiated and later consolidated as The CINI Method Resource Kit
    • The new social business initiative of CINI-CINCOMM launched
    • Department of Health and Family welfare, Government of Jharkhand recognized CINI as a nodal agency to strengthen the community mobilization cell under NHM, Govt. of Jharkhand

  5. 2018-2023

    • CINI’s programmes got expanded to other states like Odisha and Assam
    • Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (Harvard University) selected CINI’s innovative work on harm-prevention following the Child-Friendly Community approach. Published the report – ‘Before Not After’, An Evaluation of CINI’s Preventive Approach to Child Protection in India
    • Child Champions from the streets started contributing in the dialogue with the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence against Children, United Nations.

  6. 2010-11

    • CINI’s programmes got expanded to other states like Odisha and Assam
    • Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (Harvard University) selected CINI’s innovative work on harm-prevention following the Child-Friendly Community approach. Published the report – ‘Before Not After’, An Evaluation of CINI’s Preventive Approach to Child Protection in India
    • Child Champions from the streets started contributing in the dialogue with the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence against Children, United Nations.

  7. 2011-2012

    • CINI’s programmes got expanded to other states like Odisha and Assam
    • Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (Harvard University) selected CINI’s innovative work on harm-prevention following the Child-Friendly Community approach. Published the report – ‘Before Not After’, An Evaluation of CINI’s Preventive Approach to Child Protection in India
    • Child Champions from the streets started contributing in the dialogue with the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence against Children, United Nations.

  8. 2011-2012

    • CINI’s programmes got expanded to other states like Odisha and Assam
    • Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (Harvard University) selected CINI’s innovative work on harm-prevention following the Child-Friendly Community approach. Published the report – ‘Before Not After’, An Evaluation of CINI’s Preventive Approach to Child Protection in India
    • Child Champions from the streets started contributing in the dialogue with the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence against Children, United Nations.

  9. 2011-2012

    • CINI’s programmes got expanded to other states like Odisha and Assam
    • Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (Harvard University) selected CINI’s innovative work on harm-prevention following the Child-Friendly Community approach. Published the report – ‘Before Not After’, An Evaluation of CINI’s Preventive Approach to Child Protection in India
    • Child Champions from the streets started contributing in the dialogue with the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence against Children, United Nations.