Goals

– To strengthen the capacity of children, youth and their families living on the margins of society so that they can meet their own basic needs.
– To provide the support needed for social integration, and to help people break the cycle of discrimination based on caste, disability, gender and social status.
– To build up the capacity of CN's members and volunteers so that they can effectively fulfill the above-mentioned goals. 

Objectives

– To increase access of children in especially difficult circumstances and their families to the services around them.
– To increase socio-economic conditions for families through group formation and practical activities.
– To provide the opportunities for children to be good citizens through group work, practicing non-violence, anti-corruption and non-discrimination based on caste, gender, disability and social status.
– To mobilize civil society, service providers and other concerned people for the protection and care of children in difficult circumstances.
– To be self-supported through the production and selling of handcrafts, facilitating training workshops and developing partnerships among like-minded agencies and persons.
– To develop, test and document strategies for facilitating self-help community development and self-supporting activities.
– To strengthen relationships with related organizations so that work in this area can be replicated and scaled, duplication can be avoided and resources can be shared.

Approach

CN has a holistic approach to social work and sees the family and local community as its main focus and resource base to reach its goals. CN believes that in order to achieve improvements in children’s conditions, the family must be absolutely tied into the effort. CN works at the "micro" level with children and their families, at the "mezzo" level with schools, wards, health care providers, other NGOs and cooperatives and finally at the "macro" level by advocating, lobbying and training for children's rights, equality for all the people and improvements in the social services provided to the poor.