CanKids KidsCan - is a not for profit dedicated to Change for Childhood Cancer in India. It is the only National NGO working across the entire spectrum of Childhood Cancer Care and we work on all aspects that will drive this change – from support services for families of children with cancer (age 0-21), to awareness, advocacy, stakeholder engagement, capacity building, quality care, research and impact.
Through our signature program YANA –You are Not Alone – we provide holistic support to a child with cancer and the family, from moment of detection, through diagnosis, treatment and after. We work in partnership with 99 Cancer centers in 42 cities and 22 States of India. In addition, we also run: 7 Home Away From Homes - a low cost model where the children with cancer and their families can stay while they are undergoing treatment; a one of its kind Special School for Children with Cancer in Mumbai, “Canshala” – in partnership with the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) and Subitha the only 10 bedded Pediatric Palliative Care Center in Delhi.
Cankids enables better standards of treatment and care by partnering with Cancer centers, assessing needs and filling gaps on an ongoing basis, through funding support, providing social support staff , enhancing capacities and driving quality care, research and impact assessment.Through stakeholder engagement and advocacy it aims to ensure that Childhood Cancer is a child health priority in India.
CanKids was set up in January 2004 under the umbrella of Indian Cancer Society, Delhi Branch which then spun off in June 2012 and registered as an independent National Society and is today a grass roots level organization of over 300 people (volunteers and employees) CanKids is registered under the Indian Societies Act 1951, as a not for profit charitable organization, with valid 12A and 80G certificates. We have an FCRA Clearance Certificate which makes us eligible for foreign funding.
Enabling: Children faced with cancer and their families Ensuring: The best possible treatment l Social Economic support l Reintegration into society | Emotional Support Committing: Continuity of care l To the rights of the health impaired child with cancer to a childhood, to the highest standards of health and education