UNICEF was created by the United Nations General Assembly on December 11, 1946, to provide emergency food and healthcare to children in countries that had been devastated by World War II. In 1953, UNICEF became a permanent part of the United Nations System and its name was shortened from the original United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund but it has continued to be known by the popular acronym based on this previous title.
UNICEF uses its community-level knowledge to develop innovative interventions to ensure that women and children are able to access basic services such as clean water, health visitors and educational facilities, and that these services are of high quality. At the same time, UNICEF reaches out directly to families to help them to understand what they must do to ensure their children thrive.
Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF): Digital Empowerment Foundation, a Delhi based not-for-profit organization, registered under Societies Act XXI of 1860 in 2002, working at grassroots of India to create economic and commercial viability using means of Information, Communication and Technology (ICT). Since its inception in December 2002, Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF) has engaged itself into number of activities while pursuing its mission and objectives of ICT delivery and promotion in India. One of its focus areas of intervention had been development, promotion, spread and usage of content for grassroots use and consumption.