Child Rights and You

To enable people to take responsibility for the situation of the deprived Indian child and so motivate them to seek resolution through individual and collective action thereby enabling children to realise their full potential. And people to discover their potential for action and change. To enable peoples' collectives and movements encompassing diverse segments, to pledge their particular strengths, working in partnership to secure, protect and honour the rights of India's children.
Feb 15, 2017

Impact of Right To School

The CRY 'Right to School' campaign is all about transforming schools into learning environments. With aim of ensuring that 271,341 children across CRY-supported projects not only go to school but also complete their education the campaign idea was conceived.

With donation received from you, CRY is set out work closer with our implementing partners at the grass-roots level across India to address the factors that come in the way of children not being able to access their right to education. We are workong on solutions together with the communities. The approach on the ground includes:

  • Access to equitable and quality preschool, primary and secondary education in our intervention areas
  • Mobilising and empowering parents and communities to act towards children's right to education
  • Transition of children from pre-school to primary education
  • Making stakeholders understand the importance of education
  • Ensuring that in intervention areas, schools are compliant with the Right to Education Act and have functioning School Monitoring Committees
  • Awareness amongst parents on the importance of education and the consequences of child marriage
  • Access to secondary schools and developing readiness for secondary education
  • Protection and security of girls within the community, their safe access to schools, and retention in schools
  • Lobby for schools where they are not available and advocate for better monitoring of schools at various levels
  • At the POLICY ADVOCACY level, CRY works with local and national government bodies

Do read the attachment case story on how children from Nawadih village do not skip schools anymore due to availability of toilet at school due to CRY intervention with support from donors like you.

Your continued support goes a long way into the lives of children. With your support, CRY is set out to impact 271,341 children in 2,813 schools ensuring that children do not drop out due to lack of basic amenities.

Thank you

Prithvi

CRY- Child Rights And You


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Feb 10, 2017

Status of digital empowerment project

Even though children (formerly child labour or drop outs) are going back to school, in the critical regions that CRY works in, there still lies a huge gap between them and their privileged counterparts in terms of learning opportunities. Most children in these regions have no access to technology, they are far behind and there is dire need for inducting them into digital age by exposing them to technology for the purpose of bettering their future prospects.

Digital Empowerment of Marginalised Children as a project  was initiated just a few months ago and we started to reach out donors like you. With support from you we have been able so far put in a project plan, study the number of children and dynamics of availability of children for this project.

We have reached out to professionals within CRY- Child Rights and You, met with experts in India who have already implemented similar projects and we are devising a realistic and sustainable model to have an effective program in place. 

The project aims at introducing and helping children to overcome inhibitions towards technology. The project is designed such that children will access learn and get comfortable with tabs, laptops, apps and effectively engaging in games, educative programs, life skills and understanding their rights in digital environment. As the deployment will be in children's collective ( around 25 of of 6-18 year olds), children learn hands-on in interactive sessions, sharing and teaching each other.

Currently, our IT division is taking up many measures to ensure that our grassroot partners get familiar to technology, prcessess and databases they'll need to handle for implementation of the project. So that there is right paced introduction of technology to all stakeholders involved.

Coming up: On one hand we will be identifying the community workers(organisers) from the projects who will have to be trained to take the program forward effectively; these community organisers will undergo intensive training to engage and teach children. They will be the center of the project as they will also take the program to community in the future.

And on the other hand we are approaching donors such as you to help us keep the momentum as the project involves immense costs from planning to execution levels.

We are thankful for your donation, as it has helped us that much to go forward with the project and instilled a hope in us that your continued support will help us succeed.

 

Faithfully Yours,

Prithvi

Dec 27, 2016

Life Skills & Disaster Mitigation for children

At the workshop
At the workshop

With support from Global Giving and you, we successfully launched third phase of Rebuilding Children's Live after the Chennai Flood!

 As the focus of the program is Life Skills & Disaster Mitigation for children of Vyasarpadi Slums in Chennai for this third phase here is a report on what has happened till date.

What we cover through this project?

  1. Workshops for children on life skill empowerment and preparedness for disaster situations &
  2. Awareness Building among the critical stakeholders of parents and community on preventive measures to ensure child safety, protection and emotional as well as physical health in disaster situation.

 

What has been done so far?

Time was spent in the months of October and November in detailing the modules for the workshops which would comprehensively cover the aspects of Life Skills & Disaster Mitigation. 

Workshop 1 - December 11th & 12th 2016

Don Bosco Youth Animation Center – Ennore – Chennai

Age group: 11 to 14 years

No of children: 40 (20 boys & 20 girls)

 

On Day one, post interesting and engaging introductions, participating children, were taken on by captivating session on Science behind disaster management by Mr. Arivarasan, children trainer, from Prakshan Charitable Trust, an expert in disaster management & teaching science experiments to children.

 

  • Other sessions included learning a song on, activity on following instructions and needs to cautious, sharp and intelligent always in particular at the time of crisis to handle the situation intelligently. Understanding Life skills by discussions on Speak out the problem
  • Face the problem
  • Decision making
  • Problem solving
  • Creativity
  • Plan and act (action plan)
  • Work together
  • Personality
  • Interpersonal relationship
  • Information sharing
  • Self awareness

Workshop sessions further involves children in activity based learning of concepts such as team building, self awareness – identity, respect, acceptance and responsibility. The Day one was closed with children visiting the beach, understanding crisis situation that can occur at the shore and the day ended with cultural performances. Day two focused on self at a deeper level, where children delved with concepts like self respect, and self responsibility. The Session had to be wound up due to Cyclone on effects felt that day. 

Children shared that they enjoyed two days training as it was the first of its kind. It gave them an opportunity to understand themselves and the society they live in. The sessions have given them the courage to face difficult situations in life.  

We thank you for your support and faith in us. We are preparing for the next workshop for the children and we will bring you all details soon. 

We look forward for your continued support. Do share the report with your friends and family and let them know that your support has gone a long way.

 

Thanking you

Sincerely

Prithvi

At the workshop
At the workshop
 
   

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