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Mar 12, 2018

Rebuilding children's lives after Chennai flood

With support from you and GlobalGiving , we successfully conducted three workshops as part of the third phase of our project – “Rebuilding Children's Lives after the Chennai Floods”. The workshops conducted were on the topic of Empowerment and Preparedness for Disaster aimed at children of Vyasarpadi Slums in Chennai, India.

The workshops were conducted for three batches in three different months – September 2017, January 2018 and Feb 2018 catering to a total of 113 children. The broad areas covered were:

 

  • Preparing to face natural disasters
  • Preparing to face challenges in their personal lives.
  • Personal development goals; particularly for girl children.
  • Stages of development of children Awareness on child rights  

 

The essence of the program was to empower the children through life skills which can be used even in the most difficult situations; such as in the case of Chennai floods or any other natural disasters.

We plan to conduct workshops in March and April, and increasing our reach to 100 more children. Thanks to the support received, CRY has been able to continue working in the Vyasarpadi slum area and we hope to continue our efforts in the rehabilitation of the community.

Your donation, donors like you and support from GlobalGiving has made all of this possible. We count on your continued support to the cause.

With Gratitude,

Thanks & Regards,

Lydia Daniel

Nov 28, 2017

Rebuilding children's lives

With support from You and GlobalGiving , we successfully launched third phase of Rebuilding Children's Live after the Chennai Flood by providing Life Skills & Disaster Mitigation Workshops for children of Vyasarpadi Slums in Chennai, India during October 2016. The first workshop saw 40 children actively participated learning about disasters, science being disaster management and were engaged in activiteis designed for acquiring skills required for handling the situation intelligently at the time of crisis.

120 more children will be participating in similar workshops during the summer vacation in Vyasarpadi, Chennai. The workshops are scheduled for, during the months of April - May 2017. Four workshops are planned and will be attended by 40 children each.

The 2nd workshop had covered 40 children between the age group of 11-14 years of age & the 3rd workshop had covered 40 children between the age group of 15-18 years.

The fourth workshop was spread across two days and was completed in September 2017. The programmes were titled, ‘Children on Empowerment and Preparedness for Disaster Situations’. The participants were the children from our SCSTEDS project (Slum Children Sports Talent & education Development), Vyasarpadi, Chennai, who were the ones affected by the Chennai Floods in December 2015. There were 40 children who attended the workshop from the age group of 15-18 years. The children had shared their experience and satisfaction with the facilitating team about participating in the workshops.

Some of the key points covered during the session were:

  • The various elements, including effective use & knowledge of science, involved in the preparedness to face natural disasters
  • The preparedness that the children need to develop to face the life challenges and struggles in the given situations.
  • The personal development goals that they need to develop to face challenges in life; this was covered extensively for the girl children.
  • The awareness on their rights & development stages of life to help them grow up with that knowledge and live a more confident childhood.

 Thanks to your support, CRY has worked in the flood relief and rescue operations in 2015 - 2016 in the Vyasarpadi slum area. And now following the aims of the project in phase 3. Aim was to empower the children of Vyasarpadi through critical life skills concepts towards a free and emancipated childhood even in the most difficult of situations. To build awareness among the critical stakeholders like parents and community on preventive measures to ensure child safety, protection and emotional as well as physical health in disaster.

Your donation, donors like you and support from GlobalGiving has made all of this possible. We count on your continued support to the cause.

With Gratitude,

Thanks & Regards,

Nandini


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Oct 12, 2017

Soccer for Child Rights, Bangalore 2017

The WINNERS of Soccer for Child Rights tournament in Bangalore was NORTHERN TRUST, ORACLE & TARGET.

The project directly reaches out to 1752 children in six slums of the operational area and eventually the advocacy impact reaches approximately 8000 children across six slums, living in abject poverty and are victims of or are vulnerable to child labour, child marriage, abuse, no access to quality education, poor health or denied of quality education with sustainable solutions by engaging community, parents and all stake holders responsible.

We had raised INR.21.6lakhs from our efforts through YOU & corporate partners for this event & for supporting our Project SCSTEDS.

We would like to THANK YOU for your support for making this event successful & many more to come in future.

Best Regards,

Nandini Nair

 
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