Thank you for supporting our dream of wanting to be part of a world where girls are celebrated. Where they are treated equally, with love and respect.
Your support to #LetHerFly has enabled us to bring happiness and hope to the lives of children such as Sandhya and Kanasiya and will enable us to continue our efforts to ensure that 3,61,612 girl children across CRY-supported projects, get a childhood where they are cherished, nurtured and protected. Because every girl child has the right to survive, develop, be protected and participate in decisions that impact her life.
Going Back to School- Sandhya’s Story
13 year old Sandhya Mal, belongs to a poor landless family in a small village in West Bengal. Her father is a day labourer and mother, a housekeeper who works day in and day out for the survival of seven family members.
Sandhya's mother has to travel long distances for work. Therefore, Sandhya had to stay at home and look after the family. Because of heavy workload at home, she eventually discontinued her studies and dropped out of school after class VI.
CRY project partner identified Sandhya as a dropout. The team visited her parents and convinced them to re-admit their daughter to school and worked with school authorities to ensure the same.She is now in class VII and trying to figure out what she wants to become in life.ure out what she wants to become in life.
From Labour to Learning- Kanasiya’s Story
Kanasiya is an 11-year-old girl who stays in a village called Timaya. Like many other villagers, Kanasiyaâ€™s parents go every year to the 'Kathiyawad' region of Gujarat to work as casual labourers. Fearing her safety, they take her along with them for months on end because of which she dropped out of school.
Anandi, a CRY-supported project worked with Kanasiyaâ€™s family for two years in an attempt to get her re-enrolled in school. They convinced her parents to let her attend a childrenâ€™s summer camp for 15 days. After attending the camp Kanasiyaâ€™s interest in studies was revived. Post the camp, the team carried out a lot of follow up visits with her parents and succeeded in re-enrolling her in a school.
Currently the Anandi team is constantly in touch with her and her family to ensure this girl child does not drop out of school again