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May 31, 2017

Thank you for your support towards empowering children!


Thank you for supporting life skills & disaster management workshops for children from Vyasarpadi Slums

The workshop were conducted in the last quarter with same energy and zeal, powered by curious participants as the first batch we told you about on our previous report.

Life skills and disaster mitigation workshops were result of your faith in us. When Global Giving visited us to understand the CRY's relief support to slum children in Vyasarpadi, victims of floods in 2015, you funded for; Global giving and you further extended your support to CRY’s resolve to prepare children in the Vyasarpadi slums, Chennai, for any such disaster or stressful situations, in future. And thus, with you on our side, we started empowering children in handling themselves in such situations through these workshops. The workshop for first batch was held in February and for second and third batch during April and May. The workshops are designed by professionals to help the participating children acquire life skills and understand disaster and be prepared to such scenarios to protect self by using avilabe limited resources.                      

Workshop – Disaster and science

The two day workshops were divided into several sessions in understanding science behind everything – light, fire, conductors and electricity, floods and the like. Demonstrations engaged children in understanding what happens when there is a disaster and how they can act in different situations and use simple things around them as aids. Children also watched videos to understand how their brain and heart functions especially in stressful situation. Sessions also involves role play and activities that helped children to act not only during disaster occurrence but also after.

Life skills

The sessions also were scientifically designed to help children understand concepts such as self – identity, uniqueness, awareness, action, acceptance and self-respect. The sessions aided them in understanding feelings and individuality and response to situations through games, participation in discussions.

The batch two comprised of children from age group between 11 to 14 years while batch three from age group 15-18 years and hence the content of workshop was also designed age appropriately. There were 40 children in each batch from SCSTEDS, Vyasarpadi slums, Chennai who participated in the workshop. Children were also excited as they got an opportunity to camp at the centre for two days as it was first time they were out camping and learning with their peers. They also prepared for a cultural event and performed.

Thanks to you and Global Giving, over 100 children from our project SCSTEDS, Vyasarpadi Slums, Chennai have been trained in life skills and disaster management. The fourth and final workshop is scheduled in July and we will keep you posted and bring you a consolidated report!

We need you; to continue supporting our work and hope you'll be by our side and continue making a difference in lives of children as ever.

With Gratitude,

Thanks and Regards,





May 8, 2017

Digital empowerment of partners

Thank you for your support to Digital empowerment of Marginalised children. We bring great news with this report.

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 last year and we started to reach out to donors like you. As this is a multi phased project and with support from generous donors like you we have been able to kickstart the project.

Currently, our IT division is taking up many measures to ensure that our grassroots partners get familiar to technology, processes 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. Oracle has partnered with CRY and awarded a grant as well for developing and implementation of Result Based Monitoring Systems. In the last year, this also helped us in purchase of 50 computers. This implementation will help measure change and demonstrate the impact of programs from the baseline levels by being accountable to children and communities on one hand and thereby informing the government/donor group about everlasting changes made by the projects.

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,



Apr 13, 2017

271,341 children ensured school they deserve


The Right to School campaign gave 271,341 children schools that they deserve, Thanks to you!

We are glad to report that the Right to School Campaign set out to raised funds for 271,341 children, to give them school they deserve and because of generous donors like you, the campaign is a great success.

By supporting the campaigns you have helped in transforming schools into learning environments. Ensuring 271,341children across CRY-supported projects not only go to school but also complete their education.

Case Study

The Dakshin Kaya primary school, in a remote village in West Bengal, had only 9 students and 2 teachers. Kajla Jan Kalyan Samiti (KJKS), a CRY-supported project, conducted several meetings with the school teachers, villagers, the Village Education Committee, Sikshabondhu, Panchayat members, and even the sub-inspector of the school, regarding the students' attendance.

Additionally, the members of the Village Education Committee and the teachers undertook home visits to increase the attendance of children in the school. The KJKS field staff and the teachers also conducted workshops on making teaching and learning materials for the school. The teachers then started using these materials during class and also decorated the school classrooms. They also conduct indoor and outdoor games, practice creative writing and even publish a wall magazine on a regular basis. The school now has 35 students.

The project has enrolled children and will now ensure that children will continue to be motivated to come to school, and will be on the path to complete their education; ensuring that they have the best chance for a happier childhood and a successful future. The project will continuously make sure that infrastructure, facilities and quality education needed for children staying in school are met.

Your continued support will help us reach out to more villages and more children across India and ensure children stay in school.


Thank you


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