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Mar 20, 2017

Life Skills & Disaster Mitigation workshops for children of Vyasarpadi Slums in Chennai, India


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 behing 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. Three workshops will be attended by 40 children each.

The 2nd workshop will be covering 40 children between the age group of 10-14 years of age while the next two will be for 40 children per workshop between 15-18 years of age.

We will be bringing more updates on the workshop in June on the experiences of children and their feed back. 

Attached is a feedback from a child who attended the first workshop that was conducted on 11th and 12th of December 2016. 

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. 


Thanking you



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


CRY- Child Rights And You

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,


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