All children have the right to enjoy their childhood and live a life of dignity. However, child labour is a reality millions of children in India face. Your contribution will enable CRY and our grassroots partners to remove 28,588 children from the clutches of child labour and put them back to school.
As per the National Census 2011,India has 10 million child labours in the age group of 5-14 years. From brick-kilns to small scale factory units and homes to roadside eateries, children are wasting their childhoods learning to do manual jobs, which are usually meant for adults.Children work mainly to help their families as the adults do not have adequate income. When children are forced to work long hours their ability to get adequate nourishment and to attend school is limited.
CRY's efforts to stop child labour include: Identifying the root causes which force families to allow children to be engaged in labour; Addressing the underlying issues by interacting with parents and community leaders where the importance of child rights and the consequences of child labour are discussed; Empowering communities with the knowledge to demand for proper implementation of employment schemes and access to all government benefit program; Rescuing and rehabilitating children
The objective of the project is to ensure that 28,588 children from CRY-supported projects across India are removed from the clutches of child labour, put back into schools and unlearn those skills which rob them off their childhood.