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Going the extra mile…

CRY – Child Rights and You has partnered with Marks and Spencers to ensure lasting change in the lives of underprivileged children in the country. While customers of Marks and Spencers are encouraged to donate the change from their billed amount towards the cause of child rights, sometimes, we come across beautiful stories of extraordinary human beings that we cannot resist ourselves from sharing.

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Changing minds, Changing behaviors – Beliefs and practices of tribal women about breastfeeding

The village of Vijayanagar (Patparpali panchayat, Chura block, District Gariyaband) lying near the border of Chattisgarh and Odisha, is inhabited by tribal residents. Rukamani Bai Markam, 28 and her husband, Kaliram Markam, are permanent residents of this village. Rukmini a mother of three, Tankeshwari (9 years), Priti (4 years) and Isa (14 months) gave birth to her first two children at home, and due to prevailing stereotypes they were not fed colostrum (the first milk produced by the mother after giving birth).READ MORE

Internship with CRY NGO

An internship with an NGO is a great way to play an important role in shaping the way Child Rights progresses in our country. A rewarding opportunity, to work closely with causes that affect humanity in an impactful way. Making a difference by way of an internship is a great way to start working for something meaningful, a trait that helps when making future life choices.

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Life with CRY

This July, I complete my 3 years of volunteering in CRY, and it feels like I have been associated with them since forever, which is partially true because of my parents association with CRY, I will always be a ‘CRY baby’.

But looking at those 3 years, I know things have changed, in kids, in school, in the PAG and above all in me, myself.

I still remember my first class at Jai Bai school and I ended up with moist eyes. I was sharing the class with Varsha didi, the pioneer of our pag in Kalyan, so being the first day we started with introduction, their daily routine and aspirations. And their answers left us numb.

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Coming together for children

How collective action in a village helped bring a school back to life.

A small village of 352 families of Karipatti in Salem district teaches us all the power of collective action.

When a well functioning government high school teaching 150+ children was demolished to dust because of a Four Lane National Highway plan, none of the authorities in the education department came in to protect the rights of the students of the school.

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The Economic Impact of Child Marriage

The issue of Child Marriage has plagued rural and urban areas in India for a long time now. The 2011 census revealed that there were more than 15 million girls who had been married before the legal age of 18. Stereotypes and rampant gender bias makes the situation especially difficult for girls. Many continue to be unaware of the consequences of child marriage and lack of action from concerned authorities have led to a worsening of the situation. READ MORE

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A Journey To Remember

“Children have real understanding only of that which they invent themselves.’’                                       ~Jean Piaget

I glow with contentment while writing this write-up about the extra-ordinary journey that I experienced in the month of May. Before that I had only heard how special every child is and  how talented every child is, but this journey with the kids at Project Swati,Tigri helped me realise how true these hearsays are. I got the opportunity to be their dance mentor for a month and it was during that period that I realised how curious and enthusiastic these kids were learn more.READ MORE

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A Monsoon Camp Soaked in History

CRY Volunteers held a Monsoon Camp with the students of Jai Bai School, Vithalwadi, Mumbai. The focal theme of the camp was history and it was held over two consecutive weekends.

The guest speaker Mr. Pratik. P. Kadam conducted a session on storytelling which the kids enjoyed immensely and responded with lots of questions and cheers.

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Child Artist’s Position in Indian Film Industry

 

The last decade of the twentieth century saw the impact of economic liberalization on Indian cinema. This is best exemplified by the transition from rickety single-screen cinema halls to plush multiplex theatres. This was followed by a further boost in 1998 when the National Democratic Alliance government granted cinema the status of an industry. The nature of film financing changed and the corporate sector stepped into movie-making.
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“What I can do, I must do”

It was a cloudy day in May when I entered office at 8.45 in the morning. As usual my colleague had already come in and was in the process of ordering the first tea of the day from a canteen in the next door office. I am an avid tea drinker and have numerous cups during the day. She ordered tea for both of us. But it was not the usual delivery boy. My colleague mentioned after a while that the delivery boy looked a bit too young to be working.

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About Us

Child Rights and You (CRY) is an Indian non-profit that believes in every child’s right to a childhood – to live, learn, grow and play. For nearly 4 decades, CRY and its 200 partner NGOs have worked with parents and communities across 23 states to ensure sustainable change in the live of over 2 million underprivileged children.