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CELEBRATING DAUGHTERS- WHERE WE OFTEN FALL SHORT!

Perhaps nothing can be more fulfilling than to have a girl’s presence in your life and if she comes in the form of a daughter, it is picture perfect.  Now what comes along with it is the trickier part. The journey which the newborn girl undertakes getting conditioned by her parents, family, society are what have a long term bearing

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OF BECOMING A CHILD AGAIN

“I was born bare skinned,

 When I was 3, I had clothes, and dreamt for ‘toys’,

I turned 10 and I had book in hands, wished for ‘Bat and Ball’,

On my 15th b’day, I had family, friends, and wanted ‘love’,

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WHEN SPARK MEETS SCHOOL, GREAT THINGS HAPPEN!

Karan built a wind turbine when he was just 14 years. If he stays in school, imagine how much more he can achieve?

Karan participated in a children’s fair in his school organised by CRY-supported project Gram Vikas Trust (GVT), Gujarat. Karan was so inspired that he went back home and created a wind turbine all by himself. He presented READ MORE

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WHAT DO CHILDREN DO AFTER THE AGE OF 14 YEARS?

It’s common to see children working. Do we really know the reason they work?  Or do we just assume that they need 2 square meals a day. And yes, they are heroes. But is it a role that they want to play so early in life?

Conversations with my team, and project visits tell me that most of the time, the children do not actually have an alternative. The Right to Education Act (RTE) specifies that children should remain in school till the age of 14.

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BECAUSE INDEPENDENCE STARTS WITH EDUCATION

In its 69th year of independence, India is continuing to make its mark globally. The country’s growth in areas of service sector, infrastructural developments, and scientific breakthroughs are a testimony to its accomplishments. Yet, almost seven decades after India won its freedom, millions of children are anything but free and for them education still remains a distant dream. 1 in READ MORE

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SOCCER FOR CHILD RIGHTS: A MEMORABLE DAY IN MY DIARY

St. John Bosco has rightly stated “It’s not enough to love the children, it is necessary that they are aware that they are loved” I had been a part of this event right from the when the idea was introduced to volunteers and was very excited right from the beginning. Soccer for Child Rights provided me the chance to create memories

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CHILDREN SHARE THEIR VIEWS ON THE DEVELOPMENT PLAN FOR MUMBAI

The Maharashtra Region and Town Planning Act specifies that every Municipal corporation must prepare a development plan to be implemented over 20 years. The last development plan was prepared for Mumbai in 1981 and it was adopted only thirteen years later, in 1994. Thus a new plan, which is valid for 20 years, will need to be prepared and ratified

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THE CHILD LABOUR BILL AMENDMENT, 2016 – A REALITY CHECK

In India 33 million children in the age group of 0 – 18 are child labourers (Census 2011).

Allowing children to work in family enterprises is likely to have far reaching implications on children’s overall development and health. In reality, children who combine school with economic roles often work for long hours after school, or may drop out of school due to extended periods of work.

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CRY VOLUNTEERS IN CHENNAI GET CHILDREN BACK TO SCHOOL

“Prakash, along with his sister, are being taken care of by their grandmother, Kamakshi. Having been disowned by their parents owing to their own marital discord, the children now stay with their grandmother in Nochikuppam. An abusive father and a lackadaisical mother have ensured that Prakash has not been able to study or even appear for his exams. The child

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