CRY was among the first Indian NGOs to take its annual results to the media, way back in 2002. As a custodian of public funds, we believe we are accountable to the wider public for the efficient use of these funds. Accountability and transparency have always been the guiding principles at CRY.
2012-13 has been a highly productive year for us at CRY! We’ve been tirelessly fortifying our focus on children and their rights by addressing some critical strategic questions – on what did we want to achieve for our children over the next ten years.
The past 33 years would not have been possible without your support. As we move into another year of seeding Lasting Change in thousands of lives, here’s a look at how you have helped us change the loves of children in the year gone by.
A year of growth in many areas. We went through a re-organisation, that manifested in an optimisation of efforts, a new brand positioning, new channels of communication and empowering of our volunteers and partners.
A year after making the shift from relief to rights, we saw a period of unparalleled economic growth and prosperity in India. We saw more people than ever before, ready to take a stand for the rights of children.
We changed our name from Child Relief and you to Child Rights and You in 2005-2006. We focused on building awareness of Child Rights and to ensure that resources such as information, self-belief and political will, become a reality for our children.
Many of the processes begun over the past decade seemed to attain critical mass and coalesce into a wave of change that swept through CRY. Looking back, 2003-04 seems like a year of seismic shifts for CRY. Each of you made 2003-04 possible for CRY. Each of you gave us a reason to believe.
We share with you the real impact your support made in the lives of children and their communities across India. We hope it will reinforce your faith in the sheer power of individual and collective action.