About 50 lakh* children in India are engaged in labour. Of them, 90% are tucked away in rural India. But one look around your neighbourhood, restaurants, supermarkets and street vendors that you frequent, will bring this alarming reality to your vicinity.
You could give them an opportunity of a childhood that lets them learn, play and grow. To make it a reality, CRY urges you to to donate a day's salary on the occassion of World Day Against CHild Labour. The money collected will go towards CRY supported projects and help tackle the root causes that force the children to keep working. Your organisation can also choose to donate a matching amount collected through employee contribution and help change their lives around. For good.
All you need to do is:
> Donate a day's salary between 12th June and 12th July
> Write a cheque with the amount in favour of Child Rights and You
> Hand it over with your details to company HR
> Urge your colleagues to do the same
For more information about our month-long campaign in your city:
e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 011 – 3017 4700
WORLD DAY AGAINST CHILD LABOUR – JUNE 12
- There are about 50 lakh child labourers in India - the highest number in the world.
- More than 1 in 10 children between 10 and 18 years of age are engaged in some kind of work for livelihood
- 4 out of 10 working children in the age group of 10-18 are unpaid helper in household
Source: NSSO, 2009-10