Delhi intern post

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

kalyan camp

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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THE CHILD RIGHTS MANIFESTO

Put Children First!

THE CHILD RIGHTS MANIFESTO
16th General Elections
2014

Child Rights and You (CRY) call on all political parties to become campaigner
of rights of all children in India.

India,
with about 430 million children, has the world’s largest child population with
every sixth child in the world today referring to India as ‘home’. Although
children constitute over a third of India’s population, they are
accorded a low priority in national policy and governance decisions.

 

Child Rights and You (CRY) call on all political parties to become campaigner
of rights of all children in India.

India,
with about 430 million children, has the world’s largest child population with
every sixth child in the world today referring to India as ‘home’. Although
children constituteREAD MORE

CRY CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY SUMMIT: DEFINING STRATEGY FOR A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE FOR CHILDREN

Representatives of Corporate India gathered on March 7, 2012 to learn, share and discuss how Corporate Responsibility is a key contributor in bringing about social change at the CRY Corporate Social Responsibility Summit. The event brought together key international figures in CSR as well as stalwarts of CSR in India who discussed how the magnitude of human rights issues inREAD MORE

BRIGHT LIGHT…..

It was the first time, a tribal village – Fulsar of Dediyapada Taluka, Narmada District, Gujarat will experience power of electricity.
When i think my life without electricity I see myself climbing 12 floors of my apartment, drinking ‘makta’ water, not making fancy dishes with microwave, reading in candle light and reading books and not using internet, writing manually andREAD MORE

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I WANT, I WANT, I WANT…

A common refrain we hear from our world around us in urban India – “I want lesser pollution & dust in the air I breathe”; “I wish the traffic would disappear”; “I want the water supply to be 24/7”; “I must go on a holiday abroad this year”…blah. All of us have been guilty of griping about our lives sometimeREAD MORE

7 FOOD MAJORS PLEDGE RESPONSIBLE ADVERTISING

Seven major food and beverage companies have signed a unique pledge committing themselves to responsible advertising and marketing to children. This is the first such self-regulatory pledge in India on the lines of the one in the European Union.

According to people familiar with the development, companies which have become signatories to the pledge are Indian subsidiaries of global majors such asREAD MORE

SHOULD YOU BE FORCED TO PAY FOR WHAT SHOULD COME FREE?

Children’s education is a major chunk of household expense…and most Indians can’t afford private school fees. All this when education is a RIGHT – an entitlement.

The new Right to Education Act seeks to achieve just this…Perfect? Not really. Half of India’s children are left out of the Act…And it is not backed by enough funds. Now, if only the governmentREAD MORE

HERE COMES THE SUN – REACHING OUT THE RICHIE HAVENS WAY

“Freedom freedom freedom freedom
Sometimes I feel like a motherless child
a long way from my home…

Sometimes I feel like I’m almost gone
A long long way from my home”

Richie Havens, one of the most soulful singers this planet has, sang this moving number at Woodstock 1969. And what better way to express the plight of children the world over than with these words.

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