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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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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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FROM CANADA TO CRY, WORKING FOR COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

From Canada to CRY, working for community development

With this article, we kickstart a new series of interviews and testimonials from our dedicated CRY interns and volunteers. Volunteering is at the very heart of CRY which was born with Rs. 50 and 7 friends sitting around a dining table wanting to do something. Over the years, as we work to READ MORE

CRY VOLUNTEERS IN BANGALORE ADD WEIGHT TO THE FIGHT AGAINST MALNUTRITION

CRY Volunteers in Bangalore add weight to the fight against malnutrition

Volunteers at CRY play a critical role in spreading awareness on children’s issues and also taking action to ensure children’s rights are respected in the society around them through participation in Public Action Groups (PAG). Read on to see how a group of determined volunteers in Bangalore came together

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PULAK GOES BACK TO SCHOOL: CRY EAST VOLUNTEERS SHARE THEIR EXPERIENCE

Last year, as part of the children’s group we initiated in Dhakuria’s Ward 92 of Kolkata along with 3 other volunteers, we started undertaking sessions with the local children on a regular basis. The sessions which focused on teaching something new to the children be it arts and craft, GK quizzes, theatre etc, elicited much enthusiasm from the children whoREAD MORE

THOSE FACES…

(written by Krishna, a CRY Mumbai volunteer)
My sole reason to sit among these children is to learn what goes on in their mind. What causes them to grow up so fast and look at this world through those oceanic abyss eyes?

Last Saturday on Anti Child Labour day, I was once again among them. Almost all those faces were newREAD MORE

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ON VOLUNTEERING

By Lara Shankar

What does volunteering mean? Does it mean going to your local NGO (non government organisation) to help do their work or add value to their programs by teaching children or beautifying their work place? Usually we approach an NGO, we see them doing ‘good work’ and we join to ‘help’. We thus continue to forget our roleREAD MORE

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SLUM TOURISM

Hello,
I’m Rita, a newcomer to the CRY blog, and a volunteer at the office in Mumbia. Coming from Canada, everything in India is new to me. As part of the University of Lethbridge Tourist/Study group we’ve been trying to organize various tours to learn more about India. On Sunday May 13th, we went on a tour to visit the Dharavi Slums.

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