It took-off with a bunch of enthusiastic people of Dakshinpuri determined to bring about positive change in the lives of children in the locality. Home makers, college students and social workers started visiting schools, talking to teachers, parents and the school authorities. Their mission to ensure that every child in the area gets quality education.
The group demands that:
- The overall quality of education improves in the Municipal / Government Schools and in particular the schools have adequate number of teachers and security staff.
- The Anganwadi in the area plays a far bigger role than just distributing meals now and then. The condition of these anganwadi improves so that the children can spend time and improve their cognitive skills.
- The local residents take responsibility for the situation and work towards ensuring quality of services in MCD School and Anganwadi.
- Regular interactions with students to gauge quality aspects (teaching and learning, mid day meals, timely provision of uniforms books etc.) and reports prepared on the same.
- Regular, formal workshops with teachers and school authorities to get to know their issues and forming teacher’s forum.
- Partnership with the Education Department to lobby for change by periodic monitoring of the schools, sharing of survey findings.
Their relentless efforts have ensured that Municipal / Government School number 1 of Dakshinpuri in Delhi which earlier had no Security guard now has a guard and an attendant for the school.
Intervention by CRY volunteers saw to it that 5 permanent teachers got recruited, marking a positive change to end the lop-sided student teacher ratio.
See work done by Delhi volunteers
Flash Mob to create awareness on Child rights 20 CRY Volunteers from Delhi conducted a Flash Mob to create awareness on Child rights on 14th April in Ambience Mall, Vasant Kunj and this is what Shray Bhatnagar, CRY Delhi Volunteer who shot the video experienced: “The Flash mob was well planned, got executed really well. Our message was loud and clear and we did reach out to the masses. I can’t resist from telling you guys that after our second performance there were chants of “Good Work” and “Nice theme” from the crowd while I was shooting you from different angles” Have a look at the video: Youtube and view it on facebook Read the Complete Report of the Delhi Volunteers here. For details, contact our lead volunteer Divyanshu or Tependra at firstname.lastname@example.org
Running for Child Rights
Rahul Yadav, a CRY Volunteer from Delhi ran at the Half Marathon, Delhi in November 2011 in support of Child Rights. Rahul has been an active volunteer with CRY since September 2011 and is intensively involved with CRY’s Click Rights group as well.
He shares, “It’s always a satisfactory feeling working on child rights and I am thankful to CRY for the opportunity they have provided. It was fun representing CRY at the Delhi half marathon”.
14th November 2011: A showcase of children’s voices!
Children from CRY supported projects talk about their aspirations. Click here to download and hear the audio clip.
Children Living at the 2010 Commonwealth Games sites:
A CRY – Child Rights and You report that attempts to highlight the violation of rights of children living at the Commonwealth Games construction sites in Delhi.
CRY volunteers visited the main sites under construction for the Commonwealth Games 2010 and discovered that children of construction workers residing at the sites were living in squalor. In spite of the unprecedented expenditure on the event itself, children compelled to live on the sites with their parents went without standard housing, sanitation, quality food, water, healthcare and schooling – in short, denied their basic rights guaranteed to them by India’s ratification of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). Click here to read the full report.
Currently, the North office of CRY Volunteer Action, has its presence in 5 cities and running 21 PAGs (Public Action Groups):
- Manorath: Focusing on Right to education
- Advocate for Child Rights: acting as a legal resource for campaigns
- Click Rights: a group of passionate photographers for children’s issues
- South-West Delhi Public Action Group: Dwarka
- South Delhi Public Action Group: Madangir/Dakshinpuri
- Gurgaon Public Action Group
- East Delhi Public Action Group
Jaipur Public Action Group. For details, contact Bharti Lakkad email@example.com
- Delhi University colleges (IHE, Hindu, Miranda, Kamla Nehru, DCAC, Aditi, and many more)
- IIT Delhi
- IIT Roorkee
- MNIT Allahabad
Want to join the groups in Delhi? Write to firstname.lastname@example.org