With your support, we address children’s critical needs by working with parents, teachers, Anganwadi workers, communities, district and state level governments as well as the children themselves.
We focus on changing behaviours and practices at the grassroots level and influencing public policy at a systemic level – thereby creating an ecosystem where children are made the nation’s priority.
Changing their behaviors, attitudes & practices towards children
Mobilizing community stakeholders like teachers, Anganwadi workers and village child protection committees to take action for children.
Sensitizing society to create an ecosystem where children are a priority
Partnering with district, state and national level governments to strengthen policy and advocacy systems for children
Addressing their immediate/critical needs
From relief measures like distributing hygiene kits and dry rations to planning for recovery and resilience, we’re acting to keep underprivileged children and their families safe during the Coronavirus pandemic.
A teenage girl from a small village in Tamil Nadu, Malini aced the NEET exam and secured the 83rd rank! She is the first-ever girl from her village to be a doctor soon.
Mamta Gujjar fought against all odds to continue her education and become a footballer! Inspired by her story of struggle, Google selected her for its #SearchForChange campaign.
Nine of the girls from our CRY project in Taratala, Kolkata, won the state-level kickboxing championship and are all set to represent the state at the National level tournament.
As per the Trust Research Advisory Report 2018, CRY is found to be India’s most trusted non-profit brand. We’re grateful to all of you for placing your faith in us and our work every single day!
CRY has the platinum seal of transparency – the highest level of recognition awarded by GuideStar India to non-profits that are focused on being accountable to their donors by measuring their progress regularly.
The Elders, a global organization founded by Nelson Mandela, has pegged CRY to be one of the top 100 NGOs in the world that are creating sustainable impact and lasting change.
Puja Marwaha, CEO – CRY, won the Olga Alexeeva Memorial Prize in 2018 for leading CRY’s efforts on mobilizing collective action and encouraging community philanthropy.
To commemorate 40 years of CRY ensuring happy childhoods, we collaborated with Ankur Tewari, Benny Dayal, Jonita Gandhi and Shalmali Kholgade to create a song that celebrates every child’s right to a happy childhood.
“I’m extremely happy that I was selected for the Sakura program! This would have been just a distant dream, if CRY hadn’t helped me re-enroll in school after I had to drop out in 5th grade to work. Today, I’m chasing my dream of becoming a scientist!”
Founder, Child Rights and You