Child Labour

Understanding And Addressing Child Labour Today

Child labour has been a perennial problem in India – one that has tremendous short term as well as long term ramifications for the lives of underprivileged children. However, in order to face this challenge effectively, we must understand child labour in the present day context. What are the laws pertaining to child labour in India? What is the present on ground situation? And, importantly, what can we do about it? These are some of the questions that we address here.
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Child labour in India

World Day Against Child Labour Highlights The State Of Children During The Pandemic

Due to the recent lockdown implemented by the government of India to control the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, several families have lost their livelihoods. This has resulted in daily wagers, in particular, face acute poverty and lack of everyday resources. Children from these underserved communities are one of the silent bearers of the long-term impact of the pandemic. The worsened economic dynamic shall force children to drop out of school to help bring in money into the family for bare necessities, thus work as child labourers.

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malnutrition in India

Celebrate World Health Day And Help Prevent Malnutrition In Children

World Health Day is celebrated on the 7th of April to spread awareness regarding the health of people in the world and understand the importance of maintaining good health. 1 in every 3 children in India is suffering from malnutrition. This is a staggering number in a nation that is known to be making path-breaking achievements in many fields like technology and science. Children are the future of every nation and they deserve to be looked after in the best possible manner. But the reality is that there are millions of underprivileged children who are deprived of their basic rights like quality education and safe shelter. There is also a severe lack of regular, healthy and nutritious meals that all children must receive every single day. Proper food and nutrition help in their physical as well as mental growth. But the deprivation leads to children becoming anaemic and underweight, thus making malnutrition in India an unresolved reality.
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Coronavirus Crisis In India

CRY’s Response To The Coronavirus Crisis In India

Dear CRY Supporters

We hope that you and your families are staying home and staying safe from COVID19.

As a public health emergency of international concern, the Coronavirus outbreak is posing a serious challenge for India’s citizens and CRY has taken stringent measures (as per mandated government advisories) to reduce the risk of spreading infection. This includes remote working protocols for employees, advising proper hygiene measures, postponing all upcoming events indefinitely and strongly discouraging the dissemination of unverified rumors on social media.READ MORE

covid-19 outbreak

Have questions about the Coronavirus outbreak?

As the world struggles with the COVID-19 outbreak, also known as Coronavirus, many of us have questions on how to stay safe and how we can prevent the spread of the disease.  Children, in particular, need extra care and attention during such difficult times to understand the situation and act more responsibly. Read on to know more about some frequently asked questions regarding the pandemic and how you can protect children during such times of crisis.

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Naveen

CRY Empowers Many Children Like Naveen, A National Award Recipient

All children require the right opportunities to expand their potential and nurture their dreams, to go on to become some of India’s future leaders. This is how Naveen, a 12-year-old hailing from a poor family in Chittoor (Andhra Pradesh) went on to win a National Science Award by the Ministry of Science and Technology. The young boy was always affected by how the smoke from the chulha troubled his mother while cooking dinner every night. Naveen’s concern for his mother is the reason behind his invention of a smokeless chulha that has been created using easily accessible raw materials like coconut shells. The smokeless chulha is a great initiative that is eco-friendly and easy-to-use and is being adopted by nearby villages as well.

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Girl Child Education In India

Importance Of Girl Child Education In India

India is still far from achieving gender equality and its skewed sex ratio of 940 females per 1000 males bears witness to this fact. A girl child in India is often seen as a liability, a ‘burden’ to pass on. Given the prevailing influence of patriarchal values, right from their birth, a lot many girls bear the brunt of gender inequality, gender stereotypes and are treated inferiorly, as compared to boys. No matter how talented and ambitious she is, the girl child often receives the shorter end of the stick. In fear of exploitation and abuse, many girls are not sent to school and kept at home only to be married off early. And even if she is not married off, the young girl is still denied a deserving education, quality healthcare, employment opportunities and equal rights that a boy easily gets. While some girls manage to ‘escape’ from the shackles and try to build a bright future, most resign to their ill fate.

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Child Labor In India

Reality Of The Practice Of Child Labor In India

Did you know that according to the National Census 2011, there are over 33 million children engaged in child labor in India in the age group of 6 to 18 years? An estimated 80% of child laborers are concentrated in rural areas. The Census study paints a grim picture of the situation, stating that 1 in 11 working individuals in India is a child in the age group of 5-18 years.

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Educate Girls NGO

Help CRY NGO Educate Girls In India For A Brighter Future

India is home to millions of underprivileged young girls. The girl child is still a victim of discrimination and stark oppression, particularly in the case of the education of girls in India. In many regional belts as well as urban areas, several girls are not allowed to attend schools or are required to drop out and take care of the household chores, or even start earning, anything but receive an education. India is a progressive nation but unfortunately, the girl child is still devoid of her basic rights.

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Section 80G of Income Tax Act

Donate and Avail Deduction Under Section 80G of Income Tax Act

An act of kindness can truly go a long way. It is a worthwhile effort to extend one’s generous good fortune to the underprivileged. It makes the donor feel glad and grateful for their contribution to a worthy cause(s). There are constantly limited means and NGOs can always use support in any form – volunteering, donations, collaborations etc. Donations help NGOs in providing many more opportunities in lesser time, be it regarding education, essential utilities, electronics etc; financial support helps run varied short-term and long-term programs dedicated to uplift and empower the underprivileged.READ MORE