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

Non Profit Organization in India

CRY: A Non Profit Organization That Helps In Educating Underprivileged Children In India

The current school system in India comprises of three main sections, elementary/primary, secondary, and higher education. Typically, children are enrolled in schools from a tender age and are promoted to a higher standard each year. Children gain a lot of theoretical as well as practical knowledge, based on reasoning and techniques.READ MORE

COURAGE PAYS RICH DIVIDENDS

Grappling With the Odds

Aarti, a spunky 16 year old living in a quaint little village called Lohagal near Ajmer, belongs to the scheduled caste community. After her father’s death due to tuberculosis, Aarti’s mother Vimla became the sole breadwinner for the family. Making ends meet was tough and there were too many mouths to feed. That’s when, Aarti’s family decided to get her married – against her and her mother’s wishes.

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About Us

Child Rights and You (CRY) is an Indian non-profit that believes in every child’s right to a childhood – to live, learn, grow and play. For nearly 4 decades, CRY and its 200 partner NGOs have worked with parents and communities across 23 states to ensure sustainable change in the live of over 2 million underprivileged children.