FREEING MAHENDRA

Freeing MahendraMahendra Rajak was 6 when his family work pulled him in to work in the stone quarry where his father, mother and other siblings worked. Along with other children his age, Mahendra broke stones at the quarry in Geenj village of Allahabad district, where extreme poverty often pushes children to work. “School was some place other children went, not “It was very hard work. I had to break

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YES, SHE CAN!

In Jharkhand, Anita Marande firmly told the Divisional Commissioner, “If children are given proper opportunities, we can do anything!” Any guesses as to where Anita is from? No, she is not from a plush, urban school.
Anita was 13, and comes from the Baikaria tribe. She lives with an old tribal person from a remote village of Jharkhand, India. Till

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WE (CHILDREN) TOO HAVE RIGHTS.

We (children) too have rights.

Where there are only 07 ICDS centres to cater 5000 huts from 5 pocket of slum in Sub Urban Mumbai and also the distance from the slum pockets to the nearest BMC School, it becomes really difficult to get a space and quality education as well as adequate facility for children like Chenya. Also where theREAD MORE

SHOULD YOU BE FORCED TO PAY FOR WHAT SHOULD COME FREE?

Children’s education is a major chunk of household expense…and most Indians can’t afford private school fees. All this when education is a RIGHT – an entitlement.

The new Right to Education Act seeks to achieve just this…Perfect? Not really. Half of India’s children are left out of the Act…And it is not backed by enough funds. Now, if only the governmentREAD MORE

THE GIRL CHILD IN INDIA

She has only half as good a chance as her brothers at good healthcare, at enrolling in school, at not dropping out by Class 5. She is as interested in sports the same as the boys, she likes her dolls but is not beholden to become a mother and wife. In fact she wants to spend her childhood like any

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A STORY I GOT FROM PAKISTAN “ARE WE DIFFERENT ? “

Life Story: Nadeem

Nadeem is a 9 year old boy who works as an apprentice weaver for a wealthy man named Sadique. Nadeem’s father is Mirza, a 30 year old brick worker. Sadique is describing the “advantages” his son will “enjoy” in his job position. “I’ve admired your boy for several months,” Sadique says. “Nadeem is bright and ambitious. He willREAD MORE

STORY FROM JHARKHAND MIRROR

By Gladson Dungdung
9 June, 2009

The ‘Kelaghgh dam’ is the most beautiful dam constructed on Chhinda river in Simdega district of Jharkhand situated at a distance of 4 km from the district headquarter. It is the best tourist place in the district with lovely water dam surrounded by multiple hills which attracts tourists very much. There is a plateau

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SILENCE OF THE LAMBS

Source: IMPHAL FREE PRESS
It is unlikely that anybody (except pathological paedophiles) would consciously act against the interest of the child. It is simply against nature. But what is extremely likely is that unknowingly and unintentionally all of us can end up gravely injuring the interest of the child. Ironically, even when harm has been done in the regard, in allREAD MORE

A RAY OF HOPE IN COLOURFUL GLOBALISATION

A Ray of hope in Colourful Globalisation
by-Ashim Kumar Ghosh

“There is a need of reflection and refraction of ray of hope (values) in society, after then society will look like colourful prism”

When I visited to Jharsuguda district of Orissa, really I got stuck with the future of children in tribal sub-urban and rural areas. How the collective and commune culture

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PLAY FOR CRY

6 weeks, 3 games and one cause…
www.playforcry.org, tackles the serious and urgent issue of child rights violations through a series of three games — Crossword, Sudoku and Hangman. Each game will run for two weeks. By playing the game you get points – for donations and invitations to friends. The more you score, the higher your chances of winning.

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CRY’S 4TH ANNUAL FUNDRAISING DINNER, DETROIT CHAPTER

As ten of us volunteers sat down for some Mutter Paneer and Noodles, one of us confessed “Guys, really, I don’t bring this up often, but volunteering is such a great feeling. I never thought I would do it but I did and I love this feeling. I love this feeling.”

This feeling.

The day started with each one of us wakingREAD MORE

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.