Elsie O’Brien, a CRY supporter from Australia, volunteered her time and skills with Navshrishti, a CRY-partnered project in Delhi. However, due to a language problem i.e. not knowing the local language ” Hindi, she could not continue her work with them. This did not in anyway hinder her enthusiasm and enduring support to CRY. On return to Australia, Elsie went back to the school – St Mary’s School, Warwick ” of which she was a student earlier and made a presentation on CRY, its work on child rights and her short experience with Navshrishti. The audience included the students, their parents, teachers and the principal. Post the presentation, the children we so excited that they too wanted to do something. The students of Class 3 & 4 wrote letters, made drawing and sent it to the children at Navshrishti. Besides the school also contributed AU$500 to CRY. Elsie plans to be return to India shortly and volunteer with Navshrishti with a difference. She’s learning to speak, read in Hindi to enable her interact with the children.
eClerx, a firm specializing in Research and Data Analysis, contributed towards CRY-supported projects Rachana (Pune) and Diksha (Kolkata). Employees from their Mumbai offices also pitched in and raised an additional amount for CRY. eClerx renewed its support to CRY in 2006 by funding several CRY initiatives across the country. Besides, eClerx employees also ran in support of Child Rights under the Corporate Challenge category in the Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon ’07.
“Khoj – ek bachpan ki” an awareness campaign on children’s issues was organized at E2E SerWizSol, Pune between 26th – 29th April 05. The idea was to understand and know more about child rights through word puzzles, writing slogans, and games. More than 200 employees participated, spreading the message of Child Rights.
A 165 ltr. refrigerator was donated to CRY Delhi by Ms Electrolux and Indian Airlines Wives Association.
Elder Pharmaceuticals Limited have entered into a partnership agreement with CRY on their product Shelcal Superkids, a calcium supplement for growing children fortified with Vitamin D3 and minerals. During the period September 25th, 2003 to September 24th, 2004, Elder will contribute 1% of the NRV – Net Realisable Value – to CRY, with a minimum commitment of Rs. 1 lakh.
Epson contributed part of the proceeds to CRY for every dot matrix printer sold in August 2004.