CRY works with grassroots projects in India to address the factors that come in the way of children not being able to access their right to education. We work on solutions together with the communities. The approach on the ground includes:

  • Access to equitable and quality preschool, primary and secondary education in our intervention areas.
  • Mobilising and empowering parents and communities to act towards children’s right to education.
  • Transition of children from pre-school to primary education.
  • Making stakeholders understand the importance of education.
  • Ensuring that in intervention areas schools are Right to Education Act compliant and have functioning School Monitoring Committees.
  • Awareness in parents on the importance of education and the consequences of child marriage.
  • Access to secondary schools and readiness for secondary education.
  • Protection and security of girls within the community and their safe access to schools and retention.
  • Lobby for schools where they are not available and advocate for better monitoring of schools at various levels.

At the POLICY ADVOCACY level, CRY works with local and national government bodies towards:

  • Advocacy for implementation of National Policy on Early Childhood Care and Education Policy.
  • Facilitating evidence and knowledge building towards a comprehensive legislation for rights of children in the age group of 0- 6 years.
  • The Right to free and compulsory Education Act amended to incorporate critical parameters of quality, equity and monitoring.
  • Specific Policy Provisions for the most marginalised population to increase in transition and retention rates.
  • Advocacy and Research focused on effective measures of prevention and redressal of child marriage and child labour through legal and policy interventions.
  • Advocacy and research in areas of universalisation of secondary education.
  • Analysis and advocacy for adequate provisioning of budgets in primary and secondary education.

The ‘School the Spark’ campaign is about transforming abilities of children into greater possibilities of change ensuring 79,744 children across CRY-supported projects go to school and complete their education. Donate now to help them enjoy a future full of opportunities.