4+ Decades. 19 States.
3 Million Children.

We’ve been able to make a positive impact on the lives of so many children, all thanks to your unwavering support.

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To think it all started with just Rs. 50!

Rippan Kapur started CRY in 1979 with 6 friends and just Rs. 50.

Over 4 decades later, the audaciousness of taking charge of the plight of Indian children and the desire to say “Whatever I can do, I will do” is what continues to define CRY.

Imagine what the future could hold if each one of us came together to support every child’s right to a happy childhood; because even the smallest acts of kindness and generosity make a big difference!.”

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This is the impact YOU helped us achieve in 2020-21

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    6,61,752

    children impacted overall
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    1,46,467

    children in CRY project areas, between the ages of 6-18 years, in school
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    9,652

    children in CRY project areas, under the age of 1 year, immunized
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    2,176

    children in CRY project areas, under the age of 5 years, free from malnutrition
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    7,582

    children in CRY project areas rescued from child labour, child marriage & child trafficking

Your money worked 134 times harder

CRY endeavours to multiply the impact of every rupee spent by getting infrastructure and services from the state that benefit the entire community in perpetuity.

Here’s an example from a CRY project in Delhi, where the measurable benefit to the community was over 134 times the original investment!

 
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Each Rupee Worked 134 Times Harder
Schemes

Reviving the sanitary pad scheme with the Delhi government through RTI, public advocacy and media

Advocacy Wins

Infrastructure
  • Renovating community bathrooms for children’s use
  • Sanctioning 5 Anganwadi centres and opening 3 of them to be fully functional
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1,38,000 more children benefited Impact created worth

Schemes

Reviving the sanitary pad scheme with the Delhi government through RTI, public advocacy and media

Advocacy Wins

Infrastructure
  • Renovating community bathrooms for children’s use
  • Sanctioning 5 Anganwadi centres and opening 3 of them to be fully functional
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CRY's Impact

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Our Advocacy Efforts

At CRY, we advocate for children’s rights at multiple levels and influence policy by engaging with key stakeholders in the government.

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Free And Compulsory Education For India’s Children

CRY participated in the ‘Voice Of India’ campaign, as a part of the National Alliance for the Fundamental Right to Education (NAFRE), to propose a constitutional amendment to the government for free and compulsory education to all children.

As a result of the ‘Voice of India’ campaign, NAFRE contributed towards bringing in the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009.

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Sensitizing Policy Makers To The Needs Of ‘Childescents’

CRY conducted an in-depth study, based on secondary data, on the status and needs of children between 15-18 years of age – the first of its kind that recognized those over the age of 14 as children as well. The resulting report, “Childescents In India: We Are Children too!” was presented to policy makers, academicians and practitioners.

It was also carried in the G20 Summit Summary Briefing Booklet. The G20 summit is a global economic summit of leaders from countries across the world.

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Member Of Technical & Advisory Committees

CRY is recognized as a child rights expert and is a member of Niti Ayog’s sub-committee on ‘Child Rights and Child Protection’. CRY is also on the Central advisory board on child and adolescent labour under the Ministry of Labour and Employment.

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Enabling Capacity Building Of Government Officials On Child Rights

CRY makes submissions to various relevant Ministries and statutory bodies, which has contributed towards system strengthening and capacity building of government officials on child education including early childhood care and development, elementary education as well as juvenile justice, child labour, child trafficking, child marriage and child sexual abuse.

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Providing Technical Support In Policy Making

CRY provided technical support to State governments in drafting the following policies:

  • Chhattisgarh State Policy for Children
  • Manipur State Policy for Children
  • Jharkhand State Policy for Early Childhood Care and Education

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Stories Of Impact