Children exposed to unsafe environments suffer severe consequences that impact their physical, emotional, mental, and social development, often leaving lasting damage. Being an NGO working against child labour in India, we collaborate closely with communities to address the issue of child labour at the grassroots level. Our primary focus is to help rescue child labour victims and re-enroll them in school so that they can continue their education helping them reclaim their right to childhood and a dignified future.
As a leading NGO for child labour prevention, here are the main focus areas of our child protection program –
Helping vulnerable children complete their education by getting access to government benefits like scholarships and education materials
Setting up education centres to help former child labourers complete their education
Preventing children from becoming child labourers by connecting their parents with MNREGA job opportunities
Mobilising the communities and enrolling back the children who dropped out of the school through different awareness rallies
While we are working tirelessly to stop child labour in India, it remains a widespread problem and the numbers are alarming. It is a complex issue that requires sustained efforts to build a safer and happier environment for our children.
million children, between 6-18 years of age, do not go to school (UDISE 2016-17)
million working children in India between 6-18 years (Census 2011)
million child labourers attend school parallely (Census 2011)
I have been associated with CRY for many years now. I feel they are doing laudable work in this field, particularly in the present context when the pandemic has further worsened the condition of these children – with parents losing their livelihoods or even dying! I wish CRY success in their endeavours and hope that they will continue to serve this cause for those who cannot stand up for their rights – the children who are the future of the world!
I want to thank CRY for giving me the opportunity to help people from the vast parts of our country. I have been donating to CRY for the past few years whenever I can and I really like to work with CRY because of the organized way of working and the proper documentation followed with every donation
A childhood well spent is an empow – ered society. I believe that caring for underprivileged children is the noblest service and CRY has been doing a fabulous job in this field for the last four decades. I believe it is the duty of every privileged person to contribute to this cause and as the most trusted NGO, CRY is the most deserving institution to fulfil this dream of creating happier and healthier childhoods.