Being a prominent education NGO in India, CRY is dedicated to empowering children and creating a brighter future for them through quality education. We create sustainable change for India’s children by educating parents, teachers communities, and children themselves to change behaviours and practices at the grassroots level while collaborating with the government to influence public policy at a systemic level. As one of the most trusted NGOs working for education in India, our education programs align with the guidelines set forth by the Right to Education Act (2009) and the National Education Policy 2020.
Here are the key focus areas of our work:
CRY actively promotes the enrolment of children in schools, especially those from marginalized communities. We collaborate with local communities and stakeholders to ensure that every child has the opportunity to access education.
Many children drop out of school at critical transition points, such as the transition from primary to middle school. By identifying and addressing factors that lead to dropouts during these key transitions, CRY ensures a smooth educational journey for children.
CRY conducts mass awareness campaigns to emphasize the importance of education, identify and re-enrol children who have dropped out of school for various reasons, such as financial constraints or lack of awareness.
CRY works to ensure that children have access to their entitled benefits and resources provided by the government. This includes advocating for and facilitating the implementation of policies and programs that benefit children’s education.
These classes offer additional guidance and support to help first-generation learners overcome learning challenges and build a strong foundation for their education.
Despite progress made in recent years and a large number of NGOs working for education in India the below numbers highlight the urgent need to provide help for the education of children. Children are the building blocks of our nation, their future depends on us.
children, between 6-18 years of age, do not go to school
Estimate: RGI Census Population Projection 2016 and UDISE 2016-17
child labourers go to work instead of school
of schools in India provide complete school education from Class 1 to 12
I feel happy and proud to be a donor of CRY as I feel that it is very important to come forward and do our bit for the children. My husband was associated with CRY for a very long time and now after His sad demise I plan to take the legacy forward.
Mrs Chandana Bandopadhyaya
Every child deserves an equal opportunity towards growth. CRY has been shouldering this responsibility for many decades. We feel proud of such selfless NGOs who work to honour the rights of India’s children.
Mrs. Zephyr Nangia
Children are the greatest wealth of our society. Unfortunately, even today, a huge number of our country’s children suffer from lack of opportunities and even struggle to get their basic needs fulfilled – food, shelter, health, and education. CRY is a major organisation working for the rights of our children and we should all stand by them.
Mr. Dipanjan Guha