Compassionate Rural Association for Child Labour

Location: 20 villages of Krishna district, AP
Nature of Initiative: Implementing
Project holder: Tenneti Yesu Padam
CRY support since: 2011 – 2012

  • 60% of birth registrations of children were ensured
  • 91% immunisation ensured in the intervention areas
  • 72 dropout children and 28 child labourers mainstreamed into schools
  • New ICDS building constructed at Gowdapalem (mtm) and recieved sanction for 4 new ICDS buildings, new water tank is constructed at ICDS polatithippa, new building is sanctioned to pateru ICDS and cooking vessels provided to all 19 ICDS centers

CRY – supported partner CRASA has projects in 20 villages of 2 mandals (Machilipatanam and Kruthivennu) in the Krishna district of Andhra Pradesh. The organisation has sprouted from a religious organization named Christian Rural Organization for Social Service (CROSS) in the year 2003. CRASA has conducted campaigns on birth registrations, enrolments and rights / vulnerability of adolescent girls. It has also formed village-level Parents Committees, and Grama Sanghams. CRASA has adopted a four step approach of relief, rehabilitation, development and rights. CRASAs advocacy efforts resulted in successful sanction of 4 ICDS building in villages of kaputuru, nallagangulapeta, c peta, sanavaripeta and mobilized the Bell company in constructing an anganwadi center in pallepalem village under their CSR program.