CRY Supports Slum Children in Chennai
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The 15 Vyasarpadi slums in North Chennai are the oldest in the city. Most of the habitants are Dalits. The slums are located in a low-lying area of the city and lack proper housing, electricity, safe water, sanitation and drainage. The environment of the slums is not conducive for the development of a child. Health facilities are poor. Pregnant women and children do not receive proper immunisation and nutrition. To make matters worse, many of the children are forced to work as domestic help, in garment shops, steel workshops, ice breaking units and fishing boats.
CRY supported project Slum Children Sports Talents Education Development Society (SCSTEDS) in Chennai works with the issues of marginalized slum children and their parents and seeks to bring the community together by using sports and games promoting social and collective responsibility. Community mobilisation has ensured that all rights of the child are fulfilled.

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