11-year-old Purnima is academically bright and discovered her love for painting and acting through activities at school. You can help Purnima stay in school, study a range of subjects and explore her abilities. Armed with will power, determination and a headstrong nature, Purnima Kanojiya is no ordinary 6th grader. While many of her friends were dropping out of school because…

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Life had always been hard for Naveen and his family. His father’s meager income not being enough to sustain their day to day life – the young boy had to drop out of school to start work at a tea stall. When CRY’s on ground partner (People’s Organization for Rural Development – PORD) got to know of his plight –…

Kreeanne Rabadi (Director, Western Region, CRY) explains why investment in teachers and upgrading their teaching skills regularly should be taken up on a priority basis It’s Teachers’ Day once again, and like every year, this day too will be celebrated with felicitation speeches and gifting of mementos to deserving teachers. We do however need to ask ourselves - is this one…

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12-year-old Jyoti Ramji Parmar and 11-year-old Sherbano Kasambhai Aamda are hailed as the poster girls of Rupenbander village in Dwarka district of Gujarat. Supported by CRY, the two girls, through their singing and public speaking skills have been advocating the importance of education and receiving accolades for the same. They have been relentlessly pursuing the cause of advocating the need…

A Brief History India is a country which is home to more than 400 million children, i.e, roughly over 39% of the population consists of children below the age of 18 years. But most of these children face a variety of issues that hamper their growth and development. They are deprived of their basic rights i.e. to survival, development, protection…

1 Feb 2017, 6 PM : For last 15 years, Budgets for Children have remained stagnant with Union Budget 2017-18 allocating just 3.32 per cent to children. While the need is that of exponential increase, allocations for children has seen only an incremental increase with Rs 71305.35 crores for children from Rs. 65758.45 crores in 2016-17 budget. Recently released National…

Impact of Poverty on Children in India Poverty affects many people. But, arguably, the effects of poverty are  seen most in children. And, with 1.21 billion people living below the poverty line in India, the children are sure to bear the repercussions of it. Not only does poverty affect a child’s development and educational outcomes, it also severely affects a…

Today, I realise that School days were the best days of my life. There was no requirement of earning money, working, taking responsibilities etc. My parents were always there to take care of all these things. It was a carefree life with lots of games, friends to play with. Eat good home cooked food by my mother and being pampered…

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My Father told me one thing “Lalit, Earn People, World will be Yours”. Since I came from a middle class family, as a child I have struggled a lot in terms of everything. I never got that guidance I always wanted and as a result I had to face huge struggle in making a career. I was very confused when…

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