CRY Holi 2015




"I dream to be a Doctor. I am happy to be playing with children of my age group. Now, my family is encouraging me to continue my education. Had I been married I would have reduced myself to family"
- Renuka Madhar, Child from Project MASS

Class 8 student Renuka Madhar from Karnataka, India was forced to drop out of school and get married. But Renuka wanted to continue her education. The team at CRY America supported project, Mahila Abhivrudhi Mattu Samrakshana Samasthe (MASS) who works in her village heard of Renuka’s plight in the community meetings. They met her parents to convince them to put off plans to get Renuka married until she reaches the legal age for marriage and let her complete her to school.

In the last year alone, Project MASS has ensured:

  • 834 girl children were immunized
  • 510 girls were made aware about their rights
  • 370 girls who were at risk of dropping out to be married were encouraged to continue their education
  • 86 adolescent girls were given proper guidance on how to remain safe and protected

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