CRY America's Stories of Hope
Stay in School Campaign
Just half the girls in India go to school and less than half of them finish it. Ensure that girls in 53 villages reach their potential with the Stay in School Campaign. The 'Stay in School' campaign was about ensuring 834 girls across 53 villages do not drop out of school and receive quality access to education for a year. We raised $31,000 to ensure this.
Shravani@age 7 - Facing Indifference
Shravani@age 15 - Making a Difference
At 7, Shravani had to leave school to take care of her cousins. For her large family with modest means, girls' education was not priority, marriage was. Forced to marry young, her elder sisters too had dropped out. Through the efforts of CRY America supported project Shramika Vikasa Kendram, children were made confident to ask for their rights. Shravani and others returned to school by tackling the social and economic issues that stopped their education.
Today in 9th grade, and Vice president of the Balala Sangham (Children's group), Shravani is fighting to end child marriage, including her own. Watch her video
Make it same for children with disabilities
The 'Make it Same' project is about bringing equality and dignity to the lives of 833 children with disabilities. More details
Restoring to Girls their ChildhoodAt 60, Jannabai is as old or perhaps, as young as free India itself. Bristling with energy, one can't help but admire, her eyes, that dreamed for a world of change. A victim of child marriage herself, she rose to become a leader and stop child marriage in her village. Read about how Jannabhai chose to take on a mindset and succeed. More Details
Anita Marande and the children's group in Baikaria village succeeded in bringing education and facilities to their village, along with their parents and community through the process of community engagement and the child rights approach. Read more about Anita and the efforts of SATHEE, (CRY America supported project) working in districts of Jharkhand. More Details
Photo Essays and Videos
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CRY America's 10 years of
ensuring lasting change for children
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