Over three decades of working with and for children and their families across 20 states in India, we've learnt that permanent change is only possible when we tackle the root causes that continue to keep them uneducated, exploited and vulnerable.
CRY's role is that of an enabler, a catalyst between two groups of people.
[a] development organisations and individuals working at grassroots-level with marginalised children, their families and communities,
[b] people like you, coming together from all walks of life who believe in the rights of children.
We harness the support, money, time, skills of millions of Indians worldwide who could provide resources and thousands of dedicated fieldworkers across India struggling to function for lack of them. As such, we are an 'enabling' organisation, as opposed to an 'implementing' one.
Our emphasis is on supporting small, nascent initiatives. Over time, as each grows and achieves stability the nature and quantum of the support provided evolves. At the other end of the spectrum, the Rippan Kapur CRY Fellowship Programme (introduced in memory of our late founder) seeks to enable motivated individuals starting a career in grassroots development work to make a beginning.
In over three decades, CRY has enabled communities in villages and slums across 20 states in India to work towards addressing the root causes of issues like deprivation, adult unemployment, exploitation and abuse - that constrain the rights of children.
By mobilising these communities CRY along with its NGO partners have reached out to 892881 children in the year 2010-11 alone, across India with opportunities they could not dream of. None of these micro-miracles would have been possible without the active involvement and support CRY experienced from individuals like you and organisations in India and overseas.
Join us and the day all children enjoy their rights won't be far.