Hello everyone! My name is Mauryan Khatri and I am currently a junior in high school. I was born in India but moved to the United States when I was 18 months old. Growing up in the U.S, I am privileged to have a great education, clean water, shelter, food, and more.
But not every kid in the world is this fortunate.
The reality in India is that many kids aren’t as privileged and don’t have access to education or even basic healthcare. I want to work with you, to change this reality, and improve the lives of underprivileged kids in India.
I want to share with you the story of Bikram. Bikram was born into a family of lower socio-economic standing. His father was an alcoholic, and his mother was a commercial sex worker. He grew up among many siblings, always fighting, vying for attention, and dropping in and out of school. Bikram turned to make money to help his family but ended up falling into the wrong crowd because kids do not get social acceptance if they belong to a family known to be involved in commercial sex work, in fact, they get bullied for it. He felt stuck in this situation and couldn’t see a way out. We’ve all had times when we’ve felt trapped with no exit in sight, but in this case, with the help of CRY America, Bikram was able to push through this challenging situation and was enrolled in a school so he could pursue his education. At first, Bikram didn’t enjoy going to school and started missing his classes, but eventually, he took an interest in sports, specifically soccer. CRY America team noticed his love for the sport and used it as motivation to call him to school regularly.
Slowly, he started showing interest in other classes as well, and now he loves coming to school to learn and play. He dreams to become a soccer player one day. With our help, a young boy who was born into unfortunate conditions can reach for the stars and achieve something great
Together, we are not only helping Bikram, but also his family, and creating hope for many more Bikrams in society.
I truly believe that our society in the US has empathy for such underprivileged kids in developing countries and when we open our hearts to make the life of such kids better, it makes the world a better place to live in, one kid at a time. I would like to share last year’s success story from another such campaign that I ran to help 2 underprivileged girls in India – In last year’s campaign, I was able to raise $1630 to help fund the education of young girls across CRY America Projects in India. (you can share stories of these girls as an example but don’t mention 2 girls in specific as the funds would go toward all the children in CRY America Projects & not just the 2 girls)
Our support makes a difference in someone’s world. Please join me in this mission to make education accessible to those who deserve it, but can’t reach it today. Thanks for all your love and support
Of the 250 million children worldwide who cannot read or write, around 100 million reside in India. We would like to contribute to alleviate this crisis.
In India, there are countless children who don’t have the equipment to further enhance their learning. There are even more children who don’t receive a proper education due to the funds they lack. We want to contribute to their education by providing the funds we raise by our summer STEM courses. These courses are offered virtually and target middle school students.
This may not be the complete solution, but it’s a start. We hope to make an impact for the better in any way we can, no matter how big or how small it is. Illiteracy in India is the root of many problems. If we can alleviate this crisis, we can spark socio-economic empowerment.
Incapsulate is pleased to support the #WomenofTomorrow campaign within our global community so girls can invest in their future. The CRY organization ensures that basic right of education, healthcare, and protection from exploitation and abuse are restored to underprivileged children, wherever he or she might be, in India or America. Education plays a significant role in our lives so we can learn from each other’s experiences and inspire our community.
Please learn more from Priya’s story:
Priyadarshini is a bright young girl in Tamil Nadu whose parents are bonded laborers. During the lockdown when schools were shut & classes became online, Priyadarshini started accompanying her parents to work as they could not afford a phone for her studies. Priyadarshini was expected to drop out of school and become a child laborer.
However, she was destined for so much more.
Through persistent counseling, the team at CRY America Project SPT convinced Priyadarshini’s parents to enroll her back in school. They also helped her cope with her studies.
Today, she is living life on her own terms as a 3rd year university student and is the first to go to college in her entire family!
Girls like Priyadarshini deserve a chance to change their lives and the lives of those around them- invest in them to create more #WomenofTomorrow!
I’m ringing in nearly a half-century (!) on February 13, and Child Rights and You (CRY) America has been a major part of my life for the past 18 years. I’ve also recently started as an employee of the organization, and I am thrilled with the opportunity to work toward CRY America’s goal of restoring basic rights to children in India and the U.S.
All children have a right to education. And CRY America’s experience has shown that connecting children to viable primary and secondary schooling plays a major role in preventing child marriage and child labor – both serious issues that continue to afflict marginalized communities throughout India.
I’ve been fortunate enough to have met children who have benefited from CRY America’s support on the educational front. That particular project’s work to ensure that schools are open, and that parents realize the importance of enrolling their children, produced a dramatic change. These boys and girls spoke of their future plans with confidence, optimism and through enthusiastic smiles. Their accomplishments – in the face of dire alternatives – continue to inspire me to this day.
With your donation to CRY America, I hope you’ll join me in celebrating not just my birthday, but more importantly, their bright futures and those of children yet to be reached.
Thank you so much for supporting this great cause and funding an opportunity for a child in need.
Meet Chandni. As a child, she grew up within the walls of her small community, where the only way to survive was through sex work. One by one, every young girl’s freedom of choice was taken by this precedent. Chandni watched as her aunts and elder sister were coerced into this lifestyle, dreading the moment she would be forced to do the same.
CRY America’s Project Samvedna opened new doors for Chandni. After discovering her plight, CRY emphasized the boundless opportunities Chandni will have through completing her education, convincing her family to take a different path.
Chandni had been given back the reins to her life, with which she opened door after door to follow her dreams. With her education and freedom, she reached her goal of becoming a part of India’s paramilitary forces. She is not only surviving, but chasing her potential and becoming the best version of herself.
There are many other girls like Chandni struggling to break free of their confinement and pursue their passion. This disparity between choices given to girls and boys has widened because of the COVID pandemic. Girls are being pushed into child marriage and child labor more frequently, especially in underprivileged sectors of society.
CRY America is actively working to ensure that every girl has the opportunity to get an education and follow their dreams. Please donate to this campaign to support our future leaders, doctors, teachers, and dreamers.
Every penny makes a difference. Donate now to help open doors for girls like Chandni. #WomenofTomorrow
Underprivileged children in India encounter countless challenges, some that we cannot even imagine. Due to the underlying issue of poverty, many children must work, instead of going to school. Without nearby schools, many children cannot travel to school safely, and are forced to stay home to take care of younger family members or sometimes even forced into early marriage. Additionally, the lack of hygiene in schools can cause children to avoid school completely.
According to the 2014 Education for All Global Monitoring Report, “India currently has the largest population of illiterate adults in the world with 287 million, which is 37% of the global population.” Children without access to proper education grow up to become part of this group of illiterate adults. Although these children are enduring many hardships, without education, they lack a bright future. You can help these children. You can make a lasting impact on their lives by donating to CRY America: Child Rights and You.
By donating, you will help give convenient access to education. CRY America works to give underprivileged families access to quality primary and secondary education. With nearby schools, parents will not have to worry about their child’s safety, and are more likely to send their child to school.
By donating, you will help improve hygiene in underprivileged schools. CRY America works to create equitable and safe environments where children can learn, without the concern of sharing a toilet with the opposite gender.
You may ask, why is this important? Why is it necessary for all children to have access to a proper education? Well, the moment a child is able to go to school, it sets off a positive chain of events in their life. An educated child stays away from child labor, child marriage, and exploitation. They also become more independent, preparing them for a variety of opportunities in the future. Imagine what could happen if every child was properly educated. Imagine how many more children would have a secure future ahead of them. By donating, you can help turn this imagination into a reality.
I strongly believe that every child should have a right to education. This is why I chose to volunteer with CRY America. It gave me a platform to create awareness about the issues that underprivileged children face in India. By creating a fundraiser, I could raise money to improve schools in India and give children better access to education. I felt like I could really make a difference, and so can you!
Please consider donating to CRY America for this noble cause.
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is at a rising rate in India. More than 10 million children in India have this developmental disorder. ASD is a wide spectrum and it can be difficult for families to know how to approach the situation. By donating to this campaign, we can help these low-income families and people in general to become educated about autism and to provide them with the services needed for there child to be successful. These services would include platforms to advocate for their child’s needs and to teach them skills needed for independence in adult life.
My name is Prachi Mital, and I am a 16-year-old who is passionate to make this world more inclusive for everyone despite our differences. My older brother Sanket Mital is on the autism spectrum, he has inspired me in many ways and showed me the shortcomings of our society. As humans we are social animals, this does not change for kids on the spectrum. However, what does change is the strength of their social skills, which can only be developed and stretched through practice and interaction. By starting this campaign, I hope to make this world a better place by being proactive and addressing issues that can be difficult to talk about.
I am also the proud founder of The Boomerang Project: what goes around comes around. This project is sponsored by a non-profit organization and has a mission to unite the special needs and mainstream community through activities that benefit society. We have bi-weekly meetings where we socially interact, initiate the building of meaningful long-lasting relationships, practice, and master skills, and participate in community service. Some of the activities we have done include, holding a hygiene drive, making bagged lunches for the poor and hungry, and having virtual yoga sessions. For more information and future/past events check out our website. https://sites.google.com/view/theboomerangproject. If you like the initiative do not forget to Become a Boomerang Today, by signing up on the website.
If you would like to contact me directly with questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Wish you happiest Birthday my darling, my life and everything in my life.
I Love You Aditi Addagatla