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.

Sincerely,

Isha Korgaonkar

 

Let Girls Learn

Around the world 62 million girls are not in school. Millions more are fighting to stay there. As a girl grows older the fight to get an education becomes even harder. Her family must be able to afford and be willing to pay school fees. She risks long, dangerous walks to school. She may become pregnant or be forced to marry. And she often lacks access to healthcare and the support she needs to learn.

Please click on below link –

http://america.cry.org/site/microsite/stayinschool2018/index.html

 

Hello! My name is Aditi Wamorkar and I have started a CRY America donation page for the “Stay in School” campaign for girl’s education.

In parts of India, families are often unable to prioritize girl’s education. In fact, the school dropout rate amongst adolescent girls in India is 63.5%. This leads to many girls being forced to drop out of school and either start a family or begin to work to generate an income.

There is a multitude of reasons to why education is hindered for girls. A culture of early marriages forces girls to drop out of school and focus on domestic work & rearing a family. Nearly 50% of all working children are girls.  Families living in abject poverty often resort to sending girls out to work to help support the family. This ends their path to getting an education and disposes of their independence. Some families do not want to send their daughters to school because they favor their sons over their daughters, leading girls to be denied an education while their brothers are given one.

Lack of facilities suitable for girls at school, such as toilets, lead many to drop out. Roughly 11% of all schools in India don’t have toilets and 280,775 schools don’t have toilets for girls. Even worse, there may be no schools nearby to even attend.

When a girl gets an education, she sets a cycle of positive change and independent spirit. Educated girls grow up to be educated women who are able to avoid exploitation, create a secure future and take good care of their families. Educated women also empower others who may be in a situation like she once was, changing their community for the better.

We place a high regard for education and encourage our youth to pursue it. Together, we can do the same for girls who ache for a better future by funding their education and bright future

Your support to ‘Stay in School’, will ensure that 1071 girl children in India go to school, complete their education and realize their dreams. When you educate a girl you enable better choices for herself, her family and her community. Make sure she stays ahead just by staying in school.

Education is a primary requirement for every child and they have a right to it. However, it is a sad situation that many, especially girl children, are deprived of this fundamental right. It is our overarching goal as part of CRY America to raise USD 15,000 through ‘Stay in School’ campaign to help 1701 such girl children continue their school education. Namratha and I are seeking your support to make USD 1,500 as part of this goal.

Education is the “key” and “the foundation” to improving the world, according to the United Nations. Educating girls & keeping girls in school makes a huge difference.
“This is probably the single most powerful step the world can take to improve not only girls’ lives but the lives of their families and countries”.

Twice the numbers of girls drop out of school as compared to boys. Let’s empower their life with education and give them a better future.When you educate a girl you help her make better choices for herself, her family and her community. Make sure she stays ahead just by staying in school.

Your generous donations will help us work with our project partners to ensure that girl children can remain in school. We appreciate your donation which will give girl children better opportunities and the chance to have a better future. 

You can also ensure lasting change for children by joining a special group of CRY America supporters – CRY DROPs – A Monthly Giving Program where you can donate smaller amounts consistently. Via this program, your donation is automatically charged to your credit card or deducted from your bank account every month. It will help CRY America, bring down processing costs and is a hassle-free process to sign up and equally simple to opt out. Here is a link to become a CRY DROPs Donor: https://america.cry.org/site/participate/donation-recurring.html 

CRY America supports different Projects across India & USA. Click here for more details on the Project including the region, the area of focus & the budget for each Project: http://america.cry.org/site/projects/project-we-support.html

Pls view this short video from CRY America supported Project Prayatn doing excellent work in Rajasthan: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=CTvYd7UcvAc&t=1s

Pls view a short video from CRY America supported Project Diksha creating safe childhoods in the red light areas of Kolkatta: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=u-DW87pgFXY&t=113s