Ananya Sundararajan – Sampavana, a solo bharathanatyam dance recital


$1,133.00 donated of $1,500.00 goal

Ananya Sundararajan is a sophomore at Northwood High School, Irvine CA. She has been learning Bharathanatyam from Guru Kalaimamani Smt. Charulatha Jayaraman and did her arangetram in 2015. Ananya has chosen to help support the CRY America project due to the fact that education is a primary requirement and a right for every child. However, many children are deprived of this fundamental right both in USA and India. Ananya would like to help raise funds to support children's right to education with CRY America. She is very thankful to her Guru Kalaimamani Smt. Charulatha Jayaraman and Shrishti school of performing Arts for giving her an opportunity to use this art form to give back to the community. Ananya seeks your blessings and support to reach this goal.


CRY America is a 501c3 non-profit organization driven by its vision of a just world in which all children have equal opportunities to develop to their full potential and realize their dreams. We ensure that basic rights of education, health care and protection from exploitation and abuse are restored to underprivileged children.Very simply, we act as the link between (a) people like YOU who want to help underprivileged children and (b) the child in need, wherever she/he might be, in India or the USA. We do this by channeling the goodwill, time and money of thousands of individuals, like YOU, towards Child Development Projects run by committed grassroots workers.

 At CRY America, we focus on the 4 basic rights of children.

•       The right to survival – to life, health, nutrition, name and nationality

•       The right to development – to education, care, leisure, recreation

•       The right to protection – from exploitation, abuse, neglect

•       The right to participation – to expression, information, thought and religion


CRY America believes that:

Children are the most vulnerable segment of any society. Their situation provides the most stringent metric of a society’s health and a rallying point with the widest appeal across all parts of society.

Ensuring child rights is the most sustainable solution to the myriad social, economic and political issues confronting India. Sustainable change at the level of the community is only possible when communities themselves develop and implement solutions, cooperatively.


Several years of working with children’s issues has taught CRY America that the “child rights approach”� is the most effective way to ensure sustainable change. Looking at children’s issues holistically and from a human rights perspective – rather than through the narrow prisms of education, health, child labor, child abuse, feticide/ infanticide etc.

Addressing the underlying root causes of deprivation and larger community issues – gender, caste, livelihoods, displacement and the like

Engaging underprivileged communities to find long-term solutions to these problems and work with local government agencies to ensure that relevant government policies & programs that guarantee their rights are effectively implemented.

 With the support of over 25,153 generous donors and 2,000 committed volunteers, CRY America has impacted the lives of 695,077 children living across 3,676 villages and slums through support to 73 Projects in India and USA. 

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Bhavik Gupta $51
Srinivasan Seshadri $51
Srinivasan T E $51
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Bhanu Murali $51
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Deepa Balasubramanian $51
sivaprakash krishnaraj $51
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Surekha Chandran $25
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Usha Anand $20
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