This is my first year volunteering with CRY Boston and I am excited to participate in CRY's annual Run/Walk! I am using the 30/30/30 fundraising plan: I need 30 friends to donate $30 each and/or sign up to participate in the Run/Walk. Please help me make this goal a reality! For more information on CRY America and/or how you can get involved, visit http://america.cry.org/site/index.html.
Thank you for your support!
About CRY America:
10,000 children die everyday in India.
46% of children in India are underweight
53% children in India reported having faced one or more forms of sexual abuse
17 million child laborers in India
180 out of 581 districts in India have seen primary school enrolments fall
88,000 schools (nearly 8%) in India still do not have a blackboard in their classes
These statistics are shocking. The reality is that millions of children have their very survival threatened on a daily basis- malnutrition, illiteracy, child labor, preventable diseases, abuse and exploitation.
CRY America and CRY have witnessed this approach work in thousands of rural, tribal and slum communities across India. In just over 5 years, CRY America has transformed the lives of more than 156,000 children living across 1211 rural and urban communities in India and the USA. Thanks to the organization’s emphasis on child rights, families now have viable livelihoods, State schools and health centers are functioning and girls, whose very existence was threatened by infanticide and neglect, have now become the flag bearers of their communities. This has been achieved by building awareness about child rights, establishing their linkage to the urgent issues of livelihood that bedevil parents and mobilizing whole communities to overcome their many differences in the interests of their children.