Achievements and Stories of Hope

Miraj Molla, a 3-year-old child from West Bengal was found to be malnourished. The reasons were aplenty — starting from ignorance coupled with dire poverty faced by the family.

Miraj weighed a mere 6.8 kg and was in immediate need of support. CRY America supported partner SSDC heard about Miraj. They conducted regular home visits to his place and counseled the family members about the measures they need to take in order to ensure Miraj became a healthy child. They demonstrated ways of preparing nutritional food and spoke of the importance of providing supplementary feeds. They ensured he had access to quality health services.

These dedicated efforts had resulted in Miraj weighing a healthy 12 kgs today.


Chittoor district is mapped as critical on protection (child labor & child marriage) and education issues. The team has prepared a 3 year roadmap. The broad plan in the 1st year and expected outcome around the issue of child labor and child marriage are as follows:

[1] Protection (linked with Education)

Focus 1: Increase 100% child labor free villages from 19% to 25%

  • Conduct enrollment campaigns across hamlets & colonies involving all stakeholders to re-enroll out of school children.
  • 40 drop-out children to be re-enrolled into schools, identify more drop-out children and child laborers and make efforts to re-enroll them.
  • Strengthen quality education in the public schools with a view to ensure retention of enrolled children.
  • Sensitise parents, local community groups, schools, local government functionaries on the ill effects of child labor and benefits of education for children.
  • Mobilisation of social security measures from government for the eligible families to avoid migration.

  • Advocate for district level convergence meetings between government departments (CWC, DCPU, WCD department, Police department, Judiciary, labor department.) on protection related issues.
  • Strengthen child-to-child interactions to identify potential child labor /child marriage cases and ensure appropriate intervention in such cases.

Focus 2: Increase 100% child-marriage-free villages from 23% to 35%

  • Regularly track girl children at risk of dropping out from school and follow-up to ensure they are not married off prematurely.
  • Initiate talks with parents of vulnerable girl children as well as local community groups on the ills of child marriage.
  • Facilitate community monitoring infrastructure, facilities etc at local schools, with special attention towards amenities needed for girl children, to ensure all enrolled girl children continue schooling.
  • Study 60 child marriage cases to understand “factors that caused child marriages”.
  • Sensitise children’s and adolescent girl’s groups against child marriages.

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Children and women are easily trafficked to other states of the country as well as cross border. In the past few years, there has been a major increase in the cross border trafficking through Nepal as it shares free border with India. While women and children are particularly vulnerable to trafficking for the sex trade, human trafficking is not limited to sexual exploitation. It also includes persons who are trafficked into 'forced' marriages or into bonded labor markets, such as sweat shops, agricultural plantations, or domestic service.

The extent of trafficking in the eastern parts of Uttar Pradesh is grave, and inaction on part of the administration makes it even worse. The geographical location of the state makes it feasible for the origin, transition and culmination from point of view of trafficking


Conducting base line data collection in all 20 operational villages.

21:30 min

Linking children with ICDS centers.

8:15 min

Participation of disabled children in various activities.

16:45 min

Help ensure happy,
healthy and creative
childhoods in Chittoor

PORD works in the Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh, India. Most inhabitants of Chittoor are Dalits and local tribes are among the most marginalized communities in India. Child marriages and child labor is widespread here and children lack access to basic healthcare facilities.

To bring a change in the situation, we require $25,847 for 2016. Your urgent support will help us ensure lasting change in the lives of children. DONATE NOW.


Chittoor is a district in the Southern State of Indian Andhra Pradesh.Caste based discrimination and Gender discrimination is rampant in Chittoor. Gender discrimination has resulted in Child marriages, Dowry System, Domestic Violence, low wages for women than men, etc. Caste discrimination has led to restricted movement, denial of opportunities and exploitation.


  • Increase 100% child labor free villages from 19% to 50%.
  • Increase 100% child marriage free villages from 23% to 55%.
  • Increase villages where 100% children are enrolled in school from 20% to 50%.

Achievements and Stories of Hope


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    Focus 1: Increase 100% child labor free villages from 19% to 25%

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    Focus 2: Increase 100% child-marriage-free villages from 23% to 35%

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Impact at Project PORD

CRY America's Role:

  • CRY America restores to children their basic rights – to live, learn, grow and play.
  • Supported Projects work with children, their parents, communities and local government agencies to ensure that children go to school, receive healthcare, supplementary nutrition and that issues of child labor, child marriage, disability and girl child discrimination do not come in the way of children's progress.

Grant Management Process:

  • Quarterly/half yearly Project visits to meet the staff, community, parents, children.
  • Training & information support towards capacity building.
  • Grant disbursals based on ongoing financial and program reviews.
  • Annual evaluation, budget and plans for the next grant period.


    January to December 2015

  • Right to Development - $2,447
  • Right to Protection - $16,314
  • Right to Participation - $487
  • Administration - $6,599
  • Total Grant Approved - $25,847
Thank you for Your Donation:
Dr. Vipul Shah $5,000 , Suman Bharthi & $8,000 , Dr.Krishna Kakani $1,200 , Mr. Balaji Tamirisa $2,500