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.

Plans

1. Ensure all pregnant women are covered under supplementary nutrition, 100% institutional deliveries new births registered

2. Ensure 1,158 children, in the age group of 0-5 years, receive 100% immunization

3. Ensure 3,841 children have access to Anganwadi Centres and receive supplementary nutrition

4. Ensure 66 children, identified as malnourished, attain normal health as specified for their age

5. Encourage active participation of parents and communities in ensuring children have better access to health services.

6. Ensure that the 210 children identified as drop-outs are re-enrolled in school.

7. Ensure that at least 5 more villages are child labor free.

8. Ensure that at least 5 more villages have 100% enrolment

9. Ensure that the 47 out of the 77 identified child laborers are re-enrolled in school.

10. Ensure that parents and community monitor functioning of schools

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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

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Conducting base line data collection in all 20 operational villages.

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Linking children with ICDS centers.

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Participation of disabled children in various activities.

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lasting change
in the lives of
Children at
Sundarban

Sundarban Social Development Centre (SSDC) is working in South Parganas, West Bengal, India, where child labor is common, as is child trafficking. Not only are there very few schools here, but the environment in existing schools is not conducive to learning.

To bring a change in the situation, we require $ 20,000. Your urgent support will help us ensure lasting change in the lives of children. DONATE NOW.

Situation

South 24 Paraganas in West Bengal is a delta region rich in biodiversity and prone to natural disasters. Families do not have a fixed source of income and poverty is rampant. Child labor, child marriage and child trafficking are common problems. The incidences of infant, child and maternal mortality are also high.

Schools are far and few, and where available lack the most basic facilities. The health centers, meant to address the health and nutritional needs of the communities are not adequately equipped.

Objectives

  • To undertake programs for the deprived children through educational and health support.
  • To strengthen village development committees, women’s group and adolescent groups to mobilize the community.
  • To empower the community to eradicate poverty.

Achievements and Stories of Hope

  • 13 new Aanganwadis were opened.
  • 17 children malnourished children brought to a healthy status.
  • 18 schools were activated.
  • Children voices are being heard by local assemblies, administration, community, who acted upon the issues brought by the children groups.

Plan:

  • 1

    Enrolment and retention 3 - 6 year old children into aanganwadis (creches) .

  • 2

    Access to 100% sanitation and safe drinking water.

  • 3

    Bring 265 children under child participation process.

  • 4

    Ensure that the 210 children identified as drop-outs are re-enrolled in school.

  • 5

    Ensure that at least 5 villages are child labor free.

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Impact at Project SSDC

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.
Thank you for Your Donation:
Navin Mehta, Sandeep Jain.