A nationwide campaign which aims to get children in labor across India back to school
NEW DELHI, Nov. 25, 2014 /CNW/ - As many children in India celebrated November 14th - celebrated as children's day in India, there were about 10. 1 million Indian children, who carried on with their daily routines - in factories, households, fields and workshops. These children are forced into labour and learn much more than they should at their age, their circumstances force them to be out of school. CRY - Child Rights and You thus launched a nationwide campaign 'Project Unlearn' which aims to pull children out of these circumstances, un-learn these skills that deprives them of their childhood and put them back to school.
The campaign will help 28,588 children in labour across CRY supported projects in India, to free themselves from shackles of child labour, go back to school and seek a happier bright future.
Puja Marwaha, CEO, CRY - Child Rights and You says, "As shocking as it may seem, India is home to millions of children who are deprived of their rights and forced to work at an age when they should be in classrooms. With Project Unlearn we aim to spread awareness about this issue, shaking people out of their indifference towards this grim reality. We are hopeful the people will extend their support to us in ensuring that these children get out of the clutches of child labour and unlearn the skills that rob them of their childhood."
Child labour can be eradicated if root causes like poverty, migration of families, lack of quality education are addressed. CRY, with its grass-root partners addresses them by interaction with parents, community leaders, and children's collectives where the importance of child rights is discussed.
To know more about PROJECT UNLEARN please visit http://www.cry.org/projectunlearn
CRY is an Indian NGO that believes in every child's right to a childhood - to live Learn grow and play. For over 30 years, CRY has worked with parents and communities to ensure Lasting Change in the lives of more than 2.000,000 underprivileged children, across 23 states in India. For more information please visit us at http://www.overseas.cry.org or write to us at [email protected] or call us at +91-11-29533451/52/53.
For further information: please contact: Susan Varghese, +91-9818605343, [email protected]