Child And Adolescent Resource Center- Bringing Joy And Hope To The Children Of Lakhimpur Kheri

Published on January 3, 2024

As per Census 2011, the literacy rate in Lakhimpur Kheri, Uttar Pradesh is only 60.56%. The seasonal migration, non-accessibility of schools, lack of basic facilities such as functional toilets, proper ventilation, and electricity results in poor attendance. CRY UK’s project in Lakhimpur Kheri, Uttar Pradesh works to ensure that children in 17 villages have access to education.

The project aims to promote the importance of education amongst parents and communities and improve the quality of education through child-friendly teaching techniques and encouraging parental involvement in children’s schooling.

The project has impacted the lives of 8,154 children and enrolled 4,118 children in school.

One of the interventions of the project is the Child and Adolescent Resource Center (CARC). The program caters to the needs of children between the ages of 6 to 18 years who have either dropped out of school or are at risk of dropping out of the school system and are vulnerable to child marriage, trafficking, and child labour. The program aims at retaining children's motivation levels and positivity about education to prevent them from dropping out of school and building the agency of children through life skills and sports to promote their well-being and confidence.

Recently, one of our donor partners Small World Foundation visited the project and met the children and project team to understand the work and impact of the CARC that they have been supporting since the past year. With SWF’s help 170 children from the age group of 11 to 18 years are benefitting from the CARC and have hope for a better tomorrow.

“Meeting the children whom our foundation supports was very heartwarming. I was amazed by the children’s confidence and how they spoke of their future goals.

I have seen a great impact of the CARC on the children's education, self-confidence, self-awareness and communication skills. Visiting the project was a life-changing experience for me and I look forward to continue making a difference in the lives of children through more activities in the CARC along with Small World Foundation.”-
Mohammed  Haris, SWF.

Thank you to all CRY UK supporters for ensuring happy childhoods for children in India.