Empowering the Children of India

Published on July 5, 2023

We at CRY UK believe that all children have the potential to be agents of change and the ability to engage in dialogue about the issues that matter to them. Our work revolves around ensuring participation of children and building children's collectives as peer support groups. These groups empower children to participate in dialogue and take action on issues that are important to them. 

Children’s Collectives act as a platform for their voices to be heard, and in raising awareness of child rights issues. The collectives focus on issues that are important to children and their community. It works to nurture young leaders who can shape a better future for themselves and society as a whole.

The collectives also act as a safe space for children where they can talk about their feelings without being judged. Not only leadership but they also learn life skills such as negotiation, and critical thinking through various activities. Through regular meetings, discussions, and awareness-raising activities, children's collectives create a safe space for children to learn, support each other, and collectively advocate for their rights. By sharing their experiences and voicing their concerns, these young change-makers create a ripple effect, inspiring others to join the movement and contribute to positive social change.

By focusing on problems faced by the community and empowering children to advocate for the issue, these collectives foster peer support and mentorship that helps children to make informed decisions and become leaders who bring positive change to their communities.

Through engaging in dialogue, promoting awareness, and taking collective action, these young individuals challenge societal norms and work towards a brighter and more inclusive future. 

At CRY UK, we hope to see a day when every child's voice is heard and considered. What a world that would be!

You can contribute to CRY UK by making a donation and ensuring the participation of children in shaping their brighter future.