✨Since 2017, we have been supporting the NGO “The Child Rights and You” based in Bangalore. The NGO was founded in 1979 and has since then transformed the lives of many former street children in some of the most deprived areas of the country. Our cooperation partner is a local initiative that is continuously expanding. We are in permanent exchange and realized the first education project for street children with them in summer 2017.
✨India is in our focus as 50% of the children are not going to school. Reasons for this vary from the unsafe or insufficient infrastructure to access schools, children need to work to support their family, up to forces child labour. Education is perhaps the one single tool that would help them break away from this cycle and ensure they have a chance at a brighter future.
✨Why we have decided to collaborate? Because we felt an urge to do so. We have been working with our Indian partner NGOs for more than a decade and our experiences were – surely also due to our highly selective process that stands at the beginning of each partnership – overwhelming positive. Street kids in India do have a difficult life. Some experiences they have to make are just not imaginable for us. But street kids do also have the same interests as other children living somewhere else as well. They want to feel listened to, loved, stimulated and inspired. Books do not only offer the chance to get better in reading & writing but they do often also offer a new world for them. A world full of imagination that provides creativity and a vision-full thinking. A great base for a strong personality that hopefully will one day be able to escape the circle of poverty.
Our fundraising project in Southern India in cooperation with CRY