MANORATH - We Voice Rights for All Children

About CRY

For over 30 years now, CRY – Child Rights and You has worked on the reasons why children are deprived of rights. Every year, CRY together with 200 partner NGOs across 18 states works to address the root causes of exploitation, deprivation and inadequate livelihood options that constrain the rights of children. This collective action permanently changes the lives of over 6 lakh children in 6700 villages and slums each year, who live learn and grow well. None of these micro-miracles would have been possible without public support – every year, 2 lakh individuals, come together from all walks of life to stand up for their belief in the rights of children.

CRY’s mission is to enable people to take responsibility for the situation of the deprived Indian child. We motivate people to confront the situation through collective action thereby giving children and themselves an opportunity to realize their full potential.

Manorath is one such Volunteers group with CRY which through its endeavors is voicing Rights for all children.

Manorath is a group of volunteers with Child Rights & You (CRY). Manorath members see themselves as campaigners for change. Our first campaign focuses on the right to educationfor all children in the NCR region. Manorath sees it growing as a movement to ensure every child the right to childhood.

RTE Campaign Mission:~To ensure that every child in India gets free compulsory n& quality education.
~To ensure state responsibility and accountability to provide free, compulsory, equitable and quality education to all children through public system of education.

RTE Campaign Objectives:~Create public opinion of RTE
~Mobilise the citizens of India to stand up for RTE
~Demand that state implements a common school system
~Ensure that educational institutes are equipped with holistic development of every child.

RTE Action Plan:~Capacity building as a collective : Enabling ourselves to lectures, discussions, readings and focused group discussion and forming study group on child rights
~Conducting research survey audits and document findings to enhance knowledge on RTE.
~Filing of Public interest litigation (PILs) and Right to education (RTIs) as and when required.
~Participating and organizing rallies, protests demand charters, workshops, seminars and conferences on RTE

To Join Manorath
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Call Amit Aggarwal +91-9717277599

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Ye Kaun Sochta hai

"Ye kaun sochta hai ?

Wo bachcha jo karon ke shishe ponchtaa hai
Jo daudtaa hai jabki laal signal ya sipahi sabko rokta hai
Jiske liye ruki hui car ka khulta shisha
Kismat khulne ke samaan hai
Gaadi ponchne par us shishe me se koi chand sikke de de
Jiske dil me bus itna hi armaan hai
Jiski kismat me bus sookhi rotiyaan, fate kapade
Aur ek gandi si basti me tin ka makaan hai
Jiske liye sardi ka kambal aur baarish ki chatari 
Ye khulaa aasmaan hai;
Wo kaise din bhar me apni choti-choti aankhon ke
Bade-bade sapnon ka gala ghontaa hai?
Ye kaun sochtaa hai?

Ye kaun sochtaa hai?
Ki wo bachcha jo sadak kinaare bheekh maang raha hai,
Kisi se car aur kothi to nahi
Sirf pet bharne ko chand sikke maang raha hai
Use bhi koi shauk nahi hai
Haath failane ka
Aur har doosre-teesre aadmi se gaali khane ka
Lekin wo majboor hai
Kyunki uske ma-baap ke paas paise nahi hain
Usme aur tum-me antar bus itna hai
ki uske ma-baap, tumhare ma-baap jaise nahi hain
Tumhare school me jitni fees jaati thi
Utne rupae me to uska baap
Poore pariwar ko paalta-poshta hai
Bharat-uday to wo jaanta nahi
Lekin har surya-uday ke saath
Ek aur din ki roti ka khayaal 
Uska dimaag nochtaa hai
Ye kaun sochta hai?

Ye kaun sochta hai?
Ki Bharat-uday aur ye chamak-damak
Bus kuch unche mahalon ka drishya hai
Desh ki thodi si janata ke liye 
Ikkisavin sadi-Ujjawal bhavisya hai
Baki ka desh
Khud ko in sapnon me kahin tatoltaa hai
Desh ka kya hoga ?
Jab is desh ka yuva chand suvidhaaon ke liye
Khud ko ek andhi daud me jhonkta hai
Par ye kaun sochta hai?
Ye kaun sochta hai?"

Written by: Vikas Dwivedi
        Volunteer- Team Manorath

Monday, May 25, 2009

Make this world a fairer place!!

Children begging, children stealing,
children crying, children dying
needlessly due to poverty, hunger andeglect.
In a world where people live in million dollar homes
Why are these children digging out food and bones
to chew on, to feed their hunger, from rubbish bins?

'Really, Is that right?' just ask yourself
Do these beautiful souls have no right to live,
Just because their parents have no money to give
to educate them, and feed them, and to help them to grow
into fine young women and men that we would be proud to know.
If only someone fights for their Right to Live.

You and I can change each one of their fate
And bring joy and laughter and education to date.
Into the dreary and harsh lives of these little angels,
By signing petitions and singing jingles.
By waking up the Government and making them take action,
To ensure education, food & protection of their best interests, with a passion.

Lets all get together and give it all we've got
To change each little underpriviledged child's lot
Lets make this world a fairer place
So we can see each child's smiling face.
Enjoying the beautiful world around us
As we priviledged few do..................

Written by Ritu Anand
Volunteer-Team Manorath

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Who will take care?

This is a photograph taken at the famous Canaught Place Market of New Delhi. The Prime question- who will take care of this child?
On whom lies the responsibility of this child.....Parents, Society, Government.....?
No one is coming ahead, and his eyes ask the same question again and again....
Do we have an answer?

Friday, May 1, 2009

Manorath in the eyes of Media-The Asian Edge

The Asian Edge covered the Manorath's Bal Natya Utsav on 18 Nov'08