CRY East Public Action group at Ambedkar Nagar on 14th September, 2008
A general notion of Volunteering is one which involves using one's spare time to support NGOs by teaching children or by supporting NGOs in organising events.
At CRY, Volunteering is a little different!
Comprising of people from different walks of life, Volunteers work in partnership with CRY towards ensuring equal rights for all children, while creating sustained change.
The East Public Action Group organised a Makkala Habba which was held on 14th September 2008 at the Ambedkar Nagar Slum, near GM Palya. This was attended by Ex-Councillor Narayana Swamy, ICDS; Sumangali Seva Ashram Supervisor, Shantha; other anganwadi teachers; the Residents and Community of the GM Palya area and the Ambedkar Nagar slum.
As part of the Habba, there were cultural programs by the children from the community and the Volunteers enacted a street play to create awareness about the services and problems of the Anganwadi. This was a way in which to motivate the community to fight for the rights of the children and that the community themselves should determine their own future. A Charter of Demands was also submitted to the Supervisor, Shantha and ex-Councillor Narayana Swamy. Both of them have promised to look into the issues and present it to the higher authorities to resolve the issues.