CRY receives $1-lakh from Oracle


New Delhi, Child Rights and You (CRY), a non-profit organisation, on Wednesday announced it has received a 100,000 dollar grant from Oracle, cloud applications and platform services provider, to harness the power of state-of-the-art digital technology in reaching out to underprivileged children of India. This system will potentially improve lives spanning across 19 states of India and covers 2060 villages, two lakh households and 4.13 lakh children which happens to be the premise of CRY’s intervention. With Oracle’s support, CRY has set forth developing a software system that not only captures the ongoing groundwork in real time, but also opens up opportunities in sharpening its performance on a regular basis. With Oracle’s support, CRY has implemented the MEAL system (Monitoring Evaluation Accountability and Learning), which has helped CRY manage its database, enabling MEAL to have a presence in 19 states of India. Oracle’s support has enabled CRY to tap into the specific problems linked with each child under any given thematic, be it education, health and nutrition, protection and participation. MEAL provides CRY with a comprehensive system that tracks changes in growth and development of every last child in the remotest village, making the results accurate and tending toward evidence-based analysis and advocacy. The outcome of the project will be on the lines of creating efficiency to capture and communicate evidence while increasing accountability and effectiveness in studying and analysing the interventions made in the project areas. 'The technology upgrade will enable our grass-root level workers to identify, manage and track every child and household with far greater accuracy in our intervention areas,' Suma Ravi, Regional Director, CRY said. 'We are pleased to support Child Rights and You (CRY) in a shared mission to improve the world around us,” said Rajendra Tripathi, Senior Manager, Oracle Corporate Citizenship- India.

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