Celebrate CRY DAY with ‘Child Rights & You’
Commemorating 29 years since its inception Child Rights and You (CRY) on January 28, 2008, CRY has once again pioneered ways to involve people towards ensuring child rights. CRY aims at building a strong online child rights community by involving people of all ages to be a part of building a ‘just’ world for ALL children. Targeting the ever-growing technology savvy individuals and corporates the world over, CRY will launch its virtual office in ‘Second Life’– the hottest online virtual revolution. Opening on the day as well, will be a specially conceptualised ‘Express your rights contest’ on crybuddies.cry.org for the young surfers in the age group of 10-14. By taking part in this contest, the children will get an opportunity to let lose their imagination and do all kind of fun things like drawing, painting, writing a poem etc… this contest about THEIR thoughts, THEIR ideas and THEIR dreams… THEIR life!!!
About CRY’s office in ‘Second Life’
CRY is the’ ‘first Indian child rights organisation’ to have an office in Second Life which is now touted as the hottest online virtual revolution. IndusGeeks, a technology and new media company and the first Indian company that exclusively works on virtual world technologies like Second Life has partnered with CRY to build its virtual office. With an objective to strengthen the global CRY virtual community that works towards ensuring child rights, CRY aims at using this medium to sensitize netizens on the situation of marginalised children in India and to involve ‘Avataars’ from all walks of Second life through interactive games, films and other engaging tools.
The CRY office in Second Life is a unique structure built as lego blocks emphasizing the core essence of CRY’s work which is children. Do visit the CRY office in Second Life and be a virtual campaigner for child rights.
About ‘Express your rights contest’ on Crybuddies.cry.org
CRY has conceptualised an ‘Express your rights contest’ on crybuddies.cry.org especially for children in the age group of 10-14. The contest encourages all children to let lose their imagination and do all kind of fun things like drawing, painting, writing a poem etc… this contest about THEIR thoughts, THEIR ideas and THEIR dreams… THEIR life!!!
CRYbuddies is a site meant for children between 10 yrs – 14 yrs to know and understand their rights and most importantly a space for children to express themselves. An extension of CRY's vision for the youth, for them to get involved, is the site called "CRY BUDDIES". The site aims to inform children in an interactive method on what rights children have, about CRY and various ways for them, as young adults, to get involved in this mission.
It is a space in the virtual world available for children to visit, to read about and understand their rights, enjoy the experience in a fun yet informative way. Here we welcome all questions, comment and much more on the issue of Child Rights from children.
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