Child Rights and You (CRY) is a non-governmental, non-profit, anti child abuse advocacy formed in 2012 in response to growing concerns to the prevalent menace of stranded homeless children in Calabar, Cross River State of Nigeria.
Mr. Michael Orok Nsan, a graduate of Economics, and a Masters Degrees holder in Marketing has worked both in the Private and Public Sectors as a Senior Member of Management. He owns a Marketing Consultancy, Proactive Strategies Ltd. He has a flair for community service.
His love for children and desire to stop hunger, suffering and Child Abuse in his hometown, Calabar and Nigeria gave birth to Child Rights and You (CRY). He is very passionate about helping people and charitable causes. He is married with children.
This outreach aims to reintegrate children that have left home and live in the streets (Street Kids) with their families, give orientation of moral living to both the children and their parents. We encourage promotion and development of skills through training, motivational talks, and empowerment. After reintegration with families, the programme is also designed to monitor the development of the children to prevent reoccurrence. 12 children were taken off the streets and re-united with their families between 2016 and 2018. Also we carry out periodic feeding and clothing of over 100 homeless kids under this outreach programme.
This is a tour designed to take children living in orphanage homes on an excursion to historical places of interest eg. Museum, Slave Trade Harbour, Lord Lugard’s House, Stadium, Free Trade Zone, The Palace of Obong of Calabar, The Millennium Park, Rasio Stations, Navy Base, TV Stations etc on Children’s Day. The children are given motivational talks during the tour to give them a sense of self-worth and motivate them to aspire for greatness. It also gives us a census of their estimated numbers per orphanage, their needs, requirements, and challenges etc. CRY introduced this in 2018. The first and second editions of The Charity Tour have been very successful
This campaign was designed to create awareness on the living conditions, exposure to and participation in crime, and immoral standards of the Street Kids.
We succeeded in creating awareness to the Cross River State Government, the Local and International Communities respectively about the (109) children that lived in the Calabar Dump Site in 2017.