Wednesday, 18 July 2018

Aon Partners with CRY to Drive ‘Equal Opportunity’ Goals with Soccer

By 121 News

Chandigarh 18th July:-  Aon has partnered with Child Rights and You (CRY) one of India's leading NGOs to promote sports for underprivileged children. Aon the leading global professional services firm providing a broad range of risk, retirement and health solutions, which was one of the prime sponsors of 'Manchester United', has confirmed its allegiance with a grant to support sports as a tool to fight child rights issues.

Building up the right skills and giving the child the optimum exposure not only hones their talent but also acts as an encouragement for them to continue education and stay away from the clasps of child labour, child marriage or other such regressive practices. This alliance will target 6282 number of children from 52 villages to get uninterrupted education with better sporting facilities in their community.

Suma Ravi, Regional Director, CRY (South), said that we are extremely glad to have Aon's support in our relentless effort to reach out to the last child and ensure its right to childhood. Sports impacts a child in a positive way and we have seen over the years motivating stories come out from the most challenging communities-Vysarpadi, the largest slum in Chennai which formed the genesis of the event. It is our continued effort to see a lasting change in the lives of children and sports is a great facilitator of that change which we want to harness through partnerships like this.

Tarandeep Singh, Partner and Asia Pacific Middle East Leader, Aon Assessments, said that Aon and its subsidiary, CoCubes, are proud to be associated as Title Sponsors for Aon CRY Soccer for Child Rights a unique initiative from CRY to provide equal opportunity for education to children.