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Thursday, July 19, 2018

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


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.

“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,”said Ms. Suma Ravi, Regional Director, CRY (South)

Tarandeep Singh, Partner and Asia Pacific Middle East Leader, Aon Assessments, said, “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.

At Aon CoCubes, our goal is to provide equal opportunity for every deserving candidate for a fulfilling career. Our goals are aligned, and complement the lifecycle of the young – Education and Employment. We have come together to meet this goal with a goal of another kind – Soccer.”

This partnership comes in the wake of CRY’s annual event ‘Soccer for Child Rights’ which steps onto its 3rdyear in Bangalore. The event has been a great ambassador of unison. Lines get blurred here as representatives from the corporate houses and the underprivileged children share the same joy, passion and happiness through a common language of sports.
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