International Service Human Rights Award
Meera Rafi, Childreach International partner and child rights activist, was recently recognised as highly commended in the 2010 International Service Human Rights Awards.
Meera has demonstrated an unquestionable level of commitment to campaigning for child rights and making them a reality for countless children across India. Working in the Gujarat district in the north, Meera runs Centre for Development (CfD), a Childreach International Project partner working with communities displaced by violence after the deadly Gujarat riots in 2002.
CfD runs Education Centres (pictured below) in the Piplaj settlement, providing children with the opportunity to continue learning and developing in difficult conditions where basic amenities, infrastructures and rights are scarce.
â€œFor us, this is valuable recognition of the cause that CfD has been striving for all these years and the humble work that we have been doing all along. The encouragement and motivation that this recognition gives us is far beyond words.â€ â€“ Meera Rafi, CfD