We are working towards building a nation of concerned, thinking and active citizens. Citizens who are sensitive to the issues facing India. Citizens who participate in the democracy that was established for them. Citizens who work to dismantle inefficiency, discrimination, and inequity of all kinds. Citizens who spark change.Learn more
CMCA is transforming children and young people into active citizens for an inclusive and sustainable India. Our research-backed curriculum is taught in schools, colleges, and rural youth clubs, reaching over 17,000 students across the country. CMCA has been active since 2000, and is run by a team of passionate crusaders for a more democratic society, hand in hand with a support system of volunteers, donors, partners, and more.Learn more
CMCA believes that children are born citizens, and must imbibe the values of our constitution in order for India to reach its potential. This video explores children’s ideas on what it is to be an Indian in the words of the school children themselves. CMCA’s citizenship and life skills programmes running in schools across India help to develop and strengthen democratic and citizenship values.
41 villages & 10 Cities reached by CMCA's Citizenship and Life Skills Education programmes
Children and youth directly engaged in CMCA programmes annually
Public amenities fixed by students through the CMCA Club programme (2017-2018)
Campaigns conducted spanning democracy, child rights, civic sense, and environmental consciousness in 2017-18
We rely on our volunteers to deliver our curriculum to children.
I feel that children are our best bet for a better nation! So CMCA, I feel, is treading the right path. I feel proud to be a part of this movement and feel satisfied that I am making a contribution
Join the Children’s Movement for Civic Awareness. Join the CMCA club today! You can and must make a difference.
It's been 5 years, and CMCA has constantly shown us here, at H2O, the impact of civic education among children. Our education system is such that most of us learn without knowing how to use it to empower ourselves and those around us. CMCA addresses that missing link in the system. We’re truly glad to be a part of this programme, which is creating generations of change makers, one class act at a time. We do hope that as an organisation, we too are able to successfully take forward this initiative and help children build their own understanding of socio-civic issues and become active citizens of a global world.
According to the publication ‘Children as Active Citizens’ by the Inter-Agency Working Group on Children’s Participation, ‘citizenship’ can be defined as the set of rights and responsibilities that define the members of a community. Citizenship has two complementary aspects: citizenship rights and citizenship...Visit our blog
CMCA has been accredited by Credibility Alliance under the category “Desirability Norms” – for good governance, accountability, transparency and continuous improvements. Credibility Alliance is a consortium of voluntary organisations committed to enhancing accountability and transparency in the voluntary sector through good governance.