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Creating a new world for the girl child
Jan 29, 2010 Any investment made in the education of a girl translates directly into the overall economic development of the family. As part of a social initiative, a cosmetic major, in association with a nongovernmental organisation, launched the ‘Power of Kiss’ campaign at the Indian national capital yesterday.
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Literacy classes bring hope to Afghan girls, women
Feb 03, 2010 A UNICEF-supported informal learning centre is helping to improve literacy among women and girls in Afghanistan’s remote areas. Incentives and meals are bringing more volunteers and students at the centre to learn and share knowledge without fear.
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India to notify right to education act
Feb 17, 2010 The Right to Education Act that promises free and compulsory education for all children between 6-14 years will finally be implemented from April 1 with its notification by Ministry of Human Resource Development. Expressing their concern many civil society organisations ask the government to incorporate constitutional guarantee within the Act.
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LifeLines Education goes toll-free in Rajasthan
Feb 18, 2010 The Government of Rajasthan has signed a memorandum of understanding with UNICEF and OneWorld Foundation India to scale up the LifeLines Education service across the state. Teachers and students across 33 districts can now find quicker and informative resolution of academic queries on a toll-free number.
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Pakistan: Street child turns educator
Feb 22, 2010 For a young boy who had spent most of his early childhood on the streets, turning an educator for homeless children has been life-changing. After being rehabilitated by a UNICEF-sponsored NGO he has been motivating other street children to get off the streets and away from drugs.
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Educating the underprivileged
Feb 23, 2010 As part of a corporate social responsibility initiative, Amway Opportunity Foundation, a non-profit body has renewed its association with Deepalaya to provide education to the underprivileged children in India. The cosmetic giant extends support to Project 'Sunshine' that aims to create a better future for every child.
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Rural educators face tough times in India
Feb 24, 2010 Even after the government’s effort to increase the number of educators in schools in a north Indian state, the state of primary education remains distressing. With half of the new appointees being women, the long and unsafe journey is affecting their social life and future prospects in the school.
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A new chapter for war-affected children
Feb 25, 2010 The Sri Lankan government has prepared plans to get all children from north eastern provinces affected by the decades’ long civil war in school by the end of April. An accelerated learning programme is being developed with the participation of UNICEF to benefit children in resettlement areas.
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Mission mode approach required for right to education
Mar 08, 2010 The allocation for Right to Education Act in the Union Budget 2010-11 has been less than half the estimated cost primarily due to the inability of states to utilise the existing funds. To make this Act a reality concerned union ministries and the states should work in a mission mode.
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Nesting dreams of deprived children
Mar 19, 2010 PVR Nest, a social initiative of PVR Ltd, a giant in movie business, along with their partners launched the first annual report that showcased the good work in transforming the lives of disadvantaged children and preserving environmental heritage. They aim to join hands with many to work together for a common goal.
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Education becomes a fundamental right in India
Apr 01, 2010 The Right to Education Act came into force today after the Prime Minister in his address to the nation announced the operationalisation of the Act. The law envisions to provide free and compulsory education for all children between 6 and 14 years of age.
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Education underground in Afghanistan
Apr 05, 2010 Defying militant’s scores of Afghan women are attending secret schools in Kandahar city. Educators have turned their homes into classrooms in some of the most culturally conservative places providing lessons on Pashto literacy, arithmetic, health and hygiene to girls and women in the Taliban heartland.
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Education remains elusive for Kolkata's street children
Apr 28, 2010 With the great task to support families, street children in Kolkata are denied of an opportunity to attend schools. The city's teaching community welcoming the RTE Act expects the government to make it mandatory for every registered school to accommodate 15%-25% of children from the poorest sections of society.
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Economic incentives to encourage girls for education
Apr 30, 2010 Retired from top US firm, Virendra Singh returned to a small village in India to start a girl’s school. The Pardada Pardadi Vocational School started in 2000, provides meals and other benefits like sanitation and commuting vehicles to enable more participation in vocational as well as in regular education.
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Hazards on the road
May 11, 2010 Millions of Bangladeshi street children are forced to work under hazardous conditions dropping out from school and without any access to primary education. In order to support their families, these child hawkers are getting trapped into low–skilled, low income jobs leading to a cycle of inter-generational poverty.
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4 states reject the draft Higher Education Bill
May 11, 2010 The Higher Education Bill is being re-drafted, after 4 states rejected it terming it as ‘anti-federal’. The law seeks to establish a National Council for Higher Education tht would regulate higher education, grant authorisation to new universities and have the last word on appointment of Vice Chancellors.
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Equipping adolescents for better future
May 20, 2010 BRAC's Adolescent Development Programme comprises of initiatives aimed at holistic development of deprived children of villages in Bangladesh. Igniting the lives of these future citizens, especially girls, the programme has received high community participation and wide applause and is soon to be replicated in other countries too.
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Unified system calls for compulsory education till class eight
Jun 01, 2010 The new educational policy of Bangladesh unifies all students of the county under one system, far beyond religion, gender, socio-economic and physical boundaries. The policy also makes education compulsory and free upto class VIII. Apart from other subjects, subjects on Bangladeshi studies, Climate Change and Social Environment are mandatory.
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School reopening in Sri Lanka restores life to normal
Jun 04, 2010 The efforts of Srilankan government to reopen a school, once abandoned as a result of conflict in Sri Lanka, has brought back cheer in the lives of students. The conflict recovery efforts in the area are making students undergoing distress after the blood-sheds, feel free and fearless.
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Schooling sabotaged in India's warring states
Dec 09, 2009 According to a report brought out by Human Rights Watch, the ongoing conflict between the Maoist rebels and security forces is jeopardising children’s education in India. Many schools have been sabotaged, disrupting the studying environment.
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India: Breaking language barriers with signs
Dec 11, 2009 A programme has been launched in an Indian university that specifically caters to educational needs of the hearing impaired, imparting various skills in sign language and making them become self-reliant. The initiative has even attracted students from other countries.
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Making child education more inclusive in India
Dec 14, 2009 In India’s national capital last week, CRY, a child rights organisation, has come out with a charter of demands under its equal quality education for all children initiative. It has three key demands to make the recently passed Right to Education Act more effective and inclusive.
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Pakistan: Take-home rations bring girls to schools
Dec 17, 2009 UN World Food Programme's initiative to provide free food and cooking oil to school children is persuading poor families to send their daughters to school. The programme has already noted success in a 62% increase in girls' attendance in the last decade.
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India takes steps towards gender sensitive schooling
Dec 29, 2009 Even though efforts have been made in India towards removing gender biases in textbooks, the teachers’ training institutions are not yet equipped with an upgraded, gender sensitised curriculum. Researchers and policymakers feel that restructuring teachers’ education will vastly help in bringing about change in social attitudes.
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Alcoholism also to be blamed for child labour in India
Dec 31, 2009 Drunkenness in families and indifferent attitude of teachers have emerged as major reasons for disturbingly high dropout rate in schools and high prevalence of child labour in a western Indian state. It has been found that an entire district is plagued by child labour and distress migration.
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Sri Lanka: Child-friendly schools provide stability
Jan 04, 2010 Teachers know the importance of a stable school life for children suffering from psychosocial trauma. Five years after tsunami, new child-friendly schools, built with the support of UNICEF, are helping in providing stability in Sri Lanka.
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A girl stands against early marriage in India
Jan 06, 2010 When a 13-year old girl in Purulia district of West Bengal in eastern India said no to early marriage that was being thrust upon her, it was something unheard of in her traditional Muslim community. National Child Labour Project, supported by UNICEF, is educating young students about their rights.
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Drive to take women back to school in India
Jan 07, 2010 More than 6,700 adult education centres will be set up in selected regions of Maharashtra in western India. The objective is to raise the literacy level among rural women and provide them with employment opportunities.
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Child labourers speak out in Bangladesh
Jan 08, 2010 Child labour in Bangladesh is fuelled by poverty, low school enrolment, a lack of government oversight and greedy employers. According to a recent UNICEF study, 7.42 million children are working in the country.
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Shaping inclusive knowledge societies
Jan 14, 2010 On her first official visit to India, UNESCO’s newly-elected Director-General Irina Bokova shared her vision on New Humanism for the 21st century, and reaffirmed commitment to harnessing ICTs for inclusive knowledge platforms, achieving universal education, gender equality, and promoting cultural diversity in India.
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