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The latest blogs from CARE India staff and partners around the world.

  • The toymaker of Azraq
    INTERNATIONAL

    The toymaker of Azraq

      They refer to him simply as “the toymaker.” At 65 years of age with a thin white beard and a broad smile, Mohammed Asaf certainly looks the part. He lives at the Azraq refugee camp in eastern Jordan, home to more than 30,000 Syrians forced to flee the violence in their homeland. For many, living in the camp can feel like an extended feeling of i... Read More

  • Being trained on Disaster Response
    DISASTER RESPONSE

    Being trained on Disaster Response

    I have always been keen on working for marginalised people and I try to never miss on opportunities which can enhance my skillsets in the direction. A couple of days back I registered myself to be a part of the Disaster Management Unit(DMU) emergency roster team. Once I registered myself, I received an email from DMU regarding participation in a 5-day Capacity Buil... Read More

  • Building Teacher’s Capacity around Language and literacy needs of the most Marginalized
    EDUCATION

    Building Teacher’s Capacity around Language and literacy needs of the most Marginalized

    One of the key objectives of education is the achievement of all goals that depend upon the learner’s ability to read, write and comprehend. The Indian Census (2011) shows that India has made dramatic strides in this regard, the national literacy rate increased from a mere 18.33% in 1951 to over 74% in the 2011 census. The concern is the limited conception of litera... Read More

  • How to enable girls to thrive
    EDUCATION

    How to enable girls to thrive

    An empowered girl is someone who knows what she can do and what she cannot. She is aware that she is different and is confident that she can use her perspective to create a difference. She aspires for change and is aware of her rights and accountability. She is strong-willed and is herself a benevolent change agent. She makes informed choices, takes decisions, negotia... Read More

  • Towards a Clean and Healthy Kitchen
    LIVELIHOOD

    Towards a Clean and Healthy Kitchen

    Cooking accounts for over 80% of the total household energy consumption in rural India, and biomass is a predominant cooking fuel, with firewood chips contributing to around 75% of cooking energy needs in rural areas. Fuelwood is one of the main forest products used by the poor Forest-Dependent Households (FDHs) and its use has increased in the last one and a half dec... Read More

  • Responding to Floods in Assam
    DISASTER RESPONSE

    Responding to Floods in Assam

    Travelling from Guwahati to Morigaon, I was mesmerised by the serene beauty of green hills, rivers, rivulets, and melodious sound of chirping birds. On reaching Jagiroad (highway), I was joined by CARE team members deployed for Assam flood response. We proceeded further to Morigaon to meet our local NGO partner, take stock of progress and plan for relief distribut... Read More

  • Creating new pathways of learning
    EDUCATION

    Creating new pathways of learning

    Teachers and education providers can be identified as the most vital component of the education value chain. Motivated teachers can transform lives of their learners; create new pathways of learning and empower them through academic and psycho-social attainments. Similarly, disinterest and apathy on teachers’ part can prove fatal for the nation, as several gener... Read More

  • Exclusive breast feeding is saving lives for newborns
    HEALTH

    Exclusive breast feeding is saving lives for newborns

    In the most stirring crisis, a single story can tell us everything we need to know. Two weeks back I visited a remote block of Panna district in Madhya Pradesh where CARE India’s, ‘Newborn Survival’ project is underway. Usually hospitals in the region are overcrowded, with very limited staff, and most newborns in these hospitals are vulnerable. Many children... Read More

  • Unleashing the power of youth in humanitarian space
    DISASTER RESPONSE

    Unleashing the power of youth in humanitarian space

    Asia is home to more than half of the world’s young people. India is expected to have 34.33% share of youth in total population by 2020 (Central Statistics Office, GoI). There is immense untapped potential in youth to shape the future of the world as a safer place to live in. The National Youth Policy (2014) defines youth as persons in the age group of 15-29 yea... Read More

  • Maternal health care in Bihar: One born every two seconds
    HEALTH

    Maternal health care in Bihar: One born every two seconds

    Her first four children each died of asphyxiation during delivery. The 30-year-old’s fifth – a baby girl – was born safely at home, and against all odds. When the same expectant mother entered Bihar’s district hospital to deliver her sixth baby, she was hoping for a boy. She entered the hospital carrying the hopes and dreams of the many family memb... Read More

  • Bhagwati- A Woman’s Struggle In Fighting Malnutrition
    HEALTH

    Bhagwati- A Woman’s Struggle In Fighting Malnutrition

    This story is of Bhagwati Ahirwar from Kayan village in Madhya Pradesh. Having helped reduce malnutrition among the children in the village, Bhagwati is a role model for her villagers. With her marriage while in class 8, Bhagwati had to end her education. Soon she gave birth to an underweight child, her husband and in-laws moved to the capital city for work and... Read More

  • Fighting TB: Challenges and Way Forward
    HEALTH

    Fighting TB: Challenges and Way Forward

    Tuberculosis can affect any age, caste or class and it is one of the top 10 causes of death across the globe, ranking above HIV and malaria. To generate awareness, 24 March is observed as World TB Day. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), in 2015, there were 10.4 million new cases of TB worldwide. Six countries account for 60% of the total TB deaths, ... Read More

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