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  • World Book Day – Equipping the poor with libraries
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    World Book Day – Equipping the poor with libraries

    Children attending public schools are often found to be incapable of reading and writing to a level which is appropriate to their age. The daunting challenge before the state government is how to improve reading and writing competency of children attending public schools. CARE is implementing Kanya Sampurna Project (KSP) in partnership with Titan Company Limited. O... Read More

  • Championing Gender Stereotypes Everyday
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    Championing Gender Stereotypes Everyday

    Sateswar Bhagat, Cluster Coordinator of Bartoli village in Bagicha block of Jashpur district in Chhattisgarh has become an example for his villagers by breaking gender stereotypes. A three day gender sensitisation workshop organised by CARE India’s Where the Rainfalls( WtRF) project gave new direction to the life of Sateswar Bhagat. During the workshop Sateswar w... Read More

  • Who Failed: System or Children?
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    Who Failed: System or Children?

    The Union Cabinet has approved an Amendment to the Right to Education (RTE) Act to leave the choice to the states whether to practice No Detention Policy (NDP) in schools up to Class VIII in their jurisdiction. Uttar Pradesh (UP) is one of the 23 states that had informed the Central government that it was in favour of its abolition. A set of central guidelines for ND... Read More

  • The story of Sagera Firoz
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    The story of Sagera Firoz

    In 2008, Sagera Firoz Tarbi got married at the age of 16. She and her husband had two children (a girl and a boy). During the fifth year of their marriage, she got pregnant and delivered a baby girl. This time her husband was expecting a baby boy. Due to the birth of a girl, her husband started living with another woman without giving her talaq. Sagera decided to c... Read More

  • Be the change you wish to see
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    Be the change you wish to see

    We must have a theme, a goal, a purpose in our lives. If you don’t know where you’re aiming, you don’t have a goal. My goal is to live my life in such a way that when I die, someone can say, he cared.- Mary Kay Ash   I recalled these famous lines that I read a long time back when I first met 22-year-old Sohan Lal Bairwa on my recent field vis... Read More

  • Building confidence for sustainable change
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    Building confidence for sustainable change

    Poonam Kumari is a lively 15-year-old, who belongs to Saidpur village of the Tankuppa block in Gaya district. She was once a very timid, shy girl who lacked confidence. Poonam, second out of the three siblings, had been to school once where she somehow completed Grade III but had to discontinue her education due to limited financial resources. This forced her to take ... Read More

  • Teaching how to think, not what to think
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    Teaching how to think, not what to think

    Development of scientific temper amongst children is critical to the development of leadership skill in them. This also plays a very significant role in refining the thought process of children. CARE India with support from ORACLE established a Teachers Resource Laboratory (TRL) in Bahraich district, Uttar Pradesh. TRL is essentially an institution which equips teach... Read More

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

  • Role of Early Childhood Education in Achieving Sustainable Development in India
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    Role of Early Childhood Education in Achieving Sustainable Development in India

    There is a constant need to reflect on the purpose and ways to ensure life-long learning for children and adults. In this direction, in 2015, at UN assembly, all nations committed themselves to achieving integrated and indivisible 17 sustainable development goals with 169 targets by 2030. Sustai... Read More

  • How to enable girls to thrive
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    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

  • Creating new pathways of learning
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    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

  • Challenges for children from marginalised Indian communities
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    Challenges for children from marginalised Indian communities

    Literacy is not only an end but a means to most other learnings as well as social and economic empowerment. Early language and literacy (reading and writing) development begins in the first years of life. The interactions that young children have with literacy materials such as books and stories, and with the adults in their lives are the building blocks for langu... Read More

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