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  • 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

  • Strengthening the education system for girl students, one school at a time
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    Strengthening the education system for girl students, one school at a time

     Morning Assembly at KGBV, Kaiserganj Block, Bahraich district My recent field trip to CARE India’s Girl’s Education Programme (GEP) in Uttar Pradesh was a pleasant reminder of the good-old school days. The program focuses on strengthening the education system, empowering entire communities and bui... Read More

  • Training Matters: Not only for children but also for teachers
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    Training Matters: Not only for children but also for teachers

    The new building for CARE India’s education programme – UDAAN, in Mewat district’s Nuh Block is all set to welcome 100 girls from the local Meo Muslim community. This excellent initiative in Haryana has materialized with the help of Tapkan Village’s local community dedicated towards strengthening education i... Read More

  • A Dream Born of Illness
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    A Dream Born of Illness

    Rukaiyya's public speaking and time management skills have considerably improved through her education at one of the KGBVs supported by CARE India. Rukaiyya Khatun is the only child to a ... Read More

  • Providing perspective about experiences in Indian education at a Global Forum
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    Providing perspective about experiences in Indian education at a Global Forum

    Our colleague, Suman Sachdeva (Technical Director, Education) who has worked with CARE for over five years was selected as a 2015 Research Fellow at The Brookings Institution, Center for Universal Education, Washington DC. This was a part of the esteemed Echidna Global Scholars Program which builds the research and analytical abilities of NGO leaders and academic... Read More

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