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Girls’ and women’s education: UNESCO’s barefoot partner
Girls’ and women’s education: UNESCO’s barefoot partner
The Barefoot College, in Tilonia, India, which has trained 300 African grandmothers as solar engineers and thus electrified over 1000 villages, has become the first civil society partner to join UNESCO’s Global Partnership for Girls’ and Women’s Education. Read More >
Indigenous Indian children thrive in child-friendly residential schools
Indigenous Indian children thrive in child-friendly residential schools
Krupasindhuv Pangi knows the challenges that indigenous communities face. At the age of five, his family lost their land when it was taken from them to build a factory. Read More >
An education programme empowers adolescent girls to thrive in rural India
An education programme empowers adolescent girls to thrive in rural India
In some of India’s most remote tribal areas, adolescent girls are finally being given the opportunity to thrive. Read More >
In rural India, improved sanitation and iron supplements help girls stay in school
In rural India, improved sanitation and iron supplements help girls stay in school
Rina, 16, has copper-painted toenails and a matching floral ‘kurta,’ or blouse. A pendant of the local tribal goddess Sarna hangs from her neck. Read More >
UNICEF-EC programme gives a second chance to a would-be child bride in India
UNICEF-EC programme gives a second chance to a would-be child bride in India
Bablu, 14, lives with her family in a small village in rural Rajasthan. She was 13 when her community decided she should be married. Read More >
Education Project in Rajasthan
Education Project in Rajasthan
RAJASTHAN, India, 14 October 2009 - For years, twelve-year-old Madhubala Bishnoi’s life was not very different from that of generations of girls before her in this far corner of Rajasthan. Read More >
A ray of hope
A ray of hope
DIDHARA, India, 31 July 2009 - Change takes time. In one village in India, a family rejoices in the modest changes that World Vision has brought so far, but much more needs to be done.  Read More >
18,000 villages across Gujarat celebrate a massive school enrolment drive
18,000 villages across Gujarat celebrate a massive school enrolment drive
GUJARAT, India, 25 July 2007 - Drums were beating, village women donned their finest saris and the streets were decorated with flowers. It was a big day in the life of Kirti Utana - the five-year old daughter of illiterate parents in the tribal village of Siddumbar. Kirti was going to school. Read More >
‘Girl Stars’ reach out to rural India through films on the power of education
‘Girl Stars’ reach out to rural India through films on the power of education
NEW YORK, USA, 9 May 2007 – Starting this week, three colourful trucks will take 15 short films on a road show to 180 villages across three states in India, encouraging a positive dialog with communities on the benefits of girls’ education. Read More >
In India, a young woman follows her heart and breaks barriers
In India, a young woman follows her heart and breaks barriers
NEW YORK, USA, 30 April 2007 – In a field of buzzing bees a young woman tends to the boxes where they swarm, protecting the honey. She is Anita Khushwaha, the first female beekeeper in the rural Indian village of Bochaha. Read More >
In India, ‘Girl Stars’ show that determination and education are keys to success
In India, ‘Girl Stars’ show that determination and education are keys to success
NEW YORK, USA, 26 January 2007 – Laxmirani Majhi, 17, also known as Laxmi, is an international-level archer and a student at the Tata Sports Academy in Jamshedpur, India. Laxmi is also one of India’s ‘Girl Stars’, young women who are breaking away from socio-economic discrimination to achieve success. Read More >
For a young married girl in India, education is a dream come true
For a young married girl in India, education is a dream come true
BIHAR, India, 13 November, 2006 – When Buna Devi, 18, walks to the learning centre in her village in the Patna District of India’s Bihar State, she says she hears her neighbours whispering, “Look at that old woman with two children – she is going to study now, at her age!” Read More >
Area Development Programme helps girls back to school in Rajasthan
Area Development Programme helps girls back to school in Rajasthan
29 August 2006 - Girls from Rajasthan, known for its huge gender gap in literacy, now have better access to education thanks to Marudhara Area Development Programme (ADP), working in the north west part of Rajasthan in Jaisalmer District. Read More >
Enrolment drive sends almost 600,000 girls and boys to school in Gujarat, India
Enrolment drive sends almost 600,000 girls and boys to school in Gujarat, India
GUJARAT, India, 30 June 2006 – Every one of Gujarat State’s 18,000 villages was celebrating on 17 June, the start of a three-day, statewide enrolment drive that ultimately placed 593,863 children in school. Nearly half of these new students are girls. Read More >
India: Global Campaign for Education – more teachers needed
India: Global Campaign for Education – more teachers needed
24 April 2006 - Last February, the Prime Minister of India said that he was pained to note that “only 47 out of 100 children enrolled in class I reach class VIII, putting the dropout rate at 53 per cent.” This, he said was “unacceptably high” and attributed the high dropout rate to “lack of adequate facilities, large-scale absenteeism of teachers and inadequate supervision by local authorities.” Read More >
Project helps child labourers return to school
Project helps child labourers return to school
DHARMAPURI DISTRICT, Tamil Nadu, India, 26 May 2005 – Their young hands should have held pencils and crayons. Instead, they touched deadly chemicals in matchbox factories, handled worms in silk farms, or were scalded by hot tea while serving customers in tea stalls. Instead of going to school, these child labourers lost precious months or years of their childhood earning paltry wages to support their families. Read More >
Girls demand equal access to education
Girls demand equal access to education
NEW DELHI, India, 11 April 2005 – Girls in India are demanding greater, sustained support for equal access to a good education. At a workshop organised by UNICEF in the Indian capital New Delhi on 7 April a group of around fifty girls from seven Indian states came together to discuss and share their experiences of schooling. Read More >

 

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