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Expanding and Improving the Quality of Girl Child Education in India

A rapidly deteriorating sex ratio (2011: 918 girls for 1,000 boys) is the measurable proof that Indian girls have been treated as ‘worthless’ in society. This is due to the fact that girls are not given equal access to education, preventing them from shining, acquiring employment, and therefore socio-economic importance. Addressing this context, the Indian government initiated the ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’ programme to provide survival, safety and education to the girl child. The program celebrates the girl child and her victories in academia, fights bias, and offers inclusiveness benefits. 

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Five Ways to Build Real Self-esteem in Youth

Self-esteem is critical to success in every aspect and phase of life. Developing healthy self-esteem will go a long way towards achieving happiness and success of children and teenagers. Self-esteem influences how children feel about themselves, and it is manifested in their life choices. It is important for children to independently understand and apply their child rights, such as act independently, express opinion on decisions on their life choices, and also respond to challenges. It is therefore important to understand the basics of helping children and teens to improve self-esteem.

 

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How to Build Children's Confidence through Sports Activities

For children, sports activities should be viewed as more than just another option for their entertainment. Sports can have the impact of boosting their confidence, while allowing them to "be themselves", in a healthy environment. Correctly presented and understood, it can enable children to see how they can surpass their potential, while teaching them many important life skills. The ages where children develop their self-esteem are laid between the ages of 6 and 11 - coincidentally also the same time when children are introduced to sports.  Here is how you can this time as a confidence-building experience for your child.

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How Save the Children helps in Disaster Management

India’s annual Assam floods trigger large damage to infrastructure and people’s livelihoods, and take hundreds of lives. As children are the most vulnerable to any disaster than any other demographic, it is important to not only help in disaster relief and rehabilitation, but also build resilience in communities. Leading child rights NGO Save the Children is among the first civil society responders to initiate community outreach during disasters. Here is how the NGO is playing a key role in disaster management.

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How Assam’s Tea Plantations are Depriving Children of their Rights

Assam’s tea industry is its biggest source of revenue, as the state is the largest producer of tea in India. However, despite decades of building a dedicated economy from tea, the condition of local labourers has only worsened. They are deprived of the most basic of amenities to give them an upward growth opportunity – education. As local communities are dependent largely on labour, their ability to find growth and more opportunity is limited. As their parents face ill health, children are forced to join labour to generate livelihood.

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