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From Streets to School: Bid to Make Homeless Children 'Visible'

From Streets to School: Bid to Make Homeless Children 'Visible'

Street Children are among the invisible sections of the society as they have no presence in the government records. Despite being economically backward and vulnerable, very few social security measures are directed at them.

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Advocating About Hygiene to Get Rid of Taboos Surrounding Menstruation

The menstrual cycle may not be an issue for women in urban areas, but in rural areas, it is still considered a curse by uneducated women, says Shalini Sahu. An advocate of menstrual hygiene and a firm opponent of child marriages, Shalini received the Best Volunteer Award at a function organised on December 5 in New Delhi on International Volunteers Day by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports supported by UNDP, UNICEF and UN volunteers.

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With No Focus on Early Education, Are Anganwadis in Telangana Mere Daycare Centres?

Pre-primary school education is considered crucial in keeping children in school as 60% of the drop-outs happen before the child reaches Class 3. A new study by Save the Children has found that Telangana spends Rs 6,336 on each child who goes to the anganwadi centres every year, however, no small component of this is spent on early child education. 

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Workbook for Grade 3 unveiled

The SCERT has teamed up with Save the Children to prepare the books which would be distributed across all government schools. 

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Pneumonia to Kill Nearly 11 mn Children by 2030, Study Warns

Pneumonia to Kill Nearly 11 mn Children by 2030, Study Warns

A new analysis conducted by Johns Hopkins University and the aid group Save the Children using forecasts based on current trends showed more than 10,800,000 under-fives would succumb to the disease by the end of the next decade.

"It beggars belief that close to a million children are dying every year from a disease that we have the knowledge and resources to defeat," said Save the Children CEO Kevin Watkins.

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