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Helping Bangalore Adolescents Demand a Clean Toilet for their School

Helping Bangalore Adolescents Demand a Clean Toilet for their School

Accessibility to a toilet is extremely important for adolescent girls. Imagine a situation when a young school going girl needs to use the toilet real urgent, she takes permission from her class teacher, traverses the entire school premises, reaches the school gate, crosses the main road in front of the school and reaches the public toilet, which is not clean.. Anu, a Class 8 student from Karnataka Model Government High School in Vemagal (in Bangalore rural) was fed up of this situation. During the days she had her periods, she used to miss school just to avoid this hassle. This hamperedher studies, Anu, who was one of the brightest students in her class, one of the achievers in her class had started missing a lot of classes.

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Priyanka Fights for Her Rights, Emerges as a Role Model for her Community

Priyanka Fights for Her Rights, Emerges as a Role Model for her Community

Nineteen year old, Priyanka has evolved from being shy and docile to a confident and assertive girl. Hailing from rural Odisha, she is determined to something good for her parents and siblings after completing her schooling.

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This Teenager Battled the Odds to Help Herself and the Community Around Her

This Teenager Battled the Odds to Help Herself and the Community Around Her

Open drains, electrical wires hanging carelessly, dirty and unhygienic community toilets all this makes Broad Street slum in Kolkata the worst place to live. Adverse economic conditions, early demise of her father and a small income of 4000 forced Bushara and her mother to live in a one room accommodation with her aunt and aunt’s children. In all these were nine members in the family.
 

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Satya’s Journey From Pregnancy to Post-Pregnancy Care: Helping Young Mothers

Satya’s Journey From Pregnancy to Post-Pregnancy Care: Helping Young Mothers

Attending Save the Children’s mother’s meeting is a Saturday afternoon ritual for Satya and her daughter Pooja. These meetings hold a lot of importance for the mother-daughter duo as it has helped Satya during her pregnancy – the diet she should have, the supplements, etc and now after Pooja’s birth Satya is being advised on the best diet and practices to be following during lactating period.
 

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Ensuring Safe and Healthy Pregnancy for Young Mothers like Shelja

Ensuring Safe and Healthy Pregnancy for Young Mothers like Shelja

Pregnancy is by far the most beautiful experience for any women. It is extremely important for the women to receive proper care during this time so as to ensure that the child born is fit and healthy. Shelja from Rajghatta, Rural Bangalore got married as soon as she turned 18. A month into the marriage, she conceived and was pregnant with her first child, a daughter. Young and naïve, Shelja had no clue about the special care that a women needs to take during this period.

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