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Helping Children Understand their Right and Fight for them

Helping Children Understand their Right and Fight for them

Imagine having a toddy shop right next to a school! No child would want that, but the children of MPUP School in Balusutippa had been facing this problem for more than a decade. The overpowering stench emanated from the shop to such an extent that children often had to cover their nose while attending classes.Apart from this, the children also avoided going to the playground next to the shop as they would often encounter drunkards.

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Mothers Can and Must be Teachers too

In the PVH-supported project by Save the Children for Early Childhood Care and Education in Bangalore (rural), involving parents in the teaching process has been a significant priority. Since July 2017, when the project began, in partnership with Makkala Jagriti, 40 mothers groups have been formed which include over 480 mothers. These Mothers Groups regularly attend meetings on a monthly basis at an Anganwadi center and at Hub center.Besides mothers helping children to imbibe the skills of reading and developing communication, they also receive training to conduct Early Learning and Math (ELM) at home activities. These activities are fun, simple and can be undertaken by caregivers who may be illiterate.The purpose of conducing ELM-H meetings is to involve parents in taking the responsibility of developing school readiness skills of their children. It also aims at following a similar pattern of learning at Angwandi centres and at home.
 

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Primary School Students lead the Change for Health and Hygiene at School

Primary School Students lead the Change for Health and Hygiene at School

Save the Children has successfully introduced WASH Committees in Bangalore (Rural) primary schools, since November 2018, through support from GSK (GlaxoSmithKline). This has been achieved through the formation of WASH Committees, comprising a group of 6 to 15 students (typically studying in classes 5 to 7) who are chosen by other students and teachers to spread awareness and instill good habits.

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Understanding the Importance of a Nutritious Diet for Healthy Living

Understanding the Importance of a Nutritious Diet for Healthy Living

Sustainable change involves equipping not just an individual but a group of people. 17 of our Mother Support Group (MSG) members attended a nutrition course training at the Foundation for Mother and Child Health. They were made aware of the importance of a nutritious diet and taught nutritious diets.

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Change Begins with One Individual, One Family, and One Community at a Time

Change Begins with One Individual, One Family, and One Community at a Time

Freedom. It’s what we all desire. But for many young girls in Shivaji Nagar, life is not so easy. They don’t have the liberty to go out of their homes, play with friends, and meet people. Sixteen-year-old Ruksana Mohammad Ansari from Mominpura, Govandi was also not leading a free life. She lives in a very conservative family. The family includes her parents, two siblings, and grandmother. Her father is working as a labourer with a mere income of Rs.7000/- per month.

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