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What will be the Fate of Rani and her Six Siblings in the Aftermath of Cyclone FANI?

What will be the Fate of Rani and her Six Siblings in the Aftermath of Cyclone FANI?

Rani an 11th class student living in a remote village in Brahmagiri block in Puri, Odisha, India. She lost her house, her school, her books, all her belongings after cyclone FANI had hit the coastal districts of the state of Odisha, India on the morning of 3rd May, 2019. Almost a week after the fury, Rani, her six siblings and her parents are staying at the RabanaNuguan, Middle School.

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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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