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Anoyara’s Exemplary Step to Help Her Community Amidst Nature’s Fury

Anoyara’s Exemplary Step to Help Her Community Amidst Nature’s Fury

Anoyara Khatoon, the Nari Shakti awardee of 2017, is one of India's foremost child rights activists. She is working towards the betterment of the most marginalized communities of West Bengal, in the district of North 24 Parganas. Sandeshkhali, a region in North 24 Parganas is mostly surrounded by mangrove vegetation. People here struggle to ensure their livelihood and try to balance their life amidst various natural disasters, be it Aila, Bulbul, or the recently devastating super-cyclone Amphan.

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Telephony is the Way Ahead to Reach Marginalized Communities

Telephony is the Way Ahead to Reach Marginalized Communities

In a bid to reach out to maximum children and communities during the ongoing COVID outbreak, Save the Children has adopted a Community Outreach Approach through tele-calling. Colleagues across state offices nominated and participated in the national level Training of Trainers (ToT) for this tele-calling approach. Further, this approach was piloted in various state through our Partner NGOs (PNGOs). 

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An Initiative to Enable Communities in Assam Produce Masks for All

An Initiative to Enable Communities in Assam Produce Masks for All

On 25th March, 2020 when the nation went into lockdown to prevent community spread of COVID-19, little did we know about its spread and impact in the country. After more than 50 days, one of the most extensive lockdowns in the world, the country is still figuring out its post-lockdown strategy with a simultaneous plan to learn to live with the virus safely.

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COVID-19 Crisis: Young Changemaker from Patna Mobilizes Relief for her Communitys Helping Her Community

COVID-19 Crisis: Young Changemaker from Patna Mobilizes Relief for her Communitys Helping Her Community

During lockdown amidst the COVID-19 scenario, people living in Yarpur Masterpada slum of Patna faced acute scarcity of food. The slum located near a railway station in Gardani Bagh, Patna has about 216 households. Almost all these households belong to the most marginalized communities. Most of them earn their living by pulling an automatic rickshaw, street vending, domestic help, and some are engaged as sweepers at Pataliputra Medical College.

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COVID-19 Crisis: Ensuring Food for All in Delhi Amid Lockdown

COVID-19 Crisis: Ensuring Food for All in Delhi Amid Lockdown

With the lockdown imposed in India, millions of people are not able to work, with no income, they are left with no money to buy food. Laila and her family living in a 'jhuggi' in Arjun Park area of New Delhi are amongst many families that face this fate due to the unprecedented lockdown. 

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