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Preventing the Outbreak of Diseases in Muttar Village by Cleaning the Community

Preventing the Outbreak of Diseases in Muttar Village by Cleaning the Community

On 27th August 2018, Save the Children, India initiated a WASH activity in Muttar, a village in upper Kuttanad, Alappuzha district of Kerala as an effort to promote hygiene and prevent an outbreak of diseases in this flood affected village.

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Becoming an Inspiration to Others by Attending School and Overcoming Challenges

Becoming an Inspiration to Others by Attending School and Overcoming Challenges

Vikas, a 13-year-old boy, stopped going to school after he lost his father when his boat, ferrying the sand, sank in the river. The sand mafia has encroached the lives of local people as the sand of river Ganga is highly priced. Most people from the village work as daily wagers for loading and unloading dilapidated boats ferrying the sand from the river.
 

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Kerala Floods: Homes Lost but Hope is Still Alive

Kerala Floods: Homes Lost but Hope is Still Alive

Imagine that you are a three-and-a-half-year-old being told to run out of your house, ushered frantically by your parents, amid fierce unrelenting rain. There is a huge pool of water outside your house which you wade across by hanging on to a rope thrown across by neighbours. Imagine too that, ten days later, you continue living at your maternal grandparent's home and you don't even have a change of clothes. You can't access your books and toys. Your father goes out every day and doesn't fetch your 'precious' items. Your mother and grandmother seem to be silently crying all through the day. And now your father starts telling you that he's building a new home and you may have to stay here, like this, for a while till it's ready.

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Homelessness in 'God's Own Country', Kerala

Homelessness in 'God's Own Country', Kerala

The spectre of homelessness in 'God's Own Country' - as Kerala is lovingly called for its picturesque setting - is now a reality for thousands of families who have been driven from their homes following the unprecedented flooding. 10-year-old Vijay, along with his two brothers and parents has taken refuge in the government school that he attends.The school is located in the village of Pullippadam, Malappuram district. The whole area is surrounded by rubber plantations, which are a part of the Malabar Hills. It is from these hills that water comes gushing down, wreaking the homes of the mostly tribal population comprising of the muthuban and Paniyan communities.

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Helping Children Learn and Learn Better

Helping Children Learn and Learn Better

Harshit was merely six-year-old and he had developed anger issues. In pursuit of greener pastures, the boy’s family migrated to Delhi from the Gonda district of Uttar Pradesh. But in the process of working so hard to earn themselves a living, they were not able to give adequate time to Harshit. This led to the emergence of behavioural issues in the him.
 

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