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Giving voice to children
The BR Ambedkar Auditorium in Sanga Reddy, Medak district, is resounding with children’s voices – there are slogans, songs, laughter and discussions.

Children assert their right to participate
They came with an eagerness to exercise their rights. They went back with a resolve to fight for their rights.

It’s a New World at Sishu Pratibha Utsav
For them it was nothing less than freedom at midnight. There were no class rooms, no teachers to dictate the day’s time table. There was more space to explore, more new things to see than they could imagine.

Navjyoti unfolds stories of courage and hope
Nine girls coming from culturally diverse backgrounds and different parts of the state have one common message to share – “Girls are not any less.”

The Chalta Firta School has a visitor
Mrs. Ban Soon-taek wife of UN Secretary-General Mr. Ban Ki-moon, while accompanying her husband on a trip to India on 30 October 2008, visited the UNICEF-supported Chalta Firta School (mobile school)

School buildings that teach …
The Building as Learning Aid (BaLA) concept, developed by the VINYÃS Centre for Architectural Research & Design aims at maximising the educational utility of school buildings, while enhancing environmental aesthetics.

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown launches Sport for Development (S4D)
It is hard to imagine a more powerful medium than sport, to inspire and bring people together to share common cause.

Far from cyber cafes and shopping malls, UNICEF summer interns get a taste of the other India
6 August, 2007, New Delhi: Fifty-eight student interns were just back from a busy summer, which they spent documenting, filming and analysing UNICEF’s interventions in the field.

Innovations in the school enrollment drive gain momentum across Maharashtra
At the onset of new academic year, Mr. Vasant Purke, Maharashtra State Minister for Education, has evolved a novel idea in Yavatmal district to urge parents to send their children to school.

Signing of Memorandum of Understanding between UNICEF & NCC
A Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the National Cadet Corps and the UNICEF on 21 July 2007. The function was presided over by the Defence Minister, Mr A. K. Anthony .

In strife-torn Dantewada, displaced children enjoy school
Dornapal, about 115 kms from the district headquaters of Dantewada, lies in the heart of the area affected by the maoist civil strife in Chhattisgarh.

Eleven Panchayat imperatives for achieving change for children
District Guna, Madhya Pradesh is experiencing positive changes in the lives of children of the district. When one travels to these villages one can easily notice that change.

Empowered animators help bring positive change in Guna
Two years ago, Basanti Pant was just another housewife in Piproda village of the Guna development block, Guna district, Madhya Pradesh. Today she is an ASHA worker (Accredited Social Health Activist) under the National Rural Health Mission.

The Girl Stars Road Show
On 9th May 2007, UNICEF India will launch a one of a kind road show to highlight the importance of educating the girl child.

Primary Education Enhancement Project makes education everyone’s concern
The colourful, well maintained primary school in Masal village is a matter of pride for its students, teachers and the villagers. Indeed, it is their relentless efforts and unwavering interest that has transformed this once neglected school.

Kids cut across caste barriers, set-up their own school
The dusty, steep narrow path leads to a rectangular raised enclosure covered by a thatched roof. The floor is plastered with clay and the walls are built on columns of tree trunks.

Ray of hope from Bhind, Madhya Pradesh
An Indian village with all children who have attended primary school, in educationally backward Madhya Pradesh seems unbelievable. Nonetheless, this is really the case in Baghora village in Bhind district.

Turning the spotlight on children's issues in Bihar
Little Abhilasha Kumari refused to be overwhelmed by the situation., A class IV student in Patna, she was sharing the podium with eminent personalities like the Speaker of the Bihar Legislative Assembly and the Deputy Chief Minister of the state.

Teenage brides reclaim their childhood, enroll in residential school
Situated in a remote village of Barabanki district of Uttar Pradesh, Balika Vidyalaya, an all-girls school, is a true example of how a rich harvest of enlightenment can be reaped through vision and determination.

Muslim girls strive for education
The sunrays struggle to penetrate the tiny holes of a corrugated tin roof that covers the narrow passages of Kolkata's poorest of slums. In Narkeldanga, thousands of people, mostly Muslims, live under this single roof.

Meena Scores a Hattrick
To be at the top and then to stay there requires phenomenal doing. And all 12 Meena storybooks and activity-cum-coloring sheets have achieved just that.

Rajasthan Women's Commission
The Rajasthan State Commission for Women endeavors to empower hundreds of disenfranchised women

The Self Help Groups movement - Women in Local Governance
The Sarpanch (head of village council) of Aarli village stands up to read out a list of nine names who would be allotted free houses under the government scheme.

Economic empowerment of women through SHGs
Life began to change for this 50-plus woman from Nandura Budruk village in Babhulgaon block in Yavatmal district when she, together with nine other women in her village, formed a Self-help-group (SHG).





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