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Improving school environment in Car Nicobar
Seena cannot stop smiling. The shiny new desks in place of the old muddy mats in her classroom came as a wonderful surprise for her and her friends.

Building Back Better - after the tsunami
UNICEF is assisting the tsunami ravaged areas of Cuddalore and Nagapattinam district in Tamil Nadu to `build back better’.

Orissa felicitates girl students from disadvantaged groups
Seena cannot stop smiling. The shiny new desks in place of the old muddy mats in her classroom came as a wonderful surprise for her and her friends.

Student Council draws attention to child-specific issues in West Bengal
The Chief Minister of West Bengal, Shri Buddadeb Bhattacharjee , spent time with representatives of the Student Council to hear their views on child-specific issues

Girls from tribal villages gaining access to higher education
Tribal villages in the Yavatmal district of Maharashtra have been witnessing an increase in the number of girls trying to gain access to higher education. The girls’ hostel at Patanbori, 22 kms away from Dublipod, houses around 60 tribal girls.

Colourful furniture brings cheer to tsunami affected schools in Andhra Pradesh
UNICEF has committed to ‘build back better’ the necessary infrastructure during the post-tsunami recovery phase by raising the quality of education for children in tsunami affected areas, UNICEF has developed a package of quality interventions.

Alternate schools enable children to enter formal schools
The Alternate School process was initiated as a pilot project in the Arni taluka of Yavatmal, one of the poorest districts in Maharashtra. Alternate Schools offered out-of-school children the opportunity to enter the stream of education.

Girls recount positive stories - a public hearing of a different kind in Rajasthan
The theme this year for the Girl Child week in Rajasthan was the celebration and recognition of girls who, against great odds, have fought to go to school.

UNICEF-supported workshop in Rishi Valley hopes to bring children back in classrooms in The Andaman & Nicobar Islands
The Rishi Valley Institute for Educational Resources (RIVER) organised a workshop for teachers from the Andaman and Nicobar Islands that were affected severely by the December tsunami. The tsunami hit the education sector on the islands hard.

Out-of-school girls receive schooling support in Yayatmal district of Maharashtra
Seena cannot stop smiling. The shiny new desks in place of the old muddy mats in her classroom came as a wonderful surprise for her and her friends.

No more ‘teacherless’ schools in Bihar
In Bihar, 60,000 odd schools need teachers. Under a joint programme, UNICEF and the Bihar government have recruited and are training 80,000 teachers across the state. Fifty percent of these are women teachers.

It is school time again in Vellapalam and Serudhur!
The enrollment campaign in tsunami-affected villages got underway after UNICEF held a series of co-ordination meetings with the government, district education officials, and NGOs in Tamil Nadu

 

 
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