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Stories from the Field

Media Festival In Assam Focuses on Children’s Issues
Padmashree awardee and Editor of The Shillong Times, Patricia Mukhim was speaking at the inaugural three-day media festival `Vistas 2010,’ organised by the Department of Mass Communication and Journalism, Tezpur University, Assam.

Exclusive breastfeeding protects over 1.7 million infants against undernutrition, disease and death in Assam
The Government of India and international organizations recommend that infants be fed only breast milk for the first six months of life, with no other foods or fluids added, not even water. This is referred to as exclusive breastfeeding.

Children take lead in pledging, practising and promoting handwashing
The importance of doing things the right way -- this was perhaps the one thing which children clearly understood this Global Handwashing Day in Assam.

Young Reporters of Dibrugarh launch Mukta Akash, first newspaper on children’s issues
The fourteen year old learnt to do this while writing for ‘Mukta Akash,’ the first newspaper on children’s issues, published by the young reporters of Dibrugarh, a tea producing district in the north-eastern Indian State of Assam.

Storybooks to help marginalised children bridge language barriers
Attractively illustrated and written in simple Assamese, the storybooks embody the flavour and culture of tea communities and have been specially designed, keeping in mind the language needs of first-time school goers in tea garden areas.

Assam Celebrates 20th Anniversary of CRC
Padmashree awardee and Editor of The Shillong Times, Patricia Mukhim was speaking at the inaugural three-day media festival `Vistas 2010,’ organised by the Department of Mass Communication and Journalism, Tezpur University, Assam.

Bringing Health Services to Island Communities
The ship, named ‘Hope’ in Assamese, serves 12 Chapori or Islands in the Dibrugarh District of Assam in northeast India.

Girl Power: Tea Garden Adolescent Clubs Grow Female Leaders
Sulekha is a leader of the plantation’s 56-member Adolescent Girls’ Club, which she says has given her a new found confidence.

Promoting Positive Discipline in Schools of Assam
Assam announces its intention of banning corporal punishment in all its schools.

Isolated Islanders Support Schools to Educate Their Children Closer to Home
Education Coordinator Juri Gogoi makes her way along a beaten earth path about half a foot wide that twists from the shores of the Brahmaputra River to the Chapori or Island school, a 20-minute walk away

Increasing Awareness about Breastfeeding
Key messages on early and exclusive breastfeeding cascaded into a mass movement as the 27 districts in the state, got on the roll on August 3, organizing district-level meetings and activities.

Street Smart to Life Smart: Adolescents in Guwahati learn to cope with life’s challenges
Practise first and then ask others to follow. This seems to be the mantra which is moving hundreds of under-privileged adolescents in Guwahati, to usher a change in their life and that of their peers and community.

Child Cabinets take responsibility for handwashing
From tea gardens to islands to slums to shelter homes, 200,000 children across Assam joined to celebrate the Global Handwashing Day.

Red Ribbon Express educates on HIV and AIDS in Assam
When Champa, a village volunteer from Dibrugarh, reached the Tinsukia railway station, she boarded a train but did not expect to travel. This was no ordinary train but the Red Ribbon Express

 

 

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