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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.”

DHL partners with UNICEF to empower communities to improve child survival in Maharashtra
DHL, the world’s leading express and logistics company, today announced its partnership with UNICEF and the Government of India in support of efforts to reduce malnutrition and infant mortality in the Nandurbar District of Maharashtra, India.

Strengthening measures for Child Protection
A tea stall owner from Dahisar, a Mumbai suburb, impatiently waited for his turn to appear before the members of the Child Welfare Committee (CWC).

MPs' group tours malnutrition areas in Maharashtra
The citizens' alliance visited Maharashtra in September to assess the malnutrition

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.

Nature’s way, we should obey
A group of caregivers and community volunteers from Nandurbar watched with sheer astonishment a newborn suckle its mother’s breast on its own.

From Bollywood to rural Chandrapur
Bhatali village in Chandrapur district was agog with excitement on Wednesday 13th June 2007. Over 300 villagers had gathered to welcome a special guest; a “Bollywood” celebrity whom they see on their television screens every day.

Addressing child abuse in Mumbai
Fourteen year old Sneha (name changed) suffered from recurrent dizziness and vomiting. Her mother thought that it could be due to weakness and took her to the nearby Nair Hospital, a public health facility run by Mumbai Municipal Corporation.

Youth groups facilitate child survival
The frequent home visits by Jamshya, a youth volunteer from Devmogra village in Akkalkuwa block in Nandurbar district, are purposeful. Quite often he makes time from his routine farming work to go see families expecting a child.

Sanitation drive in full swing in Maharashtra
Total Sanitation Campaign (TSC) is a comprehensive programme launched by the Government of India to ensure sanitation facilities in rural areas, with a broader goal to eradicate the practice of open defecation

Youth unite against HIV/AIDS
Although young people form one of the key age groups prone to higher risk in the spread of HIV/AIDS, they need not be merely at the receiving end always, - this is the view of the youth in Chandrapur district of Maharashtra.

Overcoming Water Scarcity
Sixteen year old Kanchan has been spared from the everyday hardship of fetching water – something that her mother and grandmother had faced for years.

Healing oneself and others
Usha was hardly nine years old when the massive earthquake that claimed over 10,000 lives and shattered many more families, struck her home town in Latur district in Maharashtra in 1993.

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).

Rural upliftment through total sanitation
Vishnu Gyanu Kshirsagar is a latter-day Sant Gadge Baba who goes around sweeping his village and cleaning drains. His mission after retiring as a police constable is to emulate the late Maharashtrian.

Village Planning Process dilutes village boundaries
Come rains and Mhasawad village in Nandurbar district gets cut-off from the rest of the world. Life comes to a standstill and people barely manage to survive with limited means, even as health hazards loom large.

Know AIDS for No AIDS
Mahilashram High School is one of the 20223 schools in Maharashtra where School Adolescent Life Skills Education Programme (SALSEP) is being introduced for 9th and 11th class boys and girls since 2005.

Teachers' Awards for HIV education in Maharashtra
Till 29th April 2006, Mangal Lakhapati was only one amongst 2,324 teachers in the state nominated for an award for effectively conducting the School Adolescent Life Skills Education Programme.

Women Lead Total Sanitation Drive in Maharashtra
Sakhara, with barely 72 households of adivasi Gond community, falls in Pandharkawada block in Yeotmal district. Recently this village has earned recognition in the district, as the first ‘open defecation free’ village in the block

Women mobilising village communities
Nine girls coming from culturally diverse backgrounds and different parts of the state have one common message to share – “Girls are not any less.”

Children unite to conserve water in Maharashtra
The students of Pandhurna Bujurg village in Ghatanji block of Yavatmal district in the state of Maharashtra recently constructed a vanrai bandhar, a type of check dam, on a nullah near their school.

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.

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.

Human chain highlights awareness on HIV/AIDS in Maharashtra
Four thousand students, carrying placards and banners with key messages on the causes and prevention of HIV and AIDS, came together to form a human chain in the city of Nagpur in Maharashtra on 26 October, to highlight awareness on the disease.

Convergent Community Action Empowers Women in Yavatmal district, Maharashtra
The CCA intervention sought to empower women by creating a platform to come together and provide opportunities for them to demand and negotiate for their rights. The women also realized the importance of working with the village youth and other CBOs.

Out-of-school girls receive schooling support in Yayatmal district of Maharashtra
Nine girls coming from culturally diverse backgrounds and different parts of the state have one common message to share – “Girls are not any less.”



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