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Community-based Disaster Risk Reduction conference held at Kolkata
A three-day conference on Community-based Disaster Risk Reduction (CBDRR) organized by UNICEF in partnership with the Government of West Bengal, Sphere, India, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and RedR India was held in Kolkata from 26-28 Nov08

Headmasters train to become better Managers
“I’m Anbu, Headmaster of the Mekala Chinampalli School in Krishnagiri District. My hobbies are reading books, listening to music and keeping myself updated with current affairs.”

Saving newborn lives – Purulia’s Special New Born Care Unit
As the due date drew near, Khusboo and Gaur of Hensla village, Purulia district, West Bengal, were filled with anticipation. This was their first baby and Khusboo had carefully followed all the doctor’s instructions for antenatal care.

UNICEF action in flood affected East and West Midnapore districts of West Bengal
Sumitra studies in Class Four in a government run school at Patashpur. For the last four days she has not gone to school because her school is under water.

Rural water quality laboratories making a difference in West Bengal
More than access to water, water quality is a challenge in the state of West Bengal. Eight out of nineteen districts of the state have excess arsenic in ground water putting the health of 3.3 million people at risk.

Including the excluded
Migrant brick kiln workers become a part of the rural sanitation movement in West Bengal

India’s football stars call for end of stigma against children affected by HIV/AIDS
Kolkata, June 27, 2007 – India’s top football clubs, Mohun Bagan, East Bengal and Mohammedan Sporting -- played exhibition matches across the eastern state of West Bengal to mark the Global AIDS Action Week.

Maternal death reviews spur communities to action in Purulia
Purulia, West Bengal: A visit to Badakhula village in Purulia district can be an eye-opener. Badakhula has no electricity, no land or cellphones - one among the several ‘no connectivity villages’ in a country emerging as a global hub of information tech.

Mass Rally marks World AIDS Day in Kolkata
To commemorate the World AIDS Day, December 1, 2006, the Department of Sports and Youth Services, Government of West Bengal, and UNICEF today organised a Mass Rally in Kolkata and series of exhibition football matches across the state.

Exhibition on Child Rights inaugurated
To commemorate Universal Children’s Day, an exhibition titled – ‘Deep Focus’ -- based on child rights was inaugurated at the Victoria Memorial Hall, in Kolkata.

Making every child count in the City of Joy
For 13 year old Malati Das life was an unending struggle. Picked up by child traffickers from her native village in South 24 Parganas, young Malati was sold to a brothel in the red light district of Sonagachi in Kolkata.

Positive Deviance - reaching out to undernourished children
It seemed as though the Community Child Development Centre (anganwadi centre) at Bharu Ramkrishnapur, a sleepy village in South 24 Parganas District of West Bengal was hosting a ‘picnic’

Sishu Mitra Project helps build awareness against child marriages in Murshidabad
Life was going smoothly for thirteen year old Sundari till the day her parents suddenly decided to get her married. Thanks to the efforts of the field mobilisers from the ‘Shishu Mitra’ Project Sundari can still go to school, and play with her friends.

Declining sex-ratios – a matter of concern
A three-day conference on Community-based Disaster Risk Reduction (CBDRR) organized by UNICEF in partnership with the Government of West Bengal, Sphere, India, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and RedR India was held in Kolkata from 26-28 Nov08

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

 

 

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