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Children of Koraput Speak Out Their Mind
The 30 children from 14 blocks of tribal dominated Koraput district, including the remote conflict zones of Narayanpatna and Bandhugaon, were sharing their thoughts about “child rights” and what these rights meant to them.

Orissa Celebrates Global Handwashing Day
About 6.5 million children enrolled in government primary and upper primary schools across the state washed their hands with soap at the same time before their mid-day meal on GHD, creating a record.

The Needle of Hope
The 30 children from 14 blocks of tribal dominated Koraput district, including the remote conflict zones of Narayanpatna and Bandhugaon, were sharing their thoughts about “child rights” and what these rights meant to them.

Sensitising Children on the Importance of Using Toilets
KORAPUT, Orissa, India, 20 April 2010 – Dalimbo, Saroj and Chanchala Jani hail from different villages in Borigumma block of Koraput district, but they have been able to achieve the same thing.

Achieving One Hundred Per Cent Individual Household Latrines Coverage
For the people in Pata Laudi, a tiny village atop the mountains in Sunki Panchayat of Pottangi block in Koraput district, achieving one hundred per cent coverage of Individual Household Latrines (IIHL.

Orissa gears up to embrace theme of WBW 2009
The theme ‘Breast-feeding: A Vital Emergency Response’ carries special meaning for Orissa because the State experiences emergency situations due to natural disasters at frequent intervals.

Clean hands save lives
School children in Orissa joined millions of children in more than 70 countries across the world on October 15 to observe the first-ever Global Handwashing Day using school children as activist advocates to promote handwashing with soap.

“Ame Bi Paribu” : Positively Deviant
Kuni Murmu’s fourth child weighed a whimpering 1.4 kilograms at birth, more than a kilogram below the lower limit of the norm. None in the family dared to hope the infant girl would survive.

International Year of Sanitation: Ushering in the winds of change in Orissa
The significance of improving people’s access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation cannot be underestimated in a state where unacceptable levels of both infant and maternal mortality have remained a cause of deep concern for policy makers.

SRUJAN- Integrating folklore into education
Kamlu Chalan, Babuli Bhatra, Soudamini Dhanful and Sudharani Dhanful are just some of the children who wanted to go back to school at Bandaguda village in Kotpad block, after participating in the fair organised to showcase different aspects of education.

The women salt traders of Koraput
Padampur, Koraput, Orissa: Dana Ambapadia was a salt trader. She and her fellow Self Help Group members traded iodized salt deep in the villages of the remote tribal district of Koraput.

Bringing life back from the brink
It was no celebration in Malati Bahuja’s family when she delivered a child a few days ago. With a birth weight of 920 grams, Malati and her family worried that the baby would not survive. Their apprehensions did not come without reason.

Trendsetter of Tunpar
Koraput, Orissa: Sadamani Majhi is an unlikely trendsetter. But this shy, 22 year-old tribal woman from Tunpar village in Koraput district of Orissa has sparked a trend by delivering her first child in March this year at a primary health centre.

Sishu Prativa Utsav-2006: Learning for Living
It was all like a dream for Jayanti Sabar, a class 10th student of Nalini Bidya Mandir of Bariguda, Rayagada district, Orissa. She came to the state capital, met the Governor of Orissa and presented her science project.

Orissa youths take oath as safe motherhood advocates
It is half past one in the night and the downpour is quite heavy. Three youths are pulling a rickety cycle rickshaw through the mud-slippery village roads. They arrive at the primary health centre (PHC) carrying a pregnant woman.

A special day for Malti
It’s a special day for Malti; she’s wearing her best dress and ready to go. The 7 year old’s daily wage labourer parents are out to work.

Phulpadar – the village with 4 Traditional Birth Attendants
We reached Phulpadar village in Koraput block after traveling around 18 kilometers, 15 on a vehicle and 3 on foot crossing a mountain river. The village road has never seen a vehicle in its life.

Orissa felicitates girl students from disadvantaged groups
The 30 children from 14 blocks of tribal dominated Koraput district, including the remote conflict zones of Narayanpatna and Bandhugaon, were sharing their thoughts about “child rights” and what these rights meant to them.

Orissa "Meena Girl" gets international award
Orissa "Meena" girl gets Youth Action Net award for 2004

In Orissa children report on children's issues
Child participation story from Orissa

Reaching the unreached in Orissa
It’s almost 7 a.m in the morning. Ms. Usharani Haldar, in the Anganwadi (childcare) centre, is busy preparing for the house-to-house visits on the 2nd day of the State polio mop-up campaign. She has to start early.

 

 

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