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World Breastfeeding Week celebrated across Tamil Nadu
Chennai, August 1 – 3, 2007: Breastfeeding week is celebrated around the globe between August 1st and 7th and this year, hospitals in Tamil Nadu strove to promote early initiation of breastfeeding...

HIV/AIDS in India
The first case of HIV/AIDS was reported in Tamil Nadu, India in 1986. Since then the virus has spread from the high risk groups to the general population very fast. Today, there are 5.7 million people living with HIV/AIDS in India.

Promoting Activity-based Learning in Tamil Nadu: Teachers as Catalysts of Change
When the Corporation of Chennai adopted Activity Based Learning (ABL) on a trial basis in 13 government schools in the city in 2003, it was in effect transforming the way children till then had been taught.

Activity based learning- A radical change in Primary Education
The UNICEF-supported ABL venture, first undertaken by the Chennai Corporation in 13 schools on a trial basis in 2003, has been adopted by all the 270 primary schools in the district, transforming the way thousands of children are taught everyday.

Reading Festival in Kerala
This UNICEF supported initiative in 198 Upper Primary Schools in Malappuram, Wayanad and Kottayam districts of the state aims at developing learning and language skills among children.

UNICEF hands over School Furniture to the Nagapttinam District Collector
The new furniture represents a much improved school environment for these young students, who have shown improved attendance levels and regularity in the light of these changes.

Nurturing young tsunami survivors
At 11 kg-and-100 grams Arun is a handful for his mother. But Saroja is not complaining. Her baby had almost died when the tsunami struck her village in Nagapattinam in December 2004.

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 - Ensuring a healthy start for children in Andaman & Nicobar Islands
Chennai, August 1 – 3, 2007: Breastfeeding week is celebrated around the globe between August 1st and 7th and this year, hospitals in Tamil Nadu strove to promote early initiation of breastfeeding...

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’.

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.

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

Radio Jockeys (RJs), Presenters and Musicians learn to integrate entertainment with HIV Awareness messages – at workshops in Chennai
Two workshops for young radio jockeys (RJs) organized by UNICEF and Internews Europe, in partnership with Formedia and Deutsche Welle, were held in Chennai. These workshops provided initiative for young people to carry HIV awareness messages.

UNICEF initiates `healing through joy’
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is helping tsunami-affected children overcome their grief and sorrow using the novel approach of healing with fun.

 

 

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