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Small Steps Of Change

Avinash Nakat, a social worker started working for the welfare of farmers since he was a child. At the age of 16, he was arrested for being part of protests for the conditions of farmers.  “I grew up in a small town and have witnessed struggle of farmers. I always wanted to serve and...

Skill Training to Direct Ex-servicemen Potential to Indian Businesses

Ministry of Defence (MoD), Government of India and Skills Development Network Trust (SDNT) of Wadhwani Foundation announced a strategic partnership aimed to catalyze the Skill Development Mission of MoD, Manohar Parrikar, Minister of Defence and Dr. Romesh Wadhwani, Founder & Chairman, Wadhwani Foundation exchanged the MoU. The partnership aims at using technology through integrated e-content in...

Learn Play Grow

Uttar Pradesh, one of the largest states in India, has almost 20% (31 million) of the total 164 million children aged 0 to 6 years living in India. Despite achieving 93% school enrolment in UP, only 7.9% children in Class I can read their level text or more and, less than 20% children in...

How can wp support the Make in India movement?

The ‘Make in India’ week is set to take place in Mumbai, the commercial capital of India from February 13 to February 18, 2016. Expected to attract many foreign investors and investments in India, the event would be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on February 13th at the MMRDA grounds. PM Modi in his...

Skill training center set up for children

Avashya Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Allcargo Logistics set up a skill development center to train under-served citizens especially the children of farmers who have committed suicide due to drought in the region. The foundation recently also launched an environment conservation program ‘Maitree, as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (wp) activity. The skill development...

Cancer affected children enjoy musical performance of ‘Beauty and the Beast’

About 290 underprivileged children associated with Meljol NGO experienced the live musical performance – ‘Beauty and the Beast’. Meljol is an NGO that focuses on providing life skills to normal children and cancer affected children from St Jude India Child Care Centres and their parents. It is for the first time ever that Disney presented...

The Golf Jaunt

The game of golf is widely regarded as a great way to develop important business relationships since times immemorial. Isha Vidya, the rural educational arm of Isha Foundation, which is founded by Sadhguru, thus, organized a golf event where business leaders and professional golfers played a special game of golf with Sadhguru at Willingdon...

24 hours ‘Learnathon’ held at Bangalore

The Bangalore based non-profit The Nudge Foundation on Sunday successfully concluded its first ever Learnathon, at their Gurukul campus at Whitefield. The 24 hour learning marathon, titled "Empowered Lives" was held to encourage innovation, entrepreneurship and creativity for over 50 youngsters from disadvantaged communities in these fully residential Gurukuls, receiving a 4 month long education in life, literacy...

Bridging the educational divide

Take up your Citizen Social Responsibility and you can end up seeing a far better and educated India. An initiative by Pratham and ASER Centre aims at tapping the social responsibility of all educated citizens and impart many underserved children quality education in a standard way. “Lakhon Mein Ek” as the campaign is called, was...

“Government and parents should be lawfully enforced to enroll children to school”

With Indian Children’s Day gone on Nov 14 and Universal Children’s Day up on November 20th, we bring to you the second part of our three part series on issues faced by Indian children.   Part II of III (Education) The Right To Education (RTE), has been enforced since April 2010 for free and compulsory education to...

Rural students of Palghar district get smart classrooms on Children’s Day

Students of government schools and government aided schools in Palghar have an innovative educational gift this Children’s Day. About 27,000 rural children of the newly made Palghar district would be introduced to over 100 smart classroom systems. The project is supported by the Maharashtra Education Ministry, funded by corporate houses- Dewan Housing Finance Corporation Ltd...

HEARDS hears Children Issues, Attempts 360 Degree Solution For Child Labour

The Indian government introduced the Right to Education in 2009 and a lot is being done to ensure education but many foreseen and unforeseen hurdles block the way to the dream of an educated India. One of the many hurdles is child labour. Statistics showing the ground realities roar for attention. One child out...
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