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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...

A Common Man Deprived of Education, Runs School For Poor Kids

Economic crisis in the family had forced Jabir Khan, 43, a Mumbai resident to quit his education after he passed class fifth. Watching children of school-going age wandering around and adapting wrong habits in his area disturbed him deeply. He soon realised that absence of an affordable school in his vicinity was the reason...

GAIL CSR Creates History

GAIL (INDIA) LIMITED GAIL CSR Creates History – 39 underprivileged students make it to the coveted IITs Kanpur, June 20, 2014: A whopping 39 students from economically marginalised backgrounds, sponsored by GAIL’s flagship education programme Utkarsh, have made it to the most coveted and prestigious engineering institutions of the country – the Indian Institutes of Technology...

White Collar Dreams Become Reality For Barmer Youth

Cairn India’s rural BPO project is the first of its kind in agricultural western Rajasthan and marks the entry of IT-enabled services in the region
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