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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

UTC Launches ‘Project Vidya’ For 800 Village Kids

UNITED Technologies Corporation (UTC) in partnership with SOS Children’s Villages India, today launched ‘Project Vidya’ to support the education of eight hundred children living in SOS Children’s Villages, across nine cities. ‘Project Vidya’ will offer children at the SOS Children’s Villages access to quality education, mentoring and additional support to facilitate improved academic performance. This initiative will be instrumental...

IIM-A Assesses RTE Impact On Kids

THE RTE-Resource Center, a student initiative and action research project at IIM-Ahmedabad, organized a meeting of parents, from economically weaker sections, whose children have been admitted to private schools under the mandate of the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (RTE) Act, 2009. The purpose of the meeting, held on 6th July,...

Impact Sourcing: An Idea That’s Time Has Come?

21-YEAR-OLD Neha hails from a low-income locality in Metiabruz in West Bengal. Despite her limited resources and humble background, she dreams of becoming a pilot, someday. Not so long ago, this young and ambitious girl could hardly think of continuing her studies after high school, because her parents could not afford to pay her fees....

Yes Bank Provides Training, Jobs For J&K Youth

YES Bank, India’s fourth largest private sector bank, has successfully launched the 2nd Edition of YES Udaan. Udaan is an ambitious Five Year Project launched in 2013 by the Ministry of Home Affairs and the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) that aims to provide training and employment opportunities to the youth of Jammu &...

wp in Education: The Burning need for Innovations

This Teachers Day, The wp Journal presents some food for thought by Professor Chetan Baxi- author of two books on wp, and former Director, MDI- on the importance of innovation in wp by pointing out some compelling cases of Corporate Houses who are using innovation to change the face of education in India.

Right to Education Act in India: Undermining its own objectives

The CCS field coordinators in the National Independent Schools Alliance report that 4,331 schools have already been shut down in 17 states – 2,500 in Punjab, while another 15,083 face threat of closure (as on 18 March 2014) affecting over 18,00,000 students.

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