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Jan Kalyan Sansthan: A rights-based movement that is educating and empowering people belonging from diverse tribal hamlets on government schemes and policies “We don’t want any money. We just want your trust,” a resolute Bhagwan Ram Sawant would say to tribals living in the hinterland of Maharashtra, in an attempt to work with and for …

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In recent times, with the upsurge of vocal dialogue, especially in urban areas, against a linearly led and male-dominated society, the ceiling of patriarchy has started to show evident cracks. But, still swirling around the edgy corners of quaint towns and quieter households, lie a palpable brew of stereotypes that restrict women to certain choices that limits their liberation. …

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A 13-year old girl from Kurai – a tribal belt near Pench National Park, Madhya Pradesh – attempts to reinterpret and rewrite the preamble in reference to her school. A lecturer from an engineering college attempts to clean a 16th-century fort in Maharashtra. A boy from Titagarh, West Bengal initiates a dialogue in a religiously …

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Grading Humanity to save it from degradation “A child might be excelling in his academics but if he turns out to be a good human too, it can change the way how he looks at society. Only if we could give more importance to the inclusion of elements and activities that highlight humanity, to children …

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A substantial portion of the urban youth is embroiled in deliberation and public discourse like never before. Right from cutting back on their caffeine consumption and filing taxes to choosing the next step for our curriculum on primary education, urban youth are right in the thick of things. But, often this demographic tag of urban …

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Once the milestone of Gandhiji’s first Satyagraha, this school in Bhitiharwa, West Champaran is creating a positive change in the lives of 350 rural girls. Bhitiharwa, a lesser known village in West Champaran district of the rural belt of Bihar, has an important place in the annals of our history. The village saw the advent …

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Mumbai based organisation Universe Simplified is empowering children to create inventions that can solve pertinent problems in their community When Henna Khan was a child, she was obsessed with the seamless and unending fringes of the vast sky. She would spend all of her time wanting to know more about the stars, and galaxies and …

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An ordinary looking school, relatively small in size like most in the rural belt of Rajasthan, was experiencing a surreally extraordinary vibe. A group of kids, clustered around the corner, were tinkering with regular household materials in an attempt to build a solar powered Lamp. These lamps would come as a gleeful respite to the …

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How Gramiksha is changing the lives of deprived children and the volunteers working for them by way of education

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How Mind Piper, a New Delhi based social enterprise, is using an integrated framework to address mental health issues for the underserved in India   A student from a low-income rural family was anxious about the preparation for the 12th Board examinations. He would stay fixed for hours with books, yet wouldn’t be able to …

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