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Manish Chandi writes about our recognizing features of the Earth...because places do have faces after all.

When children enjoy coming to school, you know the teachers are doing something right.

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Each day, thousands of children across the world face situations characterised by abuse and neglect. The onus of intervention does not lie with any single agency or organisation but is a collective community responsibility. India is home to 19% of the world’s children. A study of 12447 children across 13 states in India showed that young children were most at risk for abuse and exploitation.
The National Curriculum Framework 2005 has stated that “fertile and robust education is always created, rooted in the physical and cultural soil of the child, and nourished through interaction with parents, teachers, fellow students and the community.” However, there can be various forms of community involvement in schools. Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education, 2009 (RTE Act) is a legislation which seeks to provide quality education for all children in the age group of 6-14 years.

After attending a training program, head teacher Sonu Ram Kashyap set out to make positive changes...

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One of the greatest achievements of The Vikramshila school in Bigha is the mobile library. With the internet, the culture of reading and libraries had died down over the years and it was decided that if the community didn't come to the library, then the library would be taken to them.

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SPKs provide out-of-school support to children studying in government primary schools and are set up by Eklavya in consultation with the community.

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The writer shares her experience of working with different library models and her thoughts on the power of a community-based library, while working with Eklavya, an organization in Bhopal...

Children have the power to change their communities, or as the founder of Design For Change terms it - the spirit of 'I CAN'. Read more about this in the article by Gauri Mirashi and Parul Patel...

In October 2009, eight 10 year-old children from a small village named Lordi Dejgara near Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India, stopped sixteen child marriages. 

In 2010, a few 11 year-old students from Lancester, Pennsylvania, U.S.A partnered with the local government to design bicycling paths in their city to tackle obesity. 

Nimai Chand's dedication and personal commitment to education is demonstrated in his contribution to the school and the community of Udhamsingh nagar.

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