This story of Meena focuses on the importance of proper hygiene. It teaches that people must use latrines, and wash their hands with safe, clean water and soap or ashes after using latrines and before touching food if they wish to stay healthy. These simple habits prevent deadly diseases like diarrhoea.

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What skills do learners need in today's world? While academic skills have often been the focus of education systems, other skills that help us to better learn to live together and prepare us for the world of work must not be underestimated.

This year the Teachers of India stood up to applaud the contributions of the stalwarts who made the art & craft of learning so wonderful. We went nostalgic to recall our very first day as teachers. We recognized the hard fought battles we won to celebrate children,  child's right and childhood. Here is a refreshing of our memories of those days and events.

Thank you all.

United Nation's Regional Information Centre (UNRIC) for Western Europe has come up with a video game that helps you experience the life numbing odds of being a refugee where the human rights violations are almost always in the unsaid.

Here is a compilation of resources created by UNICEF around the theme of Children's Rights. Click on the links or the images.

Rights for Every Child

Work knows no gender. It builds rapport and sensitivity to each other when done together. Here's Meena's story that questioned the prevailing gender discrimination. A question to ponder: How far have we evolved from that sorry state of inequality since its first broadcast?
It was a school holiday. Meena, Raju and their friend Sumi had finished all their chores, but it was too hot to play. Their one storybook had been read over and over again.

UNICEF developed the Meena Communication Initiative (MCI) as a mass communication project aimed at changing perceptions and behaviour that hamper the survival, protection and development of girls in South Asia. 

"She is a spirited, nine-year-old girl who braves the world – whether in her efforts to go to school or in fighting the stigma surrounding HIV/AIDS in her village. Who is she? She is Meena!" 


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