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Coming together for children

How collective action in a village helped bring a school back to life.

A small village of 352 families of Karipatti in Salem district teaches us all the power of collective action.

When a well functioning government high school teaching 150+ children was demolished to dust because of a Four Lane National Highway plan, none of the authorities in the education department came in to protect the rights of the students of the school.

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DOMESTICATED ICHHA

‘DOMESTICATED’ ICHHA.

There are thousands of girls in India who harnesses a dream to go to school, finish their education and earn a dignified living. Unfortunately not all girls enjoy having a choice or option to live this dream. Non-conducive environment, lack of opportunities, and social pressure compels most of the girls to gradually tame their ‘Ichhas’(wishes),READ MORE

ANALYSIS OF THE BUDGET BY VOLUNTEERS

Siba Sankar Mohanty of the Wada Na Todo Abhiyan recently wrote about the failure of the UPA government to deliver on its promise of increased quality expenditure in the social sector, in the budget of 2010-11

The Finance Minister Shri Pranab Mukherjee said, “The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act 2009 creates a framework for legal entitlements forREAD MORE