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Government initiatives of providing primary education have proved beneficial to students, but the grading and passing system affects their higher secondary education. The National Family Health Survey – 3 indicated that 22 per cent girls and 10 percent boys, aged 6 and above, in slums have no...
This is what echoes all through the animated discussion on the working draft of the new bill that is being formulated for upholding the rights of persons with disabilities. See the person, and not the disability I am meeting Dhanasekar and Ummul Khair.Dhanasekar works with the Disability...
Recognising that government schools with their Tamil medium education do nothing to ensure a good career path or ensure employment, parents are stretching themselves to make the shift in rural Tamilnadu. Still, plenty of challenges remain reports Krithika Ramalingam.
Stone quarries, brick kilns, sand mining and silk weaving are stealing SC/ST children out of school in Kancheepuram and Thiruvallur districts of Tamilnadu. Krithika Ramalingam reports on the hard reality these children face. Read the full article at www.indiatogether.org/2009/jul/edu-childbond.htm...
NGOs have fared better than the government in tackling iron deficiency in poor children. Activists, policy analysts and funders want a convergence of various departments as opposed to boxing nutrition into the health-sector alone. Krithika Ramalingam completes her two-part inquiry. Read the full...
Tamilnadu leads the country in nutritional interventions and yet has alarming levels of hunger in children. Research indicates that is a very likely cause of poor schooling achievement and drop-out rates, reports Krithika Ramalingam. Read the full article at www.indiatogether.org/2009/jun/hlt-...
A number of NGO-run schools in Tamilnadu are making a clear difference in helping underprivileged chilren get a better shot at the real world, in comparison to state-run schools. Still, the schools themselves need help, finds Krithika Ramalingam. Read the full article at www.indiatogether.org/2009/...
With Tamilnadu being a high-ranking state in the Educational Development Index in the country, one would expect children in government-run schools in metros like Chennai to be ahead of their counterparts elsewhere. Wrong. Krithika Ramalingam did a reality check. Read the full article at www....
“There is no higher religion than human service. To work for the common good is the greatest creed.”—Woodrow T. Wilson
“The best portion of a good man’s life (are) his little nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and love,” said William Wordsworth in Tintern Abbey.  It can be said without a shadow of a doubt that there exists no better joy than that which comes out of giving wholeheartedly.  Thus the...