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Practical solutions for child malnutrition

By Shreya Sanghani

With half of India’s under-5 children malnourished, it isn’t enough to tell parents to feed their children a high-protein diet. At CINI’s Nutrition Rehabilitation Centres mothers learn which locally available foods are nutritious, how to cook them and how often to feed their children

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Radio reporters of Jadavpur

By Sushmita Malaviya

Child Radio Reporter is a joint initiative between Jadavpur University and Unicef to empower children to talk about subjects related to their everyday lives. They cover areas like child labour, human trafficking, broken marriages and their effect on families, especially children, and alcohol-related violence

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The koel's song

By Manjira Majumdar

Poverty and inaccessibility keep the adivasi children of six villages in Birbhum district, West Bengal, out of government schools. But they are getting an innovative and creative non-formal education at Suchana. A storybook written and illustrated by the children themselves has just been published

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Schoolkids show the way to 100% sanitation

Every house in Ghachowk village in Nepal has a toilet, and the community takes responsibility for keeping the village clean. Local schoolchildren were the first to learn these lessons and did a splendid job of passing them on to adults

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The young performers of Jamghat

Streetchildren and former child labourers have come together at Jamghat to use theatre for social awareness

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Bal Vikas Bank: Run by street children, for street children

The Children's Development Bank offers loans to poor children to start up small businesses and teaches them to become self-reliant

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Bachpan Bachao Andolan leads crusade to eradicate child labour

The Bachpan Bachao Andolan/South Asian Coalition on Child Servitude has adopted some unique strategies in its campaign to free children who are forced into slave labour

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CASP-PLAN trains slum children in hygiene

Backed by the Community Aid and Sponsorship Programme (CASP)-PLAN, Bhopal's slum children, trained by Unicef, are taking the initiative and holding workshops on the importance of clean drinking water and sanitation

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Platform No 6, New Delhi station, is home for these children

There are at least 100,000 streetchildren in New Delhi. The Salaam Baalak Trust's shelters and contact points offer some of these children healthcare and nutrition, basic literacy, counseling and vocational training

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Yogi and the Fatehgadh band

A supplementary education project in Kutch, Gujarat, shows how meaningful education is possible despite the limitations of the state-managed education system

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Earning through art therapy

Against all odds, a special school for the mentally challenged is producing artists who sell.

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Amidst the rubble

Looking after children of labourers on construction sites.

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Someone to call

A project that promises help to children who are lost, oppressed or hurt.

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From a mini-jail to a model home

The insensitivity of the government-employed staff obliged the Delhi government to seek alternative management for its home for destitute boys.

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A school for runaways

Reaching out to Kolkata's deprived children.

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SOS: A commendable concept

Over the last 40 years, the SOS Children's Villages have had an impressive track record in caring for abandoned children.

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A shelter for children of the night

A haven for the children of Mumbai's sex workers, far away from the sordid surroundings of Kamathipura.

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On the streets where they live

Delhi's streetchildren have set up an alternative forum for themselves. They meet, discuss problems, and even publish their own newspaper

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Keeping Jhuma in school

In the South 24 Parganas district of West Bengal, where literacy of women is just 30 per cent, Nishtha has been working to keep girl children in school and encouraging adolescent girls to participate in village activities and decision-making

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