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The 3.30 revolution

By Vaidehi Iyer

Ninety-six government primary schools in Andhra Pradesh’s Nalgonda district are transformed into hubs of activity after 3.30 pm, thanks to a quality learning programme initiated by MV Foundation

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Village girls in Rajasthan get a leg-up

By Deepti Priya Mehrotra

Residential balika shikshan shivirs (girls’ education camps), set up by the Society to Uplift Rural Economy in Rajasthan’s Barmer district, encourage girls to get away from everyday chores in the home and pursue their education

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MP's education entrepreneurs

By Deepti Priya Mehrotra

In rural Madhya Pradesh, experiments are afoot to draw girls into the ambit of education. These are spearheaded by gutsy determined local women who have a burning desire to open up new avenues and opportunities for young women

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Full marks for changing lives

By Tarannum

Over 1,700 balika vidyalayas or residential schools for girls have been set up by the Ministry of Human Resource Development in educationally backward districts across 24 states. They teach not just the three Rs, but holistic health management, computer science and even disaster management

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Private school with a public cause

Jaswant Modern School in Dehra Dun provides scholarships to poorer children, offering them the opportunity to finish their school education. The school offers a model of inclusive education for other private schools

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Shaping lives, building dreams at the Don Bosco Barefoot College

The Don Bosco Youth Mission and Educational Services (DBYES), in Assam, has initiated several programmes offering deprived children in the northeast opportunities to better their employment prospects

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Project Why educates Delhi's disadvantaged children

An educational support centre, started in the Giri Nagar slums, helps not only differently-abled children but also allows regular school-going children from poor families to find a foothold in society

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Poorest of poor dalit children get a world-class education

The Shanti Bhavan (Haven of Peace) school near Bangalore sets out to prove that children from extremely poor backgrounds, if given the right education and technology, succeed in a globalised world as well as their better-off counterparts

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Women teachers become agents of change

For activist Nirmala Purandare, training barefoot teachers in Maharashtra does not stop at education. It's an attempt to usher in a social revolution

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RLEK's innovative approach to education for nomadic tribes

The Rural Litigation and Entitlement Kendra's unique approach to literacy and its sustained efforts among the Van Gujjars of Uttaranchal, have helped foster a desire to learn and an understanding of the importance of education, even in a pastoral community

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