July 2014

Article 17: Discriminating among children

 
/ July 31, 2014

Untouchability has been practiced in India for many centuries.  Even though it is a punishable offense under Article 17 of the Constitution of India it...

A nurturing environment

 
/ July 30, 2014

“Because there is no boundary wall, goats & cows eat our flowers and plants”. – Lija Rani, Class 4 The headmaster Parsuram Mishra and students...

No Basic Facilities for Malapada School

 
/ July 29, 2014

The Right to Education Act, 2009 guarantees free and compulsory education for all children from 6-14 years.  There is a list of basic infrastructure facilities...

Goats ate their lunch!

 
/ July 29, 2014

The Right to Education Act (RTE) declares that every school must have one teacher per 30 students.  A playground,clean drinking water and sanitation facilities must...

Wanted: An Anganwadi for our children!

 
/ July 25, 2014

For many in India, government schemes come after a long wait and a hard fight. The 42 children in remote Parivachhapar village in Chhattisgarh have...

A New Generation Scarred by Untouchability

 
/ July 24, 2014

What does one say about a cultural practice that it forces young children to sit apart at a school lunch? At the Primary school in...

Elusive Schemes

 
/ July 23, 2014

For many of India’s most marginalised communities, Government schemes that are meant to provide economic support are elusive dreams. They know schemes exist, they find...

Installments Stalled

 
/ July 23, 2014

After getting land tenure under the Forest Rights Act 2006, families in Munjal needed to build their homes. They were promised money under the Indira...