Resonating with the Evergreen quote “Scientia Potentia est” - meaning ‘knowledge is power’ by Sir Francis Bacon, International education day is a recent yet significant addition to the calendar of events. The goal is to promote inclusive education, providing equal opportunities for every individual by the year 2030. The international education day is distinctive due … Continue reading Everyday is Education Day
Achieving gender equality is about disrupting the status quo – not negotiating it. – Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka In 2008, the Ministry of Women and Child Development announced every January 24th as National Girl Child Day of India. The aim is to provide support to the girls of India, including health and educational support. Besides, the main objective … Continue reading Day of the girl child
Anu, a resident of Mumbai, has lived her whole life on the pavement. “We have been living here for so many years, our parents were here, we were born and raised here, we got married and had our kids here,” she says. Anu is one of the twenty million pavement dwellers that inhabit India. These are … Continue reading What is poverty cycle?
Established in 1954, the United Nations Universal Children’s Day is celebrated on November 20th each year to promote international togetherness and awareness among children worldwide. The day is significant because it marks the adoption of the Declaration of the Rights of the Child. Adopted initially by the United Nations General Assembly in 1959, and the … Continue reading COVID-19 and children
- Vivian Chieh Only after recently watching the film Water by Deepa Mehta  was I aware of India’s untouchables. It took me 19 years to get my first exposure to untouchables in India. From this experience, I assume that I am not the only one among the billions of people who just learned about the untouchables, … Continue reading How does the caste system affect children?