Submitted by admin on 26 August, 2014 - 14:04
There has been a huge ongoing political debate over the educational qualification of the newly appointed HRD minister Smriti Irani. Should we estimate the worth of a person on the basis of certificates when a large number of the greatest achievers the world has known are or were college dropouts? We debate. (Audio in Hindi)
Submitted by admin on 22 August, 2014 - 17:00
On August 15, India celebrates its 68th Independence Day, the day that marked the end of British rule in India and the birth of a new nation. The Constitution of India that came into force in January 1950 laid out the basic framework and governing principles of how laws were to be framed in the country. As the Fundamental Rights and Directive Principles of the constitution enumerate, the idea was to deliver maximum freedom to the people. However, the Constitution was careful to include restrictions so that unhindered rights would not be detrimental to the rights enjoyed by others.
Submitted by admin on 22 August, 2014 - 16:55
Parents say home-schooling preserves the child's individuality, but experts say social skills develop when children are around peers.
Submitted by admin on 29 July, 2014 - 10:12
Vandinika Shukla, India’s representative at G(irls)20 summit in Sydney, shares her leadership experience in community development projects.
My quest to learn and engage with what it means to create ‘impact’ led me to participate in and lead multiple community development and social entrepreneurial projects since high school. My keen interest in the role of the Right to Education Act (RTE) — landmark legislation for accessible education in India, encouraged me to join a youth led organisation —‘Becoming I foundation’ — to conceptualise and execute a novel project called ‘Enable’.
Submitted by admin on 16 July, 2014 - 15:25
World Malala Day was announced by the United Nations to raise awareness on the right to education, especially of girls.
Malala Yousafzai, born in July 1997 in Swat, Pakistan, is a courageous and vocal advocate of universal education and girls' rights. But her brave activities did not go down well with the Taliban extremists.
Malala, the daughter of a school teacher, continued her education while encouraging other girls from her village to go to school.
Submitted by admin on 1 July, 2014 - 13:18
Submitted by admin on 28 May, 2014 - 10:16
The United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) is preparing a General Recommendation on girls and women’s right to education, which is a document produced by the Committee to give guidance on the interpretation of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women. For this purpose, the Committee is holding a half-day discussion on the topic on 7th July. Non-governmental organisations and experts are also invited to send written contributions by 20th June (more information here).
Submitted by admin on 19 May, 2014 - 10:52
Like all other children, 11-year-old Gayatri Kachari loves playing. And if play involves water, she loves it even more.For many children at Sajjanpara Lower Primary School in Assam’s Kamrup district, the three minutes spent washing their hands as a group before their mid-day meal is the highlight of the day. The children cheerfully sing the “Hand Washing song” as they scrub their hands under running water and splash each other for before reluctantly abandoning their place for the next in line.
Submitted by admin on 15 May, 2014 - 13:27
More than 6,500 students got admission to schools under the Right to Education Act on Tuesday. Ashwini Bhide, secretary of the School Education and Sports department, conducted online admissions through the lottery system for 25% seats, under the RTE Act at B N Vaidya hall, IES School.
Submitted by admin on 15 May, 2014 - 11:44
Every child has the right to education, regardless of social background. Reality differs from how things should be though. The reality for many Bangladeshi children does not involve going to school; the ones living on streets, for example. To bridge the gap between street children and classrooms, individuals and foundations are taking initiatives to provide them with free or affordable, quality education.