Early termination from school : needs a full stop by Nidhi Lohia

By Volunteer Nidhi Lohia, FHI Kolkata It is said that there is no end to gaining knowledge, one can never cease to learn. However, not all are privileged to receive a formal education, let alone aspiring to learn throughout their lives. Primary education might have been guaranteed by the government for children belonging to the…

The survival of the fittest by Selvalakshmi

By Volunteer Selvalakshmi Arullselvam, FHI Pondicherry Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world. – Nelson Mandela Education is deemed as the golden ticket to upliftment. And when I say upliftment, what flashes past our minds are scenarios of financial independence, pumped up self-esteem, societal acknowledgement and inclusivity. But to…

Good Touch & Bad Touch by Lathika Jain

By Volunteer Lathika Jain, FHI Chennai TOUCH – It’s a feeling of love, care, and affection  But it can also be a feeling of fear, discomfort, and distress, thus it’s very insidious too. Before it turns harmful it’s essential for every child to be informed about the difference between good touch and bad touch. A…

Dignity for Girls – A Periods Perspective by Mitali Kulkarni

By Volunteer Mitali Kulkarni, FHI Mumbai All countries where women are empowered, those countries are called developed nations. Countries where women are not empowered are called developing and underdeveloped nations – says the real Pad-man of India, Mr. Arunachalam Muruganantham.  A 2014 report by the NGO Dasra titled ‘Spot On!’ found that nearly 23 million…