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  • Nurture curiosity, do not kill it

    Nurture curiosity, do not kill it

    The teacher stopped mid-sentence with, “No questions now, please; it is time for learning”. This way of teaching forces children to miss how to sow seeds followed by the joy of their germination in the garden. It could be a scene in almost any school. Children, full of questions about things that interest them, are learning not to ask them at school. It is not the fault of teachers. They have so many targets to meet.

    February 19, 2021
  • Neonatal antibiotic use may lead to reduced growth in boys

    Neonatal antibiotic use may lead to reduced growth in boys

    Antibiotics had been administered within the first 14 days of life to 1,151 (9.3 percent) of the neonates in the study.

    January 27, 2021
  • A stunted world

    A stunted world

    An Oxfam study has concluded that a third of the world’s population ~ 2.7 billion people, or to put this in context, a number twice the size of India’s population ~ did not receive any government aid during the epidemic.

    December 17, 2020
  • Plagued education

    Plagued education

    School safety and educational continuity require a dynamic, continuous process initiated by the government involving teachers, students, parents, and local community. For the damage caused to public education due to the pandemic, we need sustained and well-formulated fire-fighting

    November 16, 2020
  • Architects of Resilience

    Architects of Resilience

    Our thematic representations of children's issues amid the pandemic are mainly devoted to the portrayal of miseries rather than having a discourse on child rights. While responding to the pandemic, it will be an act of justice if we pay heed to children's perspectives

    November 3, 2020
  • Bookshelf: Books that spotlight children’s mental health

    Bookshelf: Books that spotlight children’s mental health

    Here's a list of books that address the various emotions children struggle with, and can be companions to them during the hard times.

    October 28, 2020
  • Launch of ‘Tale of Makkhilal’ by Katha

    Launch of ‘Tale of Makkhilal’ by Katha

    “The Tale of Makkhilal” by Katha is an exciting book that talks about important issues that people don't generally talk about, especially in mainstream education.

    July 18, 2020
  • World population to decline in 2100 contrary to UN projections, says new study

    World population to decline in 2100 contrary to UN projections, says new study

    As fertility falls and life expectancy increases worldwide, the number of children under five is forecast to decline by more than 40 percent, from 681 million in 2017 to 401 million in 2100, the study found.

    July 15, 2020
  • Study links high blood pressure with eye health in children

    Study links high blood pressure with eye health in children

    Results from the analysis indicate that children with narrower retinal vessel diameters at baseline developed higher systolic blood pressure at follow-up.

    June 30, 2020
  • UNICEF estimates deaths of 8.8 lakh children due to COVID-19 in South Asia; maximum from India

    UNICEF estimates deaths of 8.8 lakh children due to COVID-19 in South Asia; maximum from India

    The report highlights how the pandemic has worsened the situation for children who are already suffering malnutrition in the region, bulk of which lives in India.

    June 25, 2020
  • 120 million children in South Asia could slip into poverty due to pandemic: UNICEF report

    120 million children in South Asia could slip into poverty due to pandemic: UNICEF report

    The report said that an even more troubling aspect of the pandemic has been the blaming of ethnic or religious communities for starting or fuelling the spread of COVID-19.

    June 24, 2020
  • Concerned by child casualties in J-K, call upon govt to take preventive measures: UN Chief

    Concerned by child casualties in J-K, call upon govt to take preventive measures: UN Chief

    The Secretary-General’s report on ‘Children and Armed Conflict’ said that the UN had verified over 25,000 grave violations against children globally from January to December 2019.

    June 16, 2020
  • Pandemic can push 86 million children into household poverty by the end of 2020: UNICEF

    Pandemic can push 86 million children into household poverty by the end of 2020: UNICEF

    UNICEF in its statement said, millions of children remain multi-dimensionally poor, meaning they lack access to health care, education, proper nutrition, or adequate housing, often a reflection of inequitable investments by governments in social services.

    May 28, 2020
  • Family Values

    Family Values

    He would lie down at the gate, weeping loudly. But now, he starts getting ready in the morning, saying he needs to go to school and play with his friends.

    May 26, 2020
  • Covid’s Child

    Covid’s Child

    We live in a country where the digital divide is pronounced and there is little point in widening this divide by imposing a stressful digital environment on our children in the name of education. The vital issues of online safety for children, including online bullying and undesirable internet content, are also brushed under the carpet in the mad rush to appear modern and digitally futuristic.

    May 21, 2020
  • Greta Thunberg donates $100,000 prize money to UNICEF for COVID-19 crisis

    Greta Thunberg donates $100,000 prize money to UNICEF for COVID-19 crisis

    According to a UN report launched earlier this month it was said, children have so far largely escaped the most severe symptoms of COVID-19 but the social and economic impact “is potentially catastrophic for millions of children.”

    April 30, 2020
  • Lockdown impact: Doordarshan to air animation series ‘Chhota Bheem’ for kids

    Lockdown impact: Doordarshan to air animation series ‘Chhota Bheem’ for kids

    The animation series features superhero Bheem and his friends in the fictional town of Dholakpur.

    April 18, 2020