20 July 2012

Consultations in Leh on improving facilities for police personnel in high altitude

As part of a study on requirement & standardization of clothing, transport, communication, medical, ration, along with up-gradation of norms for building space for high altitude police deployment commissioned by Bureau of Police Research & Development (BPRD), Ministry of Home Affairs, Pragya is conducting workshops, FGDs and interviews across 12 high altitude Himalayan districts in India. The first round of interactions with multiple stakeholders was concluded this week in Leh district of Jammu & Kashmir.

15 July 2012

“Health Mela” at Jang, Tawang

A 2-days “Health Mela” was organised at Jang in Tawang district on the occasion of World Population Day. The theme “Khusiyon ka aadhar, chhota parivar” focused on family planning and maternal health. Pragya Tawang staff supported the initiative led by the district Health Department. The Minister of Tourism, Arunachal Pradesh and the Deputy Commissioner, Tawang, attended the event.

2 July 2012

Resource Center in Shibuye, Kakamega

As a part of Pragya’s initiative to improve educational facilities for children in remote, disadvantaged areas of the Rift Valley Province, Northern Kenya, rural learning centres are being set up. The first of these were set up at Shabwali Secondary School located in Shinyalu constituency in Shibuye, Kakamega district.

Pragya staff along with the partners Muliru Farmers Conservation Group (MFCG) worked with the school authorities to set up the Learning Centre in the school premises that would serve the 891 students of the Shabwali Secondary and Shabwali Primary schools along with the population of the entire neighbourhood. The Centre is equipped with a variety of learning and information resources, AV and IT equipments for bridging the digital divide and innovative teaching and learning aids for children. It would also deliver vocational courses for the youth in the area. 

The children, as well as the teachers were quite excited as they explored the new equipments and the learning toys. Mr Justus, the Geography Teacher exclaimed: “I will now be using the 3D Atlas DVD in the computer to explain during my Geography class...It’s time we embrace technology”.

Bringing children back to schools

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