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HindustanTimes Sun,28 Dec 2014

You Read They Learn : News

This NGO is doing its bit to educate them

At this centre, children of migrant labourers are given free education by Mumbai Mobile Crèches (MMC), a non-government organisation that has been working with thousands of children at building construction sites for the past four decades nearly.

Mumbai's neglected localities have an alarming number of out-of-school children

Studies of the city’s demographics always reveal stories of lifestyles particular to certain areas — some localities are home to a dominant religious community, some reflect the preference of an economic class, others may attract a specific age-group.

Not a good place to study

Most Indian schools lack facilities as basic as girls' toilets. Worse, they have only a year to put their house in order. Charu Sudan Kasturi reports. Report card

Masterji? Absent

Experts feel that a crippling shortage of teachers, coupled with widespread teacher absenteeism, is the biggest challenge facing Indian education. Charu Sudan Kasturi reports.

Learning curve going downward

Even as India tries to make the most of its young population, inadequacies in the education system threaten to throw a wet blanket over its plans. Charu Sudan Kasturi reports.

Bridging the gender gap

Enrolment and dropout figures for girls are improving, but India has a long way to go in ensuring gender parity. Charu Sudan Kasturi reports.

In school, biases remain entrenched

Students from traditionally deprived or minority communities face disadvantages that deny them an equal opportunity at quality education. KV Lakshmana & Rahul Karmakar report. SC enrolment | Beyond enrolment

You Read, They Learn: make it possible

Hindustan Times has launched a year-long campaign, 'You Read, They Learn' . HT has committed to contribute 5 paise from every Metro copy in Delhi-NCR to help educate underpriviliged children. You can make a difference. Here's how 

Enrolled in school, working at tea stall

Child labour law bars children from working at dhabas and tea stalls, but poor enforcement has kept ‘chhotu’ at work. Mahesh Langa reports.

Meet Mithun, the teacher

Like his namesake from Bollywood, this young man is also the hero of the masses. Shaheen P Parshad reports.

Indori chacha’s paathshala

An 80-yr-old gives poor Muslim children a shot at a better life. The doors of his school are, however, open to children from other communities also. Vijay Swaroop reports. HT Impact

A school for God's own

In war-torn Kashmir, Raahat Manzil is more of a boarding school than an orphanage, Toufiq Rashid writes.

TMS Sir, the math demon slayer

TM Soundarajan, 58, has been married to mathematics longer than to his wife and the sum of all his parts is a legendary teacher who kills the fear of the subject in the minds of children. KV Lakshmana reports.

From rags to new reaches

Back in 1996, when Sardar Singh, 64, an employee of the Food Corporation of India (FCI), started the Nishkam Sewa School with just seven students — all children of ragpickers — the Singh household witnessed a civil war of sorts. Reason: Apart from the Rs. 6,000 he received as contribution from philanthropists, a sizeable chunk of Singh's savings went into the initiative. Shaheen P Parshad reports.

Promise of a better life

Except for the Promise School there is not much else in Nawabpur that holds out a promise of a better life for its residents. Mou Chakraborty writes.
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