Parental guidance required to curb school drop-outs

Lack of parental assistance hampers children’s interest in education, says expert Dropout rates in schools have increased due to the lack of parental assistance in India. The Annual Status of Education Report (ASER), 2021 shows a drop in parental assistance at home from 74.9 percent in 2020 to 66.6 percent in 2021. This potentially contributes to […]

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An upsurge in missing and untraced children in Karnataka

The number rose from 1385 in 2019 to 4583 in 2021. Missing children cases have gone up  by 31 per cent from 2019 to 2021 in Karnataka. There is a significant increase in the number of untraced children from 550 in 2019 to 897 in 2021. National Crime Record Bureau (NCRB) data suggests that 336 […]

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What the little can(’t) really read in India.

Although there is no law that determines what children can or cannot read, children’s authors in India find themselves playing it safe. Children’s authors in India sacrifice their freedom to express certain ideas so their books can be published, sold and accepted by parents, publishers and society. “My book ‘Behind the Lie’ is about domestic […]

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RTE: The forgotten slice in the education cake

Although most schools in Bengaluru have stopped admitting children in the Right to Education (RTE) quota, the children who remain in schools under this quota struggle. Bengaluru: RTE quota children in Bengaluru’s private schools struggle to learn, adapt and face several other problems. These have only worsened after school closures during the pandemic. Parents are […]

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Rotavirus Vaccine: Take one for the team

Doctors say the vaccine might not necessarily be beneficial on an individual level but taken across a community it helps to reduce overall mortality. In Karnataka, there was a drastic fall in the number of children being vaccinated for the  second and third doses of the Rotavirus vaccine (RVV). The diarrhoea causing virus is a […]

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Kerala’s foster care scheme hindered by Covid-19

The number of people who come forward to take children for foster care from child care institutions in Kerala has decreased because of the pandemic. Kerala: On National Foster Care Day, the state is struggling to promote foster care.Fewer people are opting for taking in foster children during the pandemic so Kerala’s Child Care Institutions […]

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Amidst the pandemic, summer camps move online

Just as students saw reprieve from online learning as the first wave of the pandemic receded, the second wave is forcing summer camps to choose between moving online and shutting down. Bengaluru- This year, after the Covid-19 graph started plummeting, summer camp organizers considered conducting the summer camps online. But, with the second wave, they […]

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