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From a child labourer to child right activists: om prakash gurjar

Publicado 27 de febrero de 2014 no picture ashwini_GEMconnect_Chennai_India

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om prakash gurjar is a child's right activists in India who is known for winning the International Children's Peace Prize for his work in fighting for and promoting the right to education of children. His work involves the establishment of numerous bal mitra grams (child friendly villages) all over the country to shelter the children who are freed from harsh child labor. Having gone through a very different situation himself when he was 5, being a victim of child servitude, has ded...


Beauty Is Just Skin Deep

Publicado 27 de febrero de 2014 Avatar Vijay_GEMConnect_Chennai_India

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One day, when I went to the vegetable market with my mom, I was really appalled when I found many vegetables and fruits which were absolutely fine to be consumed being thrown away, considering only fact that their skin had some blemishes. Most of the people in the world throw out nearly half of their food, not because it’s inedible – but because it doesn’t look appealing. One Third of the world’s food is wasted, which is simply unacceptable. The underlying reasons for food...


Organic farming reaches the roofs !!!

Publicado 27 de febrero de 2014 no picture Lily Mathew_GEMConnect_Chennai_India

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In India, after the Green Revolution during the 1960’s, crop production became completely commercial .The cost of production rose and the quality of the soil due to extensive use of fertilisers declined drastically. Thus the land under production did not give the promised high yields. Farmers, who had borrowed money, ultimately fell into debt traps, from which recovery was difficult. “Going organic” is one way by which farmers can get better yields. Organic farming involv...


Siragu – The school on feathers

Publicado 27 de febrero de 2014 no picture Ishan_GEMConnect_Chennai_India

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Many of us believe that we are doing the best we can for the society with the limited resources we have. But can resources ever be a limitation to the amount of work that we can do? Siragu is a school in the rural areas of North Chennai and I wish to tell you about how I was inspired upon visiting them. They not only use innovative methods of teaching but also utilise their resourcs sustainably. But apart from these, the most important point about the school is that all the s...


Organic farming reaches the roofs

Publicado 27 de febrero de 2014 no picture Lily Mathew_GEMConnect_Chennai_India

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In India, after the Green Revolution during the 1960’s, crop production became completely commercial .The cost of production rose and the quality of the soil due to extensive use of fertilisers declined drastically. Thus the land under production did not give the promised high yields. Farmers, who had borrowed money, ultimately fell into debt traps, from which recovery was difficult. “Going organic” is one way by which farmers can get better yields. Organic farming involv...


An insight into an Indian woman worker’s life

Publicado 27 de febrero de 2014 no picture Bhavna_GEMConnect_Chennai_India

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**The women's names in this post have been altered to just the first letter for anonymity.** After a lot of heated discussions and debates about the violation of women’s rights, it suddenly struck me that maybe we were looking too far. Why not start off right at our backyard? Our school employs hundreds of women from poor backgrounds in the housekeeping department. Surely, they could tell us all about the issues and problems that they face! So we approached the head of the ho...


History of SIRAGU

Publicado 27 de febrero de 2014 no picture Madhuvanti_GEMConnect_Chennai_India

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Many of us want to serve the society. We have numerous ideas of how to make the lives of the people in need better. But do we actually implement them? Dr.V.Uma (Masters in Mathematics, Education Management, Hindi, Sanskrit and Wasteland development) and her husband Mr.R.N.Muthuram(B.Com., M.Com., Masters in Education) have dedicated their whole lives to social service. At the age of 10 itself, both of them along with a group of their friends began helping to clean the school ground...


The roots of development for a sustainable tomorrow!

Publicado 27 de febrero de 2014 no picture Manusmriti_GEMConnect_Chennai_India

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The words sustainable development appear quite often when we talk about our community and nation and our world. It is very important that we also understand them completely. All of us imagine a blossomed tree, but has anyone thought of the roots? Everyone has unique perceptions about this term and I would like to share mine. I feel that this term refers to the positive progressive evolution of each of us in all aspects- social, economic, political and ecological...


Visit to a neighbouring school - A heart warming experience

Publicado 27 de febrero de 2014 no picture Shruti Venkat_GEMConnect_Chennai_India

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Our visit to the Kolapakkam Government High School near our school, Lalaji Memorial Omega International School, was truly an eye-opener. We had a chance to interact and get to know the children from rural areas. We observed the school to be a piece of ground with about 4-5 small blocks scattered around. The medium of teaching is Tamil, our regional language. The government provides uniforms, school bags, footwear, geometry and pencil boxes, notebooks and textbooks and an atlas...


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