Child rape has assumed pandemic proportions in India. Often parents don’t have the slightest inkling of the abuse faced by the victim, as in the recent Chennai case. A CSA survivor writes an open letter to parents, telling them about the role they have to play in protecting their child.
They are convenient, have a relatively friendly environmental footprint and work out to be cheaper than you’d think. And a good number of Chennai moms are saying ‘aye’ to these modern cloth diapers. Would you make the switch?
Close to 75 Police Boys and Girls Clubs in the city, in collaboration with NGOs and corporate organisations, are engaging these kids and youth in various academic, cultural and sporting activities, thus keeping delinquency in check.
Stories can be told through sound, words and visuals. Stories expressed through sound are mostly songs and spoken tales. Novels, short-stories, ballards and poetry are stories expressed with words. Finally combining words, sound and visuals
In a school that was struggling with absenteeism and lack of focus and self esteem among students, HM Maheswari Kalpana and her team reach out of parents to help their children come to school and improve their performance. She and her team aspire to make all these children leaders in society.
A total of 1269 children were rescued in Chennai Central and Egmore railway stations; close monitoring of these train stations would help in preventing incidence of trafficking and faster support for victims.
Many of Chennai’s 1350 anganwadis under the ICDS scheme are clean, well-equipped with teaching aids, toys and run by dedicated teachers who take a holistic view of the needs of a toddler. Here’s a sneak peek into a few such centres.
Renovation or beautification of parks finds routine mention in Corporation budgets. These photos of ill-maintained surroundings and dangerously damaged play equipment however cry out, how were the funds used?
He has successfully campaigned against a TASMAC shop in Kancheepuram. He has ensured that two sexually abused children get their cases heard. He has even joined a lake clean-up. And he’s all of 8 years! Meet Aakaash, who can give us all a lesson or two in social responsibility.
100 for police, 1091 for women, 1098 for Childline… recent experiences in Chennai show that users of a particular mobile service were unable to reach the city’s emergency helplines. So, how do these services work? And how prompt would help realistically be?
A young software engineer gives it all up to take Science education to school children in the cities and villages of Tamil Nadu. Through the Vigyan Rath of Parikshan Trust, he has touched the lives of over 10.5 lakh children in 3200 schools.
The very first edition of Mandram, a platform that seeks to promote creative imaginations in Tamil, brought together six people from various backgrounds to share their perspectives. Here is their first video of the talk by educationist and social activist Balaji Sampath.
No playground, no fire exits, no proper washrooms and sometimes, no teachers either. That’s how kids from families in the Perumbakkam resettlement colony study, in a primary school operating from residential flats.
The Board exams are just around the corner; do you find your child to be unusually quiet, or restless, or excessively irritable? Here’s how to identify signs of beyond-normal stress in your child, how to tackle it and where to seek help in Chennai.
Chennai has welcomed the speedy verdict by a local court in the Hasini rape and murder case, but over 80% of child rape cases in the state continue to languish in courts due to inefficiencies and delays in the judicial system.
Students from the Madras School of Social Work are working with less-privileged children from the area, to divert them from the ills of their social environment and help them develop as productive individuals.
Students of the AMM Matriculation HS School in Kotturpuram were tired of the political posters that made their compound wall an eyesore, till a group of art-loving students decided to take matters in their hands. And look at the results!