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.