Magazine N°165 - testimonies India
15 November 2022

Action Education magazine n°165 (December 2022) dedicates its special report to three major challenges that the association faces in India education for girls from marginalised communitieseconomic emancipation of the disadvantaged young people and the implementation of the right to education of migrant children. Read the full testimonials of Nivetha, Yellamma and Balasuk.

BALASUK, SHILLONG

"Without the iLEAD programme, I would not have had the chance to become the person I am today!

Balasuk had to stop school at the age of 14 because her parents could no longer afford to pay for her education. Find out how she bounced back and realised her dream of becoming an entrepreneur.

NIVETHA, VELLANUR (CHENNAI)

"Without this project, I would probably be married and collecting waste, like the people in my community.

Nivetha belongs to an Adi Dravida community near the city of Chennai. Her father died when she was young and her mother was seriously ill, leaving Nivetha unable to continue her education. Read her full story.

YELLAMMA, HYDERABAD

"My children are very well looked after by the centre, which takes care of their education and health.

Nearly 140 million people in India migrate to the big cities each year to hire out their labour. Read the testimony of Yellammawho works with her husband at a construction site in Hyderabad, the capital of the state of Telangana.

On the same theme :

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On the 5th anniversary of International Education Day, Action Education and the Government of Telangana in India launch the UDAAN project

Supported by the Telangana government, the "UDAAN" project aims to empower 9,000 seasonal migrant workers from Odisha working in brick kilns in Ranga Reddy province to access quality education for their children in their mother tongue. The establishment of a Migration Resource Centre will address the needs of migrant workers in terms of education, health, rights and housing.

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Benin girl - menstrual hygiene

webinar on menstrual hygiene in Benin

Menstruation is still a taboo subject in Beninese schools. Thus, the arrival of the first period for a girl very often leads to a drop in school attendance. Action Education has been fighting for several years for adequate education on menstruation in this West African country. A webinar was organised on Tuesday 22 November on this issue. 

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