not only ranks poorly when compared to developed countries in terms
of Child Sex Ratio, but is also much below the mark among the developing
countries. The Cover Story addresses this critical issue and tries
to explore the reasons behind this consistent decline in Child Sex
Smile Foundation follows a
lifecycle approach of development, beginning with the education
of children, including their families and the larger community by
intervening through intensive programmes based on healthcare, livelihood
and empowerment. Taking a very successful case study of an Integrated
Education and Health Programme being implemented in Guna, Madhya
Pradesh, ‘In Focus’ highlights this approach.
The festive season brought
with it many new colours, and we have had an eventful period of
various activities and initiatives. We received immense support
and encouragement from all segments of society including eminent
personalities, change makers, corporate, mass media and government,
for which we are grateful.
We hope you’ll find these
stories of change at the grassroots inspiring and we welcome you
to join us in this journey which continues to unfold, even as you
read these pages.
Vikram Singh Verma
Chief Operating Officer