july 2022

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Climate impacts health, vulnerable groups most affected

The temperature in Delhi and adjoining areas soared up to 49 degrees Celsius this May. In January this year, the temperature had gone down 10 degrees below normal and settled at a maximum temperature of 12 degrees Celsius. March began with a temperature of 26 degrees Celsius and by the end of the month, the temperature rose to 32.9 degrees Celsius. The northern part of the country is not alone; the entire country and people in every region on Earth are experiencing climate change, which is adversely affecting their health and wellbeing.

Unprecedented storms, floods, drought, heat, and cold waves are adding to the existing burden of countries on both communicable and non-communicable diseases. Changes in climatic conditions affect the health of people across the world but the vulnerable groups in the developing nations are the worst sufferers. They include the elderly, children, pregnant women, infants, the unborn, and those suffering from any underlying health-related condition.

Coming of Age: 8 years of celebrating Good Cinema

Coming of Age: 8 years of celebrating Good Cinema

Smile Foundation's SIFFCY or Smile International Film Fest for Children and Youth programme aims to entertain, engage, educate, and empower young people. Smile Foundation truly believes that cinema is more than just entertainment; it is one of the most effective tools for depicting reality and emulating morals. Films become an exciting and engaging medium for young people to examine important personal, social and global concerns.

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Adopting STEM learning to mainstream the marginalized

STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. However, its definition and what it represents have changed in recent years. STEM has come to symbolize a distinct approach to learning and teaching, one that is focused on the practical application and the interests of individual students. As a result, any student would benefit from STEM education.

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Adopting STEM learning to mainstream the marginalized
Adopting STEM learning to mainstream the marginalized

Local NGOs, CBOs in India step up to Change the Game

Change the Game India aims to improve CBOs and NGOs' ability to generate funds and other forms of support without depending on foreign donors or other larger sources that could withdraw donations at any time.

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Project Manzil: Helping young girls in Rajasthan realize their potential

Government of India’s National Education Policy seeks to introduce students to vocational learning from Grade 6 onwards. Vocationalisation of secondary school education is an attempt to help students to visualize the extent to which they can make informed choices in life and career, channelize aspirations, and become market ready and employable. Smile Foundation’s Project Manzil, in collaboration with IPE Global, is a step in this direction.

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Project Manzil: Helping young girls in Rajasthan realize their potential

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