VOLUME 1 - 2019

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KERALA FLOOD FROM RESPONSE FROM RECOVERY

The Kerala Floods of 2018 were the worst disaster that the ‘God’s Own Country’, as the state is dubbed for its natural beauty and pristine backwaters, had seen in 100 years. The speed and force of the floods were overwhelming.

As per the official count, over 400 people were left dead and 4.5 lakh people were evacuated. All 14 districts of the state were placed on high alert. According to the Kerala Government, one-eighth of the total population of Kerala had been directly affected by the floods and related incidents. The Union Government declared this devastation on the Level 3 Calamity. Survival became a struggle as hospitals, schools, any kind of place where the common people could seek refuge were waterlogged and homes were flooded.

Breaking Barriers Through Music: The Amani Project

“I didn't know it would be so exciting. I made so many new friends and we sang together, played games related to music and worked together. The workshop was a fun learning place. Music brought us together,” shares Chhavi, a student at a Mission Education centre in Delhi.

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Age is no bar for these changemakers

At an age when most start contemplating a life of retirement, three 55-year-olds have taken on a mission to give back to society by devoting themselves to providing mentoring and training to young women and men in the slums of Bengaluru, Karnataka.

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Sampoorna: Amid plenty, malnutrition hides in plain sight

Sampoorna: Amid plenty, malnutrition hides in plain sight

Imagine a district 'flowing with milk' and known for its dairy production. Now add to that the statistics of extremely low nutrition among women in the community. It sounds ironic but the reality is that access to nutrition among girls and women isn't just about availability but is linked to a complex set of factors.

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