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 INDIA GOVERNANCE REPORT

 
CASE STUDY

How A Kerala District Is Helping Migrant Children Stay In School

Kerala is estimated to have more than 2.5 million migrant workers, and often their children drop out or fall back in school due to an inability to grasp the local language, Malayalam. Roshni, an initiative of the district administration of central Kerala’s Ernakulam district, trains volunteers in government and government-aided schools to help more than 1,000 migrant workers’ children learn better by teaching them in multiple languages, including the children’s mother tongue as well as Malayalam. Roshni’s breakfast component ensures the children do not go hungry, incentivises attendance, and helps them assimilate into the local culture.
SPOTLIGHT

Why India Is Struggling To Tackle Its Lung Disease Crisis


“COPD, wahi bimari jo bachon mein hoti hai [the illness which affects children],” is how a technical advisor to India’s union health ministry described chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in 2014. The statement represented how ill-prepared India is to tackle COPD, the second most common cause of death in the country after heart disease. Lack of awareness, diagnostic hurdles and air pollution are the main reasons why India is struggling to contain the COPD crisis, we find in our investigations.


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