Factors leading to Adolescent Girls dropping out of school in India

In a previous post, we explored the relationship between poverty and drop-outs in India. However, girl students face a unique set of challenges, which require unique solutions and interventions. As adolescent girls’ lives improve, so does the well-being of their families and communities.  The Challenges Adolescent Girls in India are especially disadvantaged given their lowContinue reading “Factors leading to Adolescent Girls dropping out of school in India”

State of Preventative Blindness in India

India was the first country in the world to initiate a public funded program for the control of blindness as a national priority health problem with the World Bank-assisted Cataract Blindness Control Project. The program was launched in 1976 to prevent and reduce the prevalence of blindness in the country. It was extended and functionedContinue reading “State of Preventative Blindness in India”

Poverty induced dropouts in India

Although India’s total school enrollment rose to a record 97.2 percent in 2018, according to the Annual Status of Education Report, there is an alarming trend of dropouts in secondary schools when compared to the national average. Poverty is the greatest obstacle for students above 10 years of age in India, and almost 18 percent willContinue reading “Poverty induced dropouts in India”

Challenges faced by visually impaired people in India during Covid times

Every Indian has been impacted by the Covid-19 epidemic, yet Visually Impaired and Blind (VI/B) people have been facing extraordinary challenges during this trying time.  Blind and visually impaired people are heavily reliant on the sense of touch in a world where touching objects such as money, doors, walls, and buttons has become hazardous.  EverydayContinue reading “Challenges faced by visually impaired people in India during Covid times”