JST Digest

  • 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 … Read more
  • 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 … Read more
  • 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 … Read more
  • 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 … Read more

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