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Paying girls to stay in school

By Yamini Deenadayalan

The problem of the girl-child in India is an economic one, former corporate chief Virendra Singh realised. His Pardada Pardadi school in Anoopshahr, UP, keeps girls in school by offering them three meals a day, ten rupees for every day they attend school, a bicycle after two years and a toilet at home after three years


'All out-of-school children must be considered child labour': Shamshad Khan

By Rashme Sehgal

Winner of Outlook magazine's Best Social Worker of the Year award, Shamshad Khan, director of the Centre for Rural Education and Development Action, is on a mission: to rescue and rehabilitate young children working in the Mirzapur-Bhadohi carpet belt in Uttar Pradesh


Rehmat Fazalbhoy: A wider vision

By Bulbul Pal

Jamnalal Bajaj awardwinner Rehmat Fazalbhoy, visually impaired herself, was the first trained teacher for the blind in India and the first to promote the idea of integrated education for the disabled.


Marie Christine de Rochemonteix:A school with heart

By Sarika Jain Antony

Marie Christine de Rochemonteix, a French national living in Hyderabad, is determined to play an active part in India's literacy movement. Her schools, which take in disabled children as well, offer students a healthy mix of practical, innovative, all-round education