October 17, 2012

Child Sex Ratio in India continues to fall.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 Relief Projects India

(From Rediff News:) In an alarming trend, girl child numbers in India have shown a sharper decline than the male children in the decade beginning 2001, leading to a skewed child sex ratio. Ahead of the International Day of the Girl Child on Thursday, the government said that while the decade saw an overall drop in share of children to total population, nearly three million girls, one million more than boys, are "missing" in 2011 compared to 2001 and there are now 48 fewer girls per 1,000 boys than there were in 1981. "During 2001-2011, the share of children to total population has declined and the decline was sharper for female children than male children in the age group 0-6 years," said the study "Children in India 2012-A Statistical Appraisal" conducted by the Central Statistical Organisation. "Though, the overall sex ratio of the country is showing a trend of improvement, the child sex ratio is showing a declining trend, which is a matter of concern," the study said.

October 15, 2012

Distributing Stationery Goods

Monday, October 15, 2012 Relief Projects India

Many thanks to Link Pen for sending a wonderful supply of stationery items for the tuition students. As a new school term recently started we have been busy distributing them. We are also keeping a few supplies back so that we can offer the students a little something every two months if they faithfully attend the tuitions. We hope this will be an incentive for them.

Above: Giving some 'pep' talks to one of the tuition groups.
Left: These two little girls are a bit young for tuitions but they wanted to make sure they received a package too!