UNDERPRIVILEGED

  • CJ Show: A childhood lost to drug abuse and child labour September 22, 2013

    Due to poverty and absence of government rehabilitation for underprivileged children, many children across the country work as labourers in small scale industries and as domestic help etc. Most of them fall into drug addiction and other forms of abuse. One such child in Delhi turns CJ to narrate his...
  • Delhi: Toybank gives underprivileged children space, toys to play August 13, 2013

    New Delhi: A bank aims to give kids back their childhood with toys. A toy is a child's best friend, but for many, owning one is still a dream. But that dream is now becoming a reality for many underprivileged kids who are treasuring some precious moments of their childhood. All...
  • Dubai charity gives Eid clothes to 7,000 people August 5, 2013

    Dubai: Around 7,000 underprivileged people, including orphans, in Dubai have received new clothes ahead of Eid alFitr from the Dubai Charity Association. The association also plans to distribute Zakat alFitr, charity given to the poor at the end of fasting in the holy month of Ramadan, to around 40,000 families in...
  • Happy School, an educational platform for the unprivileged July 26, 2013

    Gurgaon: Happy School in Gurgaon caters to the children of rickshaw pullers and domestic helps, and is imparting education to them for a token fee of Rs 5 a month. The Happy School is an initiative by Kamal Capoor. From being taught English, Maths, computer science, dance or painting, the...
  • Congress 'using' Dalits as 'vote bank': Rajnath Singh April 15, 2013

    New Delhi: BJP president Rajnath Singh on Sunday hit out at Congress for doing "nothing for Dalits" in the country and "using" them as mere "vote bank". "Congress ruled the country for 54 years out of the 65 years since independence. This is not little time, but it made no...
  • Afterschool centre helps underpriveleged children dream big April 9, 2013

    New Delhi: An NGO called Navjyoti has given a new ray of hope to underprivileged children. An afterschool centre that provides activity based learning, it nurtures their ambitions and dreams. An alcoholic father, a dependent mother and a younger brother who has already quit school is life for 13yearold Ram Nivas....
  • SRCC students help puppeteers, manual scavengers earn a decent living March 5, 2013

    New Delhi: Students from the prestigious Sri Ram College of Commerce aren't just about number-crunching. They use social entrepreneurship to help underprivileged people in the national capital from facilitating micro-credit for autorickshaw drivers to reaching out and arranging vocational training to puppeteers, manual scavengers to helping manual scavengers earn a...
  • Delhi to get residential school for underprivileged kids May 14, 2012

    New Delhi: The capital is set to receive a residential school for students belonging to the Scheduled Castes (SC), the Scheduled Tribes (ST) and Other Backward Castes (OBC), the Delhi government announced on Monday. "The cabinet has decided to set up a residential school for the SC, ST, OBC and Muslim...
  • Chennaiites run for underprivileged children January 9, 2012

    CHENNAI: Around 400 people participated in the first leg of a dawntodusk run at the IITMadras campus on Sunday morning. The 12hour run was held to mark 50 years of Round Table India and to raise funds for its project that aims to increase underprivileged childrens accessibility to education. The...
  • A social soldier fights for underprivileged kids November 3, 2011

    New Delhi: Captain Navin Gulia from Gurgaon is a source of inspiration and is helping many spread their wings despite being confined to a wheelchair. Gulia has been instrumental in giving a new sense of freedom to many differentlyable and underprivileged children. At the special centre ADAA, 'Apni Duniya Apna...
  • Now mobile school for kids who can't afford education February 12, 2008

    New Delhi: The Delhi government has come up with a Chalta Firta mobile school which consists of a school bus that takes teachers to children who cannot afford to go to school. This latest venture by the state government in partnership with two NGOs was launched by Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit...
  • Jet gives wings to kids' dreams November 13, 2006

    Mumbai: It was not one of the usual flights, as for many, it meant a distant dream becoming a reality. Organising an airplane ride for a 100 underprivileged and mentallychallenged children has become an annual exercise for Jet Airways. One of the children aboard the flight of fantasy was Badal. For...