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Closing the learning gaps left by Covid

Now that the children are going to schools, a Delhi Government programme to close the gap that has taken place in learning during the pandemic is helping in more ways than one. Pooja, a student in a government school in Saket, Delhi had been waiting to return to her school for the past two years. As the classes commenced online during the pandemic, she missed almost all the classes

Railways plans to use tech to tighten vigil on child trafficking

In the backdrop of international development agencies such as International Labour Organisation (ILO) warning an imminent rise in incidence of child-trafficking during the pandemic, the Railway Police Force aims to use technology to outsmart unscrupulous elements trafficking children. It is rolling out a new set of SOPs (standard operating procedures) issued in December 2021 which spells out much more clearly the roles and responsibilities

Perils of children on railway platform

The Covid-19 pandemic had left a telling impact on the street children, particularly those who lived off the railway platforms. The children are coming back to the railway platform after they had left following the shutdown of the train operations and excessive restrictions afterward for the entry and exit at the stations. The overall trend was echoed by Railway Children India (RCI), which works