Children / Creativity / IGNITE / Innovation

Fuelling Imagination Of Young Empathetic Innovators Of India

Recently many cars collided on Mathura road, because they could not see the accident ahead due to fog. This could have been avoided if the idea of Gayathri and Pranav from Naval school, Kochi, Kerala, had been implemented in vehicles. They suggested that whenever a two-wheeler (for that matter, any vehicle) meets with an accident, … Continue reading

Sheeren Shekh’s  simple yet effective idea inspires policy makers
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Sheeren Shekh’s simple yet effective idea inspires policy makers

Every year, around the month of March, member organizations of the Honey Bee Network (SRISTI, NIF and GIAN) conduct various activities in the Festival of Innovation(FOIN) at the Rashtrapati Bhavan. Once such activity is the ‘Children’s Workshop’ supported by UNICEF. In the last year’s workshop, several underprivileged children from multiple informal settlements in Delhi participated. … Continue reading

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हमने राष्ट्रपति के हाथ से एवॉर्ड तो दे दिया पर बच्चो को स्कूल नहीं भेज पाये ….

  छोटाउदेपुर के २ समुदाय की एक तकनीक थी हरियाली हांड़ी उनको हमने २०१३ में राष्ट्रपति के हाथ से एवॉर्ड दिया था. लेकिन एवॉर्ड तो हमने दे दिया पर उनके पोते और बच्चे  आज भी पढाई करने नहीं जाते थे वो दो परिवार के बच्चे बकरी चराने का काम करते हे या अपने छोटे भाई … Continue reading

Illiterate, is he unskilled too? A promising street singer
Children

Illiterate, is he unskilled too? A promising street singer

Then, we met Salim, a young boy, cheery-eyed, spontaneous, bright and with an amazing voice. About four years ago, his mother broke her leg and had to go under the knife. They had to arrange for more than twenty five thousand rupees. He dropped out of school to help his family. He can paint, make patterns in radium stickers but when you hear him sing, you are spellbound. He learnt it from his elder brother who used to go with the band of Qawwals. When we asked him how did he learn to sing so well? Salim said, “Mir hoon to aayega na”. Continue reading