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Speakers at a view exchange meeting in Bangladesh said responsive support from the community, teachers, parents and influential leaders, has become a must to ensure adolescent-friendly reproductive health services for reducing child marriage and child pregnancy. At a daylong view-exchange meeting titled "Prevention of Child Marriage: Community Awareness towards Eradicating Child Marriage", the speakers said that freeing the youth from various misconceptions regarding reproductive health is very vital. The Hunger Project-Bangladesh organised the programme in association with Prevention of Child Marriage and Child Pregnancy Project and Oxfam-Novib. Read the full story at The News Today.
A large portion of the Indian population suffers from chronic hunger, and one major culprit is inadequate infrastructure. In fact, around 40 percent of fruits and vegetables and about 20 percent of grains get destroyed because of insufficient infrastructure and supply chains that are inefficient. Modern technology such as proper inventory management and food supply logistics can help. Along with the Indian Government and various international organisations, several NGOs such as The Hunger Project, Fight Hunger Foundation, Astha Shakti, Akshaya Patra are working towards eradicating this problem. Read the full story at Tech2.
Today, 32 million American adults cannot read while one in four children grow up without learning how to read. Globally, one in 10 people on the planet are unable to read and write. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of International Literacy Day, 26 of the world’s most high profile personalities from film, music, politics and the arts, joined forces to raise awareness for literacy with one common goal: By 2030, no child will be born at risk of poor literacy. Oscar-winning actress and advocate Julianne Moore joined Yahoo Finance at the “Mighty Pencil” exhibit in TriBeCa to talk about Project Literacy—a movement backed by the likes of UNESCO and The Hunger Project—which aims to bring to light the real impact of illiteracy. Read the full story at Yahoo! Sports.
Government and Non Governmental Organizations have partnered to step up efforts to empower rural communities to be self reliant economically. The Hunger Project has intensified community empowerment projects in the country. Recently the organization handed over a vehicle and 8 motorcycles to Tadala Savings and Credit Cooperative in Chikwawa that has grown its membership to 4000 with an asset base totaling over 170 Million Kwacha. Read the full story on MBC.
Youths of different educational institutions demanded that their participation in the government's policymaking process be ensured. The state should provide opportunities to the youth to raise their voices on social and national issues and strengthen their leadership capacities, they told the launch of a youth platform "Young Change Makers Coalition in Bangladesh," organised by 12 national and international rights groups in the capital's Cirdap auditorium Wednesday. Read the full story at The Daily Star. http://www.thedailystar.net/city/ensure-youths-participation-policymaking-1264948