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MintPress News

Priti Salian

25 September 2020

Auroville, India

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Clinic clowns aren't just bringing joy to elderly dementia patients, they are also fostering a sense of wellbeing and positivity while helping them recall memories from their past through the use of art, music, and im...

The National

Priti Salian

7 January 2020

Duisburg, Germany

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Connecting with art enriches the lives of patients struggling with dementia and Alzheimers. Across Germany, several programs are using art to stimulate the minds of an aging population. At the Lehmbruck Museum in Duis...

Folks

Priti Salian

6 January 2020

Germany

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Using role-playing techniques, a new program places future health workers in the shoes of people who face accessibility barriers. The program is intended to show students how simple tasks like going to the grocery sto...

Public Radio International (PRI)

Priti Salian

2 January 2020

Berlin, Germany

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One newsroom in Berlin is giving exiled journalists a chance to not only continue practicing journalism but to do so in their native language. With so many journalists forced to start careers anew, Alma Magazine is ta...

Al Jazeera

Priti Salian

10 October 2019

Arnsberg, Germany

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At a German preschool, an intergenerational mentoring program pairs community members with young children to productively talk about complex life concepts such as illness and death. Studies have shown that such progra...

The National

Priti Salian

21 September 2019

Berlin, Germany

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A German organization called Uber den Tellerrand brings together refugees and locals for a meal handmade by those who migrated from Syria and Iraq. The meal brings people together over a delicious meal, offers authent...

Bright Magazine

Priti Salian

6 December 2018

Bangalore, India

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To fill a teacher professional development gap in India, several outside organizations have stepped up to offer instructors training in classroom management and pedagogy.

Devex

Priti Salian

23 October 2018

Kerala, India

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In the wake of serious flooding in Kerala, India, the state has started to incorporate lessons on disaster management and reconstruction into schools' syllabi. “It is way more cost effective to educate the kids now th...

The Guardian

Priti Salian

24 August 2018

India

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Using audio descriptions of a movie’s action, the XL Cinema app increases the accessibility of movies to a vision impaired audience. The free app has been used thousands of times and production studios are interested ...

Public Radio International (PRI)

Priti Salian

19 June 2018

Mumbai, India

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Grassroots efforts can create dialogue and foster acceptance for the trans community. In Mumbai, the Dancing Queens, led by trans women, not only perform for audiences, they also work to facilitate discussions and pro...

CityLab

Priti Salian

24 April 2018

Bangalore, India

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India has been a longtime contributor to water and air pollution, largely due in part to the amount of plastic the country generates. To address both kinds of pollution, one company is creating biodegradable packaging...

The Guardian

Priti Salian

13 April 2018

Mumbai, India

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For the millions of migrant workers employed in the construction industry in India, there is hope for their children. Mumbai Mobile Creches (MMC) is a childcare provider that cares for children while parents work all...

NBC News

Priti Salian

21 March 2018

Bangalore, Karnataka, India

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The Aravani Art Project is a project that works to raise the visibility and voice of the trans community in India. It does so by employing them to paint murals across the country (and even one in Sri Lanka) featuring ...

Bright Magazine

Priti Salian

14 March 2018

India

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Organizations in India are providing avenues for the disabled to participate in sports such as mountaineering, biking, and scuba-diving. A disabled person is matched with an able-bodied person and the two collaborate ...

NBC News

Priti Salian

23 February 2018

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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Because there is not widespread acceptance of homosexuality in Mumbai, many parents of LGBTQ people struggle to accept it. To solve this, a number of parents formed a group called, "The Rainbow Parents." The group sta...

Pacific Standard

Priti Salian

2 October 2017

India

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While many books are available in Braille, other literary forms are not as readily accessible in this format. A magazine in India has started publishing content in Braille, allowing blind students to read about lifest...

BBC

Priti Salian

20 September 2017

India

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In India, literacy advocates have found a captive audience for their programs; by adding subtitles to Bollywood songs and movies, tv shows are reaching millions of citizens who wouldn't otherwise learn how to read.

News Deeply

Priti Salian

12 September 2017

India

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A nonprofit in India is offering sex education to blind and visually impaired women who don't receive this instruction in their standard curriculum. The goal is to empower and encourage safe and fulfilling relationshi...

The Guardian

Priti Salian

30 August 2017

Indore, India

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A neonatal hospital in Indore, India has been using a device called a MiraCradle that is showing success in treating birth asphyxia. This low-cost solution is helping to address a significant problem of neonatal death...

Bright Magazine

Priti Salian

12 June 2017

Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Since the Prern Girls School in India opened its doors in 2003 there has been a drastic decrease in child marriages. In 2016, amongst the students there was only two cases of child marriages, compared to 30 in 2004. ...

Bright Magazine

Priti Salian

10 May 2017

India

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To remove stigmas around discussing death and end of life care, four terminally ill people have been delivering stand up comedy routines about their situations. Through humor, the Laughing At Death foundation hopes In...

CityLab

Priti Salian

3 May 2017

India

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Safe play spaces are few and far between in India's rapidly growing urban centers. One organization is making the most of limited open areas to teach kids a range of life skills.

Bright Magazine

Priti Salian

12 April 2017

Bangalore, India

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The intensive, alert care low weight infants need is often complicated by overstressed parents and overstretched hospital workers. A bracelet that monitors an infants temperature--and gives an alert when the temperatu...

The Guardian

Priti Salian

10 March 2017

Mumbai, India

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For those whose disabilities hinder their dating lives, matchmaking apps can help build connections. In India, the dating app, Inclov, serves as a tool for those with disabilities to create meaningful relationships an...

Livemint

Priti Salian

8 October 2016

Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

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A stand-alone hospice in the city of Bengaluru is the sole provider of end-of-life care for the terminally ill in the region. Having helped nearly 11,000 patients and trained nursing aids during a six-month course to ...

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