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India launches children’s right to education

A landmark law which makes education a fundamental right for children has come into effect in India.

It is now legally enforceable for every child to demand free and elementary education between the ages of six and 14 years.

Indian PM Manmohan Singh said enough funds would be made available to ensure that children had access to education.

An estimated eight million children aged between six and 14 do not currently attend school in India.

Continue Reading on bbc.co.uk

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DRAG BINGO FUNDRAISER – THURSDAY, APRIL 15th, 8pm

DRAG BINGO FUNDRAISER
THURSDAY, APRIL 15th, 8pm
OASIS LOUNGE, 1240 THURLOW ST, VANCOUVER BC

Paper Kite Children’s Foundation invites you to join us for a night of FUN, PRIZES, and LIVE ENTERTAINMENT.  Leave your bingo dabbers and lucky charms at home, as your host Affra Tighty, will guide you through an unforgettable evening of Bingo like you’ve never experienced before!  Come in large numbers to share in a few laughs, while doing your part in helping us in our mission to ensure that basic necessities are consistently available to the orphanages in the state of Bihar, India.

See you there,
Paper Kite Children’s Foundation

Cover: By donation (Min. $5 suggested)

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Sixth Update from India

I start my journey home in a few hours so this should be my last post from Bihar.  I’m exactly on the other side of the world from Vancouver and it’ll be the longest single journey I have ever done, involving 4 flights over nearly 2 days.  These last few days I have been helped an orphanage update their documents, including one for the government, and checked on a construction project for another NGO whose manager is now back in the USA.  This morning I refilled my luggage and am now ready to go.

There are parts of Bihar I will miss, especially the people I have worked with, and parts that I won’t miss, corruption and the heat come quickly to mind.  Once settled back in Vancouver I’ll write another post with an overview of what I have learned while in Bihar these past 2 months.

I arrive in Vancouver the day of our next volunteer meeting and will definitely try to attend (I’m expecting travel delays given the number of flights and the distance).  I want to meet the new people I have seen during our Skype meetings!

Namaste,

Jason

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