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12552765_929552873759638_4455234810452153708_n (1)New Delhi: In a bid to create an efficient manpower pool and hone talents of young Indians, Care for All Trust and Rahbar Foundation have been jointly running Indian community center (ICC) in the small district of Kairana of western UP  for the last two years.

The center provides free coaching to hundreds of underprivileged students to prepare for entrance exams of prominent college and universities.

Notably, Care for All Trust inaugurated their CFAT Vocational Training Center in Kairana on January 10 this year. The vocational center will start with a fashion designing course and subsequently, introduce various courses like opticians comprehensive course, sight testing course, contact lens fitting course, dispensing & fitting course, ophthalmic optics course, marble polishing course in Bangalore, sewing, embroidering course, leather bags manufacturing course, IT skill development,  web designing, MS Office and OS, graphic designing course, and Computer accounting course

It might be mentioned that Kairana is a small underdeveloped district with 50 per cent of its population living below the poverty line.

Care for All Trust aims to provide job-oriented and skill based training to women to overcome this poverty and increase their standard of living.

The NGO operates on a simple principle that if women are empowered, the next generation of children will automatically get a better future.

NewsGram talked to the Founder and Chairman of Care for All Trust, Imran Siddiqui. He said that he felt the need that the students should be provided the resources and chances so that they can achieve success but barriers like poverty do not let it happen and that is why he started the trust which provides the education free of the cost.

Imran said, “the students need resources and support to overcome the obstacles. Since, poverty was a major concern, free education would be of great assistance to the people of the village.”

An engineer by profession, Imran went to the USA in 2008 and met some more enthusiastic people who were eager to help the downtrodden people of rural India.

In 10 years the rigorous effort of Imran helped students crack tough entrance examinations of premiere institutions including AMU, JMI, and other institutes.

Imran is also considering to expand their organization and reach out to more such people.

Trust also indulges in talent hunt programs to encourage and promote young talents.

Imran further mentioned,”the public is appreciative of the effort of the Trust. People from around the world are donating for the cause.”

Though the body does not take government assistance but many administrative officials attended programs conducted by the trust.

Trust is also running a crash course in Saharanpur and hopes to expand its wings in other districts well. The social media is used in the promotion of the initiative.

The Care for All Trust aims to make some fruitful impact on the lives of many underprivileged children. The help provided to children is good no matter how from whom it is coming.

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Lack of Proper Sanitation Affects 620 Million Children Around The World: Report

Despite the improvements, more than a third of the girls in South Asia miss school for one to three days a month during their period.

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A new toilet recently installed in a Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh. VOA

A lack of proper school toilets threatens the health, education and safety of at least 620 million children around the world, the charity WaterAid said in a new study published Friday.

Children at 1 in 3 schools lack access to proper toilets, putting them at risk of diarrhea and other infections and forcing some to miss lessons altogether, according to the study, based on data from 101 countries.

Guinea-Bissau in West Africa has the worst school toilets while Ethiopian children fare worst at home, with 93 percent of homes lacking a decent toilet according to the report, released ahead of World Toilet Day on Monday.

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Students arrive for class at the Every Nation Academy private school in the city of Makeni in Sierra Leone, April 20, 2012. VOA

“The message here is that water and sanitation affect everything,” WaterAid spokeswoman Anna France-Williams told the Thomson Reuters Foundation. “If there’s no toilet in schools, children will miss lessons and it will have an impact on their growing up.”

Diarrhea, infection risk

A lack of proper sanitation puts millions of children around the world in danger of diarrhea, which kills 289,000 children younger than 5 a year, WaterAid said.

But some regions have started to clean up their act, notably South Asia, where access to toilets in schools has improved.

More than half the schools in Bangladesh now have access to decent toilets, while students in 73 percent of schools in India and 76 percent of those in Bhutan can access basic sanitation.

Akramul Islam, director of water, sanitation and hygiene at the Bangladeshi charity BRAC, said the country’s once-high levels of open defecation — using open ground rather than toilets — were now less than 1 percent.

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India’s plight in sanitation has not improved much since ages.
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“Today, schools have separate toilets for girls and boys and the issue of menstrual hygiene is also being addressed,” he said. “This has happened because of initiatives taken by both the government, the NGOs and other stakeholders.”

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Improvement needed

Despite the improvements, more than a third of the girls in South Asia miss school for one to three days a month during their period, WaterAid said, urging greater investment in basic sanitation.

“If we are serious about all children and young people, wherever they are, whatever their gender, physical ability or community background, having their right to clean water and sanitation, we must take decisive and inclusive action now,” said Chief Executive Tim Wainwright. (VOA)