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Thursday 10 March 2005

India: UNICEF to provide psycho-social support to tsunami-hit children

Teachers understand a child's personality, they recognise the culture in a class and are trusted by children: reasons why a United Nations Children's Education Fund (UNICEF) project offering psychosocial support for tsunami-hit children will work through teachers.

The Directorate of Teacher Education Research and Training and the Nehru Yuva Kendra (NYK) will be key partners in the project. A day-long orientation programme for 11 principals of the District Institute of Education and Training (DIET) and NYK coordinators, was held today.

In a four-step roll out project, UNICEF and the Vidya Sagar Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, New Delhi, (VIMHANS) have trained volunteers who will train faculty from the DIETs. The faculty members will train schoolteachers on the psychosocial module, who will in turn offer the support to the children.

Read the Full Article at The Hindu
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Blogger Hakob Gevorgian said :

Poor Indians. I read an article about them on Time Magazine about poverty.

From north Pakistan's Nucliar threat, from south nature's disaster. God bless them.

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