Category Archives: MIEF past projects

Kashmiri Artists’ exhibition

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While usually Thursdays are reserved for talking about our past projects, the first day of spring, today, represents a special time :). We’re excited to invite you all to view an extravaganza of art and culture put together by various artists. As stated earlier, Millennium India Education Foundation is organizing a Kashmiri Artists’ Exhibition in…

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Documenting your work and research!

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Documentation is the recording of organizational structures, policies, actions, and goals, and is vital to any work field, specially for those in development. Even outside of the development world, documentation plays a fundamental role in business. It defines standard procedures, ensuring everyone in the company does things the same way. It streamlines processes, allowing people…

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Role of NGOs in supporting child education

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Developing countries, like India, face numerous challenges when it comes to educating their people. A large number of children in these countries are unable to complete primary school and drop out due to the cost of attending school. Many prefer to work for their family than to attend school. As a result few make it…

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How to take out time for social initiatives!

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There is no doubt that the world is now a very busy place. We are the ones who’ve made it so, and also we’re the ones who have the responsibility of making it a better place to live. We see a lot of NGOs doing their part in this, but as individuals, we need to…

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How inter-school competitions help school children!

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A child’s overall development lies not just in studies and academics. A major part in that is played by the various extra-curricular activities held by schools. Almost all the schools these days organize numerous events and competitions for children right from the primary classes, and it is very useful for the kids in a lot…

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MIEF project: Sensitization of women about occupational hazards

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In 2008-09 Millennium India Education Foundation worked on a project on sensitization of working women about their work related occupational hazards.    The project was based on a survey of about 400 working women in the BPO and call centre industry in Delhi and NCR. The project was supported by the Department of Science &…

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Appreciating physics in everyday life

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We’re recalling an old project. In 2006-07, Millennium India Education Foundation organized an inter-school science competition “Symposium on Science” with the support of NCSTC Network (an association of NGOs working in science communication). The event was promoted by Department of Science & Technology, Government of India.  Students of primary, middle and senior classes of schools…

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MIEF Health Cards

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To help facilitate quality medical care at discounted rates, Millennium India Education Foundation launched MIEF health cards. Under this project, members were registered as MIEF health card members and provided MIEF Membership Health Card Number, which would entitle them for getting these facilities at select health centers and hospitals. Some of the partners and discounts…

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Building awareness in J.J. clusters

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One of our constant endeavours have been in understanding how awareness can be built in different segments that often are disconnected from mainstream exposure and media. In 2009-10, MIEF with the support of Department of Prohibition, Government of Delhi, organized cultural events (street drama) in slums and jhugi jhopdi (J.J.) cluster colonies in Delhi. 10…

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Health of young girls and adolescents

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Working with young girls

MIEF working with young girls

With the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India (RVPSP division) in 2007-8, MIEF created a repository of all the major available data (then) on women and adolescent girl child health issues with specific reference to anemia and adolescent health.

This has been important as a theme for us for multiple reasons:

  • Girls’ health is talked about a lot lesser than we would like, adolescents undergo a lot of mental and physical changes
  • Many times adolescent health gets ignored because the children are not talking about the issues much themselves.
  • We also have a larger tendency to believe in age old home remedies and solutions as opposed to learning scientific reasons because physical and mental health especially for this important age group.
adolescent girls

adolescent girls ICRW issue via ICRW’s issue on adolescents have a look

The reason we thought of this old project today, was to bring about the point that even now, with so much data available (on the internet) we are not sure of how much of that data is authentic and often resort to non-scientific literature looking for ‘cures’ without consulting with real doctors or scientific literature.

While the project was old, it made us think now, that these issues are still important and it is worthwhile to get connected to experts and professionals to talk these through and share the information to a larger audience. And maybe that’s already something we can take away for future work.

Meanwhile, we suggest you talk to your adolescent children and ensure you visit the doctors and professionals to keep them mentally and physically healthy!

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