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Score Foundation - Project Eyeway

Changing perceptions and empowering visually impaired people in India

On World Sight Day, VSO volunteer Claire Boxall, public relations and communications specialist at Score Foundation, blogs about changing perceptions of blind people in India.

Around 8 million people in India are blind.

India was one of the first signatories to the United Nations Convention of the Rights of Persons withRead more »

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Photographer © KT Watson

Migrant children in Thailand miss out on early childhood development

There are at least 200,000 migrant children of an estimated 2.5 million migrant workers in Thailand. The majority are from Myanmar. Despite national policies that are inclusive of migrant children, such as the 2005 Education for All policy, their lack of social protection and legal status means that migrant children’s access to crucial early childhood… Read more »

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Sarfagul Nazarova Kulob, Tajikistan

From Bonn to Bali: Why MDG 2.0 is not enough

Expectations and anxieties were running high last week as civil society representatives convened in Bonn to discuss ‘Advancing the post-2015 sustainable development agenda’ ahead of the High Level Panel meeting currently taking place in Bali.

The Panel, which is due to report to the UN Secretary General  in May, faces a series… Read more »


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