Vishnu Priya, Community Health Coordinator

Transforming antenatal care in Bakhel

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Ash has been reviewing our Safe Motherhood Programme, which has now been running for two years. Before it was established, over half of the women in Bakhel were delivering their babies at home, without any skilled birth attendants to take care of them or their baby.  Over 70% of women reported never having had any antenatal checks during previous pregnancies. Ash explains how this picture of women delivering in unsafe conditions and going through pregnancy with almost no support or advice is changing. Read More

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Visiting Hunar Ghar

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Evan Warnock was awarded the Bristol Fellowship from Hamilton College in Clinton, New York, USA, enabling him to spend a year studying how the spatial and architectural design of schools influences teaching and learning.  He has visited Finland, Japan and India as part of his research trip, and he is now spending his final months in Uganda.  Before leaving India, he visited Hunar Ghar and he has shared his reflections in his travel blog which he has given us permission to share… Read More

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Introducing our new patron…Matt Barbet

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We are delighted that Matt Barbet, Presenter, 5 News, has agreed to become our patron. Matt filmed the construction of the very first classrooms at Hunar Ghar in 2007 for the BBC.  His time in Bakhel made a deep impression on him and here he shares what inspired him then and what still inspires him now about Educate for Life…

Occasionally, you just know that someone absolutely means it when they say they will get something done. That’s what I felt when I first met Ed and Ash. Read More