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India

The Edmund Rice Mission has been established in India since 1841. The work is mainly in education and outreach, and spread across schools and projects across the entire country. India is the world’s largest democracy and second most populous country having emerged as a major power in the 1990s. However, India is still tackling huge social, economic and environmental problems.

Population: 1.241 billion
Life expectancy: 67.48 years
Infant mortality rate: 44.6 per 1000
Public Expenditure on health: 4.1% of GDP
HIV/AIDS: 2.4 million people or 0.3% population
Public Expenditure on Education: 3.3% of GDP
% of children primary school age not in school: 1%
Students in Post primary education: 15%
Unemployment, youth ages 15-24: 10.2%

Students attend St. Vincent's Technical School

St. Vincent’s Technical School

Country: India  Focus Area(s): Education
St. Vincent’s Technical School is a technical school which offers skills training to over 200 students. It is an end school for the majority of students as they enter the workplace after they finish their training....
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Nai Disha

Country: India  Focus Area(s): Education
In August 2002, St. Patrick’s Secondary School in Asansol, India founded Nai Disha, a new school for the poverty-stricken children of the community. Just over 10 years on, Nai Disha has 50 children enrolled in school...
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National Institute for Open Schooling

Country: India  Focus Area(s): Advocacy and Human Rights
The National Institute for Open Schooling in India provides an exam equivalent to the pre-university level (or year 12) to children who, for various reasons were not able to continue their education in regular schools. There...
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St. Georges School and Aashirvad Vidyalaya

Country: India  Focus Area(s): Education
St. George’s School and Aashirvad Vidyalaya in Kolkata are free institutions supporting 615 boys and girls from weak financial and academic backgrounds. The school was originally set up as a boys school, but in 2004 it...
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The Lotus Project: St. Mary’s Orphanage Day School

Country: India  Focus Area(s): Advocacy and Human Rights
St. Mary’s is situated in Dum Dum which lies in the immediate suburbs of the large metropolitan city of Kolkata and has an approximate population of 16 million. Four years have passed since the first ten...
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Praytek - Nine is Mine

Country: India  Focus Area(s): Advocacy and Human Rights
India is home to more than 19% of the world's children, while it is estimated that around 170 million or 40% of India's children are vulnerable or experiencing difficult circumstances characterised by their specific social,...
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