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Lockdown Is Nothing New for Students in Indian-Administered Kashmir

Region: Indian-administered Kashmir

Topics: CoronavirusDevelopmentEducationHuman Rights

Schools in this tumultuous region reopened in February after a near seven-month government shutdown. Now, as the coronavirus creeps across the globe, they’re closed again.

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Kashmiri Students in New Delhi Unable to Contact Families for University Fees

Region: Indian-administered Kashmir

Topics: EducationHuman Rights

Ever since the Indian government suspended the article granting semi-autonomous status to Indian-administered Kashmir, Kashmiri students all the way in India’s capital, New Delhi, are feeling the effects. Many of them find themselves without the means to cover education costs since they are cut off from their families.

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Scholarship Programs Help Children of Nepalese Migrant Workers, but Few Are Applying

Region: Nepal

Topics: EducationHuman Rights

Nearly 400,000 Nepalese work abroad, and they pay into a special fund to provide scholarships for children of migrant workers who are killed or seriously injured. There’s a catch, though: Only the children of those who were abroad legally can qualify for the help.

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In Nepal, Sex Trade Thrives in Transport Hubs

Region: Nepal

Topics: EducationHuman Rights

Nepal’s sex industry, which isn't legislated, offers girls and women from poor communities a decent income—something they say they can’t get in other jobs.

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Featured Photo of a Praying Mantis in Sri Lanka

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Featured Photo of Rice Planting in Nepal

Region: Nepal

Topics: Education

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Nepalese Adventurer Paraglides in the Sky But Keeps Feet Planted at Home

Region: Nepal

Topics: CultureEducationHealth

In 2011, Lakpa Tsheri Sherpa and Sano Babu Sunuwar set a world record of 8,865 meters (29,084 feet) for free flight and were hailed internationally by the paragliding community. But while many other Nepalese seek opportunities abroad, Sherpa has chosen to stay put and start a farm and a business locally.

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No Desks, No Power, At Kashmiri Public School — But Lunch Is Free

Region: Indian-administered Kashmir

Topics: Education

In Indian-Administered Kashmir, students at one public school struggle to learn in an overcrowded school with no electricity, no furniture, and only one bathroom. This is typical for schools in Jammu and Kashmir, the political hotbed and contested zone at India’s northern tip.

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As Turmoil Rips Kashmir, “Curfew Schools” Take the Place of Closed-Down Institutions

Region: Indian-administered Kashmir

Topics: EducationHuman RightsPolitics

Amid pro-independence protests, violence and a curfew imposed by Indian police and other forces, dozens of “curfew schools,” equipped with borrowed or donated furniture and materials, are replacing regular schools that have been shuttered since early July. In community centers, mosques and private homes, volunteers — both experienced teachers and educated young people — instruct students.

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