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We are usually passionate about supporting micro-credit/micro-loan economic activities for rural women in developing countries. Here is a perspective that will make you think about the existing policies and programs for economic development. Chris Blattman says,

“We also randomly evaluated the paternalistic part–whether social workers held the women accountable for investing the money in business, and provided follow-up visits and advice. This actually boosted incomes (by some measures at least), but not so much that it was worth the expensive follow-up. Better, we argue, to just give more women more cash. Or find a way to deliver the support and accountability cheaply.”

Logan Laplante is a 13 year-old boy who was taken out of the education system to be home schooled instead. Not only was he home schooled, but Logan had the ability to tailor his education to his interests and also his style of learning, something traditional education does not offer. As Logan has mentioned, when he grows up he wants to be happy and healthy. At a TEDx talk in 2013, he discussed how hacking his education is helping him achieve that goal.

This Is What Happens When A Kid Leaves Traditional Education



The Mountain Children’s Foundation (MCF), a nonprofit society, had its beginnings in the International Conference of Mountain Children (ICMC) held in Dehradun in May 2002.

The MCF grew out   of the UN’s declaration of the year 2002 as the International Year of the   Mountains and is inspired in part by the Global Movement for   Children.

The MCF’s drive and energy come from the many social  organisations, national and international, who for long have been in the  service of children. The MCF continues to aggregate and synergise its efforts  against the background of a growing concern for the fact that the  percentage of children in the total population  in most developing countries is  on the rise.

The basic tenet of the MCF is to encourage self-motivated groups of children to drive   the Mountain Children’s Foundation. The MCF never believes in telling children what to do. It rather leads them on in a process of discovery and exploration of their community, their milieu, their environment and eventually themselves. (Source- MCF website)

Mountain Children’s Foundation

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