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Friday, January 25, 2008

Unicef bee girl goes a step further

A girl from a very low-income Indian family turned to bee-keeping to make a living at age ten and and was declared the 'UNICEF girl' in 2006. Now she has been hailed as a role model by the National Council of Educational Research and Training. Anita Kushwaha is now 19 and and comes from a remote Bochaha village in Bihar's Muzaffarpur district. She is studying English in a women's college.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Unicef poster girl now struggles for survival
Times of India, India - Mar 7, 2008
PATNA: Anita Kuswaha, a teenage role model and Unicef poster girl from a poverty-stricken family in a Bihar village, is fighting for survival...

...unfortunately not an uncommon result of beekeeping development efforts that lack enough funding for continuity/sustainability...

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