In Brief – August 2017

Forest bus With moss-covered seats surrounded by vibrant flowers wrapped around poles, Taiwan’s ‘forest bus’ is now charming passengers with a lush green ride. Florist Alfie Lin has decorated an ordinary single-deck city bus with moss, orchids, ginger lilies and a variety of ferns, converting it into

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In Brief – March 2017

Floating school in ManipurAt Champu Khangpok, a village in Manipur, children and illiterate adults find it interesting to go to school, as it floats on the Loktak fresh water lake. This elementary school is an initiative of the All Loktak Lake Fisherman’s Union, supported by an NGO

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In Brief – October 2016

NGO bags UNESCO literacy prizeJan Sikshan Sansthan (JSS), an NGO based in Malappuram, Kerala, bagged the UNESCO Confucius prize for Literacy for their focused skill-development programmes for citizens to improve their employability. Over 50,000 villagers have been trained so far, of which 40,000

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