India is often referred to as a sub-continent due to its geographical size, diversity and population of over a billion. Its diversity is reflected in its many ethnic groups, languages, cultures and faiths.
It is hailed as the world’s largest democracy and an emerging global power, but the powerful interplay of caste, ethnicity, patriarchy and feudalism create deep-rooted divisions that deny equal rights and opportunities to all.
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Instructions on how to play the paper bag game.
A PowerPoint presentation to introduce the paper bag game.
Teacher instructions on how to play the paper bag game.
Instructions on how to make a paper bag as part of The Paper Bag game
Work out if your family made enough paper bags to get all the items on the shopping list.
Background information for leaders about working children.
Encourage players to talk about their experience after playing the paper bag game as it is likely to raise many issues for discussion.
A presentation to share with your church.
This report is aimed at development practitioners and donors to help identify and address the needs of those most at risk of being left behind.
In Their Lifetime
In Their Lifetime Appeal is a seed fund enabling Christian Aid to pioneer new approaches to fighting poverty and scale up solutions that work.
PACS (Poorest Areas Civil Society) was founded on the premise that chronic poverty in India is largely caused by identity-based discrimination.
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