Although the school lunch program can foster tolerance, discrimination against lower castes persists in rural India.
PRI's The World
The third and final broadcast in PRI's The World series on India’s Midday Meal, the program that feeds 120 million poor and malnourished children.
In India, education and the free school-lunch program help foster an environment of tolerance.
On July 16, 2013, the death by pesticide of 23 Indian schoolchildren exposed the tragic shortcomings of India's program of free school lunches. No one disputes that the program itself is essential.
Photographer Alex MacLean brought an audio recorder with him on his flights over the Alberta Tar Sands. Go along for the ride and hear Alex’s descriptions and observations.
For ten years, Blanca has cared for other people's children. Now, she is finally reunited with her own son.
Australia has recently suffered droughts, floods, tropical storms and heat waves that many scientists warn climate change will bring, and the impact also has psychological effects.
In Australia, government researchers say climate change has definitely hit the country, hard. But farmers who are feeling it are not ready to believe it.
The closing of one girls' school has kept a whole generation of girls in a rural Pakistani village from getting the education their sisters and mothers got.
Starvation four decades ago in Cambodia and 70 years ago in the Netherlands appear to have long-term health consequences.
As people in the developing world live longer, eat more and exercise less, high blood pressure is on the rise. What does that mean to a country like Cambodia?
When one college student decided to bridge the stark divide of Pakistani classrooms by creating a school for low-income kids, he did not anticipate such skepticism.