Girls’ movement fighting child marriage, prison voicemail app, Guinness going green
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Today in Squirrel News, a Rajasthan girls’ movement focuses on education to fight child marriage, a voicemail app for inmates ensures communication with loved ones, and Guinness promises to go green for stout production in Ireland.
‘We can do anything’: the Indian girls’ movement fighting child marriage
At 17, Priyanka Bairwa refused her arranged marriage. Instead, she started Rajasthan Rising to help thousands of others and call for free education
New voicemail app helps UK prisoners
A voicemail app helps inmates in the UK to communicate with their family and friends outside, allowing them to leave voice messages for each other. This also reduces the risk of developing mental illnesses.
Guinness is set to launch sustainable stout
Guinness has partnered with 40 irish farms to produce barley for its brew without any carbon emissions.
Why Black girls are outnumbering in high school graduation in Memphis
Black girls are graduating at a higher rate than any other demographic in Memphis schools. It has come to the notice that the socialisation with their family and being encouraged to excel at studies play an important role in their remarkable grades.
How the Police are now trained to patrol each other
The Police department in New Orleans came out with a plan to stop brutality by their fellow policemen by speaking up about it. The programme is now adopted by police departments across the USA and other parts of the world.
How Victorine Owino is changing young farmers’ futures
Victorine Owino transformed the savings and credit cooperative she manages into a thriving business hub in southwest Kenya, offering loans to poultry farmers at reasonable rates as well as providing training on financial literacy, saving and finance management.
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The Nigerian activist breaking bias and teaching kids to take climate action
Doyinsola Ogunye is teaching children of her community the benefits of a clean and pollution free environment.
Hong Kong is preparing a secure system to get quick alerts for landslides
Hong Kong’s Geotechnical Engineering Office is developing a new “risk-based” landslide early warning system. Since Landslides happen from the slopes so if land slides risk is accessed early, people can be informed to stay away from slopes, then there will be no casualties.
Greening a barren hillock in West Bengal stops erosion, attracts birds
In Paharkol hamlet in West Bengal’s Bankura district, the locals have revived a hill, through reforestation, planting over 14,000 sonajhuri trees. This is attracting birds like the Indian myna, dotted dove, Asian koel and eagles, and even cattle climb the hillock in search of food.