Happiness Delivered to Vulnerable School Children

A resident of Bangalore for a quarter of a decade, Jila and his wife farm for a landowner. Prior to the lockdown the couple used to earn ₹15,000 a month, a sum that has been cut by 50 per cent. With their earnings slashed and three children to feed at home, a son and two […]

Atmanirbhar Bharat: Aim to empowerment youth to reach their full potential

Atmanirbhar Bharat (self-reliant India) is the vision of the Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi of making India a self-reliant nation. This mission is not restricted to the 5 key pillars Economy, Infrastructure, technology-driven system, Vibrant demography, demand but what also plays a major role here is the growth of an individual. The growth of the […]

Magic Poshan

Our story begins with one balcony, a cold night breeze, glistening stars, and 3 bowls of steaming Maggi.      We were spending just another night of the community lockdown together, and we drifted into conversations about school, university and our lives. Naturally, we came around to talking about the pandemic and how it had […]

COVID-19 Response by Samaritan Help Mission: By the Community, For the Community

It was the 21st of March 2020 when a sudden nationwide lockdown put the brakes on to save the country from the spread of COVID-19. This led to a series of complex questions we had never encountered. Almost all economic activities came to an abrupt halt. Educational institutions and offices were to close until further […]

Gamified Learning Reaches Remotest Children In India With STEPapp

Being a career educator with 22+ years of experience teaching and mentoring the brightest minds in the country through their journey to cracking IIT JEE, NEET, and other prestigious national and international competitive exams, I have witnessed the inconsistencies in the opportunity provided to different students originating from different backgrounds. For many children in this […]

Om Harikant Khanderwal – One less child hungry

This is Om Harikant Khanderwal. the eight-years-old Om hails from Lalbaug Kumbharwada, a locality in Vadodara, Gujarat. Young Om and his family were beneficiaries of Akshaya Patra’s COVID-19 Relief Feeding during the lockdown.  Om’s father is a migrant worker who travels with his family of five. With the lockdown, the family lost their source of […]

Children are the Changemakers – Making World a Better Place

Tucked deep into a forest area of Jharkhand, Chengarbasa is a small tribal village that houses a group of little wonders, with a dream to bring about change in their village. These little wonders are taught in the Upgraded High School(UHS) by ten online volunteer teachers of eVidyaloka Trust, through its program implementing partner Samajik […]

Milk is Necessity Not Luxury. 7 weeks of #milk4infants initiative

The government and the NGOs are providing dry ration to the poor and needy, but the issue of nutritional needs of women and children has not been dealt with. There are many Adivasis (tribal) women who are getting dry ration, but they also need milk because they can’t feed solid grains to infants and toddlers,” […]

A Community Came Together to Save Three Sisters

Situated on the Diguru river, Sonapur is a resort town about 20 kilometres from Guwahati in Assam. Surrounded by mountains and lush valleys, it seems like life here would be idyllic. For some it definitely may be, but for three recently orphaned sisters living mostly off the grid, life turned into a nightmare for them.  […]