“Transforming Children from “ Street to Smart ”

Ashritha is a Voluntary and Non- Profit Organisation from the state of Telangana founded by Dr.Pushpa Rani Pentapalli in the year 1999 to work among under privileged children.  ASHRITHA (signifying “Refuge”, “Shelter”) is a registered NGO under the Societies Registration Act. Projects  Undertaken: It has observed how children are being exploited by his/her own parents […]

Tata Power partners with CADRRE to launch ‘PAY AUTENTION’- Autism Support Network on World Autism Awareness Day

Tata Power partners with CADRRE to launch ‘PAY AUTENTION’- Autism Support Network on World Autism Awareness Day • India’s first bridgital Autism support network • Toll-free Autism support helpline (18002099 488) launched to provide interactive support for parents, caregivers and educators • Multi-lingual interactive content and dedicated portal (https://www.tatapower.com/sustainability/social-capital/pay-autention.aspx) to reach out to all parts […]

“Mo Haatha, Safa Haatha”

Washing hands with soap and water can reduce the chances of contracting respiratory infections by 16% and reduce deaths associated with diarrheal diseases by 50%1. Despite being such a crucial determinant of personal health and wellness, the habit of regular handwashing is followed by a relatively small number of people. A survey by the National […]

‘How Reeta Helped Educate Over 25000 Girls After Being Denied an Education Herself’

Reeta Kaushik, from Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, has fought casteism at every turn. Having completed her post-graduation with great difficulty, she started Samudayik Kalyan Evam Vikas Sansthan (SKVS) that aids in vocational and skill training and has taken mainstream education to thousands of girls in villages. Ask Reeta Kaushik from Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, about her inspiration […]

Learners Today, Leaders Tomorrow

Jawhar, a rural taluka located in Palghar District of Maharashtra, has traditionally been inhabited by tribals, engaged in agriculture, getting by on their meagre earnings. Children and youth from Jawhar have faced a dual shock because of the COVID-19 pandemic – witnessing their family members grappling with the stress of migration and lost livelihoods, and […]

Making it happen: Indus Action

I had superannuated as Secretary, School Education and Literacy, Government of India in 2018 but it was difficult to get “disconnected” with this sector. And, when the invite came from Indus Action for the launch of a study they had conducted regarding the implementation of Section 12(1)(c) of Right to Education Act (RTE), I couldn’t […]

A time to learn through Play during COVID-19 for Samay

Children all over the world are enduring disrupted routines during the lockdown triggered by COVID-19 and subsequent school closure. Underserved kids are especially faced with hardships and learning losses due to the economic and digital disparity. Samay (name changed) has also had it harder. The 13-year-old from Sagroli, Nanded in Maharashtra had a strictly routined […]

Village Girls Battled Society Rules to Ensure Access to Public Ground

Seema and her little sisters usually spent their evenings looking over the playground that was behind their house. They used to sit there together, braid each other’s hair and cheer silently for their two brothers who used to play football, and sometimes cricket. At times, their mother would scold them for sitting outside watching the […]