Aarohi was founded by Oona and Sushil Sharma, a rural development specialist and a doctor, respectively in August 1992. With experience of social work in this region, they knew that life in the mountains was uncertain and difficult, but their love for this unique environment encouraged them to stay on. Aarohi’s mission is to create […]
Anumuthu’s childhood was marred with poverty and struggle as a child laborer after he lost his father at only 7. Learning from his own experiences, today he provides dignity and care in the form jobs, medical attention, food and clothes to the homeless through his NGO Snehan. A few years ago, Puducherry-based Suresh (name changed) lost […]
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 […]
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 […]
From training them to be ready for school to providing food, convincing their parents and providing transport, this NGO is doing everything it can to ensure these children continue their education. If you walk through the Khandaveli station in Mumbai at around 11 am, you would come across the most endearing sight. A group of […]
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 […]
“I would see children just loitering about the village. I wanted to make sure their learning doesn’t stop.” Please find the video on the link : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K8po0_ASUDY A teacher from the tribal village of Joba Attpara in West Bengal’s West Bardhaman district has turned walls into blackboards and streets into classrooms, in an attempt to […]
From Firozabad – by the children, of the children, to the adults More than 100 child reporters are changing the district of Firozabad with their words and actions.
From Firozabad – by the children, of the children, to the adults More than 100 child reporters are changing the district of Firozabad with their words and actions. *The names of the children are changed to protect their identities.
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 […]
Giving with dignity. youths of the open sky learning classes of Abhakunj organised Neki ki diwar( wall of charity) exhibition for the less privileged section of society where more than 600+ people beniffited. Clothes and other essentials were exhibited where people bought for Rs.1, Rs2 or Rs.5 and took it with a lot of dignity. […]