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On giving, and not giving

India is a country with extreme disparities among its population. Typically in India, ‘Behind every successful person, there is another person’. If one is in need of something, there is another who has access to more resources and is capable to fulfill that need. Barring a few, every successful (whatever way one defines success) person…

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Children, Delhi, Delhi Council for Child Welfare, Delhi NGOs, Founding Story, Orphans

How it began at Delhi Council for Child Welfare

Delhi Council for Child Welfare was established in the year 1952 by a group of 10 women. The Council first started its work among children who had been displaced, lost, or abandoned in the riots surrounding the partition of India in 1948 by providing them with mid-day meals and recreational activities. Over the years, they…

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Children, Kolkata, Turnstone Global, West Bengal

Turnstone Global

Dr. Kanchan Gaba, current secretary of Turnstone Global lost her vision at a very early age due to Glaucoma. Since then, she has been a student of Calcutta Blind School. During her school days, in the early 80s, she was a student member of The National Association of the Blind. Later, she pursued a Doctorate…

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Delhi, Delhi NGOs, Founding Story, Society for Child Development

How it began at Society for Child Development

Madhumita Puri, who is the founder of the Delhi-based Society for Child Development (SFCD), was a leading psychologist in the late 80s. She was amongst the top psychologists from AIIMS’ Genetics department. As part of her research, she was also working for disabled and mentally challenged (also known as Intellectually Disabled) kids. During her research,…

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Kolkata, Sabuj Sangha, West Bengal

Sabuj Sangha

The Sunderbans are known for its tiger reserves and unique beauty. But what’s also rampant in the area is poverty – no good roads or clean, drinking water, and poor food supplies forcing residents to eat weed grown in the village ponds. We parked the car a kilometer or so before a bridge that connects…

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