Stories of hope

Bhumi’s children develop a model robot that detects and extinguishes fires

Bhumi is one of India’s largest independent non-profit organizations that prides itself on being completely volunteer driven. The organization aims to build a society that’s more influential, equal and socially conscious. Bhumi currently supports more than 4,000 children at several orphanages, slums, and village community centers. Their volunteers educate and mentor children across the country, helping…

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Stories of hope

The lady who shaped the lives of over 4,00,000 children

Dr. Sandhya Bhalla works towards giving underprivileged children a childhood. She is the Director of Delhi Council for Child Welfare (DCCW), a non-governmental organisation established in the year 1952. Dr. Bhalla’s efforts are directed towards helping underprivileged children located in Delhi and its peripheral areas. The focus areas for DCCW include providing immediate relief to…

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Uncategorized, Vidhayak Sansad

One Small Spark

By Kelly Munro IN a tiny village on the outskirts of Mumbai, one organization is making a huge difference. For over 29 years Vidhayak Sansad has been working with the most neglected and abused people in Thane district, educating them on their rights and their freedom to fight back. Through their dedication to make a…

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Traveller's tales, Uncategorized

Dreams of a Child

HEADING into Bihar, I wasn’t scared; I was anxious. Most people fear kidnapping, but seeing as I’ve been kidnapped before I felt my chances of survival were high. My concerns lay with visiting the Daudnagar Organisation for Rural Development, to make sure that our donations were being put to good use. I’ve traveled far and…

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Asha Kiran

How it all began at Asha Kiran

THE mission of my trip was to see firsthand the wonderful work that Mr Prakash of Asha Kiran was doing for the underprivileged. I was so eager to reach my destination that I was standing by the door of the moving train. It was eight in the morning, the fresh breeze invigorating me. In the…

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Annai, Education

Empowering the Underprivileged

Vienthanpatty is a small village, 20kms away from Tirupptur town in Pudukottai district. When one enters the narrow village street one is taken aback by the slums and thatched roof huts. As we keep moving deep into the village, we could see the houses of the Chettinads of Tamil Nadu, who are rich business persons…

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Annai, Education

How it all began at Annai Charitable Trust

“I think it is in my blood to teach.” This epitomizes the life mission of Mr. Joseph, a civil engineer by profession whose work took him to several countries around the world. Mr. Joseph hails from a family of teachers and educationists and it was during one of his visits to India he happened to…

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Purkal

Living is Giving at the Purkal school

The Purkal school is nestled in the Shivaliks, at the foothills of the Himalayas. It has roomy classrooms with a view of the mountains, away from the cacophony of traffic. I could spot birds and monkeys from the windows. Every year 25 students are enrolled. First the kids go through an entrance exam in which…

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