Andhra Pradesh, Chaithanya Educational and Rural Development Society, Disabled, Education, Widows, Women's Rights

Fighting rural poverty in Andhra Pradesh

If you’re reading this, I am assuming you are prosperous enough to have a toilet in your home. Millions of villagers in India, however, are not as blessed. Enter good Samaritans like Chaitanya Educational and Rural Development Society (CERDS), one of whose projects is to financially help people build toilets. But more on that in…

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Andhra Pradesh, Education, Rural Development Foundation

A school that does not believe in rote learning or the concepts of “pass” and “fail” in exams

What is common among Pranitha Vardhineni (coach, Sports Authority of India; also represented India at the 2008 Beijing Olympics in archery), A Raju (gold-medallist at the 2010 World Archery Championship), V Sharada (3-time gold winner at the Junior National Archery Championship and now employed with the Indo-Tibetan Border Police) and dozens of other sports achievers…

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Children, Deepalaya, Delhi NGOs, Education

Delhi’s Largest NGO

“Be content with what you have but be discontented when it comes to the service of others.” –          T.K. Mathew From teaching just five children in a rented house in Delhi, Deepalaya has grown to become Delhi’s largest operating NGO. Working in 149 slums in the capital, 126 villages in Haryana and 90 villages in…

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