Hosts

This category explores the work done by our hosts organizations. Everything from their change theory to innovations, and work with the communities

Inspiration To Be A Better Human Being

Inspiration To Be A Better Human Being

Until now, I have encountered most people being primarily concerned about growing professionally. From close relatives to friends and society, I have observed a common concern towards career. Only my mother and a few books had inspired me to be humane until I met...

Towards A Peaceful Revolution To Bring Dignity to Labor Migration

Towards A Peaceful Revolution To Bring Dignity to Labor Migration

Featured image courtesy Pixabay My fellowship with Aajeevika Bureau started on March, 2019. It was the time when the financial year was soon to be over. Once I joined, I immersed myself into field visits and my journey as a fellow was 'on'. I was meeting migrants...

Taniya Parveen: A Journey of Hope and Aspirations

Taniya Parveen: A Journey of Hope and Aspirations

"You need to step out to know the world outside" - Taniya From Saradhi, Bangalwa village in Munger district of Bihar, where most girls are forced to stay at home and are valued with respect to their ability to do the household chores; a young girl Taniya Praveen is...

“हम सब एक हैं” : We All Are One!

“हम सब एक हैं” : We All Are One!

As an India Fellow, I got the opportunity to learn closely from women, who are actively working towards empowerment and livelihood at Gujarat State Women’s SEWA Cooperative Federation Limited, Ahmedabad. The central theme of the organization is to provide social...

A Man Who Is Empowering Rural Youth In Uttarakhand

"I am only one, but still I am one, I cannot do everything, but still I can do something and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do the something that I can do." - Edward Everett Hale I read it on the Whatsapp display of Dhiraj. Nine months ago, I had...

अवसर + प्रशिक्षण = तरक्की

अवसर + प्रशिक्षण = तरक्की

अभी कुछ समय पहले ही मैंने एक पुस्तक पढ़ना प्रारंभ किया है, उस पुस्तक के पहले अध्याय के पहले पृष्ठ पर मार्क ट्वाइन की निम्नलिखित पंक्तियां लिखी हुई थी, "Thousands of geniuses live and die undiscovered - either by themselves or by others" इन पंक्तियों को पढ़ने के बाद...

In A Fight Against Tuberculosis With AMRIT Clinics

"TB ke marizon se milne ya unke ghar jaane mein khatra hai kyunki isse aapko bhi TB ho sakta hai.” “TB toh ek halki bimari hai jisme khansi aur bukhar hota hai. Ise kisi ilaaj ki zarurat nahi." “TB toh keval un purshon ko hota hai jo bidi ya cigarette peete hain.”...

A Walk Into Mukta Gyan Kutir School [A photo story]

Welcome Enthusiasts. Before we go any further and you get awestruck with innocent smiles and their uncanny stories, let’s go back 35 years in time. A group of thinkers and activists started a social institution in south Odisha, an NGO which will fight against hunger...

Welcome To The Learning Space In Tamarind Tree

Hemant, the co-founder of Tamarind tree was clear when he said, "Usma, this year you must take back at least one concrete digital skill with you, which you can apply in your life after one year of experience here". This was after our discussion about my aspirations...

An Evening at an Urban Slum of Kanpur

I recently got a chance to visit Shramik Bharti, an organization majorly working in urban and rural areas of Kanpur, on integrated development including micro-finance, livelihood, energy, agriculture as well as sanitation & hygiene. Co-incidentally, the day I was...

A Ray of Hope in Sukma

After 16 days of initial training in Udaipur, I was informed that I will be placed with ‘Shiksharth’ in Sukma, Chhattisgarh. Moving to a place like Sukma gave me a mixed feeling of excitement, curiosity and a bit of fear. One of the major tasks before I could set out...

The Land Settlement Collision at Swasthya Swaraj

One of the greatest hurdles to overcome while working in a tribal predominant area is to secure a land for running day-to-day operations. According to Forest Rights Act 2006, forest land cannot be sold to anyone. In case there are villages that are completely occupied...

A New Lens, Jharokha | झरोखा

It has been 8 months in my project here in Siwan Bihar, and I would like tell everyone about the entire journey, so here it is. Do let me know what you think. Apprehensions & initial jitters - I had joined my host organisation Parivartan clueless with no idea what...