Celebrating Life
Didi is here

Didi is here

Thumpa didi grabs my arm and herds me down an alley and through a crowd of men. I am wary, but certainly curious. The air is heavy with the smell of alcohol fused with incense, sweat and sewage. The lanes…

Shattered Dreams

Shattered Dreams

Mumbai- the city of dreams, becomes Samira’s worst nightmare Samira (name changed to protect identity) loved going to school. However, at the age of fourteen, after having studied only up to class four, her family could no longer afford that…

The Model Anganwadi

The Model Anganwadi

An anganwadi (day care center) in a community we serve in Ranchi has recently been named ‘the model anganwadi’. The kudos goes to the teachers and the volunteers at the anganwadi who tirelessly work for the 20 children who come there.…

Helping Children Be Safe

Helping Children Be Safe

Vishal lives in Central Kolkata, one of the busiest places in the city. He is studying in the 9th standard and walks to school. “We have lots of traffic here and it is a big problem for students. We don’t have proper…