Month: February 2012

Intern: English Lessons

From Wednesday, February 8, 2012: I was quite pleased with my lessons this week at Madanpur Khader. My first class at that centre was on Monday, and the students were a little shy. They also told their regular teacher, Aparna, that they had trouble understanding my accent after the lesson. However, at the end of …

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Intern: Madanpur Khader

On Monday, February 6 and Tuesday, February 7, 2012, I was able to visit and teach at the second satellite office, Madanpur Khader. Saurab (a photographer), Florent (a new French volunteer), and I were able to visit the community guided by Community Mobilizer Tauqueer. It takes about an hour to get from GK (Greater Kailash) …

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Intern: Field Trip

On Wednesday, January 18, 2012, I accompanied a colleague on a field trip to a semi-formal restaurant with the students. Although the students mostly spoke in Hindi, I was able to follow along for the most part, and they also made an effort to practice their English. The field trip is part of a social …

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Intern: First Day of Work

Friday, January 13th, 2012 was my first day of work at ETASHA. Here were my initial thoughts, which I wrote about on January 14, 2012: I work for an organization called ETASHA (Enabling and Training Adolescents for Successful and Healthy Adulthood) http://www.etashasociety.org/home.html. First thing yesterday morning, I met with the director, Dr. Meenakshi Nayar. She …

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ETASHA Intern

Namaste! My name is Kristina, and I am a new intern at ETASHA. I am participating in the International Internship Program with the Faculty of Social Sciences through the University of Ottawa, in Ottawa, Canada, where I am studying International Studies and Modern Languages.  For more information about how I became involved in this program, …

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Happy Social Justice Day!!

The United Nations’ (UN) World Day of Social Justice is annually observed on February 20 to encourage people to look at how social justice affects poverty eradication. It also focuses on the goal of achieving full employment and support for social integration. What do people do? Many organizations, including the UN and the International Labour …

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IIM Rohtak Runs for the Girl Child

Students for IIM Rohtak are working with ETASHA on social initiatives – this weekend they’re staging a marathon to raise funds and awareness for the girl child – wishing the team and all participants a great day! http://www.coolavenues.com/b-schools/b-school-events/iim-rohtak-run-girl-child In an on-going campaign (India for girl Child) to address the issue of gender disparity prevalent in …

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PM On Slow rate of Skills Development

Full Post can be read at Indian Education Review http://www.indiaeducationreview.com/news/skill-development-initiatives-progress-slow-pm Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has said that the infrastructure of skill-development of young people is in a slow progress. He said that youth employment is a “high-priority agenda” of his government presently. He was speaking at the 44th session of Indian Labour Conference. “Youth employment …

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So many choices, so little support…

Who am I? What should I opt for after class 10th? What would be right for my future? Which college……….which profession………………..what kind of salary????????????????? Aaargh….OH GOD!!!! So many questions arising in the mind of a 15 yr old, it is difficult. How to find an answer? This was the situation with each one of us …

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