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Durga the fighter- fighting circumstances for a better future

20-year-old Durga sits awkwardly on a mooda. She rarely smiles; only something very amusing compels her to crack a grin. Perhaps her front teeth make her conscious. She lives with her grandmother and uncle at Old Seemapuri, while her father lives alone at Qalandar Colony. Durga grew up in Qalandar Colony but she cringes at [...] Read More
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From anger to positivity

19- year-old Karishma was tired and angry. My mother died when I was 11 years old. I was the eldest and so I had to handle everything,” she explains. Her father, a tailor in a local factory, taught her to cook after she complained about her aunts nitpicking about her cleaning and cooking. It was [...] Read More
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In conversation with Mr. Manoj Kumar, Director, Department of Technical Training and Education

Mr. Kumar was Chief Guest at the Certificate Ceremony organised for the trainers who completed our Capacity Building of Trainers in Employability Skills Programme at the Industrial Training Institute (ITI), Arab Ki Sarai, Nizamuddin. What were the main challenges you faced after taking over as Director of the Department of Training & Technical Education (DTTE)? [...] Read More
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What industry wants from young people applying for their first job?

From left to right- Mr. Kavi Jain, Mr Sandeep Bhargava & Mr Sandeep Wip In an environment that is fast changing with technology, young people, particularly those from marginalised backgrounds need to be skilled and adaptable, to be employable. It is up to trainers and instructors, to mentor and inculcate the right skills and attitude [...] Read More
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Arti, who set up our 1st all women’s batch

Thirty-two year old, Arti, a confident young woman, originally from Khanpur in South Delhi, moved to the quiet environs of Janauli, a village in Palwal, Haryana after a love marriage about seven years ago. She had to get used to the place and the people of Janauli, but what bothered her most was the deep-rooted [...] Read More
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“I will prove to my father that I am no less than any boy”

Sanjay Kumar, a car parking assistant at Connaught Place, has always regretted having only one son, who is the youngest of his five children. 18-year-old Ambika is his eldest, and while she feels that being educated she should work to support her family, more than anything else she wants to prove to her father that [...] Read More
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A letter from ‘Hope- A start’

“When I look at the life of people around me, I get an overwhelming feeling of how privileged I have been since childhood.  What  I  am today is as much a  result of my skills as that of the comfort bestowed on me. My income cannot be, and should not be, just mine. It needs to be […]

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ETASHA Stories: Vinay

“I was an introvert, and I used to spend most of my time at home. After joining the course, I made friends at the center, and I found an environment where I could speak to people in English…I have worked hard on my pronunciation; ‘aalso’ (also) has become ‘aulso’, ‘vas’ (was) has become ‘wos’, and I am still working on it.”

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Happy Teacher’s Day!

By Tjasa Kosar   I never thought of taking classes in a foreign country as a volunteer. But when I visited ETASHA’s centres and met a bunch of curious and energetic trainees, I knew the biggest portion of my volunteering work will be with these kids. After a few Conversation Classes, I already felt how […]

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Campaign Launch: Skilling the Mentors

  From training youth, to training the trainers!   We’re happy to announce the launch of our Fundraising Campaign for “Skilling the Mentors” for Airtel Delhi Half Marathon on November 29, 2015. Over the past few years, ETASHA has availed the fundraising platform offered by Airtel Delhi Half Marathon (ADHM) to provide huge benefits in skilling underprivileged youth. Last […]

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