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A SMART Move can Change a Life

20-year old Shaheen is the first person in her family to pursue college education. Her welder father and mother are unschooled and elder brother left studies after grade 12. Overcoming moderate objections about fees and chall-enges involving travel costs, she managed to join ETASHA’s Vocational Training Program which promised a job. She was very happy […]

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Radha: A Role Model for other girls in her Community

Age 23 years, resident of Sangam Vihar, Delhi “The mentality of people in the community is terrible. They believe that if a girl is going out, she must be involved in something wrong. I still remember the day when I started working, there was a big fight in the community where my father faced several […]

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Haseena Breaks Free from Orthodoxy

20 years, Sangam Vihar, South Delhi “I started working when I was 18 years, and I love this feeling, it is so liberating.” The first thing that strikes me about Haseena is her exuberance and positive spirit. What she has achieved being in a conservative Muslim family setup, is no mean feat, and she takes […]

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ETASHA values its Volunteers

People choose to volunteer for a variety of reasons. For some it provides an opportunity to develop new skills or build on existing experience and knowledge. While others volunteer for the sheer joy of giving back to the society. ETASHA values its volunteers for their diverse and creative inputs, enthusiasm and the value addition that they bring. […]

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Shining Bright with confidence by her side: Poornima

Repeatedly told by friends that she is up to no good, Poornima stayed home all day long, fighting persistent depressing thoughts, and seeing life go by one day after another. She had no hopes, no mission, no goal.  One day she stumbled upon ETASHA’s training centre and saw how it offered vocational skills and training, […]

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ETASHA TRAINEE RAISES THE BAR FOR PROFESSIONAL EXCELLENCE

ETASHA alumnus Vikash is super charged and happy! He has won the Employee of the Month Award that too within the first two months of his joining Mc Donald’s. “Initially it was tough and a lot of hard work but then I saw everyone around me doing the same job and this motivated me to […]

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TEAM WORK PAYS OFF: CERTIFICATE CEREMONY

Saturday, 27th July, 2019 was an unusually rainy day. Transportation was an issue. Many streets were clogged and making way through them was an ordeal. But that did not dampen Team ETASHA’s motivation nor did it deter any of the trainees from making all possible arrangements to somehow reach the venue (Khanpur, Tigri). Where communication […]

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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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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