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ETASHA Stories: Shashi

By Neha Abraham Meet Shashi, a 20-year-old ETASHA trainee from Mayur Vihar phase III, Delhi. Shashi Bala is the eldest of six siblings. Her mother works at a factory fixing zippers on bags and her father is a dhobi. Every day she leaves for her CPCTT (Certificate Program in Computer Teacher Training) classes after cooking for […]

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ETASHA’s EVS Volunteer To Slovenia Shares His Experience – Part 1

By Himanshu Shukla “How did you get to be an EVS volunteer? Isn’t it only for Europeans?” This is the question I got asked so many times by my friends, my acquaintances and even by my co-passengers on my flight to Slovenia. I told them that I am on a parallel EVS project under which […]

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Setting Aside English Grammar Rules

By Neha Abraham “Ma’am ‘- ing’ hamesha Continuous ke sath lagta hai?” (“Ma’am, do we add ‘-ing’ to make the Continuous tense?”) “Ma’am ‘At’ hamesha time ke saath ata hai?” (Ma’am is ‘At’ always used for time?) These are common questions in ETASHA’s classrooms. Most of our trainees have studied English up to the 12th [...] Read More
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ETASHA Society’s Career Development Mela – 2015

The event is the latest in a series of activities ETASHA undertakes with the objectives of spreading awareness about Vocational Training and career opportunities in the Organized Sector and of influencing members of target communities to think long term and plan for pursuit of careers. We are organizing a “Career Development Mela” on February 22, 2015 […]

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ETASHA Trainee Goes to Slovenia

By R. Nithya Himanshu Shukla, 20, remembers hanging out with his friend on an afternoon when he received a phone call from ETASHA Society. It had been a few months since he finished the program on Customer Service and Work Culture (CSWC) from ETASHA’s Career Development Centre in Tigri (south Delhi), so the call was […]

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 “So You’re Native Indian!”  

  “Then where are you from?” a trainee asked me. On my second day volunteering at ETASHA, I observed a class on Spoken English at the Mori Gate centre in North Delhi. Eight or nine trainees, probably about my own age – 19 – sat around the edges of the room in wicker chairs that […]

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India’s Shortage of Skilled Workers

  According to the ILO, the Indian Industry will have a demand for 500 million skilled workers by 2022. However, the current supply of skilled workers is only 3.4 million approximately. The Indian education system, which often overlooks employability skills, faces a massive task of making 496.6 million Indians employable in a new-age economy within […]

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Helping Youth Deal With Anger

  By R. Nithya He had a job, true. He also had enough money for his family to survive in the resettlement colony of Dakshinpuri in South Delhi. But Raj Kumar, now 26 years old, wanted more. Not more money, but something more important and rather more difficult to earn. He wanted respect. “I never […]

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“It’s All About the Trainees”

By Katja Polc An early morning. Days are slowly becoming more pleasant and I love the blast of freshness in the air which helps me to get out of the bed.  My day starts with the usual first morning voice of our very own vegetable-seller who shouts on top of his lung in a dynamic […]

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Career Highway: Helping Students Choose Their Careers

  By Monika Lust One of the hardest choices young people need to make concerns what they want to study and what kind of a career they would like to opt for. With more and more diverse career options and professional opportunities emerging, there are unfortunately many young people who remain confused and end up […]

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