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ETASHA Society Joins Airtel Delhi Half Marathon 2014

The Airtel Delhi Half Marathon is back! And we’re running again. Our campaign “Twenty15in2015” aims at raising Rs. 20.15 lakh to provide career guidance to 2,015 young people from underprivileged backgrounds in the year 2015. The need for proper career guidance is acutely felt by both the youth and their parents. Increasing competition for admission […]

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Alone Doesn’t Mean Lonely

  Namaste! My name is Monika and I come from Estonia. Is this the first time you’re meeting an Estonian, or the first time you’re even hearing about Estonia? Do not worry. I hear that every day here in India 🙂 Estonia is a small country in northeast Europe. It’s about the size of the […]

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Where the Magic Happens…

  I sat on the plane in Slovenia and landed in this big, hot, colourful, sometimes hectic, but always interesting city, which each day grows closer to my heart – Delhi. But let me start at the very beginning of my story. I applied for volunteering work in ETASHA through GLEN – Global Education Network […]

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Reflections One Year on

It seems like it was only yesterday… I still remember that blank expression on Meenakshi and Ian’s face when I introduced myself as a biologist during the first round of my interview. They were clueless as to why a biologist would want to work for them…..but I had answers to all their why’s! I told […]

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Volunteering – find your own way to make a difference

  Do you remember the much mocked story ‘6-Day Visit To Rural African Village Completely Changes Woman’s Facebook Profile Picture’ that went viral on social media a few months ago? The story is a satire on international ‘voluntourism’, whereby privileged Westerners go to developing countries on short albeit expensive trips, spend a few days in […]

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Settling In and Setting down

“Moments. All gathering towards this one.” – Jenny Downham   Most of  the people at my home would not believe it, but even here life starts to be normal. You can, of course, forever remain as a traveller or on the other hand become a copy of something you’re not. But I find something truly […]

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Ekta: Balancing Work with Home

The work done by ETASHA can be best judged by the results that they have to offer. One of their results has been Ekta. When one looks at business reports, they are concerned only with the bottom line of profits and why should an NGO be any different. Exploring the results of ETASHA, here is […]

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Sometimes I Try

Meet Ishita Vasishth, Our Volunteer Photographer! In a world increasingly reliant on technology, events and ceremonies can be shared with people thousands of miles away. For this to happen, however, there must be a medium of exchange readily available. Since she began volunteering with us in December of 2013, Ishita has been a huge help […]

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Subhadra: An Eye for Detail

Meet Subhadra Tiwari: CDC One’s New Centre Manager! With her youthfully blithe smile and effervescent demeanor, one might easily mistake Subhadra for a trainee or visitor to CDC 1 at Madanpur Khadar. However, after observing her interaction with her colleagues and students for just a few minutes, it’s easy to see why she has become […]

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Words are only a part of the Story…

  I came to India because there was no reason not to. The start was as smooth as butter. Firstly I found out that airports are slowly becoming my friends  and I was, like always, impressed by the mixed salad of people. Already I felt the mystique of India with the Frenchman sitting next to […]

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