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The Art of Walking in the Rain…

 “Some people walk in the rain, others just get wet.”                                                                      Roger Miller   There is Monsoon at the gates. Whilst preparing for my arrival in India I was warned that this is the season of rain, humidity and clogged roads – the time of the dreaded monsoon, when country changes into one big puddle […]

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Meet Monika Gupta: ETASHA’s Secretary

ETASHA has an eclectic staff, to say the least. Some members facilitate. Others create curricula. Supervision and management is the role of some faculty. And then there’s Monika Gupta, who literally does a little bit of everything. Ever since ETASHA was founded back in 2006, Monika has been whatever the organization needs her to be. […]

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Meet Farhan Mughees: Facilitator…and Friend!

Several months ago, a senior faculty member at Oxford Policy Management, an outsourcing consultancy, told one of his younger colleagues about an NGO that provided opportunities for disadvantaged Indian young adults. His curiosity piqued, Farhan Mughees (the aforementioned colleague) applied for a job interview at ETASHA, and got the job four months ago in May […]

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Meet Aarti Gupta: ITI Student and ETASHA Trainee

  For some time now, ETASHA has been collaborating with the Industrial Training Institute (ITI) Siri Fort center. ETASHA’s EECS (Employability Enhancement and Communication Skills) program has helped improve the employability of over 700 female students. These students first heard about ETASHA while they were enrolled in various ITI programs. One such student is Aarti, […]

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Shavez Rizvi – Losing his cool – and re-gaining it!

CSWC – Customer Service and Work Culture is one of the most popular and effective programs conducted by us at ETASHA. It prepares them to find a suitable job for themselves and to adjust accordingly to today’s working environment. Today, wherever you go or whatever you do it is important to have good communication skills […]

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Meet Naushad: Computer Facilitator and much more!

A few years ago, Mohammed Naushad, who was working with an NGO in Madanpur Khadar, met ETASHA’s Community Mobilisers as they went about convincing youth of the value of Vocational Training. His interest was quickly aroused, and soon after, he began working with ETASHA. For the last two and a half years, he has been […]

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Meet Rajiv Maurya: ETASHA trainee and avid learner

When I sat down to interview four young ETASHA trainees, they were understandably apprehensive, not knowing what to expect. When I asked them who would like to be interviewed first, three of them remained silent, looking down. The remaining student looked at me directly and said “I will,” and offered to respond in English to […]

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Can you feel sLOVEnia?

There are a lot of rumours and wild stories circling around the office regarding the birthplace of one of your new volunteers and one can only assume, that the revelation of the picture of young Bruce Lee added to the mystery of this place far away, called Slovenia. In order to avoid misinterpretation of some […]

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Family visit in Madanpur Khadar

Third week –  we could do loads of interviews and already edited. After creating a schedule for our work we started shooting on the first Saturday of our stay. We followed a class of students having Interviews with a Spa Company, they were all really nervous but did a great job. Through the next week we will […]

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Meet Adiba Ali: Facilitator

Ever since she initially began studying psychology as a major, Adiba Ali always wanted an outlet that would allow her to use the principles she had learned and actually put them into practice. ETASHA provided the medium for her to apply her knowledge in a constructive manner. Therefore, she joined the organization as a facilitator […]

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