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From Munich to Delhi

After a 7 hour flight from Munich, I finally arrived in Delhi – 6 month before, I applied for a volontary service in India at a German Organisation called ASA, they offer young europeans to volunteer in different projects all around the world. Fortunately they decided to get me in! My name is Annika Cichos and […]

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Bruce Lee, Buddha and Chapatti by Urban Presker

Since I was a young boy, I was always fascinated with the Asian continent. My obsession was fueled by the kung fu movies which I used to watch on pirated VHS tapes. My childhood admiration of Bruce Lee and Ninjas slowly transcended into a more general interest about Asian philosophies, from Taoism to Buddhism and […]

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Meet Mini Bhargava: Placement Coordinator and Logistic Specialist

As ETASHA has grown rapidly over the last couple of years, many of its staff joined fairly recently. Mini Bhargava, however, has worked as a placement coordinator and facilitator for almost seven years, making her one of the few people that have been involved in ETASHA since its inception. She explained, “A few years ago, Meenakshi […]

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Meet Niraj Singh Kawat: ETASHA trainee and singer

His friends and facilitators all told me that Niraj Singh Kawat, age 13, was an exceptional singer. However, when I asked him if he would like to sing during the interview, he shook his head. Only after a few minutes of coaxing and cajoling did he finally relent, performing an amazing rendition of the song […]

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So Long, Farewell, Auf Weidersehen Goodbyeeeeeee…….

So long, Farewell……. 29th May was the last day of our Employability Enhancement and Communication Skills Programme at ITI Sirifort……..farewells have always been difficult for me….even until today today a momentary feeling always crosses my mind, “God! Hope I have fever so that I don’t have to face it”….. whether it was my school farewell […]

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Meet Mukesh Agarwal: Trainee and Team Member

ETASHA as an organization is all about giving back to the community and assisting the less fortunate, and perhaps no current team member better epitomizes this motto than 24-year-old Mukesh Agarwal. On the surface, he seems to be like many other Indians of his age: he enjoys playing cricket, watching cricket matches, and films such […]

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Volunteer: Jackson High School student blog

Hi! My name is Abhishek Bhargava, and I recently started volunteering at ETASHA. A little bit about me before I begin: I’m 15 years old, I live in Ohio, and I attend Jackson High School. I enjoy playing tennis, table tennis, watching TV, and listening to music. This year, I will be entering the 11th […]

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Project Niranter….ongoing improvement in the lives of rural girls…

  The Project was initiated as a collaboration by ETASHA and PPES (Pardada Pardadi Educational Society) in the month of June at their vocational School in Anupshahr for girls from weak socio-sconomic communities – the areas is rural and most girls are from farming families. The focus of this project is to provide Spoken English […]

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Rahul’s Unlimited Potential

  Underprivileged – meaning lacking opportunities or advantages enjoyed by other members of one’s community. We always use this word but have we really given thought to what it really means?… What it really feels to be ‘underprivileged’? What ‘privileged’ people take for granted or treat as basic needs or feel are deserved due to […]

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Putting it into Practice….Developing Social Confidence…

  I have recently joined ETASHA as a volunteer and have had a wonderful time with kids at their Madanpur Khader centre. This week I was looking forward to spending some interesting moments with them. When I reached the centre, Arjumand, the centre Incharge told me that she was going to take the ITI girls […]

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