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Congratulations! Some Recent Placements…

We work to get young people placed into jobs in the organise sector, jobs from w hich they are often excluded, because of their lack of qualifications, lack of confidence, lack of basic skills and from a simple lack of awareness of how to apply for jobs. Some of our trainees who have recently been placed […]

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Work, Study, Try.

Delicate featured and slight of frame, the sight of 20 year old Fehmina Parveen does not immediately convey an image of strength. Her voice is soft, slow and measured.  But talk to her for just a few minutes and you will soon get a sense of a young woman who knows her mind. Talk to […]

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Republic Day & Certificate Ceremony Creates Party Mood in Madanpur Khadar

A party mood enveloped Madanpur Khadar on Wednesday as trainees from multiple batches of ETASHA’s training programs attended a certificate ceremony to mark the successful completion of their three-month long courses. Jubilant students of 4 batches of CSWC (Customer Service & Work Culture), 1 batch of CODE (Computerised Office and Data Entry) vocational training programs, […]

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Anything’s Possible.. Stories of change 1

  One of the best aspects of my job is catching up with trainees whom we have placed. At the weekend, a couple of friends and I took a break from Christmas shopping to revive ourselves with a much needed caffeine fix. Dodging the Santas, reindeer, grottos and shoppers of V3S Mall in Vikas Marg […]

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Going Global… ETASHA Launches US Chapter

I’m writing to share this GREAT article on ETASHA in the publication India-West, a prestigious weekly newspaper with a readership of 2 million aimed at Indians in the US . ETASHA President Meenakshi Nayar talks about  ETASHA’s beginning, the launch of our US Chapter, a recent success story and discusses the possibility of a partnership with Home of Hope. Along with a […]

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Home of Home Update…Praise Indeed…:)

On June 16th Anindita Kar Gupta blogged on her last day at Don Bosco Ashalyam.  We received today by e-mail a letter from Father George Nadackal, Director at the Ashalayam and were so happy we wanted to share it.

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Ananya, Pratakshya and Shreya Reflect…

ETASHA for us was truly a unique experience. It was an eye-opener which acquainted us with the murkiness of India. We could see how people were dealing with their everyday lives in such primitive and uncivilized conditions. We even came across the youth’s dreams and aspirations. Some of the people there were very determined but […]

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Photo-phobic on the First Day…

  My closest friend Sanovar is in town from University in Manipal and I went to her mum’s office IN GK, where Sanovar is volunteering. Her mum works as a facilitator and placement co-ordinator for ETASHA. As I was yapping away to glory to Mini aunty (Sanovar’s mother) Ian, who also works there, overheard me […]

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Volunteering with ETASHA – Ananya Kanwar

Better for the Experience: Ananya Kanwar Ananya Kanwar, a Class X student of Birla Vidya Niketan, and her friends Pratakshya Yadav and Shreya Talwar both Class XI students at DPS RK Puram, spent a month volunteering with ETASHA’s community mobilisation team in Madanpur Khadar and Zakir Nagar.  Here she writes about the the time there. My experience of […]

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Sukrit’s post “First day at work”

I arrived on the 23rd of June, apprehensive and nervous. I’d never ‘worked’ before and felt my inexperience could prove to be a problem. I walked in around 10.15 and took a seat. My friend, Ambuja who had referred me browsed facebook (a perennial activity) while I waited for my interview. The first person I […]

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