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An Occasion For Learning and Fun…

The regular ETASHA Alumni Meets are occasions of fun & excitement for everyone in the organisation. It involves the meeting of old friends & revisiting old memories which are stored somewhere in in the back of our mind. One of the meetings’ main objectives is to connect new trainees with old, so that the latter […]

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A Culture of Excellence

I interned at ETASHA Society during February 2014 as a part of my curriculum at School of Business Management, Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS). Having no previous work experience with an NGO, I didn’t know what to except. But I was optimistic and excited about my tenure with the organization. Post completion of […]

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“Good things, when short, are twice as good”

Tom Stoppard once said “Good things, when short, are twice as good” and that’s precisely how I feel as my internship at ETASHA Society comes to a close. As a part of the college curriculum at Narsee Monjee institute of Management Studies (NMIMS) I was given the opportunity to intern with an NGO, and to […]

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A Lifelong Learner…

    Vipin Sahu joined Etasha in 2008 when he was in class 12. He got to know about ETASHA through his ‘CHACHA’ and considered it to be a good opportunity and found the fee very reasonable as well. ‘”Main government school se tha aur english bilkul aati nahi thi.’ says Vipin softly.   He […]

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Get it and keep it!

It was a Monday morning in the main office of ETASHA Society, when some of the trainees were coming to the office for their first job interview of their life. They had just finished their Customer Service and Work Culture Training (CSWC) and immediately got appointments for a job interview with a big Insurance Company […]

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Police: “Meri Dost aur Sahayak!?”

“I’m not against the police; I’m just afraid of them.”                                                                              – Alfred Hitchcock All over the world, the […]

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“European Aliens” in India

5:00 am Two Europeans wake up in their colony. It is still dark and they love to be the first ones in the neighborhood getting up. It is still calm and peaceful at this time of the day. For them it almost feels like living in a tiny little village anywhere in the world. 5:30 […]

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We are the stories we live!

I am in Delhi for three months on an internship provided by GLEN (Global Education Network of Young Europeans), a network of 10 organizations from the European Union which sends abroad pairs of interns (tandems) to host organizations in the countries of the ‘Global South’. I’m from Slovenia and my tandem partner is Johanna from […]

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Can Job Training Trump a Degree?

  HONG KONG — China and India, Asian giants with a staggering 2.5 billion people between them, have a big problem with their youth. No matter how much they increase education funding or how quickly they build universities, there is no way there will be enough places for everyone. Even if there were, the reality […]

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A Fine Line …

Along with two members of the Community Mobilisation team I set out walking into small by-lanes with houses on either side, in a low income area of Sangam Vihar, that we visited. I quietly followed Sarika and Rameshwar because as a volunteer I was very unfamiliar with their work in the community. After having walked […]

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