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FIRST-HAND First-Hand testimonials, showcasing what it takes to drive change, with resilience Growing up in Hyderabad, I vividly remember my first attempt to contribute for others. I was probably 4 or 5, and I had collected a sum of Rupees 152 for Help Age India. That is how everything started for me. I moved on …

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Ali Imam – from YUVA: Youth United for Voluntary Action Organization – suddenly choked up. With an unlikely look on his face, he stopped, as if contemplating about the unknown. Looking around the room – as if trying to find an answer in the whites of the cracking wall – with bated breath, he started …

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India is a paradox. One of the fastest growing economies in the world, the high GDP growth rate often glosses over the stark injustice, inequality and discrimination that prevails and leeches into every nook and crevice of this bubbling cauldron of a country. The colossal economic disparity existing in India also sheds some light on …

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On a quick search over the internet, the word facilitator stated that it meant to ‘make an action or process easy or easier’. The definition, although true to some extent, is far from an apt description of what a facilitator truly is. Beyond this utilitarian definition, a facilitator means multiple things – Dynamic and adaptive, …

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  Upon research, we find that according to the Census of 2011, Uttar Pradesh had the highest number of young people in the country. Out of the total population of 19.9 crores, there were nearly 4 crore young people (15-24 years) – a prominent 17.5% of the total population. For the persistent problem its associated …

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I was on my way back home from the ceremony. It was a long tiring day. The bus conductor stood near the front seat of the bus. The passengers rushed in like flowing water from an open tap. He closed his eyes, bowed his head and tightly pressed the ticket machine against his chest. When …

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Amidst the hustling corners, fringes, and streets of New Delhi lies GB Road. The name fills in with any other street in the city, but in the societal cauldron of what’s right and what’s wrong, it has been only covertly talked about in hush voices – as if not to spill it’s ‘evil’ and ‘filth’ …

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Jan Kalyan Sansthan: A rights-based movement that is educating and empowering people belonging from diverse tribal hamlets on government schemes and policies “We don’t want any money. We just want your trust,” a resolute Bhagwan Ram Sawant would say to tribals living in the hinterland of Maharashtra, in an attempt to work with and for …

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