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71-year-old

71-year-old Meena Nijhawan from Noida started teaching four children, who were living on the streets, in a small garage. She never had a faint comprehension that this small garage with these four innocent children would change her life and lives of thousands of children. “Since I hail from an army background, the urge to serve …

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digital

“I was asked to teach for an hour. The students were so enthusiastic to learn that I ended up teaching for up to three hours! ”, says Hemanth, a volunteer with AP Government’s digital training programme. Besides being well-informed, India’s youth today is also sensitive to issues and harbors a keen desire to give back …

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Village Spirit Academy

Life for Rahul Dubey always seemed like a mixed bag of interactions and experiences. Growing up in a family with ties to the army, he moved around a lot. After getting a taste of various cities and numerous schools, he landed up at Delhi University to complete a degree in Mathematics. “I have always followed …

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Janwaar Castle

Grey clouds of apprehension and difficulties mired the daily lives of people in the village of Janwaar in Madhya Pradesh. But, a silver lining came in form Ulrike Reinhard, a German Traveller, biker and a community activist. After extensively travelling in India for more than 2 years, Ulrike happened to visit the village of Janwaar. …

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Natwarbhai Thakkar and the Nagaland Gandhi Ashram established by him in Chuchuyimlang village of Mokokchung district have worked unceasingly to integrate Naga society with the national mainstream. For many Indians even today, the northeastern states of the country and its people are in the limelight most of the time for the wrong reasons. Be it …

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Vivek Kumar and Alokesh Sharma started the Kshamtalaya Foundation – The school of potential – in the dejected village of Kotra, Rajasthan, to not only nurture the potential of children but to also help the children in identifying their potentials on their own. The small village of Kotra lies smudged in the back pocket of …

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The advantages of literacy are endless. From the destiny of an individual to the fate of a society, literacy can play a huge role in swaying both in the right direction. But, often, in the sheen of literacy we neglect the majority of those who are illiterate. Be it maids, local vendors or farmers. Despite …

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Moraa Educational Complex

Afghanistan has been tagged as a nation with one of the lowest literacy rates in the world by major international organizations and think tanks. Insurgency and civil disruption has shattered the backbone of the nation with a literacy rate of only 38.2% being a dreadful evidence for that. But what comes as a sadly highlighting …

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A government school in Kardelwadi village in Pune district taught by a husband and wife duo has established a benchmark for primary education in Savitribai Phule’s Maharashtra Raghunath S. Kardile is an alumnus of the hamlet’s primary school. As an alumnus, he’s doing his bit to support the effort to run a primary school that …

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While the plethora of young people in our nation dream of hitting it big in the globalized world with a proclivity towards western nations, there is some who decide to stay back and solve the persistent problems, by working on a grass root level. Once such example is that of the exemplary individuals behind ‘Vidyoday …

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