It was the 31st December 2017, the last day of the year and all of us in a small community of Rajasthan gathered to welcome the new year with a lot of warmth and ardour. It was the very first time our team joined hands with the youth to achieve something. Furthermore, Youth is the... Continue Reading →
It is very difficult to recall and arrange your memories and weave them into words when you are not a gifted writer. There are various memories and experiences which deserve to be recorded. I also have an experience and a beautiful memory of a journey which is much needed to be written, to be shared... Continue Reading →
For me, the 5th space is a safe space which is free of judgement, and where a person can comfortably and openly speak about who they are. As people, we should all be encouraged to look at situations from different perspectives, which will consequently allow us to challenge our own perspective. There’s no pressure to change, and any conclusions drawn about oneself should come solely from within – because no one should define you other than you.
Development cannot be a diktat from the top, and it has to flow from the bottom, and led by those who would be impacted by it. And that nobody should (can) be left behind.
Over the last year with three Pravah ICS batches that have closely worked with the school, volunteers have also supported in creating teaching aids and producing a film to support advocating for the school.
We may see the odd toilet built, we may be able to get a dustbin in most homes and we may see people cleaning out their sewers, but it will take much longer for all the problems to be solved. What we can do, however, is begin the conversation and start to change the mind-set.
पहले गाँव में थी तब मुझे ऐसा लगता था की मैं एक पिंजरे में कैद हूँ, वालंटियर बनने के बाद उसी गाँव में खुला हुआ और आज़ाद महसूस कर रही हूँ|
I don’t think I could list all of the things I’ll take away from the Pravah ICS experience. I’ve gained so much knowledge about myself and also about other people.
By Loganathan and Max Johnson Nine months ago we began working in a small village in Rajasthan - a village where people were content and found happiness in the simplest of things. It was an extremely humbling experience. However, we found it a little disheartening to see that people were too comfortable with the various... Continue Reading →