Team building and Leadership workshop with Sharana Staff

It was a pleasure to have Mr. Aarmugam Raju (also known fondly as Ara) , Hubert H Humphrey Fellow and Founder Director, InvesT HOPE skills Academy, Chennai with us earlier this week. Mr Ara held an interactive and fun-filled workshop with more than a dozen of the organisation’s staff members working in diverse programs and departments in Sharana.

He has a vast experience Continue reading

Little Arjuna scores brilliant marks in half-yearly exams

Arjuna is studying in the 9th standard at Ramakrishna Vidyalaya School; he is a sweet and polite boy. At first glance he comes out as being shy, but the social workers have noticed an unusual introvertedness in him in the last 2 years.

Upon conducting a house visit, and speaking with the parents we were unable to learn anything usual. Continue reading

Meenatchi resumes school after the rains

Little Meenatchi(13 years old) and her grandmother live in the streets of Pondicherry. During the past rains and flooding, they suffered a lot: they had no dry place to sleep or any food to eat. Meenatchi used to access the Gayatri House drop in centre regularly to rest and bathe in a safe place, and eat a hot meal. She was also happy to do some activities with the teachers and social workers from time to time.

When schools were closed for 2 weeks during the rains, Meenatchi lost the habit of getting ready and heading towards her school Continue reading