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posted on Saturday, October 10th, 2020
by Vandana Shah
Story 11- Kalaivani: Women’s Struggles and Resilience during the Covid-19 Pandemic Series

Kalaivani realised she had to make matters in her own hands. Her husband’s salary of 8000 rupees of which about 2000-3000 is sent from Chennai every month was just not enough to run the house. photo taken in August 2020 But what was she,

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Posted on Saturday, October 10th, 2020
by Vandana Shah
posted on Tuesday, October 6th, 2020
by Vandana Shah
Seeds of Change sessions resume in the Irular Community

Sharana’s Seeds of Change team, led by Anbarasan(Anbu), went back to their weekly sessions in the Irular community after 6 months this September. The last session was in

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Posted on Tuesday, October 6th, 2020
by Vandana Shah
posted on Monday, October 5th, 2020
by Vandana Shah
Story 10- Ramayee: Women’s Struggles and Resilience during the Covid-19 Pandemic Series

The nature of agriculture and dairy is that the work is relentless and the products are perishable. photo taken in August 2020 Food and nourishment being a constant requirement of life

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Posted on Monday, October 5th, 2020
by Vandana Shah
posted on Thursday, October 1st, 2020
by Vandana Shah
Sharana staff participate in Art Therapy session: let’s embroider on our masks!

Sharana always believes in working/supporting like-minded organisations working to uplift various sections of the vulnerable communities in and around Pondicherry; collaboration and counting each other’s strengths is indeed the way forward- esp. during the times of Covid. When the Corona lockdown struck in March, Krupa Jhaveri of Sankalpa, put together a remarkably interesting activity that… Read more »

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Posted on Thursday, October 1st, 2020
by Vandana Shah
posted on Tuesday, September 29th, 2020
by Vandana Shah
Story 9- Dhanalakshmi: Women’s Struggles and Resilience during the Covid-19 Pandemic Series

We were all seated around a table, and Rajkala our President had files from our social workers from all programmes. photo taken in August 2020 Each file had their respective profiles of candidates

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Posted on Tuesday, September 29th, 2020
by Vandana Shah
posted on Friday, September 25th, 2020
by Vandana Shah
Story 8- Parameshwari: Women’s Struggles and Resilience during the Covid-19 Pandemic Series

Last month, Sharana undertook a week-long mental health assessment of our women under the Social Entrepreneurship Programme. photo taken in August 2020 Predictably, uncertainty, lack of income, domestic violence, haze on the academic year for children were among the prime causes of anxiety, but Parameshwari told us that the bombardment of unfiltered continuous coverage of… Read more »

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Posted on Friday, September 25th, 2020
by Vandana Shah
posted on Thursday, September 24th, 2020
by Vandana Shah
Social workers attend Training on Gendered Impacts of Covid-19 Pandemic

Earlier this week, Sharana’s team of 10 social workers attended a ½ day training on the Gendered Impacts of Covid-19 Pandemic. The training was conducted by Ms. Jagriti Shankar, a Gender Specialist who leads the Social Entrepreneurship program for Women in the organisation. This training showed 

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Posted on Thursday, September 24th, 2020
by Vandana Shah
posted on Monday, September 21st, 2020
by Vandana Shah
Analytical Report of the Women’s Mental Health Awareness Campaign

    Report by:- Jagriti Shankar and Vandana Shah Sharana conducted a “Women’s Mental Health Awareness Campaign: Towards a Sound Mind” for the beneficiaries of Women’s Social Entrepreneurship project from the 19th to the 25th of August, 2020. This project is supported by Majany, Luxembourg.

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Posted on Monday, September 21st, 2020
by Vandana Shah
posted on Friday, September 18th, 2020
by Vandana Shah
Story 7- Maanvizhi: Women’s Struggles and Resilience during the Covid-19 Pandemic Series

Kozhukattai is a traditional Tamil preparation, a steamed rice dumpling with stuffing. A Tamil modak if you will. Maanvizhi took a loan from Sharana’s Social Entrepreneurship Programme to enhance her business that made traditional Tamil eateries. She makes Kozhukattai with Sago and Ragi too in addition to white channa sundal”boiled and tempered chickpeas” and samosas…. Read more »

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Posted on Friday, September 18th, 2020
by Vandana Shah
posted on Monday, September 14th, 2020
by Vandana Shah
Story 6-Sumathi: Women’s Struggles and Resilience during the Covid-19 Pandemic Series

The petty shop round the corner, especially in these days where one would prefer to avoid crowded markets are a boon to neighbourhoods. Maybe it is a good time to pause and be grateful to the shop owners who venture into the wholesale markets no matter how menacing the “curve”. Sumathi, of Solai Nagar is… Read more »

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Posted on Monday, September 14th, 2020
by Vandana Shah
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