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posted on Monday, November 19th, 2018
by Vandana Shah
Norway Students complete their volunteering at Sharana

Over the last three months, Sharana has received six volunteers from OsloMet – Oslo Metropolitan University, Norway. The six young women are all studying a Bachelor’s degree in Child Welfare and have come to India as part of their course — a unique opportunity for them to gain work experience in a completely different context…. Read more »

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Posted on Monday, November 19th, 2018
by Vandana Shah
posted on Friday, November 16th, 2018
by Vandana Shah
Second eye camp of 2018 at Sharana

– as penned by volunteer Lucy Heyderman. One morning in October, the main office was empty. It had been cleared in preparation of Sharana’s second Eye Camp of the month. At 9am a team of mostly women, dressed in crisp white saris, entered the building. In moments, they transformed the space into what appeared like… Read more »

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Posted on Friday, November 16th, 2018
by Vandana Shah
posted on Tuesday, November 13th, 2018
by Vandana Shah
Mothers’ meeting at Sharana

For the past 2 months, Sharana’s social worker Vadivu has been leading a group for adolescent girls each Saturday*. During these weekly sessions, Vadivu has covered a range of topics from mensuration to make-up. As the girls have grown more comfortable and confident with each other, honest conversations about these subjects have flourished. However, for… Read more »

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Posted on Tuesday, November 13th, 2018
by Vandana Shah
posted on Friday, November 2nd, 2018
by Vandana Shah
Sharana participated in the “Swachhata Hi Seva” nation-wide cleaning project

Sharana was delighted to have been involved in yet another initiative of the Government’s nation-wide cleaning projects: Swachhata Hi Seva 2018 (SHS). The drive was initiated on the 15th of  September  until the 2nd October, inviting NGOs, schools, colleges, social, cultural and political leaders, corporations, government officials, collectors and sarpanches, to participate for 10 days… Read more »

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Posted on Friday, November 2nd, 2018
by Vandana Shah
posted on Monday, October 15th, 2018
by Vandana Shah
Global Handwashing Day

On Global Hand washing day, Sharana is proud to be celebrating the 5th year of our Seeds of Change program, which uses sports and games to create awareness on the importance of washing your hands (among other topics). Social worker Anbu takes this program with his team to several schools, villages and communities in and… Read more »

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Posted on Monday, October 15th, 2018
by Vandana Shah
posted on Tuesday, October 9th, 2018
by Vandana Shah
Rural Eye camp held in the Angalakuppam community centre

Our resource centre in the village of Angalakuppam, turned into an Eye Hospital from this morning till late afternoon today. Sharana held an Eye Camp in collaboration with the Alumni Organisation of the Sri Aurobindo International Centre of Education-the Golden Chain Fraternity (our financial partners for this camp) and Arvind Eye hospital for the members… Read more »

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Posted on Tuesday, October 9th, 2018
by Vandana Shah
posted on Thursday, October 4th, 2018
by Vandana Shah
Sharana’s prospective Tripartite collaboration with Universities

Sharana is delighted at the prospect of a tripartite collaboration with Pondicherry University and Oslo Metropolitan University, Norway. Sharana has been receiving students from the OsloMet University since over a year for their internship projects. Sharana’s contact with the Pondicherry University goes back several years through various interventions including internships, visits etc. On Wednesday, we received the… Read more »

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Posted on Thursday, October 4th, 2018
by Vandana Shah
posted on Tuesday, September 18th, 2018
by Vandana Shah
Sharana restarts Workshops with Adolescent Girls

At Sharana, we are excited to announce the launch of a series of workshops for adolescent girls. Currently, our team provides support to vulnerable children from Puducherry and its surrounding areas, giving them the tools they need to build their own bright futures. Our services include educational support through evening Homework Help Centres, emotional support… Read more »

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Posted on Tuesday, September 18th, 2018
by Vandana Shah
posted on Saturday, September 8th, 2018
by Vandana Shah
Sharana on International Literacy Day

  One of Sharana’s fundamental beliefs is the right to Literacy and education. The Back to school program, has been working closely with children, communities and schools since 2000. Among other activities we take books during our visits and encourage the children to read freely and without hesitation or self-consciousness and develop a love for… Read more »

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Posted on Saturday, September 8th, 2018
by Vandana Shah
posted on Saturday, August 4th, 2018
by Vandana Shah
Sharana’s team completes participation in the the Swachh Bharat Summer Internship program

Following on from a previous post, we are now proud to report that we have finished our month-long internship with the Swachh Bharat Summer Internship program (SBSI). From the 19th June to the 19th July, our nine social workers and our coordinator dedicated over 400 hours of voluntary service to cleaning up the fisherman area… Read more »

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Posted on Saturday, August 4th, 2018
by Vandana Shah
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