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posted on Monday, January 23rd, 2023
by Vandana Shah
Distribution of Certificates for Second Batch of Digital Lab Students, with Team Straive

by Communications Intern Tanay Kagal On 20th January 2023, we distributed certificates to students of the 2nd batch of Digital Lab students. There were also some students from the 1st batch who couldn’t complete the course earlier (due to extra-curricular achool activities or playing sports in the evenings) and have now completed with the help… Read more »

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Posted on Monday, January 23rd, 2023
by Vandana Shah
posted on Monday, January 2nd, 2023
by Vandana Shah
Sharana’s First Art Sessions With Men

Penned by Board Member Alo Pal Seven years ago, almost to the day, my baptism at work in Sharana was with Manuel sitting in front of me introducing himself and speaking about his work. The most basic as well as the overriding aim of Sharana at the time was to send children to school and… Read more »

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Posted on Monday, January 2nd, 2023
by Vandana Shah
posted on Saturday, November 26th, 2022
by Vandana Shah
Reflections on the Role of Children in Sharana on the Occassion of Children’s Day

-Penned by Communications Intern Tanay One of the strongest drives in humans is to protect and nurture children. It is the only drive strong enough to override the other instinct of self-preservation. This is seen with the many videos on the internet of people performing near superhuman feats to save children- their own or otherwise-… Read more »

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Posted on Saturday, November 26th, 2022
by Vandana Shah
posted on Friday, October 21st, 2022
by Vandana Shah
Digital Lab Certificate Distribution at Sharana

-penned by Tanay Kagal On the 19th of October 2022, 40 students from the first batch of Sharana’s Digital Lab were awarded certificates in ‘Computer Basics’, in the presence of Mr. M Murugaiyen, CFO at Sharana, Ms. Vandana Shah, Operations Director at Sharana, and Ms. Shazeedaa Mohaimeid, Manager at Straive. The 12-week course was designed… Read more »

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Posted on Friday, October 21st, 2022
by Vandana Shah
posted on Monday, October 10th, 2022
by Vandana Shah
A Truly Memorable 3 Weeks – A Volunteer’s Experience at Sharana

-Penned by Kaavya Kumar, a 16-year-old volunteer I interned at Sharana for 3 weeks and it was a great experience! I met many different people, got a taste for what working both at an office and an NGO feels like and about the effort it takes to successfully run and sustain an organization. Most importantly… Read more »

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Posted on Monday, October 10th, 2022
by Vandana Shah
posted on Monday, October 3rd, 2022
by Vandana Shah
Seeds of Change Project Head Harshitha’s Experiences With An Irular Community 25 km From Puducherry

-Penned by Board Member Alo Pal Harshitha is passionate about child protection and ensuring the rights of children through Social Work. She is a fresh graduate from the Sri Aurobindo International Centre of Education, Pondicherry, working at Sharana for almost a year, gathering irreplaceable authentic experience working directly with our beneficiaries. For the past few… Read more »

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Posted on Monday, October 3rd, 2022
by Vandana Shah
posted on Friday, August 26th, 2022
by Vandana Shah
Sharana Launches 3 New Tuition Centres

For almost two years, hundreds of government school-going children from the communities we work in have had no formal schooling of any kind. With dropping out remaining a huge risk, our work remains more important than ever alongside these children. As an organisation we have never hesitated to work where there are challenges, and our… Read more »

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Posted on Friday, August 26th, 2022
by Vandana Shah
posted on Saturday, August 13th, 2022
by Vandana Shah
Sowing the ‘Seeds of Wellbeing’ in Women from Local Communities to Create Ecosystems of Self-Care

-Penned by Communications Intern Tanay Kagal- Those who face the greatest disadvantages are also at highest risk of being mentally ill. However, accessibility of mental health awareness and treatments is limited for the economically disadvantaged. Ms Geeta Bhansali, workshop facilitator, came up with the project ‘Seeds of Wellbeing’ with the aim of helping people become… Read more »

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Posted on Saturday, August 13th, 2022
by Vandana Shah
posted on Wednesday, July 6th, 2022
by Vandana Shah
Sharana Launches Digital Lab and Language Lab

We are happy to announce that last month we inaugurated our Digital Lab and Language Lab, supported by Straive. The purpose of the Digital Lab is to give underprivileged children access to computer literacy. Over the past two years, education has increasingly been moving online and children with a lack of digital resources have missed… Read more »

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Posted on Wednesday, July 6th, 2022
by Vandana Shah
posted on Friday, June 24th, 2022
by Vandana Shah
My Experience at Sharana- Shared by Volunteer Aastha

–penned by volunteer Aastha Agarwal who was with us in the months of May and June. Inspired to share her experiences, she wrote this piece on her own initiative. I had 2 months before heading off to university to pursue my Masters and I wanted to spend my time doing something meaningful and enriching; something… Read more »

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Posted on Friday, June 24th, 2022
by Vandana Shah
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