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posted on Thursday, August 17th, 2023
by Vandana Shah
Segar’s Resolve: A Story of One of Sharana’s Original Team

Penned by Board Member Ms. Alo Pal PROLOGUE When I started to work at Sharana 7 years back, I met each member of the team learning about the programs they directed as well as their own journeys. It was also a useful exercise to ascertain the philosophy of the organisation at work. One equation that… Read more »

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Posted on Thursday, August 17th, 2023
by Vandana Shah
posted on Friday, August 11th, 2023
by Vandana Shah
Sathiyapriya’s Story: Can Education Really Make Dreams Come True?

Penned by board member Ms.Alo Pal Her accent had a sweet clipped authenticity as opposed to mine, though French is the second language I learnt right from kindergarten. It has been 30 years since my graduation and 3 years since her Masters and we both raced our minds fetching the right vocabulary as we exchanged… Read more »

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Posted on Friday, August 11th, 2023
by Vandana Shah
posted on Saturday, August 5th, 2023
by Vandana Shah
Drawing Bonds of Resilience: Kalaiselvi’s Inspiring Journey

Penned by Board Member Ms. Alo Pal I drew the hexagon on the margin of my notebook and marked the 6 Carbon and Hydrogen atoms with single bonds and asked Kalaiselvi to explain the 4th carbon bonds, Kalaiselvi took my pen and promptly added the alternate lines in the hexagon and put the pen down… Read more »

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Posted on Saturday, August 5th, 2023
by Vandana Shah
posted on Tuesday, July 25th, 2023
by Vandana Shah
Bridging the Divide: Empowering Children through Digital Education

Penned by Board Member Ms. Alo Pal When the lockdown was declared my worry was twofold: I had two young adolescent children whose studies were halted in an instant, and I was forced to leave a whole bunch of students of various age groups in the lurch, since I also teach. But then, I had… Read more »

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Posted on Tuesday, July 25th, 2023
by Vandana Shah
posted on Friday, July 21st, 2023
by Vandana Shah
Turning Adversity into Ambition: The Inspiring Journey of Balaji’s Entrepreneurial Dreams

Penned by Board Member Ms. Alo Pal Balaji has a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Logistics in Foreign Trade, he was selected through campus recruitment by Lucas TVS in April this year, which he will join later this year once he gets his official degree. He currently works as a sales executive at OPPO. Even… Read more »

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Posted on Friday, July 21st, 2023
by Vandana Shah
posted on Tuesday, July 18th, 2023
by Vandana Shah
Learning and Growing: Diane’s Experience As An Intern At Sharana

Penned by Diane D’Haultfoeuille, Intern I joined Sharana at the end of March 2023 for a three-and-a-half month internship. I had taken a gap year between my studies in medical engineering in order to step out of my comfort zone and to translate my convictions and values into meaningful actions: the sense of sharing, of… Read more »

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Posted on Tuesday, July 18th, 2023
by Vandana Shah
posted on Wednesday, July 12th, 2023
by Vandana Shah
Seeds of Change Team Attends First Aid Workshop At Sharana

Penned by Sarthak, who is interning with us this year. Sarthak works in the Seeds of Change program, Language Lab program as a Spoken English teacher and supports Communications among other activities. He is a sports enthusiast and has regularly attended Seeds of Change sessions in all the 3 areas we work in. In March,… Read more »

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Posted on Wednesday, July 12th, 2023
by Vandana Shah
posted on Friday, July 7th, 2023
by Vandana Shah
Jenita’s Journey as an Intern at Sharana

Penned by Ms. Jenita J. I recently had the privilege of interning at Sharana Social and Development Organisation, during my time at Stella Maris College. Over the course of 25 days, this experience proved to be invaluable, providing me with both professional growth and personal enrichment. In this blog post, I would like to share… Read more »

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Posted on Friday, July 7th, 2023
by Vandana Shah
posted on Tuesday, July 4th, 2023
by Vandana Shah
I haven’t taken any money from my parents since 12th Standard: Muniappan, The Son of A Presser, Now Works At International Bank

-Penned by Board Member Ms. Alo Pal Everybody likes a good rag to riches story. The harsher the squalor of the rags, the more gratifying the journey to the riches. Chronicling stories of our beneficiaries at Sharana unfortunately plays into the first half without effort. Most of the children in our Back-to-School (BTS) program that… Read more »

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Posted on Tuesday, July 4th, 2023
by Vandana Shah
posted on Wednesday, June 28th, 2023
by Vandana Shah
Sharana Taught Me That Education Is My Weapon And Never Give Up On It: Dinesh

UNICEF states that “The vast majority of children without parental care have living family members, including at least one parent or other relative.” It also states that children in alternative care “are more likely to experience violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation”  At Sharana our experience resonates with the UNICEF observations and therefore the Residential Care… Read more »

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Posted on Wednesday, June 28th, 2023
by Vandana Shah
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