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Shikshantar is making a difference in education. Dr Nita Mukherjee describes how
At the turn of this century, when Manish and Vidhi Jain returned from the US, many friends asked what they planned to do. Manish’s answer was: “to unlearn my Master’s degree in Education from Harvard University.” And for Vidhi, it was to provide for children like her daughter Kanku, “real shiksha or natural...
Dr Nita Mukherjee describes the efforts of an NGO in improving healthcare in slums
When a medical doctor leaves a lucrative practice and settles in the voluntary sector, it speaks of his passion and commitment to medical care. Dr Siddharth Agarwal, executive director, Urban Health Resource Centre (UHRC), is among the few who did just that. He strongly believes that health parameters of the...
Dr Nita Mukherjee describes the AEIOU of fighting ostracism
Sasakawa India Leprosy Foundation (SILF) was set up in November 2006 at Delhi as a charitable trust to infuse dignity and meaning into the lives of those affected by leprosy. Its credo is -- A: acceptance; E: education; I: income generation; O: Opportunities; and U: upliftment. While India has made strides in the past few decades in...