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Ravi Shyam on Shanti Bhavan, which offers world-class education for the poorest of the poor
Dr Abraham George always believed that even the poorest of the poor can compete at the highest levels if they are given the right environment and the best resources. So, it was no surprise to him that Shanti Bhavan’s first batch of 15 ICSE students created a record of sorts when all of them passed the...
Mitali Patel writes about WOTR which empowers rural people by helping solve their water problems
The reality of ‘world water scarcity’ is often lost on people living in cities, but the water dispersal gap between urban and rural India is another area of inequality that is impeding rural progress. Watershed Organisation Trust (WOTR) was founded by two far-sighted individuals - Father Bacher...
Dr Nita Mukherjee describes a different kind of force against tobacco addiction
When Padmini Somani, director, Salaam Bombay Foundation (SBF), established it in 2002, it was out of a traumatic personal experience. Her father, a well-known industrialist, was diagnosed with a tobacco-related disease and said, “If I had known the disastrous consequences, I would have stayed miles away from it.”...