Our experience at Sarvodaya Co-ed School Masjid Mod with the Swechha team was amazing. Nehul and Vrinda conducted the session on Urban green spaces which was full of activities and fun for students. Students learnt the importance of preserving our environment and learnt how to do that in an urban setup with very less space left for … More Butterfly Gardening and Understanding Urban Greens with Swechha!
On 30th January, our class had gone to walk around river Yamuna to see its condition with Vrinda ma’am from Swechha. First we went to Kudasia Ghat and saw the part of river Yamuna there. The river was dirty and garbage was dumped on the land. The smell was very stinky there. After discussing some things, … More A ‘Yamuna Yuk Ride’ with Swechha
“Pagdandi”, literally a narrow path, is probably the best way to widen your own range of ideas. Having just been a spectator to two Pagdandi workshops was enough to convince me that there was much more to educational reform than I had previously thought. It was pretty startling to see 12-14 years old adolescent kids … More पगडण्डी शुभम की नज़रों से!
On the way to my first day of my internship, I remember walking around the streets of Khirki Extension thinking “where is this place?!” – Until I turned a corner and happily saw the Swechha logo on a building painted with flowers, and plants in bottles hanging down from the balcony. I was welcomed into … More How Time Flies! My Internship Experience.
It all began with setting up a Support Campaign titled “Plant, Protect and Promote Trees with Swechha”, something simple and effortless which can be done from the comfort of your home with just the click of a button, all in a bid to do ‘something’ for the environment. What I didn’t know was what I … More Monsoon Wooding – An On Field Report
One may doubt the title’s relevance with my experience at Swechha, but it is the best that could come out of me. Those were the worthy 7 weeks I spent at Swechha as an intern. “Swechha started with ‘We for Yamuna’ Campaign in 2000 and it’s been 16 years Swechha is working in the field … More ‘A Worthy 7*7’
Question: What makes a group of IT professionals and students to deprive themselves of their Saturday morning sleep, undeterred by the fervent rainfall? Answer: A determination to bring about a change. A resolution to multiply Delhi’s forest cover. A conviction towards building a sustainable environment. A promise to give back to the mother earth, pieces … More Tasting The ‘Fruit’ Of Success
I was amped as my inbox flashed up with my first volunteer call from Swechha for a plantation drive at DC’s residence in Gurgaon. I was anxiously waiting for the weekend. But, with the weekend, approached persistent rain and traffic which made me apprehensive about the plantation. Monsoon wooding was still on and so I … More ‘Envisioning a Green Life’ – A Saturday Well Spent!
So, here I am sharing my experiences at Swechha. Well, to start with, my first step in the office, I couldn’t help but think about how amazing the office space was. It is actually an up-cycled place and has done the best utilization of every possible piece of junk. I was engaged primarily in the … More ‘Not Just Research Work After All.’ – An Interns Journey
As I begin to write this note for Swechha, on my experience at the Reading Day held on 9th July 2016, a lot of thoughts rush through my mind. Starting from the number of volunteers that showed up, to my first walk into a slum area, and the bright young minds I interacted with, so … More ‘Aao Dekho Meri Kahaani, Aao Sun Lo Meri Zubaani!’