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!’
Meandering through the bylanes of Khirki extnension, some plastic bottles with plants in them half way hanging from a balcony caught my attention. 1091 was written on the boundary wall. I thought it’s probably a government organization. Once I reached home, to quench my curiosity, I researched and found out that it’s actually an NGO. … More Swechha Through My Lens
“But why not help them in their studies instead?” was the first question that popped into my mind as I went through the Pagdandi schedule. Dance, Singing and Art and Craft weren’t going to help these children as much as good marks could. And, boy, I couldn’t have been more wrong. Their grins from hitting … More ‘ पगडंडी पगडंडी, कदमों मे है सारा जहाँ’
The moment you enter the class, the colourful wall facing you, is done up by some talented inhouse artists. Your own voice becomes inaudible, when the children are around. The teacher, Ritu Saini, manages to bring out the creativity in these kids. The camp here is divided in two groups. One for the kids between … More Art and Craft at Swechha