After an entire week of clay modeling, Pagdandi summer camp kicked off the start of a new week with two days of English Class. The class would encompass 4 elements of learning English: Listening, reading, writing, and speaking. Prateeksha, our English instructor, began the workshop by giving each chid their very own English names that … More Pagdandi Summer Camp: English Class
Meet Sourabh! Swechha’s head of LB17 and Million Kitchen operations. Sourabh has been in charge of Lunchbox 17 here at Swechha, a program that empowers women in Delhi to become entrepreneurs, since February 2015. He has also been guiding Million Kitchen in its first stages in the past couple months. Million Kitchen is Swechha’s new … More Swechha Spotlight: Sourabh Sengupta
Monsoon Wooding is back! Every year, Swechha leads a volunteer-oriented campaign known as Monsoon Wooding, where we plant trees and create sustainable green spaces here in Delhi. This summer, Monsoon Wooding will plant an estimated 10,000 trees during Monsoon Season! We kicked off the season with an entire weekend of planting, and with the help … More Monsoon Wooding 2015
Last week, the children of the Pagdandi summer camp delved into a week-long project that began with a simple ball of clay and ended with a piece of art that represented their identity. With the instruction of Shruti Bansal, their clay modeling teacher, the created enclosed identity boxes over the course of one week. It was … More Molding Something Basic into Something Beautiful: Pagdandi’s week long journey with clay modeling
Deeksha is the Programme Manager here at Swechha! Her main work encompasses the children and the women’s programmes, and also some of Monsoon Wooding, but she also manages many other arrangements such as intern and volunteer placement and community coordination. She has a love for the arts and a drive to help those who need it … More Swechha Spotlight: Deeksha Bhatia
Gaurav is an essential team member in the development of Green Creeps, the new urban gardening sector of Swechha. Although he has only been here about a month, Gaurav fits in perfectly with the rest of our team. When he isn’t hard at work researching and constructing for Green Creeps, you’ll often find him joking … More Swechha Spotlight: Gaurav Gurjar
Children today are living in a world where their identity is shaped by the stereotypes that surround them. People are judged in an instant by their race, gender, class, or emotions. It is extremely harmful for the generation of the future to be inhibited by social boundaries perpetuated by the judgement of others. Today in summer camp, … More Growing Up in a World of Stereotypes
Today, Suraj taught his upcycled jewelry craft to the children of Pagdandi Summer Camp! The kids had a blast! They went home with beautiful, handcrafted jewelry, and a new skill too!
Summer camp is off with a bang! This morning, we opened our doors to 40 children from the community for the beginning of the 2015 Pagdandi Summer Camp! Today we started with orientation, so the children could get to know each other and introduce themselves. But of course, in true Swechha fashion, this was no … More Pagdandi Summer Camp: Where dreams come true!