Meet Katie! Katie is one of our international interns here at Swechha. She is a 21 year old university student from the United States, and is interning with us for two months this summer in Delhi. Katie’s work here includes managing the Swechha India social media accounts, making promotional videos for Swechha, and also writing the Swechha … More Swechha Spotlight: Katie Tomaszewski
Meet Bunkim Chadha! Bunkim came on board the Swechha team as the business head for Swechha Store in November 2014. He continues to manage the Swechha Store and also helps oversee the development of our new Green Creeps initiative. He has a vast experience in the development sector, and has also volunteered for many other organizations … More Swechha Spotlight: Bunkim Chadha
One of our Pagdandi kids, Suraj, is currently working on creating his own jewelry line. Here is a video from the workshop he led at summer camp to teach the other children about his craft!
This short film introduces you to the lives and dreams of young girls living in Jagdamba Camp, a slum community in South Delhi. It captures the depths, hardships and joys that childhood experiences in parts of our urban world that are visible yet remain forgotten and conveniently ignored. The girls are a part of Pagdandi, … More Behind the Seen
A video recap of Swechha’s 2015 Pagdandi Summer Camp in Delhi. This is a 4 week camp for children from the slums of South Delhi to express themselves and learn in a safe and empowering environment.
Holly is one of our interns at here at Swechha. As an international NGO, we are constantly welcoming students and young people from all over the world to intern at the office. Holly is here from the USA for a two month internship, and we have very much enjoyed getting to know her and help … More Swechha Spotlight: Holly Hammeren
Arts and crafts are an essential part of the learning process. As important as math or science–our art instructor, Ritu, would argue. For four weeks of summer camp, the children followed a winding path of arts and crafts that included everything from lines and structure to creativity and color. They learned the calculations of sketching, … More Arts and Crafts: a key part of the learning process
One of the final workshops for the younger children in summer camp was dance class. Over the course of several days, the children learned dance choreography from their dance instructor, Jasmine Bhatia, that they would later perform at their final showcase. While the first couple of classes were a little slow moving, as the children … More Dance Class: Choreographing Self Expression
For four days of summer camp, the older children embarked on a journey through the theatre. Led by instructor Rahul Tewari, The students began the workshop with a series of exercises that involved movement, body awareness, and eye contact. They included activities where they passed tennis balls around a circle silently, using only eye contact … More Theatre Workshop!