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
Today, the children at the Pagdandi camp engage in a unique journey into understanding their basic rights, and to what extent these rights are fulfilled. The session was facilitated by Salini Sharma who is a part of an organisation called ‘Safecity’. Safecity is a platform that crowdsources personal stories of sexual harassment and abuse in public … More मेरा शहर, मेरा अधिकार
It was the 9th of May when dad said, “All the best for Office. Swechha se kaam karna!” (Work with your own will). That was the first day of my 6-week long internship at Swechha. It was also the first day I realized that I haven’t inherited my dad’s sense of humor…. fortunately! My last internships … More The Load Not Taken – An Interns Odyssey
“Stories I believe, instill ideas; it helps the children think of an alternate world and helps you to look at things around you in a different way. Stories empower children to become change makers” These are the words of Mrs. Rituparna Ghosh, founder of ‘Your story bag’ foundation who is facilitating storytelling sessions at Pagdandi … More Storytelling At Swechha
It was when I was browsing through my Facebook feed that I came across Monsoon Wooding, a tree plantation drive in Gurugram organised on ‘World Environment Day’. The idea seemed like a relevant one; there isn’t much green cover in the NCR region and being perpetually tormented by the air quality in Delhi, I decided … More Of mulching and munching.. A weekend well spent!
“Some things in life only happen by chance, but the best ones happen because they are destined to.” Swechha happened to me when I was pursuing my undergraduate studies at Delhi University. They were taking a select bunch of students on a rural exposure trip to Kraska, a village in the core area of the … More My Journey with Swechha!
I had always wanted to go elsewhere. To the places behind locked doors and barred corridors. To the places where the streets resonate with energy and fervor. And it was during a 12-day expedition in the spring of 2014 that I realized that my ideas of elsewhere exist wherever I go. Yamuna Yatra is a … More Of Cold Nights and Warm Chai…. Yamuna Yatra- A Memoir!
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!