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South Asian Development NewsFeb 23, 2019
Empowerment Camp for People with Special Abilities

The camp was part of Saksham, a CSR program started by Spark Minda, to help Persons ...

Low-Cost Idea Can Charge E-Vehicle in 15 Mins

Gegadyne Energy, a Mumbai based startup founded by two college drop outs, Jubin Varghese and Ameya ...

Home Away from Home

A tiny Village in Tamil Nadu, Vaduvoor, Thanjavur, is a Favourite Winter Home for Migratory Birds ...

What Tokyo Can Teach about Urban Development

The largest city of the world grew largely incrementally and was retrofitted with state-of-the art infrastructure ...

Helping P{anchayats Fill in the Blanks

A trainer and apprentice help 35 marginalised families make a dent in their poverty by connecting ...

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Bringing Dignity for the Sex workers of New Delhi
GB Road in New Delhi is the locality inhabited by the sex workers and their families. Tahir got a chance to participate in the orientation camp organized by the Delhi based organization Pravah as a part of their Smile In turnship programme and he got the opportunity to facilitate a session about the life of sex workers at GB road.

Turning Around a Government School
With 2 civil society groups joining hands to upgrade facilities and teaching, children from Meo and Dalit communities are back in classrooms in Alwar, Rajasthan

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