Dignity for Girls – A Periods Perspective by Mitali Kulkarni

By Volunteer Mitali Kulkarni, FHI Mumbai All countries where women are empowered, those countries are called developed nations. Countries where women are not empowered are called developing and underdeveloped nations – says the real Pad-man of India, Mr. Arunachalam Muruganantham.  A 2014 report by the NGO Dasra titled ‘Spot On!’ found that nearly 23 million…

Let’s Protect those Innocent Smiles by Sneha Pai

By Volunteer Sneha Pai, FHI Bangalore It hurts me so much flipping the pages of the newspaper and finding at least one article reporting sexual assault or rape every day. And I get more disheartened when I find out that a young and innocent life has yet again been disgraced! Like a lot of us…

Zero Hunger by Uppasana Baruah

By Volunteer Uppasana Baruah, FHI Guwahati  The United Nations member states in 2015 adopted 17 Sustainable Development Goals, also known as SDGs, with the aim to end poverty, protect the planet and to ensure that all people live in peace and prosperity by 2030. Goal 2 of the 17 goals is Zero Hunger. The Zero…

Mentor and Mentee: A Relationship beyond Advising by Sweta & Himani

By Volunteers Sweta Singhal (FHI Guwahati) & Himani Ramwani (FHI Rajkot) “A mentor is someone who allows you to see the hope inside yourself.” — Oprah Winfrey If you look up the word ‘mentor’ on google, you’ll find a definition that goes something like, “an experienced and trusted adviser” but is that all? Is the role…

True Freedom by Raunak Bhandari

By Volunteer Raunak Bhandari, FHI Jodhpur A mentor is someone who gives confidence to his mentee. He shows how to understand and guide them in the right manner. During stressful situations, a child might be unaware of handling it in a composed manner which in turn might provoke him to misbehave. Mentorship helps in controlling…