Mentor’s Value for an Underprivileged Child by Uppasana and Suyog

By Volunteers Uppasana Baruah (FHI Guwahati) and Suyog Ingle (FHI Nagpur) “In order to be a mentor, and an effective one, one must care. You must care. You don’t have to know how many square miles are in Idaho [U.S. state known for mountainous landscapes], you don’t need to know what is the chemical makeup…

May The Model Be Set Right by Shritama Sarkar

By Volunteer Shritama Sarkar, FHI Bangalore I was so tense standing outside the examination hall, flipping pages going through my list of formulae. Yes, it was Math and I was in standard 6 or 7. There were a few minutes left when a friend of mine comes up to me, telling me how difficult it…

Formulating Interpersonal Relationships with Children by Barsha Bharati

By Volunteer Barsha Bharati, FHI Bhubaneswar Interpersonal relationships formulate over time. Researchers have recommended a life-cycle comprising four stages for these development periods.  Acquaintance stage. The relationship normally initiates in this stage. This is where first impressions are made. First impressions last long. So these impressions can lead to either continued interactions or a perpetual…