Poverty Begets Poverty by Uppasana Baruah

By Volunteer Uppasana Baruah, FHI Guwahati  As Sita’s mother asks her to fetch her some water, I, sitting next to the fire, look at both the mother and daughter with awe. Radha, Sita’s mother, is so adept at jewellery making that I find myself convinced there’s no one who could make them better than her….

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…

You never know, you’re a ‘MENTOR’ too!! by Barsha & Aashi

By Volunteers Barsha Bharati (FHI Bhubaneswar) & Aashi Gupta (FHI Bangalore) After her poor performance in her intermediate exams and inability to make new friends due to her introverted nature, Harsha was sure that life would be difficult for her after moving out for higher studies. She joined a women’s autonomous college for graduation and…

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…