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From the field : "My teacher asked me if I knew how to do wiring of the ceiling fan. I said no to which he replied that we were going to learn that in our class..." says, Samina Tadavi, a beneficiary of NetIP-NY's grant for LAHI's Job and Life Skills Program.
LAHI students celebrate "Year of Astronomy - 2009": 2009 has been declared as a Year of Astronomy. Lend-A-Hand India organized summer workshops by introducing various simple but interesting experiments in astronomy. The goal was to demystify some concepts and increase curiosity and liking towards the subjects of mathematics and science. Read more>>
Survey of Vocational Training Alumni: A review of the current status of the graduates of Lend-A-Hand India's vocational training program, PLAN 100, shows that multi-skill practical training, combined with early mentoring, leads to economic self reliance for poor and marginalized rural youth. Read the findings and some case studies Read more>>
LAHI students playing a role in Indian General Elections : Imagine young high school children from a remote village in India not only playing an important part in the elections held by the world�s largest democracy India but also getting paid for it and learning some valuable life lessons along the way. Read more>>
Jen Kagan visits LAHI Projects in India: Read about Jen Kagan's experience of visiting a vocational training center in India Read more >>
Small Steps�Big Strides in Indian Villages...In the small rural village of Mod, the local high school had no toilet or bathroom facilities, this seemingly minor problem had become a major hindrance to the education of the young girls. Students of our vocational training program took up the challenge ~ designed and constructed toilet facilities on the school's campus Read more>>
Bridge Loan: One in five graduates of the basic rural technology (IBT) program offered by Lend-A-Hand India1 wants to become an entrepreneur, but, with no capital or experience, there is little chance. Lend-A-Hand India sees a way to extend further help: by providing bridge loans to qualified candidates to get them started, and a mentor to guide them from business development to access to capital from the formal banking system. Read story of one such beneficary Read more>>
"Lending a Hand at Harit Farm": Read about our volunteer Antoinette's experience of visiting a vocational training center in India Read more >>
Notes from our volunteer in India: Read about Gita's experience of volunteering in India with one of our nonprofit partner "Vansthali" Read more >>
Project Catalyst - Community Leadership Program - Progress Report - Jan. 2005
33 youth from Dharavi-Chembur slum community completed the Community Leadership program. A report of participant's observations and the learning
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Project Swadheen - Vocational Training Program - Progress Report - June 05
A report on vocational training activities conducted during the year 2004-05 by the NGO partner, Doorstep School, Mumbai, for the youth from Cuff Parade slum community.
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Project Swadheen - Findings of the Survey of Training Needs of the Youth May 2005
A report on door to door survey of 296 young boys and girls from the slum communities in Mumbai covering demographic data, current status, expectations from training and training preferences.
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Project Swadheen - Vocational Training - Profile of 2004 Batch and Exit Interviews
A demographic data of 24 students who graduated in 2004 from Diploma in Basic Rural Technology program and their exit interviews covering their observations abut the one year program and future plans.
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Project Swadheen - Vocational Training - Profile of 2005 batch and loan scholarship students
An overview of a batch of 32 students undergoing the Diploma in Basic Rural Technology at Vigyan Ashram, Pabal covering demographic data. Ten students in this batch are availing the facility of loan scholarship fund launched by Lend-A-Hand India.
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