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Manju Devi’s story

Manju Devi is the mother of Rohit, a boy in Class VI of the Akshay School.  When Manju Devi got married it took her 8 years to conceive.  Some times in India, the husband takes another wife when his first cannot conceive,  procreation being of such great importance,...

Health Project 2021

This past year 2020 made us pause to think and realize more than ever how important it is and how fortunate we are in the Western world at having access to health systems. In rural areas of India, the national health system is very poor, with only one doctor for every...

We bring the school close to their homes.

Our  “Open Class” was set up so the children can continue to study.  No child should be left behind! Since mid March schools have been closed in India because of the Covid-19 pandemic. The start of the academic year 2020/2021 should have been on April 1st....

“He who plants a tree, plants a hope”

(Lucy Larcom) In spite of Covid-19 we are full of hope for the future.  For this we have planted 50 trees in Amwan! On this occasion, Raquel wanted to take part in the programme “Give Smiles”  for her birthday.  She did so with  hope for a good...

Writting Class for Fathers

Although our  courses on writing and learning to sign a name have always been designed for the women of the Self-Help groups, on this occasion it was arranged for the Dads.  The course was imparted by our Social Worker Mala Devi. The fathers have often had to sign in...