Supportive Education for Disadvantaged Children

Working with children is one of the most rewarding things we can do. They immediately return it with the most heart-melting smile. In the last quarter, we continued to hold After-school classes for children from low-income communities in two co-locations. The students we have are aged five to sixteen. Our teachers are able to give … More Supportive Education for Disadvantaged Children

Eye Screening Camp – helpful advice, checkup and support

Among all the senses provided by God, sense of sight is supreme. Almost, 80% of our knowledge is gained through our eyes. One out of every four persons in our country suffers from an eye problem at some point of time. The eye morbidity is mutli-factorial, infections, poor nutrition and certain socio-cultural factors are important … More Eye Screening Camp – helpful advice, checkup and support

Beena Dassi was married at sixteen to a man twice her age.  He worked as an accountant, they owned a small house, and they had two daughters. When he got older, her husband fell ill and never received proper treatment. He passed away.  Beena’s daughters were married at that point, but her younger daughter and … More

Right to Identity for Migrant Workers

I am Angie Portel, Juris Doctor Candidate Class of 2018,  working with Maitri for the Summer Semester 2016.  As part of my Hinckley International Clinical requirements, I am writing a paper about Maitri’s outreach work with migrant rickshaw pullers in Ranchi, Jharkhand.  So far, Maitri has assisted me with interviews of seventeen rickshaw pullers at three different garages in Ranchi. … More Right to Identity for Migrant Workers

Menstrual Hygiene Day 28th May, 2016

By: Shweta Singh | Project Manager | Maitri Menstrual Hygiene is an issue mostly affecting the social, psychological and physical well-being of Adolescent girls. Though, a natural biological process, it is surrounded with stigmas, stereotypes and social taboos. A girl goes through drastic transformation physically, which is natural, however the rigid and age-old social pressure … More Menstrual Hygiene Day 28th May, 2016

All that an ageing mother wants is freedom to be herself

Mahananda, 65, is a deeply religious person. She used to devout most of her time in chanting prayers and doing bhajan-kirtan. Some of her family and friends thought she was indulging unnecessarily but for Mahananda, it was deeply personal. She had faith in her prayers and it was a great source of peace for her. … More All that an ageing mother wants is freedom to be herself