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Our Hopes for 2015

Our Hopes for 2015

The beginning of a New Year is often a time for reflection, for taking stock, and for looking to the future, which is exactly what we are doing here in Dharavi. We asked some of our staff, beneficiaries and minor celebrities (Pubalan) what their hopes, dreams and resolutions were for 2015. Here’s what they had …

International Women’s Day in Dharavi

International Women’s Day in Dharavi

This previous Saturday people across the world came together to mark International Women’s Day and here in Dharavi it was no different. At the Community Centre our Youth Empowerment Program students presented speeches, posters and plays about influential women (ranging from hockey players to astronauts and politicians), on the football field the Dharavi Girls Football …

English Language Support Program Goes Green

Reality Gives was very happy to get the help of the two enthusiastic volunteers Charmayne and Trevor from US in the last two weeks. They have visited different sites and wrote several blog articles for us to get updates on the projects. The first one is about the English Language Support Program and its recent …

Barefoot Acupuncture Site Report

Barefoot Acupuncturist Dharavi Clinic is located in the midst of Dharavi Slum in Mumbai. It’s a precious stone of fraternal help in a multi-cultural neighbourhood. The neighborhood has an highly active population and life never ceases on the narrow alleys and streets, making Dharavi an authentic maze to anyone that doesn’t know the area. BA …

Jazz Dance Class

Last Sunday the first session of the jazz dance class took place in the Reality Gives Community Centre. Maria, an American professional dancer who works for a local dance studio and her assistant Deshna volunteer to do regular dance workshops for the kids of Dharavi.

Barefoot Acupuncturists

Reality Gives just recently connected to another great organisation operating in Dharavi: Barefoot Acupuncturists. The system is as simple as effective: Acupuncture experts from India and abroad provide high-quality treatment to the underprivileged community of Dharavi. The professional therapy that is known to treat diseases where the conventional western medicine is limited, costs just Rs …

Guitar Class And Other Activities

During May Mumbai turns into a different world: it’s becoming extremely hot and extremely empty (relatively meant). Many migrants from the rural areas of India go home to visit their families and to escape the urban heat. Our Youth Empowerment Program as well as the computer classes take a break until June to start fresh …