Special Events

Five TED Talks We Love, And Why We Love Them

Five TED Talks We Love, And Why We Love Them

Since 1984 ‘Technology, Entertainment, Design’ (more commonly known the world over as ‘TED’) have been sharing ‘ideas worth spreading’ relating to all things, from education to business, science to development. In the last 30 years, they’ve shared over 2,400 talks in more than 100 languages which have been viewed 500 million times. These talks are a regular …

The Significance of the Indian ‘Mo’

The Significance of the Indian ‘Mo’

As most of you will know by now, ‘Moustache Wallahs’ is in full force over here in the  Reality Gives’ office with plenty of our boys sporting a mo. We’ve now begun some awareness session, talking ‘scrotums, the prostate, impotence and depression’ and are planning more sessions and clinics in the next few weeks. Our moustaches …

New Hearing Aids For Shakir And Shiva

New Hearing Aids For Shakir And Shiva

Today two more kids received hearing aids that were funded by donations to Reality Gives. This time Shakir (14) and Shiva (11) were the lucky ones. They were chosen because they both showed a lot of dedication and motivation at school and therefore require hearing aids to study better. Shakir is a very shy boy …

Dental Health Camp by Berkeley

Dental Health Camp by Berkeley

Last Saturday nine dental healthcare students from the Berkeley University in California, USA, conducted the third dental health camp at our Ashayen Community Centre in Dharavi. Together with our community health workers and many other volunteers, they invited the mothers of our communities to bring their kids for dental check-ups, toothbrushing training, fluoride vanish, nutrition …

World Health Day In Dharavi

Yesterday was International World Health Day (anniversary of the founding of WHO in 1948). For Reality Gives Health plays a very important role for our social activities in Dharavi’s communities as it is the foundation of every individual’s development. Successful education and livelihood projects are based on good health and therefore it all starts from …

Carla Supports The Art Program

Do you all remember the Rickshaw Race Team from the Netherlands which came to visit us and our connection projects in January? Here a small reminder: Carla was one of the team members and she kept especially the art program well in her memory. After finishing the rickshaw race challenge she decided to stay longer …

Foundation For Mother And Child Health

Reality Gives works very closely with the Foundation for Mother & Child Health (FMCH) to help people in the Dharavi community live healthier lives. We visited the FMCH office where their admirably lofty vision statement hangs proudly on the wall as a constant reminder of the work to be done: “We dream of a world …

The Impact Of A Donation

At the beginning of this month the Rickshaw Run Team “Where the tuk is the party” has visited Reality Gives and its partners. They have brought Rs 70k with them to donate towards various programs. Rs15k went towards the CORP disabled children program and provided two calipers for beneficiaries in need. These are their stories, …