Posts Tagged: community empowerment

[Interview] What Brought The Director of Studies From a Renowned London Language School To Dharavi?

[Interview] What Brought The Director of Studies From a Renowned London Language School To Dharavi?

In the middle of this month we welcomed Jessica Conway to Dharavi, where she will be working closely with our Educational Programs Director, Jonny Clarke, on our English Teacher Training program. This three week course, started on the 25th April and aims to prepare teachers to deliver our English curriculum to people living and working in Dharavi. A really exciting …

[Interview] “Go Kiss the World”

[Interview] “Go Kiss the World”

In February we sat down to interview several students who had just begun our Youth Empowerment Program to understand their motivations for joining the program and discuss hopes and aspirations for where it might lead. Now, two months later we caught up with Hajira (who is currently two months into the program) and Shabana (a …

New Computer Lab opens in Chamda Bazaar

New Computer Lab opens in Chamda Bazaar

While an overwhelming amount of respondents to Nieck‚Äôs interview questions were positive, we also received some feedback about areas in which we need to improve. The people of Chamda Bazaar, Dharavi (a poorer area of Dharavi inhabited mainly by Muslims who work in the leather industry, skinning, shaving, equalising, dyeing, embossing and texturing the animal …

American School Of Bombay Come To Dharavi!

American School Of Bombay Come To Dharavi!

On the last Sunday of January in the late afternoon, students from Reality Gives programs sit hushed in a room watching intently as their peers strut their stuff upon the stage that is the Reality Tours and Travel Reception Centre, their expressive faces lit by a sole beam of light. The room is packed with …

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 …

Meet Jonny

Meet Jonny

Today we would like to introduce you to Jonny who just spent three months working with the Reality Gives Community Centre team on project management and curriculum development. He isn’t actually new at Reality Gives. In 2010 he was part of the team that created the Youth Empowerment Program and since then he has been …

Project Front Foot Season 2012/13

Project Front Foot Season 2012/13

In the past year, thanks to the generosity of individuals, clubs and counties, Project Front Foot and the dedicated founder Vic Mills have been able to transport 350 kilos of donated clothing and kit to Mumbai; a huge undertaking that would not have been possible without the continued support of British Airways. After providing kit …