March!!! A very critical month for different population groups – students, companies, chartered accountants etc. If it is examination – a do or die a situation for some then it is the time of the year to look back at mistakes, appraisals, financial closures for others. However, this month also celebrates and recognizes a revolutionary force!… Continue reading Celebrating International Women’s Day with 167 Volunteers
Hasn’t festivals always being about spending time with loved ones? A break from regular life (for present times)? But when you live in a charity home surrounded by just your peers, doesn’t it become just another passing day! I recently visited a Home for Boys on Ugadi. (Ugadi is the welcoming of new year in… Continue reading Volunteering is also celebrating
Give a man a fish, you feed him for a day. Teach him how to fish and market it, then you have created a productive entrepreneur!! True to this essence iVolunteer runs a program called GYAN, or, Get Your Answers Now – short technical sessions on themes critical to NGOs for their capacity building, effective functioning,… Continue reading Thank You!
What do you do when you get a team of interns bigger than a cricket team, merely 18 years old and barely a year into their undergraduate course ? How about encouraging them to volunteer creatively with communities – children, differently abled and experience the working of different social organizations ? It all started with… Continue reading And then there were 12!
As I held the permission letter in hand I didn’t know what to think, feel or say! That was it. All the brainstorming, efforts for quick fix solutions, assimilating previous year’s progress report, listing of nearby government schools paid off.. If only I could read the letter and rejoice! Yes, being illiterate in the local… Continue reading When persistent knocking opens the door…
iVolunteer Mumbai pioneered the Skill Marathon engagement wherein seventeen volunteer projects were completed out of nineteen. A committed team of seven NGOs (including the hosting organization – iVolunteer) and twenty five Volunteers took part in making the engagement a highly successful one. By drawing inspiration from this length of success the Bangalore counterpart had its… Continue reading No one runs in a Skill Marathon!
I first learnt about the energizer called banana dance in college during our rural camp. Fast forward to 2014 I relived the enjoyment of doing the same energizer during a training program on Volunteer management. Just lately the banana dance was performed with 5th grade students at a school run by a NGO. There were… Continue reading When all the bananas of the world united…