This week, Alumnus AIF Clinton Fellow Gaurang Raval (2012-13) was inducted into the Ashoka Fellowship in Delhi. As an Ashoka Fellow, Gaurang will continue working on Sauhard; a youth development
For me, monitoring & evaluation is a push and pull between being social—getting to know the program team whose work I’m studying; and remaining solitary—reading, analyzing, writing. I’m fairly comfortable
Good evening, my name is Avan and I served as an AIF Clinton Fellow this past year. I’d like to share a story with you all.
Every morning, at 5:30
“Education is a method whereby one acquires a higher grade of prejudices.” -Laurence J. Peter
Observing primary classes at Bhasha’s Vasantshala school, I’ve begun to wonder how school
It’s 9:30am and a Shaishav staff member is flying down the streets of the Kumbarwada slum on their bike as I grab onto the seat behind them. We are on
I arrived at my fellowship post at Khamir, just outside Bhuj, Gujarat, in Kacchh district, in mid-September. Immediately, I was struck by the campus, built in 2007 by architects who
“I would like to ask them a question”, said a boy standing up from a sea of children in pink scarves. My co-fellow and I had just introduced ourselves to
As part of its Learning and Migration Program (LAMP), which aims to universalize access to elementary education while empowering communities to improve the quality of their children’s education, AIF
It’s been eight months since I stepped foot in Saurashtra (the southern part of Gujarat) and nope, this blog is not about how wonderful my life has been ever since.
Saath’s partnership with AIF has been a long one. It is a relationship that has been developed through periods of innovation, growth and change. We have been fortunate to have
After almost two weeks in India, I am happy to report that I am settling in, enjoying myself, and already have so many memories to treasure. I still don’t have
Utthan a Sanskrit word means Development in English. Utthan a Gujarat based organization was was founded in 1981, with its initiation in the Bhal region of Dhandhuka taluka, an area of the
India is a country where you can not just stop learning.Every corner, every moment in India gives an opportunity to learn unexpected and some of the most exciting things. My
As I talk about and prepare for my fellowship, I have been asked the same question over and over again: “But, will you like it in India?” Friends, that