Our stories

These are some of our stories - we hope you enjoy and draw inspiration from them. If you have a specific question, please have a read through our FAQs, search the website, or get in touch with us.


Five days for the youth

CareerAware is intense, insightful and eye-opening. The programme lasts 15 hours and is spread over 5 days. I found being an assistant facilitator both interesting and inspiring. As an adolescent myself, I could see things from both a trainer and student perspective. Antarang’s programmes have been designed for young people the same age as me, […]

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The Antarang impact in 2015-2016

The Antarang impact in 2015-2016

This past year has been one of our most successful yet! We have fought unemployment, raised awareness and reached over 1000 students. While our journey is far from over, we would like to share our achievements for 2015-2016.

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Calling all youth

Worldwide, we are staring at a worsening youth employment crisis – young people are three times more likely to be unemployed than adults and almost 73 million youth worldwide are looking for work. The ILO has warned of a ‘scarred’ generation of young workers facing a dangerous mix of high unemployment, increased inactivity and precarious […]

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Turning point

Today, when I went into my session I did not anticipate what was going to take place over the next 3 hours … Dhaarini Suryanarayanan, Facilitator Over the weekend, I had taken the Mahalaxmi group for the Exposure Visit to Phoenix. Most of them had already been here but for a couple in the group […]

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A step towards change

Located in the southernmost region, just north of Navy Nagar, Cuffe Parade is the upmarket neighborhood in South Mumbai. However, a contrast to its elite surrounding is the Ambedkar Nagar slums located opposite the Cuffe Parade police station, housing a population of over a lakh. Avinash Yelve, 24, is a 12th standard drop out who […]

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We have come too far to give up who we are!

This is exactly what the CareerReady program at Antarang pledges – to assist underprivileged adolescents of low income groups to pursue their career and to provide employment by instilling values of self-discipline. Having just graduated from my masters I could easily place myself in the shoes of young adults who strive to build their career […]

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The poet in us

The poet in us

A short poem by Sanjay, one of our facilitators.

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Building trust

Building trust

I started working with the Wadala group of girls two months back. The first thing that struck me after the initial round of introductions was that though the girls lived in the same community, they hardly knew each other. They would see each other in the community, but never took a step further than quick […]

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Facing fears head on

Lotus Colony, in Shivaji Nagar Govandi west, is a suburb of Mumbai, that is located near the largest waste dumping ground. Devoid of basic facilities, the colony comprises of around 20 lakh slum houses, jostling for space. The lack of space however is no barrier to big dreams. More often than not, these aspirations are […]

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Touching lives

Touching lives

What do you think happens in an observation home? Well, the assumption is that it is meant to be a temporary home for any juvenile in conflict with law – the little murderers, rapists, thieves, drug addicts and trouble makers. This is evident from the fact that the Dongri Observation home is most commonly known as Chillar Jail. […]

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