Our stories

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Exposure visit – the Courtyard

Exposure visit – the Courtyard

The Courtyard is a premium preschool and daycare located at Tardeo, Mumbai. Apart from catering to children’s listening, speaking and reading skills, The Courtyard works towards nurturing the child’s socio-emotional, physical, creative and cognitive needs, such that the child is ready for formal schooling. On the 13th August 2014, Antarang’s second batch of girls under […]

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Warriors of change

Warriors of change

I may not have a lot of experience to boast about, but in the little time that I have spent here, working with Antarang, I observed that every community has a change driver. A person who everyone looks up to and who dares to go where no one has ventured before. The youth live vicariously […]

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Instilling hope

Instilling hope

Here’s a story of an extraordinary girl – Alka, a 20 year old, school drop-out, currently pursuing her 10th standard privately. She lives in a less than 100 sq. ft room in MHADA located near the sprawling Wadala Monorail station. She is one of the 2 earning members in her family of six. What is […]

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Tabassum Sheikh – an inspiring story of grit and determination

Tabassum Sheikh –  an inspiring story of grit and determination

There is a lot of discussion on the definition of disability, the literal meaning of which is difficulty with ability. People with disabilities face a lot of problems and not only because of their impairments but also due to social factors such as attitudes, stigma and physical obstructions. We have all heard stories of people […]

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My journey with Aarzoo

My journey with Aarzoo

This is the story of the journey of a dreamy 18 year old whose ultimate aim is to be an actor. Out of the 12 teenage boys in my class, there was only one I couldn’t connect with. I managed to find something common with everyone but him.  He had built a fence around him […]

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From teacher to facilitator

From teacher to facilitator

It was with a fair amount of doubt and anxiety that I entered the centre in Reay road for my first session of training. Not that teaching was new to me, but the age group of students was. This was the first time I was going to teach/train adolescent girls. Suddenly my class metamorphosed from […]

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Antarang’s first graduation ceremony

Antarang’s first graduation ceremony

June 28th, 2014 was a big day for Antarang Foundation, as its fifth batch of students graduated. The graduation ceremony was held at Retreat House, Bandra and saw our proud students cheered on by family, friends and teachers as they received their certificates. Here are some of the Antarang graduates: Mr. Parag Gupta, an alumni of […]

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Mapping life journeys

Mapping life journeys

The young boys at the Dongri Children’s home had an exercise in mapping their life journeys. Each student was asked to create a collage of their personal histories and identify who had influenced them the most in their lives so far.

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