Education

Even a small disruption in our daily routine brings a lot of stress

Even a small disruption in our daily routine brings a lot of stress

Even a small disruption in our daily routine brings a lot of stress..now imagine having to suddenly abandon your home and go to a relief camp, after a disaster. Children are the worst hit by the trauma of Disasters. While working in Sangli District in Maharashtra after the floods this year, Goonj team reached out [...]

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We were told this is how they come to school even in harsh winter or rain

We were told this is how they come to school even in harsh winter or rain

Lalganj is a quaint village in Vaishali district of Bihar.. one of the first districts where Goonj started working more than 10 years ago, just after the Kosi Floods. Over the years Goonj’s work has grown deeper especially in flood-prone areas of the state. When our team recently visited a local Aanganwadi and primary school [...]

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Happiness in Small Box for Jishu!

Happiness in Small Box for Jishu!

11-year-old Jishu squealed with joy when he saw what was inside the box he had just been given.. He couldn‟t believe that he now have a pair of brand new shoes. “I used to wear an old shoe but the strap got loose and I could not balance and stand properly wearing it. I had [...]

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This is a joint giving effort of GOONJ & TOMS

This is a joint giving effort of GOONJ & TOMS

Away from the frenzied global climate change discussions in the past few weeks children in a small village of Tamil Nadu decided to take the matter in their own hands. Goonj team recently mobilized students of Alinjivakkam village in Thiruvallur district to take up an issue that bothers them and do something on it. Choosing [...]

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Teacher’s meet Mumbai

Teacher’s meet Mumbai

Goonj’s Teachers’ Meet is back next Wednesday (18th September) to speak about building an ecosystem of empathy, dignity and participation for our children. Principal/teachers of Mumbai Schools are cordially invited to join Goonj’s deep-rooted work on education in thousands of schools across India.

Write to neelima@goonj.org or Call 7045608040, 022- 28453034, 7838037092 for more details.

Venue-GOONJ, 2nd [...]

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Happy feet and the daily puddles of life !

Happy feet and the daily puddles of life !

The word dignity means different things to different people. A child probably won’t understand or be able to express it but wearing shiny black shoes to school is a universal metaphor of happiness that we are all familiar with. A fetish for shoes is common enough among people like us but what if we didn’t [...]

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Urban View of the Rural Ground Reality-School to School

Urban View of the Rural Ground Reality-School to School

“Tell me and I’ll forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I’ll understand.”

Isn’t that what education is all about? To make our children understand life.. This story shares some simple ways in which we involve kids and get them to understand the challenges of the world they are going to [...]

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Chehak – Reclaiming childhood from trauma

Chehak – Reclaiming childhood from trauma

Playing with paper boats in water puddles is a favourite sport of children but what happens when the same water engulfs and floods their homes and surroundings? They lose their precious innocence in such calamities. This story is about how material adds a soothing touch to children traumatized by a devastating disaster.

The Bihar floods in [...]

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The rewards of sincerity & dedication

The rewards of sincerity & dedication

The world today is becoming increasingly self-centered where empathy, compassion and humanity are fast losing ground. Now, more than ever, there is an urgent need to show our children how to ‘walk the talk’ and do something positive to make their world a better place.

Schools in urban and rural India are very different [...]

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What it takes to dream, with some material and no money

What it takes to dream, with some material and no money

Over the years Goonj has grown organically from an idea to a pan India organization. Like us this story irrevocably underlines how material.. old material at that.. instead of money, can be a instigator, motivator and a powerful source of innovative development work for anyone feeling constrained by lack of funds.

This story is about Uttara [...]

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