Education

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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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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