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Skating is surreal, it helps in building self-esteem in children

Skating is surreal, it helps in building self-esteem in children

“My head was spinning when I first saw shoes with wheels..but now I can skate around wearing these..I feel so proud!” says 10 year old Raghuved, “I feel like a bird when I skate..” chirps 9 year old Purthviraj. 5 year old Rakshita, adds jovially, “I was so scared initially..but now I can skate around the village and I am so fast that nobody can catch me.” These are students of Vidya Mandir Kadamwadi,

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Community hall for village children to attend tuition classes

Community hall for village children to attend tuition classes

Education has the power to transform people’s lives. With this motto etched in their heart and mind, the villagers of Patrapada in Puri, Odisha, took a step towards knowledge when they decided, under Goonj’s ‘Dignity For Work’ initiative, that they want to build a community hall. And they were determined from the very beginning that the purpose of the hall won’t be entertainment or social gatherings.

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For the light of education, building study center in cyclone-prone Sundarbans Chhoto Dindargheri

For the light of education, building study center in cyclone-prone Sundarbans Chhoto Dindargheri

  • Building study centre in cyclone-prone Sundarbans Chhoto Dindargheri, a small village in Basanti block of South 24 Parganas in West Bengal, lacked a study centre where children could learn together in a classroom environment in the absence of schools, which got closed due to Covid. While implementing our ‘Dignity for Work’ (DFW) initiative, Team Goonj visited the village and,

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From the time 8 years old Kartik found out that that everyone in his class was going to get brand new shiny shoes the next day, he couldn’t wait for the day to end. He woke up a little earlier than usual that morning got ready and ran to school.

From the time 8 years old Kartik found out that that everyone in his class was going to get brand new shiny shoes the next day, he couldn’t wait for the day to end. He woke up a little earlier than usual that morning got ready and ran to school.

From the time 8 years old Kartik found out that that everyone in his class was going to get brand new shiny shoes the next day, he couldn’t wait for the day to end. He woke up a little earlier than usual that morning got ready and ran to school.

Kartik lives with his parents in a Karigudda village,

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Come read and buy the books the people loved..

Come read and buy the books the people loved..

This Saturday (21st December) block your time for a Date with Books! Join us for ‘Kitaab’ – A Book Fair of Books people loved..at Goonj Delhi Center.

Check the details below:
Chabootra, Goonj Processing Centre, Madanpur Khadar, Sarita Vihar, New Delhi – 76
21st December 2018 (Saturday)
2:00 pm –

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We motivated over 200 parents, teachers, and guardians, who worked for over 20 days

We motivated over 200 parents, teachers, and guardians, who worked for over 20 days

Two schools in Golaghat, Assam were completely damaged by a windstorm last year, creating a lot of difficulty for the students and teachers While children of Upper Langtha M.E School sat in another makeshift room, students of Tinikuria Primary school had to study in the premises of a local temple.

When our team met and mobilized people here,

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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 to over 8 schools and conducted various activities with parents and teachers.

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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 in Lalganj the sight of kids walking barefoot,

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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 to hold my mother‟s hand to walk around and at times,

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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 Environment as their theme,

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