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Stressful times only ‘Forge’ your Strengths | WOW! Sakhi Series

Being raised in a society, where the girl child is often looked down upon, Jasmina Biswas never really felt the difference between a boy and girl until she entered into a co-ed school. As a child, her parents never made her, or her elder sister ever feel that they were any less or do not […]

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TRAGEDY TO INDEPENDENCE | WOW! Sakhi Series

Yogita had lost her husband at the age of 30 and thereafter returned to her maternal family. At the time, it was very hard for her to comprehend the situation and the road ahead was unclear. She decided to pull herself together to support her father who was the sole earner in the family of […]

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STEPPING BEYOND THE BOUNDARIES | WOW! Sakhi Series

PRIYAMVADSA’S STORY OF CHARTING AN UNKNOWN PATH “I had completed my graduation in Commerce and wanted to be a lecturer. But soon after, I was married into a joint family, where women weren’t supposed to work or have dreams of their own. For 12 years, I was caged with household work; tending to my ailing […]

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India’s biggest “Make in India” initiative should be the skilling of the youth

In her recent book “Dreamers”, which features poignant stories about some of our country’s youth, Snigdha Poonam narrates the story of Sachin Ahuja. Sachin has a typical 9-6 job selling insurance. From 7 pm to 8 pm, he lifts weights – so far, so good. It’s his life post 9 pm that’s unexpected – for […]

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In a market of 7.5 M-plus mobile self-learners, how many are actually learning?

Barring best-in-class online/mobile education content such as Khan Academy, few companies have course completion rates beyond 15 percent, or returning users who are really engaged. The scientist we remember today as Michael Faraday had basic formal education. Working as a book binder, he was self-taught. Science fascinated him and he found his way to the […]

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Cracking the Code: Rethink, Reframe and Act!

This is an article penned by Smita Sircar, Innovations Director – edLABS and Ecosystem, Gray Matters Capital that was published in the ” FACES OF BUDGET PRIVATE SCHOOLS IN INDIA REPORT 2018″ by CCS India. The report was launched on 28th March 2018.  The report can be downloaded here. A Global and Local Challenge Education […]

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