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85% of the residents begin waste segregation at SJR Verity

Hamsa from Green Commandos made a presentation at SJR Verity apartments on Sarjapura Road on September 16, 2012 attended by 130 residents.  Two months later, we are happy that several apartments have implemented waste segregation at source.  Below are experiences of residents in their own words. Our first challenge was the House Keeping (HK) staff […]

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Residents begin waste segregation at source after GC presentation

Hamsa from Green Commandos made a presentation at Mantri Sarovar apartments on Sarjapura Road on September 27, 2012. There was a near 100% turnout with 235 residents who attended the presentation. A month later, we are happy that several apartments have implemented waste segregation at source.  Below are experiences of two residents in their own […]

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Non-formal Education for Children of Construction Workers

Latha Rao started the non-formal school for the children three years ago. The school now runs from 10:00 AM – 1:30 PM everyday at the shed behind a local temple in the locality. She is accompanied by another volunteer, Roopa Srinivas.   There was media coverage about this recently.

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I wrote the paper to get a 100

“All kids need is a little help, a little hope and somebody who believes in them,” said Magic Johnson, the great American basketball player.   19 year old Bagu is a bright, hardworking student who lives with his parents and two younger brothers in Veerabhadranagar in Bangalore. Bagu scored 87% in his SSLC despite the […]

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Adding Joy to your Vacation

Almost 60 volunteers registered on the YFS website and were actively involved in various projects during their vacation. They dedicated their time to create an impact on the society instead of just spending their time watching movies and hanging out with friends.   Vacation volunteers were involved in the following projects:   Education: 32 volunteers […]

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Palamalai tribal village and YFS School kit distribution

Happiness, fulfillment, satisfaction, pride, delight, and still I can add many more words to describe my feelings. The YFS school kit drive has crossed great heights so far, but in Coimbatore it is something different! Before going on to the formal descriptions, I’d like to express what Palamalai is all about. Very small group of seven villages […]

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Specialists in Afzalpur Taluk hospital after 15 years!

Afzalpur Taluk hospital has no appointed Gynaecologist or Paediatrician. Travelling to the nearest town of Gulbarga is a gruelling experience for pregnant women, which is 60 km away. The locals do not find it odd since it has been this way since the last 15 years. Maybe longer… When the DFS team first decided to […]

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“Are they out of their mind?”

Gangadhar, a 23 year old lad from Mandya had to discontinue his PU to take care of the family after his father’s death. He worked as a garment worker along with his mother. His heart pains started from past one year. He was diagnosed with septal defect in his heart (hole in heart) and was […]

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