Monthly Archives: August 2012

Handmade Books By 5th Grade, Cambridge Primary School, Australia

In March 2012 the primary school teacher Kelly Hardy from Melbourne Australia posted on the Reality Gives Facebook wall:

“My parents, are booked to come on a tour with one of your guides. I am a teacher at a primary school in Melbourne, Australia and the students would like to do something for a school in Mumbai or the NGO’s kindergarten. We were going to do a school fundraiser and my parents were going to bring the money with them to Mumbai however I have read some other posts on your Facebook page that say that you only accept donations through Paypal. Could you let me know what other donations are needed for school or kindergartens? The students were thinking of making some books for the children to look at and perhaps read…is that something that would be worthwhile?”

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Our Dharavi Runners Neelam, Mohsina, Zaiba and Mayur

This week we introduce to some of the youngest students and enthusiastic runners Neelam, Mohsina and Zaiba plus our caretaker Mayur.

Also Ashwini and Tushar who are two of the current YEP students and whom we presented in another blog article will join the Dharavi Dream Run Team. We are so happy to have so many dedicated students who enjoy to be a part of Reality Gives.

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Our Dharavi Runners Rakesh, Afsha, Sheeba and Anand

Some weeks ago we already introduced you to our Dharavi Runners and football girls Mahalakshmi and Christeena. Now we would like to unveil the rest of the team.

Eight of our Dharavi runners are already sponsored by our very generous supporters. Find out how you can sponsor our remaining enthusiastic participants from Dharavi including the YEP students on our website.

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Cumballa Hill School Dharavi Tour

The students of the Cumballa Hill School in Malabar Hill didn’t know what to expect from a tour through Dharavi. “Usually we take our students to malls, the beach or in museums. But we never took them to a place like this although they can learn so much from the Dharavi community”, says the 4th standard teacher Mrs Preeti.

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Rose And The Football Girls

Rose has been volunteering with Reality Gives for around two months to research for a project about empowerment through sports. This is her story, telling also the current happenings in the Dharavi Girls Football Program:

When the Dharavi girls’ football team took to the field for their daily practice earlier this week, two of the players hauled a giant bag in between them. The other girls sprinted ahead to the designated practice area, some bouncing up and down with excitement once they reached their destination. I met them there, curious about the reason for the extra enthusiasm today.

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