Monthly Archives: September 2012

Youth Empowerment Program Students Afreen, Yogeshwar and Sobha

After a break of our Reality Gives stories we are back now with three more YEP students who successfully graduated three weeks back. We wish them and all the other students of this batch very good luck.

Afreen’s older sister Amreen is a former student of the Youth empowerment Program and encouraged Afreen to sign up. Afreen studies for the HSC in Commerce in the morning and is keen to improve her English and computer skills in the afternoon. Afreen would like to work in banking, bu her parents would prefer her to take on household responsibilities and later get married.

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US-ambassador Nancy J. Powell Visits Reality Gives Art Class And Bombay Underground

The residents in Dharavi were very curious and excited when they noticed four white cars with police escort dropping off a very important visitor outside the pottery area “Kumbharwada”. Nancy J. Powell, the USA Ambassador for India, came to Dharavi on Monday 10th September to meet our photography students.

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The English Language Support Teachers

Today is Teachers Day in India and we would like to thank all our teachers for their great work towards quality education for the children of Dharavi! Without you Reality Gives wouldn’t have such a good connection to the community of Dharavi and such a great impact!

We would also like to use this occasion to introduce our readers to our English Language Support teachers who teach the 1st, 2nd and 3rd grades of the Marathi Medium School Kala Killa in Dharavi in English. Everyday from 9am to 5pm they sing, dance and speak English with the kids. As a result these youngsters speak better English than the students from the 7th grade of the same school and even better than the students of the English Medium School in the same building – according to the teachers.

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