Stories of Hope

2018

  • Be the change you wish to see
    EDUCATION

    Be the change you wish to see

    We must have a theme, a goal, a purpose in our lives. If you don’t know where you’re aiming, you don’t have a goal. My goal is to live my life in such a way that when I die, someone can say, he cared.- Mary Kay Ash   I recalled these famous lines that I read a long time back when I first met 22-year-old Sohan Lal Bairwa on my recent field vis... Read More

  • Making work safe for women everywhere: 5 things to know about ending violence and harassment
    Uncategorized

    Making work safe for women everywhere: 5 things to know about ending violence and harassment

    Movements like #MeToo, #YoTambién, #BalanceTonPorc, #NiUnaMenos and others have sparked widespread debate; violence and harassment against women is being exposed in  more sectors, and the violence endured by women who are often less visible is gaining more attention; there’s one debate taking place that fewer people know so much ... Read More

  • Investing in local capacities: Empowering key actors in disaster response
    DISASTER RESPONSE

    Investing in local capacities: Empowering key actors in disaster response

    During the recent floods in Kerala, the state witnessed hundreds of fishermen reaching out to the remotest of areas where flood victims were stuck, utilising their own resources. Over the years, disaster sites across India have seen neighbours, communities and the grassroot NGOs present locally as the first responders with immediate support while the government machin... Read More

  • CARE India & Coca-Cola Bring a Ray of Sunshine to the People of Kerala
    DISASTER RESPONSE

    CARE India & Coca-Cola Bring a Ray of Sunshine to the People of Kerala

    Kerala rains are what people typically aspire to see. In ‘God’s own country,’ it is one time of the year when the greenery explodes, mountains are lush with spices and waterfalls are heavy. This year, however, was different. In the month of August, when most of India was busy celebrating the freedom it won from the British rule on the 72nd Independence Day, n... Read More

  • Rebuilding God’s Own Country
    DISASTER RESPONSE

    Rebuilding God’s Own Country

    The recent floods in Kerala were the worst in living memory. In fact, so distant was the last such event, that people never believed that floods and landslides could be so devastating. Unlike many parts of India, houses are not clustered in one location, but built on hewn out hillsides as a single dwelling, providing households with private spaces and sometimes space ... Read More

  • CARE’s emergency response in South Sudan tackles’ needs of the elderly
    INTERNATIONAL

    CARE’s emergency response in South Sudan tackles’ needs of the elderly

    Onurina Ikikoyi cannot recall the exact date she delivered her tenth and last-born child. However, she remembers the joy she felt after giving birth to the only girl-child in the family. Celebrations went for a week, she recalls, as her relatives and friends delighted in yet another precious addition to the family. For Onurina, having many children meant a guarantee ... Read More

  • IBM and CARE India Partner to Demonstrate Power of Data to Improve Essential Medicine Supply Chain
    HEALTH

    IBM and CARE India Partner to Demonstrate Power of Data to Improve Essential Medicine Supply Chain

    "Where is the knowledge in information? Where is the wisdom in knowledge?" Bihar Principal Secretary Sanjay Kumar, IAS shared this guiding principle with CARE India and IBM Health Corps at the launch of their partnership to demonstrate the value of health data integration. Information isn’t lacking; rather data is not used to its fullest potential to help inform dec... Read More

  • Life as a  humanitarian worker in South Sudan
    INTERNATIONAL

    Life as a  humanitarian worker in South Sudan

    When I first joined the humanitarian sector in 2013, I never thought it would become my passion. My journey in this sector started when I volunteered with a local NGO, as a college student, to help people who were displaced during the 2013 crisis in South Sudan. I spent nine months in an area called Raja doing nutrition assessments and when I  finished, I had my h... Read More

  • PACE UP
    DISASTER RESPONSE

    PACE UP

    One evening I received a call and was enquired about my interest in joining a Training of Trainers on Personal Advancement and Career Enhancement (PACE). My agreement was followed by the arrival of an over 500-page document about the PACE training programme, communication, problem-solving and decision making, time management, water; sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and f... Read More

  • Cropping Cycle, Food Insecurity and Nutrition Status among Small Holder Farmers: An Evidence from Tribal Dominated Region of India
    LIVELIHOOD

    Cropping Cycle, Food Insecurity and Nutrition Status among Small Holder Farmers: An Evidence from Tribal Dominated Region of India

    TARINA action research findings presented at the 4th Asian Population Association (APA) Conference, Shanghai, China Asian Population Association (APA), the largest population and demography association in Asia drawing expertise from all over the globe and linkage with other professional associations has organized 4th Asian Pop... Read More

  • Climate information services for resilient decision making  by women smallholders in Chhattisgarh
    LIVELIHOOD

    Climate information services for resilient decision making by women smallholders in Chhattisgarh

    CARE India with support from AXA has been implementing Where the Rain Falls (WtRF) project in 40 villages of Bagicha and Pathalgaon blocks of Jashpur district, Chhattisgarh. The project aims to increase the resilience of 3000 tribal women and their households to shocks and stresses around water and improve their access, control, and management of natural resources... Read More

  • Ensuring Quality of Care in Family Planning: Rights and Responsibility
    HEALTH

    Ensuring Quality of Care in Family Planning: Rights and Responsibility

    Family Planning plays an important role in achieving multiple development targets and goals set under the Sustainable Development Goals ( SDGs), Goal 3 – Good health and well-being and Goal 5 – Gender equality, call for reduced maternal mortality, reduced premature, neonatal and chil... Read More

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