Non Formal Education for illiterate women

Non formal education (NFE) is for illiterate women who have had little or no formal schooling. The idea is to teach basic literacy and numeracy skills. Something as simple as this can enable a woman to seek employment and open her own back account. There are 18 non-formal education centres organised by Karuna-Shechen.   We […]

New member of the Shining Hope team

Shining Hope Foundation has recently appointed Vanessa Challinor as Communications Associate. She joins from the European Commission.   Vanessa brings with her over eight years’ experience in communications and journalism. She has travelled all around Asia and lived in Hong Kong and later in Vietnam where she worked on various humanitarian projects in the field […]

World Vegan Month

Celebrate World Vegan Month This November   The month of November is celebrated around the globe as World Vegan Month, an opportunity for people to consider the food they consume and the suffering it causes to animals.  The month was chosen to commemorate the founding of the world’s first Vegan Society in 1944.   Many […]

It’s not just about light

Tilonia, a remote village in Rajasthan, India, is home to the Barefoot College, set up by Bunker Roy forty years ago. Women of all ages travel to the college from all over the world – from Ivory Coast to Comoros, Honduras to Togo, Indonesia to Panama – to become solar engineers. They are selected in […]

Solar Grandmothers

Solar Grandmothers: Lighting up their worlds…   Imagine you are a women living in rural India…someone who has never left the confines of your own village…   Imagine that for light, you must rely on kerosene, a substance harmful to human health, or burn firewood, a practice detrimental to the environment…   Sadly, this is […]

Tuberculosis patient

Nageshwar Manjhi, a smallholder farmer of Rampur village, approached Shechen clinic for treatment. He was extremely weak and emaciated. The doctor suspecting tuberculosis asked him to go for x-ray, sputum and blood tests at our laboratory. He was tested positive for Pulmonary TB and underwent DOT treatment at our DOT centre in the Shechen clinic. […]

IT student

Chandni Kumari, an undergraduate student, has joined the 6 month long DTP course at our newly launched computer training program. She says that previously she was totally computer illiterate and whenever she saw her friends and classmates working on or discussing computers she would feel a severe lack of self-confidence. But now after a few […]

Girl Day

International Day of the Girl Child   Each year, International Day of the Girl Child is marked on the 11th October, an opportunity to recognise girls’ rights and the unique challenges that they face around the world, each and every day.  This year’s Day focused on “Innovation for Girls’ Education”.   A girl’s right to […]