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Archive for the ‘leadership’ Category

A desire to help without expectation of Reward

July 26, 2011

See the sharing of a volunteer from Kalghatgi, in Dharwad district who speaks about giving timely support to save the life of a young man in the village, and then refusing the money which the grateful family offered him, because, for him “Saving the life was enough.” Advertisements

The example set by a woman leader

July 5, 2011

Parvathamma is a SHG leader in her village. She used her influence and her position to support two women affected by HIV who were facing discrimination in her communities, and helped them lead a self-sufficient life. Watch this video of Parvatamma’s sharing…. A brief summary of her sharing…. There was a young couple in my […]

An agent of change

February 24, 2011

Shruti is a young lady pursuing her college education. She lives with her family in her village. Shruti is studying to be a teacher. She says that in her capacity as a teacher, with a chance to influence young people, she will make sure she talks to them about non-discrimination, about acceptance, concern and care. […]

A village changes its mind

January 12, 2011

Lakshmamma works as a cook for the children’s bisioota (mid-day meal) scheme in her village. A few months ago, when the village community found out she was HIV positive, there were concerns about whether she should continue with her job. There was a strong opinion in the village that she should be asked to leave. Although […]

Supporting their friend in need, claiming their dues for themselves, and for others like them

December 23, 2010

Shivanna lives with his aging mother and two younger sisters. He has no father or any other family to support him. Recently, he and his family had a major shock, when his youngest sister was suddenly seized with an epileptic attack. At this moment, Shivanna turned to help from his only source of support, Aptamitra, […]

Religious leaders take the lead

December 1, 2010

Ramanna was a jogappa (a group of transgenders in South India who are followers of the Goddess Yallamma). He was born a Muslim, but went through the traditional ceremony of Muthu Kattodu (a ceremony of dedication to the goddess ) and became jogappa. He had been away from his family for a long time, but […]

Conflict resolution based on respect, reconciliation

November 22, 2010

The CBO (Community Based Organization) of women in sex work, Rakshane Mahila Okkoota, in Gadag, displayed amazing patience, tenacity and tolerance in dealing with an internal conflict. One of the CBO board members was pulled up for non-performance and voted out in the subsequent elections. She did not take kindly to this, and was quite […]