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Archive for the ‘volunteer’ 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 […]

A word of support at the right time

April 27, 2011

This is the story of a lady, a care volunteer, who was there to support a young man, when he discovered his HIV status. It is translated as closely as possible to her own narration of the experience. I had taken my younger brother to the testing centre for HIV testing, before his wedding. There, […]

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. […]

Acts which inspire care

December 7, 2010

Seeta is a classical musician. She was at Asha Jyoti Care Centre for people with HIV as a carer. She was there, not to care for her mother or father or any relative, but for her music teacher, the man to whom she owed her music. Her teacher was not even willing to tell her […]

To the aid of children

June 17, 2010

Children have been one of the most  affected by the  HIV epidemic. Caring for their parents, often orphaned, sometimes sick themselves sick, at a very young age, they are forced to take up adult responsibilities, or grow up without appropriate care and supervision from the adults in their families. But for many of the children, […]

Together they did

June 10, 2010

A group of sex workers denouncing obscene tabloid journalism, and unearthing a pornography racket

Women to the Rescue

May 25, 2010

The collectives of women in sex work in different districts in North Karnataka are committed to ensuring that young people are not lured into sex work in any way. To this end, they have used many ingenious ways to rescue some of them or at least make their life better. In one instance, a group […]

Welcome

February 8, 2010

Welcome to the inspirational journey. This is a space where we will share with you stories of the individuals and communities who have overcome odds and made a difference, to themselves, to their peers, and their society.

Communities reach out to support children

February 4, 2010

Yalappa lives in a village in Raichur. He has lost his son and daughter in law due to HIV, and is now caring for his two grandchildren, who are also positive.  Yalappa once shared with his neighbors that although he had stretched his resources and ensured that the children got the right treatment and medicines, he was just not […]