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Hajira: The mother who dreamt a second time through Literacy Centre

Hajira: The mother who dreamt a second time through Literacy Centre

Reported By: Essar Batool, Consultant, Kashmir   For many of us who live in a comfortable bubble of facilities and opportunities, imagining a life that is full of lost opportunities is unfathomable and far more tough for us is to understand how much a lost chance to...
A Step towards Peace Initiative

A Step towards Peace Initiative

Written By : Ms.Nazia Nabi, Officer Programmes, Kashmir       Aneesa Hamid, a 23 year old, young and energetic girl hails from the village Kawpora of District Bandipora. Her family comprises seven members including her parents, three younger sisters and one brother....
The Story of a Young Teacher from Kashmir

The Story of a Young Teacher from Kashmir

Story By : Essar Batool, Consultant, Kashmir   Fayaz is a young, energetic boy in his early twenties, 23 years to be precise; skinny and yet active as he leads us to the Functional Literacy Center in Nowgam, Sumbal. There is no trace, no evidence that would allow a...
Wosta Mohammed Ibrahim: The Kaleen Baaf

Wosta Mohammed Ibrahim: The Kaleen Baaf

Wosta means Master Weaver; Kaleen Baaf means Carpet Weaver in Kashmiri   Written By : Essar Batool, Consultant, Kashmir   Mohammed Ibrahim is lean man, almost skinny in his late 50s. He looks unkempt and dons the traditional kameez salwar; he introduces himself as the...
Self Help Groups in Kashmir help women become self reliant

Self Help Groups in Kashmir help women become self reliant

We provide loan to SHG members whenever the need arises, so this small amount has proved a kind of a mini bank for women like us at the time of need.” – Riffat Rasool Baramulla, Kashmir: Ab Hameed’s face lits up with pride whenever he gets an opportunity to...