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Mid-Year Public Progress Report Pondicherry, Tamil Nadu Sashti Balasundaram came to PondyCAN! his partner organization with a Masters Degree in Public Health from Columbia University. With PondyCAN! Sashti is pulling together a solid waste management project for the local Pondycherry community. Background In South India, Pondicherry (now Puducherry) exists as a Union Territory – the [...]

Mid-Year Public Progress Report Gadchiroli, Maharashtra Nithya, a graduate in Anthropology, Biochemistry and Global Health, is partnered with Society for Education, Action and Research in Community Health (SEARCH) in Gadchiroli, Maharashtra. For her project, Nithya is developing and community driven intervention strategy for SEARCH on preventative health, with a focus on hypertension. Apart from her [...]

Mid-Year Public Progress Report Dharwad, Karnataka With a degree in Economics from the London School of Economics, Pramal Lad spent six months with Vidya Poshak’s graduate finishing school and now brings his passion for service to Chaitanya India Fin Credit Pvt. Ltd. Pramal is currently grasping nuances of Micro-finance as he prepares to assist Chaitanya’s [...]

Mid-Year Public Progress Report Rajgurunagar, Maharashtra Shriya Palekar with a Bachelors in Economics and History from Cornell University is paired with Chaitanya in rural Pune district. Shriya’s interest in economic development is being put to good use as she develops a health insurance program from rural women. Chaitanya came into existence when two pioneering women [...]

Mid-Year Public Progress Report Bagar, Rajasthan Born and raised in New Jersey, Vivake Prasad recently graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a double major in Policy & Management and Political Science. As an Indicorps fellow, Vivake is fulfilling a long-held dream(s) to spend time in India doing service through working for two initiatives of the [...]

Mid-Year Public Progress Report Ahmedabad, Gujarat Raksha Joshi grew up in Louisiana and graduated with degrees in education and psychology from the University of Texas at Austin.  For her fellowship, she is partnered with Ahmedabad Ultimate and hopes to use the medium of sport to help educate children on the value of sportsmanship, team building, [...]

Mid-Year Public Progress Report Gadchiroli, Maharashtra Laxmi Chhaya graduated from Aston Univarsity, UK with a degree in Psychology and Management. This year she is partnered with Society for Education, Action and Research in Community Health (SEARCH) in Gadchiroli, Maharashtra, and is developing effective communication tools to disseminate health information in the villages around SEARCH. Background [...]

Mid-Year Public Progress Report Ahmedabad, Gujarat As one of the only premedical students majoring in International Development Studies, Rikin’s interests lie in the realm of healthcare development. His travels have exposed him to life and cultures throughout the world from Buenos Aires to Rajkot. As an August 2009 fellow, Rikin is partenered with Aajeevika Bureau [...]

Mid-Year Public Progress Report Gogunda, Rajasthan Simmi Dixit hails from Ottawa Canada. Most recently, Simmi completed her Masters in Migration Studies at Sussex, UK. Simmi’s background is in social justice, youth empowerment and promoting anti-oppression frameworks in community development programs. Prior to joining Indicorps she served as a program coordinator, for survivors of domestic violence, [...]

Mid-Year Public Progress Report Saked, Madhya Pradesh A native of Massachusetts, Preeyanka Shah graduated from Duke University in 2009 with a degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering. Preeyanka is partnered with the Adharshila Learning Center in Madhya Pradesh. She currently is involved in a variety of educational and environmental initiatives, while also focusing on increasing [...]

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