As I was mentally preparing myself to spend another mundane weekend giggling away at doggie memes on 9gag, something more interesting came along – an opportunity to volunteer for a camp at one dog shelter home. This was a chance for self-proclaimed dog lover like me to actually prove myself in the canine community. So […]

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Igniting the potential within …

  • Neha
  • April 3, 2018
  • 5 min read

There is no one perfect way to make formal-education more effective and interesting. Bhumi volunteers have made sure that our children appreciate what they learn, through their practical teaching methods and radical education fests. A pole-star in Bhumi’s Ignite education programme is the Ignite Fest, an annual inter-shelter home education fest conducted in Chennai. At Ignite […]

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Ockhi Cyclone – Relief measures

  • Neha
  • March 18, 2018
  • 2 min read

When the Cyclone leaves not just traces of disaster but also a ray of hope … December 2017, yet another time when nature has proved its power and unpredictability. Heavy rains with squally winds lashed Kanyakumari district, uprooting scores of trees and affecting normal life.  It left no stone unturned to grab the city into […]

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An ignited mind, igniting many more …

  • Neha
  • December 27, 2017
  • 3 min read

In the ongoing journey to achieve quality education for all children, Bhumi volunteers have enjoyed many proud moments. One such moment of success was experienced by Bhumi Delhi volunteers recently when one of their students started educating other children in his hometown, joining a group of volunteers there. Also, the child has emphasised on the […]

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Every child enjoys a special talent – be it technical or artistic. Bearing this in mind, Bhumi’s Ignite programme for underprivileged children has evolved to encapsulate not just academics but arts too. Ignite’s very purpose and value was recently grounded further by one of our children in Chennai. Kannan, a class 7 student from ICCW […]

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In Bhumi’s quest towards a better future, there are some stories that inspire more than most. One such story is that of young Ms. Bhuvaneshwari, a tenacious girl who has benefitted from Bhumi’s Bring Smiles programme. It is a sponsorship programme, initiated in 2011, to support children from lesser-pivileged backgrounds. The daughter of a mason […]

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Poster Drawing Competition on Global Warming

  • Neha
  • February 26, 2016
  • 2 min read

On the 24th of January this year, Bhumi Kolkata had organized Eco Anko: An Interactive Poster Drawing Session for children to raise environmental awareness. The children belonged to the Kasba centre of The Hope Foundation India’s Kolkata chapter, which was also the venue of the event. The initiative was undertaken with the kind co-operation of […]

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Volunteer Den – Dinesh

  • Neha
  • February 22, 2016
  • 3 min read

Briefly tell us about the first time you were engaged with Bhumi. I was enrolled as a child in Kanini (Computer) project back in 2008. I was excited and curious at that time. Even though I had seen a computer before, I never had the opportunity to use one. Bhumi volunteers taught me to use […]

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The 17th of January turned out to be an eventful day for about 50 children of the All Children Together Trust (ACTT), a shelter home situated in south Kolkata near Lake Gardens. Recently, due to unfortunate circumstances, ACTT announced that the home will be shut down because of lack of funds. This meant that the […]

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A carol of hope

  • Neha
  • January 18, 2016
  • 3 min read

It had been a cozy warm afternoon for the people in Kolkata, but the New Year’s Eve was certainly meant to be special for Bhumi and the children of the Hope foundation. We entered the Hope premises in South Kolkata after the lunch hours and the whole ambience was already gleaming in joy. Our fun […]

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