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December 5, 2009

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December 5, 2009

Katha has taken upon itself a mission to reach out and deal with each and every aspect which touches each one of us in varied ways. The breathless excitement in every member reaches out to even the most casual of visitors. The personal touch and the genuine concern makes Katha special.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The field of ECE, Early Childhood Education, innovative approaches in education and reaching out to the disadvantaged children.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Make it larger and bigger by roping in smaller NGOs and individuals involved in this line of work to make it an entity to reckon with both at the local as well as the global levels thereby spreading the good work as well as the work culture.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The genuine concern and involvement of each and every team member.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Helpful, pleasant, cooperative and very open to suggestions and ideas.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

reach out to the hitherto unreachable areas, touch those aspects of a disadvantaged life which it has been able to do due to lack of money.

Ways to make it better...

I had been associated with Katha before this conference.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Money....money.....money and ofcourse a larger work base.

One thing I'd also say is that...

Keep the good work going Katha, you are making a difference.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

October 17, 2009

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October 17, 2009

I am an engineering student and it has been three months since I joined Katha. Katha is an excellent place to learn. It has a great ambiance and a feel-good factor that encourages the students to study well. The well equipped computer laboratories and the books by the organization are apt. The teachers are very committed and I believe learning by examples is the best method to teach young minds. Apart from that, the co-curricular activities and programmes on special occasions keep the students involved and interested. I hope it continues to brighten the future of many more kids over the years.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the better reading and writing abilities of the students of the classes I teach in.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the children who are very creative and very enthusiastic about studying.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

very involved to help in whichever way they can.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

move to a larger place and involve more children.

Ways to make it better...

classes were conducted on Saturday also.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

getting street children involved towards which Katha is working enthusiastically and has helped a lot of kids.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

October 16, 2009

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October 16, 2009

I'm a PhD student from Germany and volunteered for Katha for three months. The combination of publishing books and running schools from one office leads to an educational program very oriented towar... more

October 16, 2009

I'm a PhD student from Germany and volunteered for Katha for three months. The combination of publishing books and running schools from one office leads to an educational program very oriented towards creativity and learning with fun. Since I got to see a lot of ex-cathedra teaching in Delhi, the partly project-based education and meeting artists and kids working with each other in the environment that Katha provides was a pleasure. I wished all that effort could be more independent from presenting the school to potential sponsors and focus even more on the kids, since the teachers I met have a great spirit and so much to give. It broadened my horizon and I hope Katha will have the opportunity to continue reaching out for children and their dreams.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

blooming ideas, self-confidence and creativity of kids from Govindpuri.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the children and ow they are encouraged to be creative, bold and find their own way even if their daily lives did not provide a lot of opportunities.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

dedicated. Very dedicated.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

run more of those great schools and use more time in the school to actually teach or work with ideas of the children rather than to prepare unrealistic presentations.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

October 16, 2009

I'm a PhD student from Germany and volunteered for Katha for three months. The combination of publishing books and running schools from one office leads to an educational program very oriented towards creativity and learning with fun. Since I got to see a lot of ex-cathedra teaching in Delhi, the partly project-based education and meeting artists and kids working with each other in the environment that Katha provides was a pleasure. I wished all that effort could be more independent from presenting the school to potential sponsors and focus even more on the kids, since the teachers I met have a great spirit and so much to give. It broadened my horizon and I hope Katha will have the opportunity to continue reaching out for children and their dreams. Best regards, Sophie

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Govindpuri, New Delhi.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the children and ow they are encouraged to be creative, bold and find their own way even if their daily lives did not provide a lot of opportunities.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

dedicated. Very dedicated.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

run more of those great schools and use more time in the school to actually teach or work with ideas of the children rather than to prepare unrealistic presentations.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

October 15, 2009

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October 15, 2009

I am an Urban Planner by profession currently working in the German Technical Co-operation assisting 6 JNNURM cities. I sincerely believe that 100% education is the only tool to eradicate poverty and to address all the problems in India (gap between rich and poor, social issues, women/child abuse are a few to mention). Education, again in my point of you in not mere marks a student scores in the annual examination but the whole wisdom and the logic behind the education. I think every student should know why he/she is studying today and what is the greater good he/she will be doing to the society on a longer run. Katha offered an ideal environment for me to work in that front! I can interact with the students, understand their problems and thereby suggest accordingly. The people working in Katha are so friendly and the best thing is the flexibility especially for working men/women. For those reading the review here, i suggest to go to the "Katha Khazana" situated in Govindpuri, Kalkaji Ext. and i am sure you will appreciate the work they are doing right now. May god bless those kids with good health, wisdom and happiness for ever! Ramana

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the flexibilit the NGO offers for working men/women and the way in which students are taught

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

educate 10 lakh more kids!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

October 15, 2009

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October 15, 2009

After my Masters in social work from Delhi University , there could not have been any better opportunity than to work in Katha – a non profit organisation. Working in Kath was a unique experience which provided me a holistic view of urban community development. Katha’s education model for children and youth of the communities are making them earn sustainable livelihood and the best part is how these children and youth with their community leaders and elders are making a significant differences in their local area . What was special about the organisation was its sheer honesty, commitment and the will to continuously work for children and the communities across Delhi with innovative ideas. In Katha every Development professional gets ample opportunities to learn about various aspects of development and give wings to one’s ideas and creativity and make visible differences in the lives of people.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the freedom to express ideas and impliment innovtaive strategies at the grass root level.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

extremely dedicated and creative.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

it would give the organisation better resources to help make constructive difference in lives of thousands of people.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

October 14, 2009

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October 14, 2009

I have been a volunteer with Katha since the past one month. I have although had just one class with the students of class 12th of Katha, but in this one class i have observed that the students are very interactive and enthusiastic and are very intelligent. I feel that their thoughts need to come out on a larger platform which is exactly what Katha is trying to do. When i entered the area where Katha was located, i felt even though it was at a very secluded place yet it held a very strong position in the vicinity. With the children, teaching and interacting was fun. I am currenlty invovled with helping out the students in forming a play which they can present in front of the community members. I believe that Katha is actually doing a great job by providing the underpriviledged children a ground to bring out their thoughts. If given a chance i would love to work with Katha again.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Interacting with the students. Since the students were not hesitant and duffers, interacting with them was fun as they also put in their efforts and ideas to everything they do.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

October 14, 2009

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October 14, 2009

I have worked with Katha for two months now. I am working on a project which is developing a program for english learning in three months aiming at the community people. I have the feeling that this is a very meaningful project because speaking english is a key competence. I am also participating in teaching english in different classes which is an useful experience. I find it very interesting to see how this NGO works especially in dealing with students from a socially deprived background.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

experiencing how well some students do and how interested they are in class.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

make sure all the teachers get informed about the work of volunteers so that they can integrate them in their plans for teaching if they are interested.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

being in contact with the students and the staff. Dealing with current topics, such as 'global arming'

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

The kinds of staff I worked with were very kind and friendly and helped me a lot to learn about the organisation and the work at school.

Ways to make it better...

I would have gotten information about the organisation and the daily routine at school at the beginning of my work here.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

dealing with the students from the specific background and making clear why education is important for them.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

October 14, 2009

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October 14, 2009

I am working for Katha since one month ago and there are 11 left. In this month I have seen behind the curtain and I just see good things! Since some days I am teaching English and P.E. (sports) and it is a pleasure to work with the kids and try to make them smile and help them to improve their English. In my view Katha is a great organisation and I want to invite you to get your own oppinion.

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If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

...make a lot more underprivileged children happy and give them the start-up aid for a better life.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

October 14, 2009

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October 14, 2009

I spent more than 3 weeks in Katha and did learn a lot. My project was "SHGs and Income Generation Program for women", which helped me know more about slums, women rights, SHGs and jute bags market in India. The experience was invaluable and benefited me for my life! Thanks so much !

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

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The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

The staff and volunteers I met were so nice and devoted themselves to the work.

Ways to make it better...

Accommodation provided.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

October 12, 2009

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October 12, 2009

I got to know about Katha from my friends and from the web page. As a seasoned advertising creative person I was looking for a way to make my craft do more than sell consumer products. As luck would have it I am now associated with Katha as a advertising design specialist.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

their work in the slums of Govindpuri.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

try to attract more professionals as volunteers.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the way that anyone with a skill to impart is welcomed and valued.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

highly motivated individuals ready to rise to any challenge.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

easily change the lives of a million children.

Ways to make it better...

this organisation had more resources.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

the lack of government support and the paucity of funding.

One thing I'd also say is that...

Katha is a ray of hope for the children who otherwise slip through the cracks in the education system.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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