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Anuradha Bakshi
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An even playing field #GivingTuesday #Education #India
Project Why's mission was to bring quality education to the most underprivileged children. That is what it set to do 16 years ago. Thankfully Project Why did not come with a set plan, an education policy. a fixed programme comfortably drafted in an armchair...

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It's never too late to do something #GivingTuesday #India
'The time for action is now. It's never too late to do something ' wrote Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. Wise words indeed. Words that remind us of forgotten intentions and unfulfilled dreams. This post was written after a visit to the Kalka Temple where getting ...

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It is time we look at our education policy #GivingTuesday #India
The new education policy is in the anvil. The recommendations of the committee set up to look into the issue are ready. Two of the recommendations are close to our hearts. The first is to reinstate detention beyond class V and the other to set up a cadre ak...

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Child abuse casts a shadow the length of a lifetime #GivingTuesday #India
Child abuse casts a shadow the length of a lifetime. Scars heal but the pain never goes away. And yet child abuse is on the rise. Recent studies show that there has been a 50% rise in the crime against children rate. Increased urbanisation seems to be a con...

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To the manor born
Our dearest friend Kabir of Azure Hospitality conjured another miracle. This time an invite to a 'posh' lunch at the new Mamagoto in Connaught Place. For many os us lunch at a restaurant is a mundane affair. This is another story. Most of the invitees had n...

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They came, the saw, they cared #ThrowbackThursday #India
Today we would like to walk down memory lane and talk of all the visitors we have had over the years. In most cases they return more than once. That is the magic of Project Why: once you walk in you leave a little bit of yourself and take a little bit of us...

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The Numbers Perspective #GivingTuesday #India
Secondary Class at Khader The Numbers Perspective! Sounds like a title of a Robert Ludlum thriller doesn't it? Come to think of it is is a thriller in its own right: the numbers referred to are the (ill)famed marks that a student secures in her or his class...

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The dentist comes calling #ProjectWhy #India
The dentist comes calling It was dental checkup time for children from the special section, the creche and the primary section. This was the first dental check up at Project Why and was made possible thanks to our friend Neena Gulabani from the Anubhav Lear...

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From Germany with Love #ThrowbackThursday # India
Project Why's relationship with Germany began way back in 2007 when Hans Emde, a rather forbidding person with a heart of gold, visited Project Why and decided to set up Project Why Deutschland e v in Köln. From that moment the doors flew open and Project W...

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He who opens a school door, closes a prison #GivingTuesday #India
He who opens a school door, closes a prison. Victor Hugo The little beds in this picture take us back to a childhood fairy tale where a little girl 'dared' to  sleep on a bed only to be chased away by a family of bears. The Project Why fairy tale is a littl...
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