Plan100 – Swadheen Mumbai celebrates WYSD with BMC school students, by making ‘Emoti-bins’ on live mode!

Content by Prasad Sawant, Project Officer, LAHIEdited by Molly Pathak, Consultant LAHI Globally, the pandemic struck all major cities. Mumbai was no different. But as they say ‘the city never sleeps’, Mumbaikars live with that spirit and embrace the next with gusto. Same reflects in the education system of the city, in a short while... Continue Reading →

The Corona Year!

Program Diary Notes 31st December 2020 Molly Pathak and Yogini Sagade, LAHI: 2020… was a year that will be remembered in human history as a year that compelled mankind to pause, take stock of where they were in terms of health, hygiene, medical preparedness and ‘real life’ readiness, viz. the ability to think critically, plan,... Continue Reading →

NEP 2020 – An enabler for Vocational Education and Gender Empowerment at impressionable years

By Research and Documentation Team,LAHI: (4 minutes read) India’s National Educational Policy 2020 (NEP 2020), was approved by the Union Cabinet on 29 July 2020. This version of the policy replaces the previous National Policy on Education, 1986. NEP 2020 holds special significance for Lend A Hand India, because it strongly acknowledges the fact that exposure to... Continue Reading →

Role of Skill Education in Challenging Gender Inequalities

By Rohini, LAHI: In 2006, Lend Hand India (LAHI) designed the Plan 100 project and began implementing Multi Skill Foundation Course as a pilot program in government aided schools of rural Maharashtra. Skill education was included in the curriculum of government schools as optional subject, part of Socially Useful Productive Work (SUPW).  Today, the schools... Continue Reading →

Skill Education in Times of COVID-19: On the Ground account of how students, parents, and communities are coping with it

Rohini,LAHI: Lend A Hand India (LAHI) has been rigorously advocating for skill education both in urban and rural schools for more than a decade, as of May 2020. We have been doing so, through both direct and indirect implementation of Skill Education and the Multi Skill Foundation Course (MSFC) in particular. Through the years of... Continue Reading →


 By Molly Pathak,LAHI: During academic year 2018-19, about forty thousand students studying under Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (MSBSHSE) have pursued vocational education courses along-side their core academics within the school timetable/s. These courses are an improvised version of the successful pre-vocational program, V-1 i.e. ‘Introduction to Basic Technology (IBT)’, being... Continue Reading →

‘बालवीर शाळेची कौशल्यवीर मूलं’

By Ganesh Dalvi,LAHI:   ’खरं, तर मी या चार पाच विद्यार्थ्यांना शाळेतून काढुन टाकायचं ठरवलं होत आणि मी त्यांच्याशी तसं बोलले देखील होते. काही काळाने मात्र हेच विद्यार्थी शाळेमध्ये सुरु असलेल्या ‘मल्टी स्किल फौंडेशन कोर्स’ या नावाच्या व्यावसायिक अभ्यासक्रमाच्या सत्रांमध्ये मात्र समरसून सहभागी होताना दिसत होते हा फरक मला जाणवला’’ हुतात्मा बालवीर शिरीषकुमार माध्यमिक विद्यालयाच्या... Continue Reading →

Career Fair for Pune Municipal Corporation Students studying Vocational Skills

Rohini & Molly Pathak,LAHI: The Second ‘Career Fair’, an avenue for the students of Pune Municipal Corporation pursuing Vocational Skills as one of the subjects for 10th grade, was held in Pune on Tuesday, June 4th 2019. About 150 students gathered at the fair which was attended 20 prospective employers from private sector in and around... Continue Reading →

Building Innovators for Tomorrow – A baby step towards providing sustainable solution for pasture crisis

By Rohini,LAHI: Rekha, a 16 year old girl hails from a farming family of Kurze village, Thane district. She is a dynamic student of Kurze School as she is among the few students who are deeply interested, both in academics, extra curriculum activities. She is interested in innovating things and learning a variety of skills... Continue Reading →

व्यक्तिमत्व घडवणारी शाळा ‘’घर’’

By Ganesh Dalvi,LAHI:  ‘‘माझ्या घरातील वयस्कर व्यक्तींसोबत बोलताना मला जाणवत होत की आपण बऱ्याचदा घरातील लोकांना सरळ सरळ गृहीतचं धरतो. म्हणजे रोज आईनेच जेवण बनवायचं असतं, घरातील काम वडील किंवा मोठा भाऊ अथवा बहीण यांनीच करायचे असतात इत्यादि. घरातील वयस्कर लोकांकडे दुर्लक्ष करणे, त्यांना काही समजत नाही असे असंख्य पूर्वग्रह माझ्याही मनात होते परंतु जेव्हा... Continue Reading →

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