Karuna Trust

Our vision is of a world without prejudice, in which every human being has the opportunity to fulfil their potential, regardless of their background or beliefs. We aim to do this by challenging the ignorance and prejudice that trap people in poverty.
Sep 19, 2011

Courageous with Computers

Rubina at her computer class
Rubina at her computer class

Rubina Chand Patel, Aged 17

"Before joining the computer class in Vishrantwadi, I didn't know anything about computers. They were very new to me and I felt that I'd never be able to learn. There was a real fear in my mind, but after starting to learn that fear ceased.

I feel that I'm learning a new skill that is very important and helpful for my future life.

I wish to learn more in the advance course".

Sep 12, 2011

Powerful (Unseen) Women

Karunaprabha
Karunaprabha

We're delighted to announce that Karunaprabha, leader of this project, has been successfully nominated for One World Action's 100 Powerful (Unseen) Women award.

The women come from over 40 countries and have all contributed to positive social change on either a grassroots or global level. To learn more about this initiative, please follow this link:

http://oneworldaction.wordpress.com/100-unseen-powerful-women/

A huge congratulations to Karunaprabha for her momentous contribution to alleviating suffering in the slums of Vishrantwadi.

 



Karunaprabha
Karunaprabha
Sep 12, 2011

Paying it forward


Amiya Biswas, paying it forward

Amiya Biswas lives with his wife and 14 year-old boy. Amiya never used to like his wife. He was a habitual drunkard and gambler. After drinking he used to beat his wife very badly.

Nishtha is all too familiar with such scenarios and has formed a women and adolescents group to fight against domestic violence. These groups also motivate others to stop domestic violence.

When the group members came to know about Amiya, they went to his house. They started making Amiya aware of the bad impact of the domestic violence on his wife, children and his image in the community. They also reminded him that it is illegal to abuse his wife.  It took continuous effort by these groups to ensure that Amiya stops his behaviour.

Not only did Amiya stop domestic violence but also curbed his habit of drinking and gambling. This change led to a happy and peaceful marriage.

Presently, Amiya and his wife lead a happy life and they have become active volunteers in the fight against domestic violence. They are now helping others to be free from abuse.

During a meeting organised by Nishtha where state level government officials along with others were present, Amiya said sorry for his actions and expressed how he is proud to be an active volunteer in the struggle against violence.

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