Mental health education and awareness needs to begin from an early age so that children can establish healthy habits that can last a lifetime. Families are especially important in reinforcing lifestyles that encourage positive mental health.
Pooja Sankar is an IIT'ian and Stanford graduate who founded Piazza so every student can have that opportunity to learn from his/her classmates. An idea (a phenomenon actually!!) conceived in 2009 by a shy girl from a small town in India has seen explosive growth.
Today in spotlight is Indians for Collective Action, oldest south asian non-profit in bay area that nurtures social activists, spawned numerous initiatives including Asha for Education and Foundation for Excellence, and supported innovative community-led development projects in over 20 states of India and disbursing over $5.0 million .
Today in spotlight is Home of Hope, Inc., a non-profit committed to the cause of children. A destitute orphan child, through no fault of his own, is one who is not receiving the basic necessities of life - food, clothing, shelter, and education. This is the kind of child Home of Hope wants to give hope to.
Spotlight on Spandana Foundation - NPO making difference in education, health care and better living of poor and needy
Today in spotlight is Spandana Foundation a non-profit intending to create the vibrations of social service among the Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) and motivate them to support and execute socially responsible projects in our motherland. In other words, Spandana is a platform to facilitate socially responsible projects on behalf of our members in our motherland.
Today in spotlight is Sankara Eye FOundation (SEF), whose vision is to eradicate curable blindness in India by the year 2020.
They initiate and drive community eye care activities in India by working with eye care organisations such as Sankara Eye Care Institutions, which runs the Sankara Eye Hospital in Coimbatore.
The majority of our fundraising effort is achieved through fundraising events, booths in major events, advertising and working with major donors.
In spotlight today is Jeena, a non-profit organization in bay area dedicated to improving the quality of life of parents and children with developmental disorders. Founded in April 2000, it aims to provide support services and education to children and their families.
When Raj was born in 1951, his father Manmohan was 2 miles away, with his friends, buying them tea and snacks in celebration of the birth of his first son. Raj and his mother went to her parents house and Manmohan held his son for the first time two months after Raj’s birth. Raj remembers his father being at home but never playing with him or helping him with his homework. “Responsibility of the children is the woman’s job,” he remembers Manmohan saying. “I simply step in when they need to be disciplined.”
Okay, so here's the ugly truth: Marriage sorta scares the crap out of me. Maybe not as much as the possibility of early-onset menopause, and certainly not as much as the idea of Donald Trump in the White House. But still. I may not be some fist-pumping party-girl overwhelmed with the business of continually sewing my oats, or an inherently-unsatisfied-type who is always looking for the bigger, better deal in a man, but in fact when it comes to marriage I'm something worse: I'm a thirty-something first-generation Indian.