IMPACT STORY: FROM CHARCOAL TO NEEDLE

Written by : Sarthak Jhalani, (Intern UPAY)

Her hands were laden with charcoal ashes, forehead shining with sweat — the wrinkles on her face gave away all her agony. This is the story of Seema from Gurugram. 

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THE ROLE OF PARENTS IN CHILDREN’S DEVELOPMENT

Written by Sayani Kundu, (Intern, UPAY)

Healthy parenting and its impact on young minds is a concept that affects society at large. Parental involvement and support reception enhance a child’s educational performance and positively influence their attitude and behaviour. From encouraging class assignments and sports to shaping values, parents exert monumental influence over their children. Support from parents, however, relies on several factors. The issues around the economic conditions of the parents and the poignancy they exhibit towards their child are two of the essential aspects. 

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TOUCHING LIVES IN UNCONVENTIONAL WAYS

Born and brought up in Faizabad, Mr. Abhishek often enjoyed indulging in activities such as basketball, trekking and photography as a teenager. It was an interest that he carried well into his adult life as well. More than a recreational activity, traveling and sightseeing have always had a deep therapeutic meaning in his life. With a bachelor’s degree in technology and a master’s degree in business administration, Mr. Abhishek currently resides in Gurugram and works with a number of organizations — with tasks ranging from digital marketing, financial and market research to sales and portfolio design. 

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Youth Skills Day – Empowering Our Future

Written by Khushee Wasnik, (Intern, UPAY)

15th July was declared as World Youth Skills Day by the United Nations General Assembly back in 2014. This day was conceived to celebrate the importance of equipping our youth with technical and vocational skills. In the 21st century, these skills empower individuals to successfully navigate the workforce while contributing to local and global economies. 

The COVID-19 pandemic has created setbacks to the livelihood of many. More than 1 in 6 young people are out of work. Now more than ever, it is necessary to be equipped with the skills needed to manage upcoming challenges and be resilient in the face of future disruptions. Within this global context, the 7th World Youth Skills Day’s theme is Reimagining Youth skills post-pandemic.

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A new summer at UPAY

“Woh din bhi kya din the….”

When a group of childhood friends get together, conversations often start with ‘Woh din bhi kya din the…’(those days were the days). It would be fair to say that times have drastically changed. Children born mere ten years apart have little common in their childhood experiences. These differences are the most visible when looking at how children across the generations spent their summer vacations.

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