About 90% of employment opportunities require vocational skills. Since rural women marry off early, they shoulder family responsibilities from a very early age, leaving them less time to develop an independent standing career. Therefore, vocational training enables women to earn an income and build crucial life skills. This is Karishma, an ex-student of Food for Life Vrindavan. When she enrolled in 2nd grade, she was 10 years old. However, she loved learning at school. She also enrolled herself in Embroidery classes at FFLV. With constant practice, in a short period of time, she excelled in the art. Soon Karishma was in 9th grade. And was 18 years old. Somehow, she lost interest in studies. She dropped out of school and within the next 2 years, she got married and moved out of Vrindavan to another city. Her life changed completely. A new life, with new people and new […]
Vrindavan is known for it’s month long Holi Celebrations. And as we all know, Holi, the festival of colors is just around the corner. We took this opportunity to play Flower Holi with the FFLV Kindergarten kids. The kids were overjoyed by the celebration and danced in ecstasy to the music. Sharing with you some of the moments captured during the festival.
Vrindavan is home to one of the largest populations of Hindus in the World. Millions of pilgrims come to Vrindavan every year for spiritual upliftment and quest for the higher truth. Thousands of foreigners live here and hundreds visit regularly. However, while Vrindavan should have been developed into a pilgrims’ haven it has become quite the opposite. In the past 10 years the unplanned urban development in Vrindavan has been going on without any consideration for the future of this holy place. Open sewage and rubbish leads to unpleasant sites. The diseases spread by it are a huge threat to everyone. Traffic jams and road chaos are a daily site. The forest areas are being cut down for construction, covering the real beauty of the place, making it impossible for the pilgrims to see what they really came looking for. What if funders, local and national government, NGO’s and […]