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News from the school December 2017

It’s been a busy few months to end 2017 at our school. Sansar Gyaan Pathshala, which means ‘World Knowledge Lessons’ is the name of our eco-friendly school. We have almost 300 children, from Kindergarten to grade 8, coming every day. Here’s some highlights from November and December 2017: The students have completed their bi-annual exams and so Read more about News from the school December 2017[…]

Days for Girls Ottawa Sewing Classes

A local Ottawa high school is holding sewing classes where students can learn valuable skills while giving back to the community. They are providing reusable menstrual kits for young women in need as part of the Days for Girls program. The Ottawa chapter was key in collaborating with us at Helping Hands to bring the Read more about Days for Girls Ottawa Sewing Classes[…]

Create your personal fundraising page in minutes

Did you know you can set up your own personal page and help raise funds for your favourite charity through CanadaHelps? It’s a great way to encourage your friends and family to get involved in a cause close to your heart, such as Helping Hands. Step 1: Go to CanadaHelps and select ‘Fundraise’ . Login Read more about Create your personal fundraising page in minutes[…]

Girls, we’re talking about periods

This summer, an idea came to light, via a TED Talk by Aditi Gupta, to break down the taboo and shame that many girls live with around menstruation. We decided to expand our program of distributing moon cycle kits to include an education program, with the help of Menstrupedia comic books. Two of our board members, Read more about Girls, we’re talking about periods[…]

Meet Elizabeth

Meet Elizabeth, who joined the Helping Hands team this year in the role of Director and Secretary. Elizabeth is responsible for taking minutes and preparing and maintaining the official documents needed for the operations of Helping Hands for India. Elizabeth and Danielle (Dristhi) visited the Helping Hands school this September to distribute moon cycle kits and Read more about Meet Elizabeth[…]