Emily’s Master Travels 3CMGM blog. A 3 Continent Master of Global Management 3CMGM student studying at Antwerp Management School in Belgium, XIMB in India, and Fordham University in New York City documenting my year of learning and traveling.
Sunday, February 22, 2015
An Asha Kiran Update
Amongst several deadlines looming, I figured the most productive way to procrastinate would be to write an Asha Kiran Orphanage project update! Although sometimes the progress seems slow, as I look back at the last six weeks, we are making a lot of headway on our list of initiatives. More importantly, every time we head to the orphanage it gets easier and easier to interact with the girls, and there is less shyness and icebreaking at the beginning of every visit. They call all of us girls “Didi” which means older sister, and the boys “Bhai” which means brother 🙂
A concern of child labour exists from poverty. I have to understand as why children go to work Why poor parents feel children as their assets who will earn money for their home? Are they forced by their parents to go to work? If yes why? Nearly 30% of population in poor countries are poorest of poor who are not even able to earn enough for one day food with big family have to largely depend on children to earn and feed. Dream of education to children is impossible unless suitable employment opportunities made available to at least one person in the family.
Leadership skills, transitioning, positive confrontation, strategic volunteering for career success and tactics for better compensation; these issues came up during a recent luncheon hosted by Philadelphia’s Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown where a panel of experts facilitated and engaged the participants on soft-skills in the workplace.
Educating, nurturing and developing the Orphan, underprivileged and neglected children by providing balanced nutrition, quality education and all-rounded development in a healthy, safe and loving environment.