Category Archives: Southeast Asia


Maggie Doyne Named a CNN Hero

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[Editor’s Note: We’re so thrilled to announce that Maggie Doyne, founder of our Nepal partner Blink Now, has been recognized as a CNN Hero! You can vote for her every day to win the grand prize here. This post was Continue reading


Updates on the First-Ever STF Alumni Program

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As an alumnus, have you ever thought about giving back to your high school? Maheshwari and Prathibha, both alumni of She’s the First partner school Shanti Bhavan in Bangalore, India, have found a great way to give back and inspire and Continue reading


Yeshwini, STF Scholar in India, Goes to Japan!

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Two years ago I wrote about Yeshwini applying to go to Japan to attend ISAK (International School of Asia, Karuizawa) a summer school program in Japan that emphasizes diversity, creativity and leadership. Fortunately, she was able to attend this past Continue reading

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Preetha Becomes a Nationally Recognized Poet!

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I have some excellent news to share with you all! Our very own Preetha won the Times of India “New Voices in the New Age”  poetry contest! The Times of India is one of the largest newspapers in India, so this Continue reading


Mural Painting and the Arts in India

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One of the things that makes Shanti Bhavan unique among Indian schools is that students have the opportunity to explore the arts. We’ve previously blogged about a large Rangoli project our previous guest blogger, Isabel, did with the students. Second, Continue reading

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Exercise, Fitness and the Olympics in India

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Editor’s Note: Recently She’s the First wrapped up its spring fundraising campaign, Run the World. We encouraged people all around the country to get active, and run, walk, zumba, do yoga or any form activity to help raise money to Continue reading

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Graduation Day at Shanti Bhavan in India

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[Editor’s Note: This is the second blog post from Caroline Orr, our guest blogger on the ground at Shanti Bhavan. For more information on Shanti Bhavan Graduation festivities, check out the STF in India blog posts from last year! Here, Continue reading

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A Volunteer’s First Impressions of Shanti Bhavan in India

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[Editor’s Note: This is the first blog post from Caroline Orr, our guest blogger on the ground at Shanti Bhavan. Caroline is a rising sophomore at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She intends to study studio art, art history, Continue reading

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Guess Who’s Working for Goldman Sachs?!

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After a brief summer blogging hiatus as your India liaison, I’m back feeling refreshed, rejuvenated and ready to take on the world. I hope your summers left you feeling equally as refreshed. So I have some good news and some FANTASTIC Continue reading


A New School Year and New Surprises at Kopila Valley!

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Although the new school year started just slightly over a month ago for students at Kopila Valley Children’s Home in Surkhet, Nepal, the school has been filled with a flurry of activities! The “newest little kopilas” – as they’re affectionately Continue reading

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