Category Archives: Southeast Asia

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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

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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

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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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The Daily Life of a Volunteer at Shanti Bhavan

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[Editor's Note: This is the fourth installment from guest blogger Isabel Rutherfurd, who is a volunteer teacher at Shanti Bhavan.] Volunteering at Shanti Bhavan immediately pulls you from your world at home and into a new community half way across the world Continue reading

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Shanti Bhavan Student On How Education Empowered Her to Dream Big

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[Editor's Note: This post is from guest blogger Isabel Rutherfurd, who is a volunteer teacher at Shanti Bhavan.] Catherine, an 11th grader at Shanti Bhavan, explains the difference her education has made in her life. Catherine says that had she not come Continue reading

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