Tag: Chennai

Jessica Mayberry is now an Ashoka Fellow!

 
/ May 11, 2013

 VV’s Founding Director Jessica Mayberry recently received a fellowship form Ashoka Foundation. Read her profile here . More than 30 years ago, Ashoka’s founder coined the term ‘social entrepreneur.’ The award VV’s Jessica has won is one of the most distinguished awards someone in the social sector can receive. Ashoka describes...

Govt. takes away Right to Education

 
/ November 23, 2011

Government schools in Chennai slums are being closed down by the state.

Ambedkar Statue Put Behind Bars

 
/ May 26, 2011

Dalits feel insulted after an Ambedkar statue had to be protected with grills in Chennai.

Tribal Girl Yearns For College

 
/ March 31, 2011

Alamelu has been waiting for her community certificate to enter college for more than one year.

Proposed Dump Site Threatens Water Source

 
/ February 10, 2011

Chennai’s lake Chembarambakkam will be polluted if a proposed dumping site is built.

Kabbadi Star Emerges From Chennai Slum

 
/ February 1, 2011

A kabbadi player from Chennai slums becomes national star.

Technology Grows Over Slum Dwellers

 
/ December 16, 2010

Development of IT parks in Chennai isn’t accompanied by development of neighbouring slums.