Glimpses into the lives of different families

I love working with the girls who come to the Tech Center. Together we play, learn, work, and talk about what we love, our likes and dislikes. They come to FAT to learn computer skills, but as time goes by, they realize that they start understanding themselves better. They want to know who they are, and what they can do with their lives. - Rekha

My first community visit

Being a part of the administrative staff at FAT, I don’t get too many chances to interact with the girls from the Tech Center, and know little about their struggles. I was asked to go for a community visit to our student, Afsana’s home to find out why she had suddenly dropped out of the EFM project. - Faiza

My first outstation workshop - मेरा पहला बाहरी कार्यशाला

Varsha is one of FAT's emerging young women leader. She recently joined FAT as an Intern at our Tech Center. Few months back, she attended a gender training organized in Himachal Pradesh and it was her first time going out of Delhi with friends rather than with family. She narrates her experience as she writes her first blog!

Final Lap of Preparation for the Campaign against Early and Forced Marriage

We have entered an intense and energetic fourth phase of the project on Early and Forced Marriage (EFM). This is a preparatory phase for the campaign against Early and Forced Marriage led by the group of 30 participating girls (participants of the EFM) from low-income urban communities in South Delhi. 

The findings of my first study - gender in technical institutes

Rekha, an alumni of FAT's tech center, received a fellowship to do a study on how gender plays a role in course selection in ITIs and Polytechnic colleges in South Delhi. This blog narrates her findings. The full report (in Hindi) is also available to download. 

My one month at FAT - and introduction to feminism

A short and simple blog post by one of our new team members, Sunil. Sunil takes care of Admin and Accounts at FAT. He joined FAT a month ago and was very suprised to about a golden rule at FAT. Read on to know what rule is that.

Fighting for her right to education: the story of Durga

This may be the story of someone you have never met, but the pressure and the struggle she describes is something many of us can relate to. The story of Durga, as captured by Manisha Massey.

The complexities of marrying early

Wanting to marry before getting a college degree or while getting one is as much a social aberration as a career-oriented woman wanting to prioritize her education and career over her marriage. Is there ever a right answer, asks Manisha Massey

Defying all odds: Renu's transformative story

Women face adversities manifesting in different forms. These adversities may seem superficial or life altering to a third party. However, no two women’s stories are the same and thus all stories of discrimination, harassment, violence or inequality are essential for understanding the ways in which they carve out their own space in a deeply patriarchal society. This is the story of Renu, who defied all odds on the face of strict norms that her family imposed upon her. As captured by Anjora Sarangi.

An unforgettable FAT trip!

Exposure visits have always been a part of the Tech Center Curriculum. As soon as the girls finish their computer course, we arrange one. Throughout the duration of the course, we promise the girls that there is a surprise awaiting them if they finish their course successfully. By Risha Samanta