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Adventures of Jugaad Lab – Chapter 1

Exams were over. Blood and sweat had been poured into mathematical equations and brains had been wretched by the formulae in science. The girls who work in Jugaad Lab, eight of them, had been waiting too long for the 17th of March. By Palashi Vaghela

Completing one FAT year!

It’s been over 365 days since I joined FAT, and yet it feels as if it was only yesterday when I had come for the interview. I remember the cold January morning in the Tech Center. The place took me by surprise instantly. By Shivani Rekha Gupta

स्टूडेंट से ट्रेनर: एक अद्भुत सफर: From a student to a trainer: an amazing journey

I recalled the day when I myself entered the Tech Center in the role of a student and took the classes. I used to trouble everyone there. I was always ready to ask several questions. But each of my questions was met with patiently worded answers at FAT’s Tech Center. Whatever I learned there then, I taught here now. By Renu Arya

The story of FAT’s beginning

A techie who was far away from the debates and discussions around women's rights: today, the founder of a feminist, rights-based organization, working on women's empowerment by increasing their access, interest and participation in technology. What is the big FAT story? In conversation with Gayatri Buragohain

FAT's first convocation

There are certain events in life that bring us immense joy and pride. More so, if the event is an unforeseen and unexpected one and turns out to be an enriching experience. They linger in our memory and keep us mesmerized for a long time. What can be more joyous for young girls than to attend their own convocation? By Risha Samanta

आत्म निर्भरता का पहला एहसास: That first feeling of self-confidence

I had been hearing about going to Vadodara (Gujarat) for a while now. When Gayatri informed that, I have to go there and, in addition, for 15 days, I was delighted. It felt like I had taken another step forward towards my goal. By Deepika Passi 

The story of Tech Center - टेक सेंटर की कहानी, रेखा की ज़ुबानी

मुझे फैट में दो साल से ज्यादा हो गया है , मैने यहाँ पर टेक्नोलॉजी (बेसिक कंप्यूटर कोर्स और कैमरा) सीखा और साथ साथ वर्कशॉप के जरिये अपने हक़ के बारे में जाना ।आज मैं  भी टेक सेंटर की लड़कियों को पढ़ाती हूँ | टेक सेंटर मे लड़कियों को पढ़ाने में हम हमेशा कुछ न कुछ बदलाव करते रहते है ताकि लड़कियों को  हम और भी अच्छी तरह समझे ,जाने और उनका  आत्मविश्वास बढ़ाए। 

It’s been over two years at FAT for me and I have learned basics of technology at the Tech Center, including basic computer skills and camera course, while also understanding and learning about my rights by attending various workshops organized by FAT. Today, I teach girls at the Tech Center ensuring that they learn not just technology but understand and realize their rights and build their self-confidence.

फैट में मेरी बदलती भूमिकाएँ: अब तक का सफर: My changing roles at FAT: the journey so far

In the years that I have been with FAT, I have always been given newer responsibilities at each step so that I become more independent and courageous and fulfill all my duties, which I strive to do even today. By Rekha Yadav

Exclusion to Inclusion: The Transformational Journey of Tech Centre Girls

We face exclusion in some form or the other in several walks of our life, At times, we are ignorant of it as we don’t even realize that it’s an exclusionary experience and at times, the experience of being excluded is so strong that its memories lingers throughout our life. By Faiza Mehar

Turning 26 and being unmarried

This post isn’t a rant against marriage. Or one against people who are married or choose to get married. This post is a reflection on how much societal pricking of one’s unmarried status exists even as you achieve greater heights of success and satisfaction. By Deepa Ranganathan