Monthly Archives: August 2010

Women : The crown jewels at Oasis

As a man, I find this difficult to say, and while the views might not be accepted by some, I’ll still say it with the usual disclaimer. Women are perhaps the crown jewels of Oasis, the organization I work for, … Continue reading

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The Challenge of Change

I have been privileged enough to see the growth and development of an NGO and its beneficiaries. However this isn’t just any old NGO, I’m talking about Oasis (Chennai branch) – an organisation that strives to do God’s work with … Continue reading

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A drop in the ocean

Some people might wonder why we do what we do and that, I believe, is a reasonable question. We live in a country that has the second highest population in the world however the statistics that are published every year … Continue reading

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Swapna

Recently I went to visit an old beneficiary – Swapna; she has a special place in my heart. When I reached her home however she was not there. Her mother told me that she was working at the garment factory as … Continue reading

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Whoever, Whenever, Whatever

In the last few years, the role of the community in bringing about real, long-lasting change in people’s lives has become increasingly apparent to me. It’s one of the extremely exciting aspects of Oasis’ vision and mission statement that leads … Continue reading

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The feel of India

“Which country Madam?” is an introduction that get a little dull when the conversation ends when I answer “England”. I much prefer “Had your dinner?” because then I can at least attempt to describe my most recent meal, which always … Continue reading

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Praveen Strikes!

Praveenderan, generally called Praveen, is a 17 year old energetic boy with a success story. Praveen joined football coaching when he was 15 years old. He was introduced to Oasis through the organized summer sports programme. He hails from a … Continue reading

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