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Our day is full of choices. Some that seem easy, some that are hard – but somehow, when we take a moment to stop and look back, it’s clear how each one defines a little part of us, like a small tap of the sculptor’s chisel. I made a choice exactly a year ago to apply to be an associate at Atma Education for the fal​l​. I knew very little


I came to Atma through a friend (a previous Atma volunteer) and decided to be a part of Atma’s Volunteer Program. Here are few things I observed about Atma. Flexibility: There was a lot of flexibility and openness regarding how to work. Everything from defining the problem to how to solve it was open to discussion, and we worked through it collaboratively. Connectedness: Within Atma and often when engaging with others


Atma Partners Bright Future, Muskan Foundation and Sol’s ARC graduated from the Accelerator Program on July 7, 2015. It was a day of laughter and anecdotes and remembering days when leaders of these NGOs worked with the Atma team to figure their next best move. “We have had lots of lengthy arguments in this room. Budget wise, we just had 8 lakh when we started. Last year we raised 48


Larissa Wood

Posted by atma in VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT | 29 Jun 2015

I arrived in Mumbai in March and in my four months here I have experienced the height of summer and the onset of monsoon madness. There is so much to discover in the city, from rock-climbing by the Arabian sea to the colourful lanes of old Worli fishing village, to name but a few. One of the most intense experiences I had was visiting the extremely crowded and very pungent


Our partners All Things Nice and Café Zoe will be hosting Super Heroes on June 24th! Proceeds from the dinner will be given to Atma! Date: Wednesday, 24th June 2015 | Time: 8 pm Sharp Venue: Café Zoe, Todi/Mathurdas Mills, Lower Parel Dress Code: A Legit Super Hero Costume | Price: INR 3000 (All Inclusive) To Make Your Reservations Email info@allthingsnice.in | Call 98206 98883. Payment In Advance Confirms Your Booking. Update:


1. LET’S START WITH DAHI PURI   This crunchy, tangy treat instantly won my heart. What an invention!  2. VADA-PAV    I had to try this! Mumbai’s famed snack Vada Pav hits all the taste-buds and is a favorite snack of everyone from laborers to the CEOs. Hamburger out, humble burger in. 3. RICKSHAWS    I enjoyed taking rickshaw rides in the evening in Mumbai. It’s fun. But, beware, drivers can be really selective about


Clara Martinez

Posted by atma in VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT | 12 May 2015

This is my first time in India. I thought I could push my boundaries and travel to a new place to learn something new. I see that Mumbai is extreme in its wealth and poverty but working on a cause of access to quality education is a perfect opportunity to know more about this. Among other things, I love the food here. I have picked up a bit of Hindi.


Atma has a new logo!

Posted by atma in FEATURED | 09 May 2015

“The horizon leans forward, Offering you space to place new steps of change…” Atma is forever taking courageous steps forward. We’re writing today to tell you about our latest steps. Atma has been known for the organisations we work with and their strength for over 7 years now. Each organisation’s success is ours and over the last year we have been thinking about what our promise is to our partner


One Country, One Cause

Posted by atma in FEATURED, UPDATES | 09 May 2015

We are pleased to announce our partnership with an innovative Australian travel company Better World Travel (BWT) for their India Tour starting September 2015. Under BWT’s ‘One Country, One Cause’ Tour, eight travelers from across the world, will have the opportunity to explore some of the most stunning sights in India AND visit Atma’s partner NGOs that work towards improving the lives of underprivileged in Mumbai through education. The ‘One


FCRA 2010 calls for renewal of FCRA registration every five years. FCRA registration is valid for five years from the date of FCRA registration or renewal whichever is earlier. If your FCRA registration is valid till 30-Apr-16, you should apply at least one year before that. This means the last date of application for most NGOs is 30-Apr-15. If your FCRA registration is not renewed or the registration lapses than