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Pio’s Reflection

Pio’s Reflection
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Jody’s Reflection

Jody’s Reflection

Jody was one of our volunteers at AGN in the summer of 2019. She took some wonderful photos of her time there. In her words: “I will never forget this past summer! The AGN school was such a welcoming environment and always made me feel like I was at home. The AGN teachers and students…

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“Tell Me About India”

“Tell Me About India”

Pranavi Kethanboyina, Class of 2022, is a Public Policy major and Human Rights minor. She spent her past summer volunteering for Aarti. “Tell me about India.”  If you’d asked me a few years ago, I would have painted you an image: Mosquitoes constantly after your blood, dozens of fire-red welts on the skin. An inability to eat…

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An Attempt At Encapsulating a Lifetime’s Experience

An Attempt At Encapsulating a Lifetime’s Experience

Ruhi Kanwar is part of Stanford’s Class of 2021, majoring in Computational Biology with a minor in Female, Gender, & Sexuality Studies. She spent her summer after sophomore year at Aarti for Girls.  My summer at Aarti for Girls was truly a roller coaster of an experience. From the moment of driving through the Chennai…

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Day Snippets

Day Snippets

Cathy Nguyen, Class of 2022, is studying Human Biology. She volunteered at Aarti this past summer (2019). Day 13 (07/02/19) After the reflection last night with Ruhi and Pranavi, I had a lot of thinking to do. I couldn’t figure out why I was so upset and bothered by every little ethical issue that came…

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Niki’s Reflection

Niki’s Reflection

Niki is a rising sophomore studying Political Science, Philosophy, and Human Rights. This summer at Aarti Home was her first time travelling to a different continent and engaging in NGO work. This video is a small compilation of some special moments I was able to capture on camera. It doesn’t capture the jokes shared, the obstacles faced,…

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Learning How to Dance (Together)

Learning How to Dance (Together)

Anima is a rising junior studying Human Biology. She volunteered at AGN School this summer. By the third chime of the bell, I am halfway out the door, still laughing at the hilarious stories my 8th grade English class wrote today. Then a final wave goodbye, and I am flying down the stairs of Appu…

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My Stories of Aarti

My Stories of Aarti

Shikha is a rising sophomore hoping to study environmental engineering. She volunteered at Aarti Home this past summer. (she also sent this mid-week checkin: As Snoop Dogg/Notorious B.I.G. said and I have *edited*, “Ain’t no party like an Aarti party cuz an Aarti party don’t stop… and sometimes you don’t know when it starts either…”) On our…

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“This is India*”

“This is India*”

Jianna is a rising sophomore, and planning to study Product Design or Economics. She spent this past summer at Aarti Home. *India as I, a Filipino-Chinese-American on my first visit to the country, have come to know it. On our five hour car ride to Kadapa, I cannot tear my eyes away from looking out the…

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Catherine’s Reflection

Catherine’s Reflection

Catherine is a rising sophomore studying Biology and Art Practice. She volunteered at AGN School this summer, and took these beautiful photos of her time in Tamil Nadu!

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