Prior to the unrest in Darjeeling, Denna (co-founder), Aileen, and Ashley (Board Members) visited several of our community schools.
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Broadleaf hosted a cocktail evening at Stroudsmoor Country Inn to celebrate five years as an organization.
World Water Day was this week and it gave us time to think about a resource many of us take for granted, if we even give it much thought.
Broadleaf Health and Education Alliance was awarded a grant by the Adventures for the Mind Foundation to support and expand on their work with girls in the Darjeeling Hills.
American Indian Foundation Fellow and Broadleaf team member, Yasin, shares some of the successes stories she's witnessed from Broadleaf's work in partner communities.
Broadleaf was recently recognized as a finalist at the prestigious APA Psychiatry Innovation Lab for implementing an innovative school based mental health program in rural India.
Broadleaf is addressing a local need in providing school based mental healthcare to students struggling with mental illness. Co-founder, Michael Matergia provides us with an overview of the program and an update from the field.
Epilepsy is the most common neurological disease affecting school aged children in India. Yet, while highly treatable, due to lack of awareness, stigma, and access to healthcare, "epilepsy is more of a life sentence than a medical diagnosis" for children in rural India.
In the third and final post of this series, Michael takes a critical look at the rural private schools operating in the rural hills region surrounding Darjeeling.
Michael takes a look at Divya Jyoti, one of the CHHIP schools in the Darjeeling Hills, in part 2 of a 3 part series on Indian "private schools".
"Private School" has a much different connotation in rural India where the public sector is failing and low income families are forced to pull together large portions of their incomes in hopes of giving their children a chance at a better life.