The trainees that are part of our skilling courses often walk in with a lot of emotional trauma and family issues. We focus on not just developing their skills but also providing counselling and life skills that help them leave better than they came in.

Radha, 21, is part of the baking course at our new training center in Mumbai. Radha had experienced the sudden death of her close relatives, the death of her mother had a very deep impact on her. She battled with loneliness and the constant fear of death. Since her father is diabetic and her brother struggles with obesity, Radha feared for their well-being and this took a toll on her everyday life. We put her through life skills sessions, group counselling and personal counselling that could help her overcome the emotional distress. Our team used a couple of therapeutic techniques such as self-talk, reality therapy and cognitive-behavioral therapy which helped her come out of the brim of depression. In her own pace, Radha started to rebuild her relationship with her family members and worked on her confidence. She also began exercising to keep herself healthy which also lead to an amazing mental transformation!

Today, Radha is working in one of the esteemed bakeries in Mumbai and is living her life with big dreams and aspirations. She plays a key role in motivating the other trainees with her testimony.

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Dear friends and patrons,As 2022 draws to a close, I would like for us to look back at a year that heralded in new directions for Oasis India: year one of the 5-year strategic plan of new partnerships, a year of social enterprise, and organisational sustainability.While it was certainly challenging in many ways, it also showed how strong our commitment to the vision and mission are as an organisation – be it as board members, supporters, members of senior management, the national leadership team, or project staff.We can take pride in the fact that we resumed the annual Mukthi Bike Challenge this year, launched Oasis India’s 5-year strategic plan for 2022–2027, and started a new integrated community empowerment project in Assam—Oasis Academy Guwahati and Football for Life (FFL). We also initiated potential partnership discussions with PCI-Mizoram for anti-human trafficking and Thrive for Good under food security, etc. These great achievements lays the foundation for our work in the upcoming new year.There were notable life-changing stories of beneficiaries in each of Oasis India’s hubs and the many other challenges we overcame as a team. Successes achieved in a time when we were forced to adapt to very adverse circumstances So, I want to thank all our staff for the hard work and commitment they have shown over the past year. Our combined strength is what makes us flourish as an organisation.Thank you, our supporters, for walking this journey of growth and development hand in hand with us. As you celebrate Christmas with friends and family, I hope you will look back on the year with the same sense of accomplishment and joy that we all feel at Oasis India.I wish you and your family a happy Christmas season and a prosperous 2023! Best regards,Mangneo LhungdimExecutive Director,Oasis India