Priya breaks out of her shell

Priya was struggling in school. She hated the crowd and wanted to stay in the quiet and comfort of her home. Her father was worried about her lack of motivation to learn and her fear of speaking out as it was a great obstacle for her academic growth.

Things slowly changed when Priya joined our basic computer course in Nalasopara,Mumbai. At the centre, she learnt about the different career options that are available and was inspired to become a banker. Then she realised that to work in a bank, she needs people management skills and her biggest fear was talking to people. The lifeskills sessions and the presentation classes helped her break out of her shell. Priya became confident in speaking up and started studying well too! Priya’s father was very emotional watching her speak boldly in class and even in public!

This transformation may be small for many of us, but for girls like Priya, who have lived all their lives in small boxes, unable to break free; this is a huge confidence booster.

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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