How CorStone’s Youth First and Girls First programs are strengthening resilience and changing lives for adolescent girls in Patna, Bihar India.
Author Archive | Kate Leventhal
Live Happy Editorial Director, Deborah K. Heisz talks with Steve Leventhal, executive director of CorStone, about a needed practice for choosing joy: Resilience.
Guest post by Hayley Van Allen, CorStone Intern. Chada is a young girl in 8th grade, living in a small village in rural Bihar, India. Chada participated in CorStone’s Girls First program, which is a resilience-based program to help marginalized girls improve their emotional, social, and physical well-being. We checked in with her just after […]
Guest post by Hayley Van Allen, CorStone Intern Ritu is a courageous young girl in 8th grade in rural Bihar, India. She lives in a house with her extended family, counting 20 people in total, and has three sisters and two brothers. She recently participated in Girls First, a CorStone program that helps girls improve their […]
Poonam is 14 and lives in rural Bihar, India. She is a recent Girls First graduate with big dreams and a lot of heart. She has a lot to say, so we’ll just let her tell you how she sees things now that she has been through the program. All of the following are Poonam’s […]
Guest post by Namrata Bhalla I recently visited Patna to meet CorStone’s team and learn more about the girls who went through the CorStone Girls First resilience program. Welcomed by a group of beaming and enthusiastic girls at the office, I had some good conversations with them privately. During one of the conversations the subject […]