How CorStone’s Youth First and Girls First programs are strengthening resilience and changing lives for adolescent girls in Patna, Bihar India.
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 […]
My name is Aditi, and I am a Master Trainer in the Girls First program in Bihar, India. I would like to tell you a story of one of the amazing things I have witnessed during my time with Girls First: girls standing up to gender discrimination. Girls First is a program for 7-8 grade […]
My name is Madhulika and I am a Master Trainer for CorStone’s Girls First program in Bihar, India. As a Master Trainer, I have very close relationships with the girls in the program. Today, I want to tell you about one of the schools where Girls First was recently implemented in rural Patna district. When […]