Personal Resilience Stories

Personal stories. Life-changing results.

Listen to the impact CorStone programs are having on the lives of those being served.

Resilience Stories



Seema Kumar | Champions of Science

An overview of the health and community benefits of emotional resilience and how CorStone’s work is having a measurable impact on adolescent youth in developing countries.
CorStone Program | Girls First
Run Time | 4:01



Meena | Student

A 14-year old student at a special government-run “KGBV” residential school for at-risk girls, tells of her experience successfully confronting early marriage.
CorStone Program | Girls First
Run Time | 5:17



Surat Women | Girls First

How the Girls First program has made a measurable difference for the Dalit women of Surat’s slums in India.
CorStone Program | Girls First
Run Time | 8:06

India Stories



M. Kumar | Student

A Personal Resilience story from a middle school student, reveals how Youth First has helped him set goals, avoid risky behaviors + focus on his studies.
CorStone Program | Youth First, Bihar
Run Time | 1:53



Geeta Kumari | Student

A female student in Bihar, India, shares how the Youth First program has helped make a transformation in her life and her approach.
CorStone Program | Youth First, Bihar
Run Time | 1:01



Sonu + M. Kumar | Students

9th grade students share how CorStone’s Youth First program, changed their views towards gender equality and girls’ rights to pursue their education.
CorStone Program | Youth First, Bihar
Run Time | 2:29


Renu Kumari | Teacher

A schoolteacher tells how Youth First has renewed her enthusiasm and determination and helped her to share dreams and aspirations with her students.
CorStone Program | Youth First, Bihar
Run Time | 1:11


Priyanka Kumari | Teacher

A school teacher in Bihar, India speaks about Youth First’s impact on her students and their attitudes.
CorStone Program | Youth First, Bihar
Run Time | 1:12


Savita Kumari | Teacher

A Hindi middle school teacher in Bihar, India, shares how CorStone’s program has brought her closer to her students.
CorStone Program | Youth First, Bihar
Run Time | :42


Veena Kumari | Teacher

A middle school Science and Math teacher tells how CorStone’s program has changed her teaching style to become more facilitative.
CorStone Program | Youth First, Bihar
Run Time | :48

Kenya Stories



Peter | Schoolteacher

The Youth First resilience teacher training made an impact on Peter, a schoolteacher in Tharak Nithi County, Kenya.
CorStone Program | Youth First
Run Time | 1:48



Mercy | Schoolteacher

Mercy, from Tharak Nithi County, Kenya, shares her impressions of the Youth First resilience training for teachers.
CorStone Program | Youth First
Run Time | 1:49



Mark | Schoolteacher

Mark, a schoolteacher in Kajiado County, Kenya, speaks about attending Youth First resilience teacher training.
CorStone Program | Youth First
Run Time | 2:15


Rose | Schoolteacher

After attending the Youth First resilience teacher training, Rose, a schoolteacher in Kajiado County, Kenya, shares her views.
CorStone Program | Youth First
Run Time | 2:25


Karanja Muraya | Executive Director

Karanja Muraya, Executive Director, SOWED, and Steve Leventhal, Executive Director, discuss the launch of Youth First | Kenya.
CorStone Program | Youth First
Run Time | 4:04


Gracy Andrew | Country Director

Gracy Andrew, Country Director, India + Steve Leventhal, Executive Director, share their impressions of the Youth First-Kenya teacher training kick-off.
CorStone Program | Youth First
Run Time | 3:28

More Stories

Women of Courage

Empowerment of Hope | CorStone

Meet three courageous women who share their dreams and hope for a better life.
CorStone Program | Girls First, Surat

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Discovering My Resilience

Nivedita Singh | CorStone Project Coordinator

How the Girls First resilience training taught Nivedita to be more calm in face of a challenge.
CorStone Program | Girls First, Bihar

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Ratna’s transformation

Ratna | Girls First Student

Learn how Ratna finds her personal resilience through discovery of equality, dignity and love.
CorStone Program | Girls First, Surat

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“I did not realize my strengths.”

Girls First participant | Bihar, India

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