Sarah K

Profile

In the Summer of 2010, I was appointed as an AT&T Media Fellow. I used my skills as a documentary filmmaker and photographer to work with a volunteer-run organization called Pragati that provides education for under-privileged children in Gurgaon, a small district outside of New Delhi. Pragati was started by a group of eight women in 2002, who wanted to do something about the poor state of education in their area.  I am so proud of the work that Pragati does, and I am honored to be working with an organization that is striving to improve their education system.


Stories by this author

  • | April 24th, 2011
    It's been a busy couple months. But I am finally proud and happy to present the video I have made for the Delhi Commonwealth Women's Association (DCWA). I was so amazed by the DCWA volunteers, and it was an honor to make this video for them. I...
  • | December 4th, 2010
    *Note: I finished writing about my travels and adventures in India with the Pragati Schools a while back, but have only now found my way to uploading them to the blog. Apologies for their tardiness, and also for the way they are written. I wrote...
  • | December 4th, 2010
    *Note: I finished writing about my travels and adventures in India with the Pragati Schools a while back, but have only now found my way to uploading them to the blog. Apologies for their tardiness, and also for the way they are written. I...
  • | December 1st, 2010
    *Note: I finished writing about my travels and adventures in India with the Pragati Schools a while back, but have only now found my way to uploading them to the blog. Apologies for their tardiness, and also for the way they are written. I wrote...
  • | July 22nd, 2010
    Here are some more photographs from my time working at the clinic with Maggie.  Now you can see what I mean about all the saris.  India is so full of color!
  • | July 19th, 2010
    My favorite thing about India is the color. Even the poorest women wear beautiful, bright saris, when walking through mud puddles or living in huts made of trash. The culture is infused with silks and draping fabrics. I have always been in love with...
  • | July 19th, 2010
    Okay. It’s time to come clean. Originally, I was coming to India to volunteer at the Pragati Schools and help make a presskit for them to use to increase their visibility and fundraise. When I was trying to organize my trip, I asked my contact,...
  • | July 12th, 2010
    After a week of being here, I’ve already seen so much, it’s hard to know where to start.  The Pragati schools are wonderful.  There are three of them, each named after whatever large building they are closest to.  Vatika holds the...
  • | July 10th, 2010
    There have been a lot of highlights of my trip so far.  But this is one of my favorites.
  • | July 5th, 2010
      Yesterday was a down day, and I spent the morning vomiting, the afternoon scurrying around trying to find a new converter (the one I brought doesn’t work), and the evening running through all of my equipment, making sure it all worked. The...
  • | July 3rd, 2010
    And now I exhale. A fourteen hour flight from JFK to Delhi with some delays on either end, but I am finally in Gurgaon, staying with a lovely couple (Maggie & Ajit) who have agreed to let me stay with them for the duration of my trip. Arati, my...
  • | June 22nd, 2010
    Goodness, this has been a stressful process. After doing research on getting my Indian Visa, I discovered that they have changed their policies since the last time I was in India. Now, even if you are not working as a paid employee in India, but...
  • | May 26th, 2010
    Hello! My name is Sarah Kay, and I am less than a week away from graduating Brown University with a Bachelor’s degree in Modern Culture and Media. There has been a lot of chaos surrounding my life recently with the rush to graduation, but I’m...