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Saima, an 18 year old from Tolani college says "I used to think that Hindus and Muslims must live within their own distinct communities. After working together with people from different communities when I volunteered for the Sports Meet made me realize that it's much more fun to know different people and their views. I feel comfortable with everyone". Saima has been a part of the youth and active citizenship programme as a volunteer in events organized by SAHER and has participated in sessions on identity and diversity, diversity rally, camp on sustainable development and discussions on community work.

Bala, living in a Hindu dominated settlement held up a paper bag he had just made out of newspapers. "I plan to use this to carry my Karate uniform instead of the plastic bags I've been carrying so far". The lanky 19 year old was part of a group of around 40 young boys and girls from Hindu and Muslim communities engaged in understanding issues related to environment and sustainable development. They went for a camp at an organic farm in Panchgani, returned to script a street play on the hazards of using plastic and their efforts culminated in a campaign on "Volunteering for Our Planet" on 5th December 2009. Now, Bala has his closest friends among Muslims and is a regular volunteer at SAHER's Community Centre.

Heena's family believed that women need to be married young, so she was married shortly after she finished her secondary school education, when she was 20 years old. Heena's husband is a volunteer for SAHER, and he was given the opportunity to attend the Planning for Life Training of Trainers on reproductive health. Shortly thereafter, Heena's husband encouraged her to attend SAHER's reproductive health education sessions for young women, stating his newfound belief that every young woman and man must be aware of reproductive health issues. Heena comes across as a quiet woman, but states very clearly that her family has very defined and separate set of rules for a son and a daughter where education was always the prerogative of the son and at the same time, of least importance to a daughter who would ultimately go away to her in-laws' home and take care of household chores and then give birth to babies. The lessons on gender role stereotypes and gender based sexual violence compelled Heena to challenge her own gender perceptions. She says, "We often discriminate between a male child and a female child. I have also been party to such discriminatory behavior, but now I make conscious efforts to treat both my children equally." Heena has shared all of the information that she learned at the RH workshop with her mother, mother in-law and friends. She wishes to pass on the information to her daughter as she grows up and promises to ensure that her daughter is properly educated and is enabled to make informed choices in life.

Dhyanchand is 19 years old and came to SAHER with little knowledge about what career to pursue. Since he had to reappear for his standard 12 exams, he had ample time and did not know what to do in free time. His mother got to know about computer education being imparted through the SAHER community centre and suggested him to utilize that time to learn computers since it will be added knowledge and give him an edge over others to secure a job. His journey with SAHER began last year and within two months he completed the basic computers course. Seeing his dilemma regarding career choices, the computer instructor started providing career counseling as and when needed. Gradually he learnt about the Defence services and did in-depth research. Now Dhyanchand aspires to complete his graduation and join National Defence Academy (NDA) as a young cadet. In the meanwhile since his results are awaited he appeared for interviews at various places and took up a job with a corporate house in their sales team. He soon realized that his computer skills helped him get this job as his work involves using a laptop to promote a product and provide free samples to people he has to reach out to.