return from the hood

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this week we made it to outlook and for once the article conveyed the reality of project why and its hopes and dreams. For once readers are spared the 'ambassador's daughter' walking the slums, a cliche that makes me mad and has been used ad nauseum...

project why came of age in what i think is still the best article even written on why project WHY came to be. This article appeared in September 2003, and since we have gone a long way. At that time we were still groping in the dark, needing some kind of recognition that would make us visible and hence help us grow... but then everyone picked the words from the goodnewsindia.com article and somehow rewrote it, giving the impression that nothing was
truly happening..

yet the essence of project why is its ability to change and mutate, as its aim from the very first day was to empower people to take charge of their own lives...

project why was never about the poor little rich girl hoping to become a saint!

project why has always been about making a difference and one again we find ourselves at crossroads and know that will have to take on a new role... and I hope that when we do and succeed there will be someone who will report it honestly!