Saheli to Join South Asian Coalition at the Boston Women’s March

Sahelis Mariya Taher, Katy Hurley and Usha Vakil join the Boston Women’s March on the Commons. Saheli invites you to join the South Asian Coalition in the Boston Women’s March for America on Saturday, January 21st, at 11 AM.  March in solidarity to support equality, professional opportunities, and freedom from harassment regardless of our ethnicity,…

Open Labs for Computer Beginners in January and February

Due to the enthusiasm and energy of Saheli Vandana Sharma Saheli will offer free classes “Open Labs for Beginners” learning to use computers this January and February in Quincy Public Library. Open Labs will take place Saturday mornings from 10am-12 noon. For more details, please see attached flyer. To register, call Thomas Crane Public Library…

Volunteer Spotlight: Shivangi Shah

By Shanta Poddar, Volunteer Shivangi Shah joined Saheli as a volunteer in the summer of 2016. She took a huge share of the responsibility of making Saheli’s online Purple Purse challenge a success. She worked tirelessly managing the technical aspects  of the fundraiser, and helped to write the messages and create the images and video. She reached out to…

Saheli Shines Light on Domestic Violence in Uncertain Times

By Shanta Poddar, Volunteer In October of 2016, Saheli participated in and sponsored various events in observance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Since 1987, October has been observed as Domestic Violence Awareness Month in the U.S. Domestic Violence Awareness Month evolved from the “Day of Unity” held in October 1981, and was conceived by the…

Quincy’s Computer Literacy Class Expands Offerings and Will Have Its Fifth Graduating Class

In December, Saheli will have completed its fifth session of computer literacy classes in Quincy. This year, the program introduced Online Profile Development, Networking and Productivity Skills with a workshop held in collaboration with Studley Group of Quincy. Fred Studley of Studley Group spoke about Profile Management and presentations. Volunteer teachers also facilitated workshops on…

Saheli Kicks Off College Readiness Program

On October 18th, 2016, Saheli launched the College Readiness Program for South Asian Girls. The program is funded by a generous grant from the Watertown Community Foundation to help female South Asian students in Watertown public schools prepare for college and their future careers. The kick-off event was held at Watertown High School and was…