Computer Literacy Classes in Quincy End

Adult Literacy Tech Classes   Vandana Sharma, Saheli South Shore Coordinator   Saheli concluded its ninth session of free Tech Literacy classes on the South Shore on May 31st. Saheli offered weekly Open Lab in January and continued spring classes for 12 weeks from March through May.  Of the twenty-five participants in Open Lab several…

Transnational wife abandonment in South Asia

Priyanka Bhattacharya Transnational Abandonment   More articles Transnational abandonment is on the rise in the UK and US “Transnational marriage abandonment lies at the intersection of immigration and patriarchal control, allowing abusers and states to enjoy impunity for violations committed against women in transnational spaces.” Pragna Patel and Sundari Anitha 6 June 2016. https://www.opendemocracy.net/5050/pragna-patel/transnational-marriage-abandonment-new-form-of-violence-against-women Domestic…

South Asian Bar Association Supports Free Legal Clinics at Saheli

Coming in the fall, another new community service from Saheli. With a grant from SABA – USA, Saheli will offer free legal assistance in many areas of the law:  immigration, family, social security and disability, and employment this fall. South Asian community members can call the Saheli office to make an appointment to meet with…

Saheli receives a generous grant from the Lenny Zakim Fund

The Lenny Zakim Fund THE LENNY ZAKIM FUND AWARDED  $625,000 TO 53 GRASSROOTS ORGANIZATIONS Saheli was fortunate to be one of the recipients. Funds will be used to expand our reach to immigrant women from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal and other countries and provide culturally and linguistically responsive services to deal with domestic violence. Jude…

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…

Two New Interns At Saheli this Fall

  Fall is an exciting time at Saheli. New interns join us, some for one semester, and others for two, and some for a longer. They bring fresh ideas and a lot of energy and enthusiasm to this difficult work. This year we welcome two interns to help improve our domestic violence and legal assistance…