Staff Profile: The Story of Dr. Prashant Khandagale

Dr. Prashant Khandagale, a doctor in Julia Hospital here on campus, has always been tied closely to CRHP. Born into a CRHP family, Dr. Prashant’s parents were among the first to join the CRHP team in 1970. His mother was a nurse, and his father worked as an accountant, so he and his brother grew... Continue Reading →


Staff Profile: The Story of Sultana Shaikh

Sultana spent her childhood in Kharda, one hour from CRHP. She comes from a large family, 6 sisters and 5 brothers. However, because her family did not have access to proper medicine or health facilities, many of her siblings died, with only five surviving into adulthood. When she was 7 years old her mother passed... Continue Reading →

Staff Profile: The Story of Heerabai

Heerabai is one of the women who made her way to CRHP as a patient but has now become a member of the CRHP community as a staff member at the Mabelle Arole Rehabilitation Center. Heerabai was born in nearby village, Rajuri, but she received no education growing up. Heerabai became part of our community... Continue Reading →

Staff Profile: An Interview with Mangal Pandit

Born in the Maharashtrian village of Manman, Mrs. Mangal Pandit has worked at CRHP since 1979 and lives on CRHP’s campus with her family. She is currently Nursing Superintendent at CRHP’s Julia Hospital. In her time at CRHP, she has conducted thousands of deliveries in addition to other duties attending to in-patients. How did you... Continue Reading →

Staff Profile: An Interview with Mandabai

Interviewed and written by: Sumana V Mandabai has been at CRHP for many years and has various jobs including cooking in the kitchen and taking care of the Training Center. She is often seen serving tea and laughing with visitors, trainees, and all those who pass by the Training Center. When and how did you come... Continue Reading →

Staff Profile: An Interview with Surekha

Interviewed and written by: Sumana V Surekha has worked at CRHP for the past fifteen years and lives in the Jamkhed area with her family. She currently is the Head Tailor of the Helping Hands Project, which works to provide fair-wage employment as well as skills-based training to women. What were things like while you... Continue Reading →

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