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Smiles And Healthy Lives For Girls – Indian Dreams Foundation

Millions of women and girls face barriers to equality because of taboos and a lack of education surrounding menstruation and sexual health. To overcome the issues, Indian Dreams Foundation (IDF) has embarked a project called “SMILEY DAYS” in September 2016 It employs a four-fold strategy aiming to: Educate girls, adolescents and young women in biology...

Affordable Healthcare For All – RHCF

There is a severe dearth of healthcare facilities in rural India. Despite accounting for more than 68% of the population, only about 3% of healthcare professionals practice there. To solve this, Rural Health Care Foundation (RHCF) has been running out-patient primary medical care centres in areas of West Bengal deprived of proper healthcare facilities...

Battling Educational Inequity – Teach For India

Eshwar grew up in a small town 90 kilometres outside of Bangalore. The son of a farmer, he was the first in his family to graduate and attend college. His parents were ecstatic and hopeful. He spent the next six years of his life at IBM, getting promoted along the way. The newfound security...
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Yasminee’s Shelter Home for the Homeless

The small heroic acts that people perform in their limited capacities are more inspirational and have power to create a bigger impact than the big radical ideas of changing the society. The 2004 Tsunami took away Yasminee's home in Port Blair and left her single mother struggling financially. Yasminee was only 17 when she...
Project MHU - HelpAge India

MOBILE HEALTHCARE UNIT (MHU) PROJECT

HelpAge India is a national level secular, apolitical, non-profit and non-government organization working for the cause and care of disadvantaged older persons. One of the important programs of the organisation is Mobile Healthcare Unit (MHU) Running since 1982, the program operates 174 Mobile Healthcare Units (MHUs) in 25 states and 139 districts covering more than...
Care India

Switch Asia – Evolving a women centred model of extension of Improved Cook Stoves

Switch Asia – Evolving a women centred model of extension of Improved Cook Stoves Around 500,000 women in India lose their lives every year due to the pollution caused by traditional cookstoves or chulhas. On the other hand, women who cook on chulhas are completely oblivious of the ill effects of these stoves. The indoor...
Nanhi Kali

Girl power: Project Nanhi Kali

Project Nanhi Kali is one of India’s largest programmes which enables underprivileged girls to complete 10 years of schooling with dignity. The project has impacted over 3,50,000 girls across the country since inception. The Nanhi Kali program was started by Anand Mahindra (Chairman of the Mahindra Group) against a backdrop of spiralling population rates, low...
Chhota-Internet

Transforming Indian education through innovation in technology

The Government of India has taken huge initiatives in the direction of providing 'education to all' to accomplish the aspiration of inclusive growth. The central government has launched the Samagra Shiksha Abhiyan to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education at all levels of school education. One of the stated aims of the mission is...

Parisar Asha: Revolutionising Education with ESAL

‘Education must present our children with a gift that offers the wonders of exploratory learning, the confidence that comes from building one’s discovered strengths and the hope that comes from seeing the problems when faced rather than feared. It must provide challenges for creative solutions and most of all, a way of life.’ - Late...

Oxfam: A Just World Without Poverty

Oxfam is marking its 67th year of working in India this year. Oxfam’s vision is a just world without poverty. Oxfam knows that the most effective solutions to poverty are found when people are able to exercise their rights to livelihoods and decent work, and when they can work together to increase living standards and...

A Special Pathsala for Persons with Special Needs – V-Excel, Nashik, Maharashtra

V-Excel Educational Trust (V-Excel) is a Public Charitable Trust providing lifespan services to persons with cognitive and intellectual disabilities since 2001. It provides a wide range of programs and services including early intervention, special schools, occupational therapy and physiotherapy, art/music/play therapies, remedial services, vocational training, livelihood enhancement, teacher training, outreach programs, and counselling. The...
Shelter Associates

Sanitation For The Urban Poor

Upholding the vision of an India where every citizen has access to basic infrastructure and secure tenure, Pratima Joshi co-founded Shelter Associates (SA) in 1993. It has a team of accomplished architects, social workers, geographic information systems (GIS) analysts and community workers that strives toward ensuring equal distribution of rights and resources by enabling...

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