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Pledge a period

Bollywood actors Tabu, R Madhavan, Shilpa Shetty, Rohit Roy and other celebrities are coming together to “Pledge a Period” and raise awareness about the stigmatized topic of menstrual hygiene. They are lending their support to the new campaign by Myna Mahila Foundation, a charity Meghan Markle went to on her visit to India. This...

Right to Play

Under the project Right to Play, Roots Foundation's endeavour is to ensure that every child in the National Capital Region who desires to play football – be it professionally or simply for leisure – is given a chance and adequate infrastructure. The management team has pioneered the setting up of prominent football academies in...

Educate in times of COVID-19

Amidst the current pandemic which has left many people feeling lost and confused, Agastya is working on developing modules to educate people on COVID-19. In a shining example of the innovative methods promoted by Agastya, two instructors Pandurang and Balaji converted a cowshed into a classroom when they could not conduct classes in their...

Feed Voiceless Street Animals

While we are sitting comfortably in our houses and getting at least two meals a day, thousands of stray animals have almost nothing to eat since the lockdown was imposed. They are surviving on whatever little trash they can find, even the people who care for them can’t step out to feed them regularly....

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...

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