Empowering girls — the Protsahan way

While on a film shoot in 2010, Protsahan founder Sonal Kapoor met a young woman who had six daughters and was pregnant with her 7th child. On being asked about her circumstances, the woman narrated in a matter-of-fact way that she was ready to strangle her newborn if it was a girl once again. She […]

Construction of Integrated Child Development Scheme Center at Sundarban

Sandeshkhali Maa Saroda Women & Rural Welfare Society has been working in Sundarban area since 2009 in the field of Women Empowerment, Education, Health, Drinking Water, Livelihoods, Environment, and Relief etc. Our Volunteers are working in grass root level to understand the problems facing the peoples of Sundarban. After identification the problems, we try to […]

Tarunya Foundation, A mission to educate children with life skills

The youth in Tenkasi and Tirunelveli somehow managed to get a degree but often struggled to get a decent job. Being working closely on the ground with them, Anitha and Kavi understood these students and their families’ plight. Thus, the duo decided to work on their development, and Tarunya Foundation was born. “Lack of guidance in facing the real world and dealing with challenges hindered the student’s […]

Greenpeace India: power the pedal

In a bid to empower women from low-income groups, Greenpeace India has delivered bicycles to over 450 women laborers in Delhi and Bengaluru as part of the ‘power the pedal’ campaign. Focusing on the issue of gender equality in mobility, the campaign aims to create a community of 5,000 cyclists of female domestic labourers, who […]

A Tree library in Assam

The habit of reading should be sown in the fresh minds of the youngsters which would later bore fruits of learning. The Jorhat Chapter of NGO JCI Femina took the responsibility of inculcating the habit of reading in the young minds by setting up a library in a tree in Mariani town’s Girl High School […]

Learning for a Change

“Change is the result of all true learning.” – Leo Buscaglia The story of Saranya, a grade 8 student at Worli Naka Hindi Medium School in Mumbai, exemplifies this quote. Long ago, Saranya’s family migrated from Salem, Tamil Nadu, to Mumbai in search of better prospects. Her father, a school dropout, lost his ability to […]

Restoration of mangroves in Sundarban through afforestation

The primary objective of this project is to reduce the impact of cyclones by planting/ restoring of mangroves as well as also to generate an income source to the women who are both planting and guarding the mangrove sapling. The following are the major objectives of the proposed project: – Creation of a green barrier:- […]

DOBARA : Virtual Wellbeing

This is a story about a mother-daughter duo. This is a story depicting the power and magic of intergenerational collaboration. This is the story of how the DOBARA Senior Wellbeing Network adapted to the 2020 global lockdown. DOBARA, (based in Hyderabad,India), is a non-profit organisation that has been a determined advocate of the ageing community […]

Unlocking Lifelong Learning in Jammu and Kashmir

High up in the mountainous terrain of Pir Panjal in Jammu and Kashmir, the Road To School program, implemented by Learning Links Foundation, has successfully unlocked doors to lifelong learning for two young girls. Aimed at addressing the learning needs of children in rural, tribal and low-income communities, the Road To School initiative is being […]