Wednesday, August 31, 2011


InVenture unleashes the potential of developing entrepreneurs to lift themselves and their communities out of poverty by connecting individuals directly with these entrepreneurs, thus enabling the opportunity to create long-term substantial impact.

InVenture was started to give everyday people the opportunity to partner with businesses all over the world -- businesses that can become engines for economic growth and change the fate of their communities.

InVenture wants to change the present system of collapsing micro-business. It wants to solve the problem of the undeserved "missing middle" in developing economies by giving developing entrepreneurs the chance to expand, to employ more of their neighbors, and to lift their communities out of poverty. 
InVenture motto: Together, we'll grow good businesses and good communities — and create markets where other individuals, their families, and their businesses can flourish/succeed.

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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

KHOJ Foundation

Back around 26 November 2005 Khoj started as a small initiative with 3 volunteers at Dilli Haat, providing literacy to 11 children who earned their livelihood by polishing shoes. 

Its vision is to envision a world without apathy and indifference, a society where every individual is aware about social issues and takes responsibility towards these issues. Its objectives are to enable the children on streets to express their thoughts in writing and comprehend the meaning of what they read. To empower the children to explore things in their own right and make decisions which are in harmony with themselves and the society at large. To enable children to earn their livelihood with dignity by developing skills, abilities and talents to better support themselves and their families. Promote volunteerism and a sense of social responsibility amongst people towards the life of the children on streets. 

Till now they have targeted around 120 children at 7 different sites in south Delhi. KHOJ foundation became a support system for the children guiding them towards a dignified life and educational opportunities. Over 1500 volunteers have worked with KHOJ since its inception. 

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Sunday, August 28, 2011


SPHOORTI is a non-profit organization working for underprivilegedchildren - orphaned, abandoned, destitute and other vulnerable groups. Their mission is to change lives of such children - by providing them with long-term care. This includes basic needs, education and healthcare, and skills necessary to transform them into responsible citizens.

Through the involvement and support from several individuals, groups of individuals and non-profit organizations in India and abroad, Sphoorti Foundation works for the rehabilitation of children belonging to underprivileged and vulnerable sectionsof the society. They support 140 children; run Children's Homes in three different premises in BN Reddy Nagar near Cherlapally, Hyderabad.

Attending to the children's most basic needs constitutes a vital component of Sphoorti's work. Sphoorti does not compromise with the quality of care and support provided to its children. Once a child's material needs are satisfied, comprehensive rehabilitation requires that we restore a safe and secure childhood to the child. Giving children happiness, security, and a sense of belonging is as much a priority as their academic and professional development.

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Friday, August 26, 2011

NIRMAN Association

Journalist: Divenita

Nirman is functioning successfully since 1994. The Association has the main objective of rehabilitating those with mental disability by focusing on and developing their differential abilities and making them useful members of the Society.

Nirman Association is running a center for special education and vocational training cum production (Nirman) and a home for the handicapped (Sahavas), both located in Hindustan Machine Tools (HMT) Township in Balanagar, Hyderabad.

Nirman also believes in self-advocacy. A definite time is set aside for daily discussion where the special employees are encouraged to form an opinion on various subjects and activities, through group discussions, skits etc. They are also taught life skills, enabling them to be self-dependent, thus enhancing their acceptance among family members and outsiders. 

Nirman Association has also started Sahavas, a Home for the mentally handicapped, in the vicinity of Nirman. Sahavas is sponsored by National Trust, Government of India and has the capacity to accommodate 20 youths. It is located in a spacious accommodation, surrounded by lush green environ, offering excellent facilities for comfortable living, and opportunities for overall growth of its wards.

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Friday, August 19, 2011

Thar Integrated Social Development Society (TISDS)

Journalist: Ramya Ajay 

TISDS, a Jaisalmer-based non-governmental organisation, has been actively involved in addressing the regional ecological issues since 1994. Interestingly, it was in 1986, that a group of 15 higher secondary school students got together in Jaisalmer to address the environmental issues related to forestry, sacred groove and traditional rainwater harvesting systems and land management. And finally in April 1994 they registered the group as TISDS. Since then they have been constantly addressing issues concerning forest, land and water in the rural areas of Jaisalmer.
TISDS has been largely involved in generating ecological awareness in the rural areas through gram baithaks, reviving Oran (sacred groves) in the region and popularizing traditional rainwater harvesting systems for instance, nadis, paar, tankas etc. Old and dilapidated nadis at Damodara, Dujasar were restored to meet the drinking water requirement of the human and livestock population.
Similarly, TISDS was involved in rejuvenating the paar system at Khadera and Damodara village. In order to provide drinking water to school students, TISDS constructed a tanka at Salkha village. 

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Wednesday, August 17, 2011


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Listen to their stories, watch how they formulate ideas, create strategies, change directions and make choices. Listen, learn, empathize, agree, disagree and develop your own point of view.

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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Pankhudi Foundation

Pankhudi Foundation is a Social Development Organization (a registered Charitable Trust in India) with a few likeminded people from different parts of world who share among them a drive to do their bit towards the making of a cognitive society. With an intention to put collective efforts, they are here to work together and gather people who find themselves inspired to uplift the lives of those children who grow with inadequate education, resources and psychological supports - several calls them as "Underprivileged" and "Orphans". 

Pankhudi was formed with an inclusive goal in mind to uplift under-privileged children of the society. The birth of Pankhudi (April 18th, 2005 IIT Bombay) was around the idea of connecting minds with similar vision, passion, ideas, action plans and commitment, and this was achieved through a seed community of Pankhudi on Orkut.

Milestones have been set in its progress so far by their small but persistent efforts. Shahzad Wakeel, Founder of Pankhudi, is an alumnus of IIT Bombay and a young professional with diverse experience in various domains and has keen interest in architecting ‘communities of practice’.

Pankhudi strongly introduces the concept of mass-volunteering and communicates that every individual can pitch in some of their time, energy and effort in imparting adequate & value education and necessary healthcare to the needy children of our society - to ensure empowered, healthy and responsible future generations.

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Thursday, August 11, 2011


PRAGATI mission is to educate and train deaf children from different socio-economic backgrounds, so that each child’s area of strength is identified and a base is built upon which to develop future skills, leading to their integration into mainstream society.

It’s objective is to develop a one-stop centre for comprehensive deafness management with a range of services to meet the different needs of deaf children and their families. The organization wishes to create awareness at different levels of society and spread the benefits of education, modern technology and new techniques among the deaf.

PRAGATI has counselled families of over 300 deaf children and provides educational and technical support to about 30 children with hearing impairment in the school. It also provides Speech Therapy to about 25 children. 

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Tuesday, August 9, 2011


Studpreneur is India’s first Exclusive Student startup Catalyst” firm. It host playground for existing and wannable Gen-Y Student Entrepreneurs. They are an Active Catalyzer in creating  Sustainable, Scalable & Profitable Student Startups
They work in exploring and road mapping Sustainability, Scalability and Profitability which they term as the three Startup Success zones of Studpreneur. Every initiative of Studpreneur will be directed towards a Student startup achieving the entry to these success zones.

Its mission is to innovate the student startup culture & help create Sustainable, Scalable & Profitable student start ups. They work for the empowerment of youth and transforming lives via enterprise.

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