IN THE PURSUIT OF IDENTITY
The Blink Foundation turns one, this month. For the NGO’s founder Arun Fernandez, though, nearly a decade has gone into the making of his organisation that in his own wor ...read more...
MAINSTREAMING TRADITIONAL KNOWLEDGE
By now, most of us agree that the education system in India needs a major revamp. While the system and its eminences work on it, there are others who are experim ...read more...
BACK TO COMMUNITIES FOR A NEW BEGINNING
Do studies define the intelligence of an individual? Is social work really perceived to be an option for those who cannot excel in professional fields? Why i ...read more...
Akshai Abraham is an MBA from Indian Institute of Forest Management (IIFM), Bhopal. He has over seven years of experience - six years in the social sector in areas of research, program development, project management and organi ...read more...
Dilip Patro, MCA & M. Com, is a software specialist by profession. He met with a road accident in 1997 which resulted in being a quadriplegic. Although physically challenged with less mobility, he uses an active wheel chair a ...read more...
Shoba Gosa has an MA in Youth & Community work from Oxford Brooks University. She is one of India's first training professionals to be a certified Business Coach and her workshops are interactive, participatory and creative. ...read more...
“When I was in 12th standard, I lost my eyesight due to glaucoma,” said (full name will be better) Chezhiyan. Despite treatment at reputed eye hospitals in Tamil Nadu, Chezhiyan could not ...read more...
Molting like a Snake
A scenic drive winding through lush green paddy fields and casuarina plantations led us to Pinnal Nagar, a Irula hamlet at Kalvoy village in Kancheepuram District where 28 Irula families live. Sornalatha and Bal ...read more...
SCAVENGING THROUGH AN UNDERMINED GOLDMINE - ARUL
The war against caste in the diversity-rich country that is India, is silently annihilating the livelihoods of many hardworking and perseverant men, women and their children. This war ...read more...
The Magic Carpet
Rubina Mazher is one such participant of the 8th batch of SEOP in Hyderabad, whose idea gained ground and took shape while she was doing the course with CSIM. Rubina's Magic Carpet project is about emp ...read more...
Hetrogencity is expressed in every strand of life in India. Housing is one that reflects both- one's own culture and absorbtion from other cultures. ...read more...
"Living in a shelter home, I met girls who were brought into the home as infants. They had never seen the outside world and therefore was never aware of things that children who were brought up in a regular household knew ...read more...
With just Rs.5,000 kamalakannan started his NGO, Vizhuthugal in the year 2008. Today he stands tall as a social entrepreneur supporting live tution centers in the district of Erode, Tamil Nadu. ...read more...
"God cannot be everywhere and that is why he created mothers" - a jewish proverb
One and a half-year-old Sania was fast asleep in her cozy mattress. Pooja stood close to her and en ...read more...
A FAMILY OF CHILDREN AND GRAND PARENTS
New Life Charitable Trust began its home for the aged and helpless children, in a thatched hut with just two inmates. As is the case with every social entrepreneur, there is a criti ...read more...
A Light in the Darkness
"I am blind since birth. When I was two months old, my mother realized that I had problems with my eye sight. When she consulted the doctor, he said that no medical treatment could restore my vis ...read more...
I TOO CAN!
"The thought of launching mythis organisation started with me having a son who is dyslexic," says Meenakshi Balasubramanian, Founder, Mutually Beneficial Activity (MBA) Foundation.
MBA Foundatio ...read more...
"Life is a miracle!"
(a gynaecologist, mother, disability rights activist, life-skills coach and environmentalist, Dr. Neelam Sodhi, Founder of Ashirwad Trust, Ludhiana knows a thing or two about perseverance, dynamism, and fa ...read more...
From Bead Maker to Change Maker
"While in first standard, I studied in 35 schools in a year's time." -Shankar, Founder, Tribal Society.
Hailing from the Vaghirivel (commonly known as Narikuravar or Indian Gypsy) community, Sh ...read more...