“Transforming Children from “ Street to Smart ”

Ashritha is a Voluntary and Non- Profit Organisation from the state of Telangana founded by Dr.Pushpa Rani Pentapalli in the year 1999 to work among under privileged children.  ASHRITHA (signifying “Refuge”, “Shelter”) is a registered NGO under the Societies Registration Act. Projects  Undertaken: It has observed how children are being exploited by his/her own parents […]

Trifed: 2017-2021- Spectacular, Revolutionary!

Trifed: 2017-2021 Spectacular, Revolutionary! At a time when the economy globally is reeling under an unprecedented pandemic, a spirited bureaucrat with right political guidance and support gears up and steers Trifed, a little-known Federation, to break new grounds and achieve many times more than what it had achieved in its first three decades! How would […]

“Sombhadra” Social Brand for Rural Self-Help Group (SHG) products

NRLM or Ajeevika Mission is a flagship program of the Government of India aimed at promoting the economic empowerment of rural women through the Self Help Group (SHG) model. At the District level, the District Rural Development Agency (DRDA) is the nodal agency for handholding and promoting the SHGs. One of the modes of promoting […]

SHG led rural enterprise – A case study of Anandi

SHG- led Rural Enterprise: A case study of Anandi Introduction Eastern Coalfields Limited (ECL) with its head quarter at Sanctoria near Asansol is one of the 8 subsidiaries of Coal India which is engaged in the mining of Coal in the state of West Bengal with two additional mines in Jharkhand as well. ECL carries […]

Once A Child Labourer, Hero Helps Hundreds Of Homeless Get Care & Jobs

Anumuthu’s childhood was marred with poverty and struggle as a child laborer after he lost his father at only 7. Learning from his own experiences, today he provides dignity and care in the form jobs, medical attention, food and clothes to the homeless through his NGO Snehan. A few years ago, Puducherry-based Suresh (name changed) lost […]

A systems approach to democratise quality education in India

  As an advisor to the Government of Jharkhand on public schooling, I spent the past year assessing schools of Ranchi District; interacting with children, teachers, and parents from some of the most remote and destitute parts of the country. 2020 did not just devastate our healthcare systems but it also brought education systems in […]

Story of passion and hope

Trilochan Netralaya is a non-profit charitable eye hospital which was established in Sambalpur, a part of western Odisha by Dr. Shiva Prasad Sahoo in 2008.   Having been born in a low-income family Dr. Shiva struggled a lot to get into the medical profession. Given an opportunity to study in a Government of India funded […]

Village Girls Battled Society Rules to Ensure Access to Public Ground

Seema and her little sisters usually spent their evenings looking over the playground that was behind their house. They used to sit there together, braid each other’s hair and cheer silently for their two brothers who used to play football, and sometimes cricket. At times, their mother would scold them for sitting outside watching the […]