DMF Scholarships: Unlocking Opportunities, Creating Smiles

Jayashree Sahoo, the daughter of a marginal farmer from Belabahali village in Keonjhar district, has emerged as a shining example of perseverance and determination. Despite facing financial constraints, Jayashree’s academic journey took a remarkable turn when she became a recipient of the District Mineral Foundation – High School Certificate Scholarship in 2021. This scholarship became […]

A software engineer becomes a ray of hope for visually impaired

Every now and then, K Gomathi from Chennai reminisces about the keenest of her childhood memories which were filled with the flavours and aroma of freshly-cooked homemade food. When her classmates sprinted to the playground or tuition classes soon after the long bell in school, Gomathi used to rush to the roadside eatery owned by […]

Unlocking Samreen’s Pathway to Learning

“Learning is unifying seemingly divergent ideas and data.” – Terry Heick Until some time ago, no one thought highly of the girl who lived in Bandipora, Kashmir. At first glance,one will mistake Samreen for a regular school student. Nothing seems too out of the ordinary for her,until one gets to learn about her background.Samreen comes […]

Mann Deshi Mahila Sarkari Bank

Chetna Gala Sinha (65), a farmer and activist with a long history of advocacy, established the Mann Deshi Mahila Sahakari Bank in 1997. It was the first bank in India created specifically for rural women and operated by them. Chetna, who was born and brought up in Mumbai, was motivated by Jayaprakash Narayan, a follower […]

A 41 year old police constable trains underprivileged children for government jobs

In 2011, a strange idea struck Ra Se Sivaraj. While working in Kancheepuram, the 41-year-old head constable of the Tamil Nadu Police Department began training young aspirants at his home in Achirapakkam, now part of Chengalpattu district. In the four years, before he was transferred to Villupuram in 2015, Sivaraj trained nearly 30 people who […]

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 […]

A visionary for mentally handicapped

At a time when special schools and day-care centres were less accessible to the average citizen, an institution was set up in 1997 with the long-term vision of the care of differently-abled adults. The Association for Mentally Handicapped Adults (AMHA), in Karyattukara, Thrissur, was established by former college professor P Bhanumathi as a residential facility […]

Stubble burning turned profitable

The stubble left after harvesting a farm is usually burned or removed from the place by investing more effort and money. But not many farmers are aware that it can also be a source of additional income. Pune-based BiofuelCircle — founded by Suhas Baxi and Ashwin Save in June 2020 — is an online marketplace […]