Oasis Misaal: A unique competition to identify and nurture future leaders

By Vinit Jain* Swami Vivekananda once proclaimed to change India if given a hundred Nachiketas. Today when India is plagued by deep-rooted issues such as poverty, corruption, unemployment, and pollution; we need Nachiketas now more than ever. Especially when the country's more than 50% of the population is aged below 25 and more than 65% … Continue reading Oasis Misaal: A unique competition to identify and nurture future leaders

New FCRA Bill throttles spirit of cooperation, sought to be ushered in amidst lockdown

Voluntary Action Network India (VANI) statement requesting to refer FCRA bill, 2020 to a Select/Standing Committee of the Parliament: Voluntary Action Network India (VANI) being an apex body/national association of Indian voluntary development organizations strongly feels that the FCRA bill, 2020 will be a death blow to the development relief, scientific research and community support … Continue reading New FCRA Bill throttles spirit of cooperation, sought to be ushered in amidst lockdown

How rights-based experience to fight disasters facilitated CSJ’s Covid-19 response

Established in 1993, IDEAL - Centre for Social Justice (CSJ), a socio-legal organisation fighting for the rights of the marginalised and the vulnerable, principally in the sphere of access to justice has been working directly through its law centres in 4 state, Gujarat Chhattisgarh Jharkhand Madhya Pradesh Directly, and through partner organisations in 8 states. … Continue reading How rights-based experience to fight disasters facilitated CSJ’s Covid-19 response

Aided by Janvikas, other NGOs, IIM-A faculty, students help distressed migrants, low income families

An Indian Institute of Management-Ahmedabad note on Community Service in Response to Covid-19 by India’s top business school, ranked over time of the best in the world*: On the announcement of the nationwide lockdown by the Government of India, a group of Faculty, Students, Researchers and Staff at IIM Ahmedabad formed a team of over … Continue reading Aided by Janvikas, other NGOs, IIM-A faculty, students help distressed migrants, low income families

NGO’s behavioral change approach to encourage sustainable hand-hygiene interventions

By Purva Jain* Handwashing is a simple act, yet so often neglected. Of all hygiene practices, handwashing with soap is a top priority and the most cost-effective way of preventing global infectious diseases like diarrhoea and pneumonia, which are leading causes of child mortality in the world (Jamison, 2006). As per a WHO report, more … Continue reading NGO’s behavioral change approach to encourage sustainable hand-hygiene interventions

Multiple impact of COVID-19 on Indian social sector: Implications for India’s nonprofits

Seventy-six percent of the nonprofits surveyed are actively engaged in ongoing relief work, including setting up health camps. | Picture courtesy: Mamoon Akhtar/Samaritan Help Mission By Divya Chopra* When the world’s largest and strictest COVID-19 lockdown began on March 24, 2020, millions of India’s most vulnerable citizens were suddenly cut off from both their livelihoods and families. … Continue reading Multiple impact of COVID-19 on Indian social sector: Implications for India’s nonprofits

Diving deep into rural India’s water security issues: Complexities require smart solutions

By: Vrindaa Sharma* Access to safe drinking water is a serious concern, especially for rural communities. Better management practices involving agriculture and household water treatment will help in increased availability and access to safe water in rural areas. Water is a topic of huge concern for policymakers and public officials around the globe as well. … Continue reading Diving deep into rural India’s water security issues: Complexities require smart solutions