Meet the Young Padman of Chhattisgarh

“Every change begins with a vision and a decision to take action.”- David Bornstein There is no age to be a change-agent. When many in their college days are confused about what path to take on, Shikhar Shrivastava, founder of Project Saheli, became the padman of Chhattisgarh. Shikhar is a graduate from Hidayatullah National Law…

Infosys Foundation announces rewards for innovative social entrepreneurs

Infosys Foundation

Infosys Foundation – the CSR and philanthropic arm of Infosys has spent nearly 1,100 crores in helping others. Now it is looking to create a social impact by supporting entrepreneurs working in the social innovation space. With the “Aarohan Social Innovation Awards”, launched on October 15, Infosys Foundation seeks to recognize and reward individuals, teams or NGOs who are developing exclusive solutions for the social sector. Aarohan Social Innovation Awards…

Know how the Quraishi Brothers are using mobile for development

ZMQ

“Sustainable development is the pathway to the future we want for all. It offers a framework to generate economic growth, achieve social justice, exercise environmental stewardship and strengthen governance.” Ban Ki-moon “If every Indian educates two Indians then in the next twenty years we can eliminate illiteracy,” these were the words said by Dr Zaheer…

How a Rohingya youth is fighting for the rights of his people

“To deny people their human rights is to challenge their very humanity.” – Nelson Mandela Rohingyas, frequently called the ‘most persecuted minority’ in the world have been escaping ‘ethnic cleansing’ at the hands of Myanmar armed forces. Stateless and being systematically denied human rights in the country they were born in, Rohingyas have been fleeing…

Science Entrepreneurship can help India solve its social problems

Science Entrepreneurship Can Help India Solve Its Social Problems

India needs to lead in research – create new knowledge at scale by using a scientific process. In my recent book ‘Leading Science and Technology: India Next?’ I discuss India’s underdeveloped research ecosystem, how we lag severely behind the US and China and what we may do to invigorate it. Many of my socially active…

Meet Mandeep Kaur-the entrepreneur who is building tribes of changemakers

Tribes For Good

“People have to understand that unless social enterprise is experimental, it will not succeed in making a difference.” – Jacqueline Novogratz, Founder, Acumen Impactpreneurs captures yet another story of a changemaker, Mandeep Kaur, founder of Tribes For Good, who left a stable corporate job in marketing to make an impact in the social sector. After…

iDream Education bringing tablet-based learning to the underserved students

iDream

“Humanity’s greatest advances are not in its discoveries, but in how those discoveries are applied to reduce inequity.”- Bill Gates Rohit Prakash, son of an environment entrepreneur, left his well-paid job at Marico to chase his dream of being a changemaker. He co-founded iDream Education with his like-minded partner Puneet Goyal in 2016 where they are…

10 Cancer Care Social Enterprises in India

cancer day

In India, every year over seven lakh people are diagnosed with cancer, and about 5,56,400 people die because of cancer every year. This cancer day we at Impactpreneurs had a look at some of the organisations that are working hard to lessen the burden of the disease on the society. They are either coming up…