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…

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…

Social Development Fellowships to Look Forward in 2018

fellowships

Social development fellowships offer opportunities to high achieving individuals to spend some time working on problems that can have a huge positive impact on the society. They also bring out the leadership qualities out of the fellows and serve as a platform for personal development. Impactpreneurs has listed few promising fellowship programmes of 2018.  You…

10 Noted Neonatal and Maternal Healthcare Social Enterprises in India

Neonatal and maternal health

According to UNICEF India, India accounts for about a quarter of neonatal death globally which means 630,000 babies die within the first four weeks of life. India has set-up India Newborn Action Plan (INAP), where UNICEF is a key partner, to reduce the number of neonatal death rate and stillborn rate to a single digit…

Art-Based Social Enterprises in India

art

Art has played an integral role in shaping the opinion of the society. It is a medium through which one can express her/his emotion through visual, auditory or performing artefacts. It is also a medium through which one can keep a culture alive. It can also act as a medium for social change. Impactpreneurs identifies…

Indian Social Enterprises Emerged from MIT

MIT

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA  has always been known for its innovative technologies which have transformed the world. But through this article, we wanted to explore the impact of MIT alumni and students in creating a more equitable world. Amongst the several initiatives on its campus in this direction, D-Labs and Media labs are…

Banka BioLoo: An Organisation with a Mission to End Open-defecation in India

Banka BioLoo

The above graph is an excerpt from the World Bank data which shows the improvement of sanitation facilities in India and its neighbouring countries in the year 1990 and 2015. According to Forbes, India is the fourth fastest growing economy in 2017. The data of World Bank has a shocking revelation for this fast-growing country….

Social Enterprises Promoting Organic Farming in India

Organic Farming

Organic farming revolves around the concept of sustainable farming wherein the crops are grown without the use of pesticides or chemicals. Indiscriminate use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides in farming not only proves to be hazardous to human health but also to the soil and its ecosystem. Organic farming is the practice of using compost,…