Social Innovations Driven by Empathy Get Support from Infosys Foundation

A term relatively unknown even a decade ago, ‘Social innovation’ today is addressing the most pressing problems that society faces – poverty, unemployment and health. There has been a long underlying need for solutions to such challenges that society faces; solutions that give people freedom and opportunity, and that which allows them to live life…

Aarohan Social Innovation Awards 2019 – Recognizing & Rewarding Social Innovators from India

Aarohan Social Innovation Awards 2019

What comes to your mind when you think of innovation? Intelligent speakers, modern smartphones and hi-tech self-driving cars? It’s quite common for people to associate innovations with multinational companies, sophisticated labs, or educated individuals. But complexity isn’t the mark of innovation, its true essence lies in simplicity. Again, simplicity is not the same as having…

Restoring the Beauty of Himalayas with Miyawaki Method

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Sheeba Sen, a London School of Economics alumnus, left her high-end corporate job in London and joined Aarohi, an NGO which works towards developing Himalayan communities. With Aarohi, she learnt the nitty-gritty of lives in Himalayas which propelled her to start her own venture, Alaap, in 2016. Alaap, works in Himalayas to restore the forest,…

Nature’s Cart bringing nutritious food to your table

Nature's Cart

“Farming looks mighty easy when your plow is a pencil and you’re a thousand miles from the corn field.”- Dwight D. Eisenhower A techie converted into social entrepreneur, Yashovardhan Bhagat, started an agri organisation called Nature’s Cart along with Piyush Priyadarshi in mid 2018 in Ranchi, Jharkhand. After working for two and a half years…

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…