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…

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…

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…

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…

TOP 10 NOTABLE EDUCATION SOCIAL SECTOR ENTERPISES IN INDIA

The education sector in India is witnessing a demand like never before, with the need to educate seen almost as a fundamental right. . However,  India’s per capita public expenditure on education as a percentage of GDP is amongst the lowest in the world. According to a report by the Sankalp Forum, “Exploiting this demographic…

Vigyan Ashram: DIY For Rural Youth

Vigyan Ashram

“I hold that true education of the intellect can only come through a proper exercise and training of the bodily organs, e.g., hands, feet, eyes, ears, nose, etc.” –M.K Gandhi The theory of ‘hands on learning’ has been proposed by many educationists and thinkers alike. Centuries have passed and we are still struggling to understand…

REVEALED – A technological revolution at the BOP

BOP

The fruits of science, technology and innovation should reach the poorest, the remotest and the most vulnerable person for a safe, sustainable and prosperous future for India. The Bottom of the Pyramid (BoP) comprises over 700 million people in India. Even as technology becomes more affordable and internet access increasing, a “digital divide” between rich and…