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,…

Meet the Ashoka Fellow defining sustainable fashion through plastics

Conserve India

“Social entrepreneurs are not content just to give a fish or teach how to fish. They will not rest until they have revolutionized the fishing industry.” by Bill Drayton, Founder of Ashoka Changemaker Ashoka Fellows are the changemakers who through their innovative solutions are changing the society for good. Impactpreneurs had a detailed talk with…

What makes a social entrepreneur stand out?

Social Entrepreneur – You might be familiar with the term. According to Ashoka.org, social entrepreneurs are individuals who come up with innovative solutions to society’s most pressing problems. These are the ones who identify the cracks in the system – opportunities to uplift communities at once. These leaders strive and innovate through to impart social…

GreenSole – Step towards sustainability

Ever imagined, the pair of shoes you discarded last time could be refurbished and reused? WHO delineates, 1.5 billion people still endure the pain of being infected by the diseases caused by unprotected feet. GreenSole, a self-sustaining social venture, perceiving the potential in the idea of recycling, took charge of this issue and started off…

Reap Benefit – Innovating local solutions

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In Indian cities, pollution levels have soared, water bodies are foaming with industrial wastes and garbage is piling up without the infrastructural capacities. At a time when NGOs and government are spreading awareness and tackling local environmental issues, Reap Benefit, an organization based in Bangalore, puts forward a simple question – “Are you part of…

#SeedsOfChange – Project Parivartan

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For Ramila, a woman living in the slums of Vile Parle, each day starts at 5:30 am. She performs her morning prayers and soon starts preparing breakfast for her husband and three kids. Her children have started schooling nearby and are excited by the prospect of a new world beyond the one they already know….