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Tod Phod Aur Jod learning centre in Bhubhaneshwar is helping school students in remote areas to learn science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (also called STEAM subjects) in their vernacular language from a very young age. It’s also enabling the youth to upskill themselves and increase their chance of employability. India has over 6,50,000 villages that …

A tale of a couple who lost their 16-year-old son to a drowning accident making sure that not a single other person loses their life in that same spot again via their mission Mandar And No More Mandar was a 16-year-old, cheerful boy who had just finished writing his 10th board examinations. After his last …

Bhopal based youth entrepreneurs Priyanka Gupta and Ameya Waingankar have found a way to use waste flowers from religious sites to turn it into a useful item. Assisted by the members of the Bhopal startup community, the duo are making incense sticks out of flowers which are thrown from temples and idol-immersion sites. The two …

Dr Abhijeet Sonawane, lovingly known as the ‘Doctor for Beggars’ was himself forced down to be on the road to survive himself. When we picture a successful medical practitioner in his forties, we see air-conditioned clinics and luxury apartments. No doubt for most of us the prime incentive of a medical career lies in its lucrativeness …

Albert Einstein, among the numerous groundbreaking and ingenious revelations, once quipped that “Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school”. While his theory of relativity and the universal “E=MC^2” formula is probably mugged up in almost all Indian schools, the above quote is hardly followed by a few. Such …

In the past few years of identifying and writing impact stories, we have often come across people who enter into social entrepreneurship ‘accidentally’. It’s always about that one moment, one event or one incident that triggered an emotion and led people to become ‘accidental social entrepreneurs’. This time we came across another such story in …

A jewellery lover and an art enthusiast, Saloni Sacheti, an SBI Youth for India Fellow, is empowering the tribals of Dagadpada, in Dangs district of Gujarat, by engaging them into an alternative livelihood source of Bamboo Jewellery making. The primary occupation of the tribals there is agriculture and manual labour. But they suffer from huge …