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MY STORY: I Volunteered at a Small School in Sikkim Run by 7 Teachers for Free. It Changed My Life.

Mr. Gurung has lived in Sikkim all his life and is now running Sikkim Himalayan Academy, a primary school for less-privileged kids in Buriakhop, a remote village of West Sikkim.

( Source: BetterIndia, Posted: Aug 25, 2016)
At an Age When Most People Relax, This Retired Couple Came Back to India to Help Its Poorest

Venkat and Vijaya Iyer, a retired couple living in Bangalore, have devoted their lives for the betterment of slum dwellers in their neighbourhood.

( Source: BetterIndia, Posted: Aug 24, 2016)
India launches MAA programme to promote breastfeeding

The Indian Health Minister emphasized that breastfeeding is natural and cost effective intervention and should be promoted at all levels.

( Source: OneWorld, Posted: Aug 24, 2016)
Empowering Disabled with Information

32-year-old Sathasivam Kannupayan, who was disabled by a polio attack as a child, launched a website, (www.enabled.in) a resource portal with news, government policies, jobs and assistive technologies.

( Source: Times of India, Posted: Aug 23, 2016)
Taking Cinema to People in Pakistan

Pardey pe Rehne do is Pakistani Cinema on Wheels, a project that wants to extend the life of Pakistani films by carrying them to areas that have no cinemas around and screening them for locals.

( Source: dawn.com, Posted: Aug 13, 2016)
Indigenous People and the Web of Indifference

On the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples, we bring together the stories of exclusion, oppression, and at times, recognition

( Source: IndiaTogether, Posted: Aug 13, 2016)
Tech for Toilets

mDemand is an app that Dhwani developed in collaboration with Samarthan, a Bhopal-based non-profit organization that is working towards improving water and sanitation services in Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh.

( Source: BetterIndia, Posted: Aug 13, 2016)
Women Light up Sunderbans

Residents of Sardar Para in Satjeliya Island were put to a lot of hardship in the absence of lighting after nightfall, but the installation of solar panels have changed their lives for the better.

( Source: ThWeekendLeader, Posted: Aug 13, 2016)
Breastmilk is a First Vaccine, says UNICEF

According to UNICEF breastfeeding within hour of birth provides first vaccine for the baby.

( Source: OneWorld, Posted: Aug 10, 2016)
Lok Capital Makes Profit with Social Impact

Set up to invest in companies that are also drivers of inclusion and socially oriented in their goals, Lok Capital is doing well.

( Source: CivilSocietyOnline, Posted: Aug 10, 2016)
Sikkim Gets Tourism Boost with UNESCO Recognition

The UN agency has recognised the outstanding universal values both natural and cultural significance of Khangchendzonga National Park in Sikkim.

( Source: TheWeekendLeader, Posted: Aug 10, 2016)
Kutchi Village Fights Municipal Dumping

The women of Meghpar village of Kutch District are fighting the big port town Gandhidham municipality which is dumping its waste in their village.

( Source: IndiaTogether, Posted: Aug 9, 2016)
Perils of Pakistani Migrants Heading to Europe

Young men in Pakistan are taking huge risks to immigrate to European countries.

( Source: dawn.com, Posted: Aug 1, 2016)
Fostering a Cooperative Culture

Bengaluru-based social marketplace GoCoop helps cooperatives and community-based enterprises to list and sell their products online.

( Source: The Business Standard, Posted: Aug 1, 2016)
Dangs to be Gujarat's Organic District

Dangs district has been declared as the state's 100 per cent organic farming district depending on all organic inputs including manures.

( Source: Times of India, Posted: Aug 1, 2016)
Lessons for Rural Electrification

Is village-level electrification enough for the rural population to avail the benefits? The experience of Nagde, a village in Maharashtra, offers some crucial insights.

( Source: IndiaTogether, Posted: Jul 31, 2016)
Low-cost Hygiene

A simple eco-friendly low-cost incinerator developed for disposing of sanitary napkins by Shyamsunder Bedekar, 54, from Gujarat is transforming womens lives in rural and semi-urban areas, with 1,800 units already sold in four years.

( Source: TheWeekendLeader, Posted: Jul 27, 2016)
Nutritious Food for Homeless People in Chennai

When cooking at home for your family or yourself, cook some extra food that can serve a few people, pack it neatly, and wait. After some time, there will be someone at your doorstep to pick the food up and deliver it to the homeless people in your locality.

( Source: BetterIndia, Posted: Jul 26, 2016)
Rural Men Champion Womens Rights

A unique intervention with the local men has motivated them to shed their rigid patriarchal mindset and become champions of women’s rights and equality in this village.

( Source: IndiaTogether, Posted: Jul 25, 2016)
Nepali Farmers Fight to Save Indigenous Seeds

With policy gaps that hinder innovation and marginalise indigenous seeds, Nepal’s experts are calling for a new approach.

( Source: OneWorld, Posted: Jul 25, 2016)
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