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From Slum Dweller to Nobel Nominee

Jockin Sir, as Mumbai's slum dwellers call him, is an inspirational figure helping India's dispossessed stand up for their rights.

( Source: The Guardian, Posted: Oct 15, 2014)
Teacher Amma

A school teacher, who believes she is a mother to her students, G Sripriya, affectionately called by her students as Priya Amma runs 29 tuition centres for underprivileged children through her team of volunteers.

( Source: The Weekend Leader, Posted: Oct 8, 2014)
Lighting Up Lives

Sunrise Candles, started by visually challenged entrepreneur Bhavesh Bhatia, employs around 85 other visually impaired people.

( Source: nextbigwhat.com, Posted: Oct 1, 2014)
Building a Library a Day

Entrepreneur and social activist Pradeep Lokhande’s project of setting up a library every day across rural schools in Maharashtra is helping many poor students see the light of a new day.

( Source: IndiaTogether, Posted: Sep 24, 2014)
The Golden Temple Rises To The Occasion To Help The Jammu And Kashmir Flood Victims

Guru ka Langar in Amritsar created a record of sorts when food for 1,00,000 flood victims in Kashmir was prepared and airlifted.

( Source: BetterIndia, Posted: Sep 16, 2014)
Documentng Stories of Change

Inventive Indians is a book that collects 23 different real life stories of raw intelligence, compassion and change from different parts of India.

( Source: IBNLive, Posted: Sep 10, 2014)
Leaving 30 Years Of Darkness

Dharnai has become the first village in India to completely run on solar power. The project by Greenpeace not only powers residential homes but also street lights, hospitals, schools and commercial buildings.

( Source: BetterIndia, Posted: Sep 2, 2014)
Meerut Couple Adopts HIV Positive Kids

In Meerut, 12 HIV positive boys have been given a new lease of life by a young couple.

( Source: IBN Live, Posted: Aug 27, 2014)
Rejuvenator of Traditional Tanks

Shirish Apte, an Executive Engineer of Minor Irrigation division of Bhandara, has rejuvenated over 21 traditional tanks in rural Maharashtra.

( Source: IndiaWaterPortal, Posted: Aug 20, 2014)
Citizens Of Ludhiana Plant History

To get rid of the most polluted city in the country tag, the residents of Ludhiana started a tree plantation drive, managing to plant around 1.5 lakh saplings within an hour.

( Source: BetterIndia, Posted: Aug 12, 2014)
YCAB- Enabling Children to Live Better

YCAB is a Jakarta based foundation that has touched the lives of over 2 million people.

( Source: TheAlternative, Posted: Aug 6, 2014)
The Kindness Of Strangers Can Get You Free Food, Rides, Artefacts In India!

Imagine getting into an autorickshaw and at the end of the ride being told that someone has already paid for it. Well, you might find yourself more at the receiving end of such "random acts of kindness" as the concept of gift economy takes shape in India.

( Source: BetterIndia, Posted: Jul 28, 2014)
Healthier Tomorrow: One Toilet at a Time

A rural village near Mumbai had no toilets until Atul Bhide came and constructed over 200 of them.

( Source: BetterIndia, Posted: Jul 28, 2014)
Give and Give

P Kalyansundaram, who donated his lifetime salary for charity, has inspired social workers in Tamil Nadu for years.

( Source: theweekendleader.com, Posted: Jul 22, 2014)
Indian government gets robust about sanitation

Giving high priority to sanitation, the Indian government said that we intend to provide toilets to every house by 2019.

( Source: OneWorld, Posted: Jul 16, 2014)
web app encourages people to give their time, money and support to good causes

OneWorld's 're:act' technology delivers relevant 'calls to action' to people as they browse the internet.

( Source: OneWorld, Posted: Jul 9, 2014)
Creating Alternative Livelihood Options

Bharath Vineeth, an enginner from Bangalore has created alternative income opportunities for villagers in Odisha by converting available resources into successful businesses.

( Source: BetterIndia, Posted: Jun 30, 2014)
Rise from the ashes, just like the Phoenix

"..my hope behind starting this initiative is to plant a seed of understanding, which will spread and help individuals and families to flourish without having their future dictated by one, or a series of tragic incidents." says Anjali Rajgopal, who went through trauma and suffering herself

( Source: TheWeekendLeader, Posted: Jun 25, 2014)
'Jaipur Foot' providing Mobility and Dignity to Afghans

The prosthetic legs are being provided to amputees free of cost in a camp in Kabul organised by an Indian not-for-profit NGO of Rajasthan.

( Source: OneWorld, Posted: Jun 24, 2014)
Turning Ethnic Arts into Livelihoods

Jharcraft saved ethnic arts and crafts of Jharkhand, stopped traditional weavers and artisans from migrating to cities

( Source: The Weekend Leader, Posted: Jun 24, 2014)
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