Raising a voice against environmental pollution

Raising a voice against environmental pollution

Sumaira Abdulali founded Awaaz Foundation in 2006 to work on environmental issues such as noise pollution, illegal sand mining, mining in bio diverse forests, marine pollution and oil spills, eco-friendly festivals, protection of trees and on civic issues such as laws on tobacco sale to children. Using Awaaz Foundation, Sumaira...

Standing up for people's rights

Standing up for people's rights

Ramesh Agrawal's first tryst with activism was as early as 1970's when he joined Lok Shakti Samiti, which worked for social development of tribal communities in rural areas of erstwhile Madhya Pradesh. He formed the Jan Chetana or the People's Awareness group in 2004 to fight for the fundamental...

Excess food for the needy

Excess food for the needy

Annakshetra is a unique initiative by Centre for Development Communication (CDC), Jaipur, formed with the aim of minimizing food wastage by effective channelization of the excess food leftover in weddings, parties, restaurants and temples. It is aimed at filling the gaps in existing society by delivering the spare food collected...

Help for the hungry and homeless

Help for the hungry and homeless

Narayanan Krishnan founded the Akshaya Trust in 2003. Akshaya trust is a not-for-profit organization that supports humanitarian efforts in Madurai, India. Narayanan Krishnan was a bright, young, award-winning chef with a five-star hotel group, short-listed for an elite job in Switzerland until he chanced upon a homeless man. This incident...

Supporting social change through use of Technology

Supporting social change through use of Technology

Sunil Abraham is the Executive Director of Bangalore based research organisation, the Centre for Internet and Society. He is providing web services and products that are affordable and effective for the Indian voluntary sector. He founded Mahiti in 1998, a company committed to creating high impact technology and communications solutions....

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