Children, Delhi, Delhi Council for Child Welfare, Delhi NGOs, Founding Story, Orphans

How it began at Delhi Council for Child Welfare

Delhi Council for Child Welfare was established in the year 1952 by a group of 10 women. The Council first started its work among children who had been displaced, lost, or abandoned in the riots surrounding the partition of India in 1948 by providing them with mid-day meals and recreational activities. Over the years, they…

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Delhi, Delhi NGOs, Founding Story, Society for Child Development

How it began at Society for Child Development

Madhumita Puri, who is the founder of the Delhi-based Society for Child Development (SFCD), was a leading psychologist in the late 80s. She was amongst the top psychologists from AIIMS’ Genetics department. As part of her research, she was also working for disabled and mentally challenged (also known as Intellectually Disabled) kids. During her research,…

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Founding Story, vidya poshak

How it began at Vidya Poshak

The seeds of founding Vidya Poshak were sown in the mind of Prof. Tikote as early as in 1999. What began as a request to help a financially weak student soon translated to a larger need for assistance to deserving poor students who are forced out of the mainstream of education due to financial constraints.…

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Bangalore, Founding Story, GiveIndia NGOs, Karnataka, Mahila Dakshata Samiti

How it began at Mahila Dakshata Samiti

Mahila Dakshata Society (MDS) was originally established in the state of Andhra Pradesh by Mrs. Suman Krishnakanth. Suman’s spouse, Mr. Krishnakanth was originally a Parliamentarian and later the Governor of Andhra Pradesh. Life as the partner of a public servant gave her valuable insights into the trials and tribulations faced by Indian woman. Deeply concerned…

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Delhi, Delhi NGOs, Founding Story, Sukarya

How it began at Sukarya

We live in an age when charity has become a business and NGOs have been publicly questioned on their integrity. Yet, Sukarya stands alone in its direct and human approach to social service. This is further underlined by its committed approach and its belief in focusing on what’s essential to give back to society. Such…

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Founding Story, Tamil Nadu, Vision For Health Welfare and Special Needs

How it began at Vishwas, Vision For Health Welfare and Special Needs

Armed with a post graduate degree in biophysics, Neelam Jolly moved to Delhi from Chandigarh in the late eighties. After switching to Delhi, she decided to switch tracks and underwent a course as a Therapist with AADI – an NGO devoted to educational and social integration of disabled children with the mainstream.  This was an…

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Founding Story, Healthcare, Uttar Pradesh

How it began at Abhinav

Despite emotional, social and bureaucratic roadblocks, founder of the NGO Abhinav, Mr. Harendra Singh’s mission to help the community never faded. Here is his story. Harendra Singh always had a passion for reading and writing, which lead to his main profession – journalism. He was curious about current affairs and the issues faced by the…

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