Poverty and Inequality have a co-relation in our country. We could address both of them simultaneously if the Government and Social Entrepreneurs work in tandem to bring basic necessities and livelihood opportunities to those at the bottom of the pyramid.
The present day system of education ignores conditioning children into better human beings and effective problem solvers which is why volunteering should be made an important aspect of education in India.
In this Hangout Vikash talks about some classic problems of tribal people, his experience of working in Naxalite areas and shares his views on social entrepreneurship and its ability to bring about social change.
In this Hangout I asked him about his speech at COP 21 climate conference in Paris, some of the key projects in climate change space he has worked on, how being recognized by Forbes has helped him and his vision for his venture.
In this Hangout I tried to understand from Sreejith how a ‘handup’ is a better way of creating social impact than a ‘handout’, the nature of current cohort being mentored by Upaya, his comments on impact investment climate in India and a few words of advice for budding social entrepreneurs.
In this Live Hangout, I tried to understand the problem they are tying to solve through Oorja, asked them about their experiences from the field, their operational model and their vision for Oorja.
In just above 3 minutes, Shekar explains what is circular economy, associated concepts of ‘cradle-to-grave’ & ‘cradle-to-cradle’ and how his social enterprise, Hasiru Dala is trying to further the concept. An useful listen.
I was elated when I got an opportunity to represent the noble work carried out by Manjit Singh at Salaiban at the Social Welfare & Growth Awards (SWAG) 2016 organized by The CSR Journal. Here’s a short video.