My Heroes

SPARKING A CHANGE THROUGH EDUCATION

“One child, one teacher, one pen, and one book can change the world.” One can’t but help think of Malala Yousafzai’s famous quote, when one thinks of what Nirmala Venkatesan is trying to do in the space of ‘education for the under-privileged.’ Nirmala is the founder of Spark -A-Change-Foundation, a non-profit organization in Mumbai. After…
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A Network of Compassion For Man’s Best Friend

For Sandhya and her husband, Rohit Tewari, the journey from being animal lovers to running an NGO that acts as a network for animal welfare, throughout the city of Pune started with the simple thought of just doing what they could, with what they had. While admittedly, they’ve been guilty of flaunting their pedigree pets,…
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A Home For The Homeless

Jeevan Aanand Sanstha, a registered organization under the Charitable Trust Act in Mumbai, was initially established to cater to the needs of destitute senior citizens. In the course of time, it became a home for the homeless, the abandoned and the impoverished. Today, the destitute suffering from mental disorders, children living on the streets and…
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Creating a society that leaves no one behind – Saadhya Special School

Champa Jaiprakash is an educator and an author, who has worked for the last 40+ years towards bringing a caring and wholesome education into the lives of differently abled children and adults. She, along with her daughter, run Saadhya Special school in Coimbatore. The school accommodates 15 students and is managed by a small team…
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AN NGO BORN OUT OF A WOMAN’S HEART – LOTUS RESCUE 

What OurTrueHeroes is a series of podcasts with individuals and groups who are bettering societies. Why are we talking to them Our hope is that when we see more of these everyday heroes bring about a positive impact in the environment; then we are fostering in people an ‘I can do this too’ attitude towards…
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The story of a woman whose goal is to beat poverty

 As a development sector professional specializing in grassroots community engagement, Uthara Narayanan’s goal is to alleviate poverty through the capability building of the poor.  She says, “I want to see India flourish with Indians who are truly independent. Indians who think for themselves and who have the skills and confidence to come out of the…
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