IMPACT STORIES

Leadership
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Teen Innovator Designs Adaptive Clothing For Seniors and Disabled. Helps Hundreds

In the summer of 2020, Rainna was assigned a project in her school. She was asked to work on anything she was passionate about. At that time, she thought about what things she was passionate about.

Energy and Environment
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IIT Grad Innovates a Smart Plant That Purifies Air in Your Room and Keeps you Healthy

UBreathe has three components: The plant, a smart flowerpot, and microbe-enriched soil. The flowerpot is powered by residential electricity, and the air is filtered by a method known as ‘bio-filtration’.

Energy and Environment
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This Couple is Making Bengaluru Plastic-Free One Pencil At a Time

To keep it cost-effective, the brushes are priced at Rs 80, however, the duo is working on getting the brushes sourced from China to lower the price further.

Data and Technology
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Reliance Foundation and USAID’s Joint Initiative to Bridge Gender Digital Divide and Empower Women

For Round 2, Reliance Foundation will select up to 10 organizations that will receive funding of up to Rs. 1 crore. If you are a non-profit organization, with an idea to bridge the gender digital divide, you can apply for the challenge here.

Health and Nutrition
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Birlasoft and Impact4Nutrition Spread Awareness About Health & Nutrition Among Adults and Children

The session discussed the basics of nutrition and how minor tweaks in daily food intake can enhance nutritional value. The session contained videos to engage children and also included a quiz to help them learn in a fun manner.

Livelihoods
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Saifee Burhani Upliftment Trust's Bhendi Bazaar Redevelopment Project Transforms Over 1000 Shops

Over 1000 shops will receive additional open areas, green spaces, and play and recreational areas.

Education
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Learning Curve Foundation: Empowering children with social and emotional skills

The journey of LCF has been remarkable. The foundation has impacted over 1,75,000 students, 70K parents, and 5500 teachers across 737 schools, and aims to impact 1 million students by 2030

Energy and Environment
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18-YO Innovates Low-Cost Grow Bags By Recycling Plastic Bottles and Runs A Successful Business

As an eco-conscious solution, 18-year-old Jinay Gada, a resident of Mumbai, has made lightweight grow bags from non-woven fabric. In July 2021, he launched ‘Planteria’ and began marketing these grow bags across India.

Education
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Sportz Village Foundation: Giving every child an equal opportunity to succeed in life through ‘play’

The highly awarded ‘Sport for Change’ program has helped improve the educational outcomes of over lakh of children in more than 1300 public schools.

Community Engagement
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A Chandigarh Start-up is Reviving Traditional Atta-Making Techniques and Water Sources

By focussing on two locations — Himachal and Haryana, the trio identified gharats that were shut down a few years ago owing to various reasons such as unfinished repairs, clearing waterways, or lack of avenues to sell the atta.

Health and Nutrition
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Teenpreneur's Low-Cost Innovation Detects Oral Cancer in Just 15 Mins. Wins Diana Award

Between June 2018 to February 2019, tests were conducted on 500 people using their saliva samples, and the method showed 96% accuracy. The accuracy was determined after the hospital also conducted their usual tests.

Leadership
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Weaving Comfort; NID Graduates Innovate Water-Resistant Shoes for Farmers

The farmers required footwear that would keep their feet warm in the winter and cool in the summer so they could work comfortably in both conditions. The team had to make sure the product was affordable, which was another crucial consideration.

Health and Nutrition
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DocOnline: Clinic on Wheels - Empowering Women and Transforming Healthcare

The Clinic on Wheels model is helping around 25 lakh villagers, delivering over 1.5 lakh consultations, medicines, and diagnostic tests in just 11 months

Leadership
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One Woman's Efforts are Saving Hundreds of Sex Trafficking Victims

Rescue Foundation also facilitates the repatriation of rescued sex trafficking survivors to countries like Bangladesh, Nepal, Thailand, and even Uzbekistan.

Health and Nutrition
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Understanding the Risks & Complications, TN Man's Timely Innovation Ensures Safe Pregnancy For Lakhs

The Savemom device monitors a mother’s health and collects various physiological signals – blood pressure, heart rate, temperature, respiratory rate, ECG, oxygen saturation, and glucose continuously from the mother.

WASH
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From the Margins to the Mainstream: Journey of Deepa Pawar. Winner of PIIA 2022

To conduct the NT-DNT Toilets Auditing, women from within the community were engaged. This initiative benefitted over 1 lakh people and created awareness among 5 lakh people.

Education
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Ensuring holistic development through the Great India Talent School

GITS adheres to the CBSE syllabus and children are provided fresh, hot and nutritious meals with varied menus from the Akshaya Patra kitchen.

Rural Development
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Jaipur Rugs Foundation’s Artisans Master Creativity through ‘Manchaha’- Expression of Heart

This design intervention by Jaipur Rugs Foundation taps into the untamed creative capacity in rural India by nurturing their potential and transforming a community from exploitation to empowerment.

Health and Nutrition
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Open conversations about taboo topics empower Puja; she further educates 600 adolescents

Puja has continuously taken sessions in HIC about sexual and reproductive health as a volunteer and has shared information on menstrual hygiene management with more than 600 young girls.

Community Engagement
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A women’s SHG stands guard against natural calamity; plants mangroves. Wins Plan India Impact Awards

After suggesting that mangroves can keep them alive, Saleha began researching to understand the mangroves surrounding her community. She wanted to learn what caused them to reduce in number.

Leadership
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After Flagging the Decline of Bees, TN Scientist Finds Success in Hand Pollination

Scientists have flagged the decline in bee populations across the world for some years, citing pesticide use and climate change as causes. Other reasons for their decline could be intensive farming practices, mono-cropping, and rising temperatures