In the day Dipesh Tank works for a non profit, at night he runs one

Dipesh Tank, from India
In the day Dipesh Tank works for a non profit, at night he runs one

In response to the 2012 gang rape of Nirbhaya in Delhi, Dipesh Tank launched War Against Railway Rowdies, a vigilante crew working to eradicate sexual assault on railway stations and trains. He’s also the co founder of Youth For People, an organization recruiting the youth’s involvement in community issues.

Building tomorrow’s changemakers in one of Hyderabad’s largest slums

Kriya Sangh, Shaik Nayeem, from India
Building tomorrow’s changemakers in one of Hyderabad’s largest slums

To empower the youth of Rasoolpura, one of Hyderabad’s largest slums, Nayeem Pasha launched Kriya Sangh Society. The non profit tackles four main issues – health, education, skills and livelihood development, and water sanitization.

Scribbling art into India’s low income schools, one wall at a time

Alisha Aranha, from India
Scribbling art into India’s low income schools, one wall at a time

Along with her band of artists and volunteers, Alisha Aranha travels around India conducting art workshops in low income schools and creating murals in their classrooms. Her goal? To bring art to children that do not have access to it.

 

Why did Korvi Rakshand leave his life in the city to provide education for rural children living in remote areas around Bangladesh?

Korvi Rakshand, from Bangladesh
Why did Korvi Rakshand leave his life in the city to provide education for rural children living in remote areas around Bangladesh?

The Ajala Project presents Korvi- a philanthropist changing the world. At 21, Korvi Rakshand left home to find a solution to provide education to the most rural and remote areas of Bangladesh. JAAGO Foundation, his initiative has educated more than 2200 children and built more than 13 schools. What made you decide on start this project, what…

What happens when you integrate an invisible community with social skills training and a public platform?

Hussein Shagufe, from Bangladesh
What happens when you integrate an invisible community with social skills training and a public platform?

The Ajala Project presents Shagufe — an activist changing the world. Shagufe Hossain is a social inclusion activist who founded Leaping Boundaries, a project that integrates Madrasah students into societies by developing their skills and providing them access to mainstream platforms. Traditionally isolated from society, Madrasah students are now given a chance to integrate into community. Madrasahs…

Turning Nigeria into a reading nation

Dr Rafael James, from Nigeria
Turning Nigeria into a reading nation

Growing up, Dr. Raphael James wanted to be a performing artist and represented Nigeria as a dancer in 1984 at an International Dance Competition. He then switched gears and took up professional boxing for five years. Since completing his educational degrees in Psychology, Journalism, and Conflict Resolution, Dr. Raphael James has devoted his life to…

 

Can an avenue for cultural expression provide Syrian refugees an opportunity to rebuild their homeland, Yara shows us how

Yara Tlass, from Syrian Arab Republic
Can an avenue for cultural expression provide Syrian refugees an opportunity to rebuild their homeland, Yara shows us how

The Ajala Project presents Yara Tlass, a jewelry maker changing the world Yara Tlass, founder of Watanili set up a foundation to provide Syrian refugee children with educational tools and and a creative space for self expression What is the main purpose of your initiative, Watanili? Our mission is to contribute to the re-building of…

Living in the age of technology, why aren’t we teaching our children how to program?

Shams Jaber, from Bangladesh
Living in the age of technology, why aren’t we teaching our children how to program?

Meet Shams Jaber, founder of Tech Academy, and a true advocate of a participatory education system. The Tech Academy is a social enterprise which provides electronics and programming education to children from both privileged and underprivileged backgrounds. Growing up, Shams regularly came up with new innovative ideas but didn’t have the best grades to show…

Supporting autonomous development and child friendly learning initiatives in nepal

Sara Parker, from Nepal
Supporting autonomous development and child friendly learning initiatives in nepal

The AJALA Project brings to you our changemaker Dr. Sara Parker. She’s a lecturer on Sociology at the Liverpool John Moores University. Through her social enterprise, Fair Connections Foundation, she aims to be “Lami”, aka a facilitator to help bring positive change in the area of education and gender equality in Nepal and Bangladesh. She…