By connecting the formal and informal economy, this startup reduces India’s landfill waste

Siddharth Hande, from India
By connecting the formal and informal economy, this startup reduces India’s landfill waste

This Chennai-based social enterprise uses technology to reduce and recycle the waste that ends up in landfills across India. In doing so, they are also helping formalize the informal economy of waste pickers and junk dealers.

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.

 

From the classroom to the real world, Apni Shala curates life lessons

Amrita ApniShala, from India
From the classroom to the real world, Apni Shala curates life lessons

Based in Mumbai, Apni Shala (translates to My School) helps children from low income communities build their communication and social skills.

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.