Fellows by Category

Organization: Antarang Foundation

Priya Agrawal’s initiative, Antarang, is challenging the paradigms in career linkages for children from low income backgrounds who are at a high risk of dropping out of the education stream and falling into the informal exploitative sector. She is striving to break the stereotypes around job opportunities deemed fit for these children and looking at equipping them with soft skills as well as...

Organization: NandalaWay Foundation

By creating a large resource base of new ‘role models’ or mentors for underprivileged children, Sriram Ayer is introducing the component of empathy in the existing education system and bridging the gap between a child’s perceived intelligence quotient and hidden emotional quotient. He is thus ushering in a systemic change in the way education is perceived and delivered to low-income groups and...

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Rashida Begum's difficult early life motivated her to help the virtually powerless women of India improve their economic and social status.

Organization: Institute of Peace Research and Action

Professor Susheela Bhan is working through government schools in war-ravaged Kashmir to forge a new nonviolent identity for citizens based on common secular and pluralistic traditions. Her method uses the very institutions and persons most seriously damaged by the conflict to address the confusion and hostility that continue to erode Kashmiri society.

Ishita Chaudhry is ridding Indian society of the deeply held premise that youth should have little or no say in matters of policy or implementation of ideas that directly impact their lives. Ishita’s organization, The Youth Parliament Foundation (TYPF), strengthens youth-led movements in India by creating opportunities for them to engage with social change and transform an adult-dominated...

Organization: ANKURA

In India, secondary schooling is only available in large urban centers. Rural teens who pursue a college education must move to the cities, where many, away from home for the first time, fall victim to depression. Ramchandra Gunari helps connect these students with mentors and tutors who smooth the transition to city life.

While the shortcomings in education are a national concern, school is still the experience that children throughout India share, and Lisa Heydlauff aims to help them all discover what it is like for each of them. She is leading a big multimedia campaign that sparkles with positive images—success stories of “going to school” from 25 different parts of the country. Going to School’s message is...

Organization: Youth Technical Training Society

Vineet Khanna (India 1993) is developing a job placement program that includes technical on-the-job training for unskilled, unemployed youth from rural and urban areas.

Organization: Ruchika Social Service Organization

Inderjit Khurana , by chalking off a bit of railway platform, has created India's burgeoning "platform schools" to serve the street children who live or work nearby.

Organization: Butterflies

Rita Panicker helps India's street and working children to lobby for their rights and launch their own self-help organizations. She has also organized India's first trade union of child workers-the Bal Mazdoor Union.

Organization: Pravah

Ashraf Patel has created a multifaceted curriculum for schools and colleges that sensitizes Indian urban youth to widespread social issues. In doing so, she provides them with the intellectual framework and opportunities for strong and socially responsible leadership.

Organization: SCERT

Janaki Rajan, working within the government school system to improve the quality of education and to increase the low pass rates of secondary school students, has a cadre of volunteer teachers working together with regular teachers to supplement the curriculum, give one-on-one attention, and help students learn to study.

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