Fellows by Category

Kedar Banerjee, one of India's only 600 psychiatrists, is developing a preventive, therapeutic, and rehabilitative approach to the growing problem of drug addiction and mental disorders. He is also demonstrating how to reach those most affected–young slum dwellers–starting in North Calcutta.

Organization: Pragat Shikshan Sansthan

Maxine Berntsen is an American-born linguist who moved to India in the early 1960s, settled in Phaltan, Maharashtra, and became an Indian citizen. She is launching a model preschool and follow-up supplementary education program for poor small town and rural children, and is beginning systematically to reach out from this base to the dispirited public primary school teachers. She's also...

Organization: Riverside School

Through her education curriculum and initiatives to build a healthy relationship between students and their community, Kiran Bir Sethi is changing the experience of childhood in Indian cities. Kiran believes when children are raised in nurturing environments, they in turn, create such environments for future generations and ultimately build a culture a citizenship between children and adults...

Organization: REACH

Purobie Bose is providing care to disabled children in India through a new, inter-disciplinary training program that enables special educators and parents to integrate support for a wide range of disabilities.

A pioneer in the field of HIV prevention and care in India, Anjali Gopalan has stepped in to fill the deepest gap that exists in preventive and curative work in India today, by designing a model for an integrated system in children’s care facilities which includes HIV+ children.

Organization: V-Care Foundation

Learning from her personal experience as a cancer patient, Vandana Gupta has built a series of coping mechanisms to help people survive cancer in India, a society where few systems exist that offer support for cancer patients and their families.

Organization: Gyan Shala

Pankaj Jain is providing high-quality, low-cost education to children in slums and poor urban areas by re-engineering the role of the teacher. By dividing this role into three parts that require different skill levels, Pankaj has created new job opportunities and increased educational outcomes.

Organization: Eleutheros Christian Society, Mission Compound

Chingmak Kejong combines modern values and traditional governance to involve all sectors of society in the process of democratization in Northeast India.

Organization: Jeevika Development Society

Raja Menon is facilitating the creation of "grassroots companies," a new organizational form for poor rural producer groups in India.

Organization: Akanksha

Shaheen Mistry is providing engaging supplemental education for poor children living in slums. By exposing them to schools, teachers, and educational resources generally available only to middle class Indian children, Shaheen is improving the children's job prospects and involving middle-class schools in combating high levels of illiteracy among the urban poor.

The traditional approach to tackle the problem of gender based discrimination has been to support women directly through various strategies of women’s empowerment, but Will believes that this strategy is incomplete as it fails to systematically engage adolescent boys and men, who he sees to be as critical stakeholders in the process of change.

Organization: People's Drug Information Center (PDIC)

Consumer health advocate Anil Pilgaonkar is working to ensure that Indian consumers have access to practical, unbiased, medically sound information about the drugs they are asked to take that will allow them to assess the need, proper use, possible risks or side effects, and fair costs of the myriad formulations available.

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