Ashoka India Youth Venture Profiles

Bhavi Barad (age 17) started “Re-scripting Gender Stories”


Problem being solved Inequality between both the genders is the reason why violence towards women exists  even today. This inequality is not only in the minds of the people but also in the way they live. In this patriarchal society, it is not...
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Kevin Thakkar (age 18) started “Sewer Assistant”


Problem being solved In India, sewers are cleaned by men who go 20-40 feet down in manholes to be unclogged. The working environment is filled with poisonous gases, low oxygen levels, disease causing pathogens and darkness. Many workers faint or...
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Preeti Choure (age 19) started “Lakshy ek pahal”


Problem being solved Most of the students who sit at the back of the classroom do not recognize their talents and they do not have the confidence to move to the front of the class. As a result, they find their talents and abilities to be not...
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Sikha Patra (age 20) started “Ahlladi, the Cherished Ones”


Problem being solved Most adolescent girls in marginalized communities live daily oppressions. They are confined to house for domestic chores, study, and are not allowed to play outside, engage in cultural activities, especially dancing. Their...
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Revathi Valigatla (age 16) started “Empowering the children on their rights and adolescent girls on better management of their health issues”


Problem being solved (1)   Low awareness levels among children on child rights issues. - The child rights violations in the District are the result of deep-rooted problems like poverty, gender discrimination, caste discrimination, various...
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Surjeet Lodhi (age 13) started “Fight against alcohol”


Problem being solved Incidences of violence linked to excessive consumption of alcohol in Surjeet’s family and village is a major problem. The youth of these families are forced to buy liquor and are hence subject to direct exposure to alcohol...
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Jayant Ravindra (age 17) started “Computer Made from Electronic Waste (E-Waste)”


Problem being solved There are three problems that meet: (1) Excessive amount of electronic waste (E-Waste), (2) the lack of access to computers for underprivileged people, and (3) the lack of job opportunities for computer engineers. Venture Brief...
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Vennila Halkurike (age 14) started “Stop Outside”


Problem being solved In Vennila’s community, the government has built public toilets because people in that community still believe that building a toilet inside their houses is offensive to god. They know that the government wants them to build the...
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Aman Singh and Sagar (age 15) started “Learning cycle”


Problem being solved The problem of education today that is not encouraging young individuals to achieve their dreams and thrive. Venture Brief We solve this problem by conducting learning circle and giving the right way to the dreams of the...
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Shipra Singh (age 20) started “Guhaar”


Problem being solved Rural areas comprise 70% of the India, but still the rural coverage of media is around 5%. There are various movements, protests and social issues going on in rural areas that are not covered by mainstream media. Venture Brief...
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