Project Title : Youth Ki Awaaz Organisation : Youth Ki Awaaz Website :http://www.youthkiawaaz.com Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/youthkiawaaz Twitter : @YouthKiAwaaz
Youth Ki Awaaz, an online and mobile platform is a citizen media initiative for young people to express themselves. The portal is striving to transform the media landscape through opinions contributed by the youth, and by making use of online and mobile journalism, social and new media tools.
India’s largest online platform for young people to voice themselves on issues
Opinions by young people are amplified throughout social media
Average 5,000 views per article
The Youth Ki Awaaz Internship program mentors about 30 participants over the course of 8 weeks on skills to express and address issues better through social media
The portal also runs campaigns which aims to open doors for those who care to engage with the powerful, social and relevant organizations
Reaches out to nearly 200,000 young Indians every month and receive 6 million hits on the website
World Summit Youth Award, 2010; the United Nations ITU Young Innovators Competition, 2012; Best Community Blog in India, by Indi Blogger 2013
Project Title : Human Welfare Association – MAHILA SHAKTI Organisation : HUMAN WELFARE ASSOCIATION Website : http://www.hwavaranasi.in
Human Welfare Association works with underserved, disadvantaged and minority communities of Varanasi through education, literacy and livelihood by mobilising them through word
of mouth, social networking, mobile SMS and by holding group meetings.1000 women participated in Mahila Shakti project through 40 education centers in 20 villages.
Human Welfare Association’s project Mahila Shakti aims to facilitate the proper use of ICT for sensitization, training and functional education facilities
HWA helps its women members with personality development, decision making process
HWA works with deprived and marginalized community women in rural area of Varanasi in 53 villages
HWA provides means and capacity for the beneficiaries’ livelihood with socio-economic and political empowerment
1000 women participated in Mahila Shakti project through 40 education centers in 20 villages
Additional 1000 women will soon be integral part of the federation from 20 nearby villages of education centre
HWA has initiated block level networking with government education officials to build community rapport
Mahila Shakti initiative has started the Instructive radio instruction (IRI) program for learning English to educate Muslim children
HWA has formed more than 100 women Self-help groups
1024 women are associated with the organization in their education initiatives
HWA targets dropouts and Madarsa going children for digital literacy and English learning
Project Title : Chinh Early education web channel Organisation : Chinh India Website : http://chinh.in
CHINH in a Sanskrit word meaning “the symbol”. Chinh represents phoenix like strength, amazing culture, unassuming life skills and humane traditions of India – an initiative to reposition local in global. Chinh supports social initiatives promoting causes of children and marginalised nomadic communities through harnessing traditional wisdom, art and culture and rediscovering them in contemporary contexts. Chinh’s social media presence including associated blogs and video channels has recorded upward of 400,000 page views.
Chinh Early Education Web Channel’s prime focus is to create media space for quality children programming
Through Early Education Web Channel, Chinh showcase to the world a new grammar of social change happening in deep layers of remote corners
Regular programming of Chinh includes Rural Media Literacy and Children Voices on various children issues, among others
Chinh’s 70 percent of the children programming on the web channel is produced by the children themselves
Chinh regularly organises Chinh India Festival as a media literacy campaign in urban and rural India, mobilising children to participate and make digital videos
Chinh’s Web channel is seen in 87 countries
Chinh’s social media presence including associated blogs and video channels has recorded upward of 400,000 page views
Chinh produces audio visual based curriculum as e-learning tool
Vidya Poshak aims to provide financial assistance to meritorious students who cannot afford to continue their higher education.
The program guides and trains the students towards achieving excellence. More than 12,600 students have been assisted in 19 districts of Karnataka and five districts of Maharashtra.
Collaborates with institutions with similar objectives
Vidya Poshak is the brain behind the initiative
The Nurture Merit program includes financial assistance, library facilities and residential bridge camp
Areas of operation are Karnataka and Maharashtra
12,600 students have been assisted in 19 districts of Karnataka and five districts of Maharashtra
Resources are generated through individual donors and private organizations
The Career Readiness initiative is provided as a free service to youth of Karnataka
Vidya Poshak has invested Rs.12.25+ crores.
600 volunteers across 23 districts render their passionate services totally free
Centre for Development of Soft Skills (C-DOSS) – a training wing to established to reinforce soft skills
C-DOSS trained 60,000 students, 3466 Teachers and 3834 Employees from more than 300 institutes
Project Title : Peoples Movement for Drought Affecteds using Social Media Organisation : Drought Help Group, Pune Website : http://www.DroughtHelpIndia.org Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/groups/droughthelpgroup/
People’s Movement to Help Drought Affected’ links urban donors and drought affected villagers directly for long-term social
impact with transparency, accountability using social media. Helps drought affected people by donating water tanks, channelizing the blockages in streams and removing mud from village common ponds.
Began its journey in February 2013
The Group has shed light on civilian issues through Facebook campaigns, posters, distributing handbills, explaining the gravity of the drought
They also organise plays that depict drought with signature campaigns
The initiative communicates in Hindi, Marathi and English
The help group operates in 8 districts of Maharashtra
The campaign has distributed sanitary napkins to adolescent girls due to unavailability of water and hygiene facilities
They also provide feeds to animals by setting up animal camps in urban water available zones
The group doesn’t charge for any kind of services neither does it accept donations. It functions on a sustainably built networked ecosystem
Till date helped with more than Rs. 82, 00,000 of funds directly from donor to needy