Good NGOs : Inspiring Social Impact in IndiaGouri Datta | August 10, 2023
In this article, we spotlight several outstanding NGOs in India that are making remarkable strides in tackling pressing social, educational, healthcare, and gender-related challenges. Their commendable efforts significantly contribute to societal upliftment.
Shanti Bhavan is a residential educational program aimed at transforming the lives of underprivileged children. It provides high-quality education from pre-school to high school and beyond, fostering confidence through exposure to art, sports, and music. The program empowers students with mentoring, counseling, and career guidance, uplifting them from poverty. Shanti Bhavan has transformed the vulnerable child to a confident responsible Adult.
Vardaan has been associated with Shanti Bhavan in providing CSR partnership connects over the years.
Telrad Foundation aims to provide Health care to the Rural Population by making healthcare affordable to the economically weaker sections of society, Telrad Foundations provides accessibility to the latest digital technology machines, teleconsultation, and specialists’ consultation. The activities enable early diagnosis of the disease.
The foundation has successfully run programs relating to setting up telemedicine facilities in rural hospitals, technology driven community healthcare in rural Karnataka, Tuberculosis information & screening, multi lingual healthcare helplines. The foundation leverages technology in providing affordable healthcare to the marginalized persons in rural & other effected communities across India.
Vardaan has been associated with Telrad Foundation in providing CSR partnership connects.
The Lila Poonawala Foundation is dedicated to empowering socially and financially disadvantaged girls, guiding them towards economic self-sufficiency and confidence.
The Foundation awards scholarships based on both merit and need. The scholarship process entails inviting applications, which are then evaluated on various criteria. An orientation program introduces the girls to the scholarship benefits, with a special focus on skill development to bolster their employment confidence.
Through its initiatives, the Lila Poonawala Foundation significantly contributes to societal economic growth. By fostering financial independence, it plays a pivotal role in diminishing income disparities and championing gender equality.
Vardaan has collaborated with Lila Poonawala Foundation to provide CSR partnerships including placement & mentoring opportunities.
Anahata United Efforts provides career awareness and mentoring programs specifically tailored for government high school students in grades 8 through 10.
Focused on fostering self-awareness, decision-making, communication, and problem-solving skills, United Efforts guides these students toward choosing fulfilling professional paths. The curriculum is delivered through career-oriented textbooks, complemented by ongoing monitoring via the Career Tracker tool. Furthermore, students benefit from structured career awareness sessions, insights into the industry, career fairs, counselling, motivational talks, exposure to role models, summer programs, scholarships, and assistance with admissions.
With a significant presence across 7 states, the NGO engages with over 11,000 students, offering career guidance in 4 distinct languages. Notably, the program has also heightened parental involvement and understanding of their children's career aspirations, ultimately facilitating informed career choices for the students.
Vardaan had been associated with United Efforts for last couple of years in understanding their programs and collaborating with the corporates for the CSR activity.
Colors of Life is dedicated to elevating the educational experiences of underprivileged children in Bangalore's government schools.
Aiming to match the standards of private institutions, Colors of Life collaborates with educational and vocational institutes to roll out enriched learning programs. Using technology-driven methods, the NGO addresses learning disparities and offers after-school activities, sports for cognitive development, vocational training, and courses in spoken and written English, all facilitated by their expert educators.
With improved infrastructure and a holistic learning environment, Colors of Life ensures continuity in education. Additionally, they offer guidance in college admissions and future job placements.
Vardaan has worked with Colors of life in providing capacity building advisory services including project monitoring & reporting.
These examples highlight the effectiveness of good NGOs in spearheading positive change for the disenfranchised sections of Indian society. Through their dedication to social betterment, these NGOs are leaving an indelible mark on communities, leading to a more inclusive and flourishing society. By supporting these organizations, businesses can create shared value, address critical societal challenges, and foster enduring transformation in underprivileged and rural areas.