Category: Community Compass

Jeeva Rangaraj: A transgender who serves as a beacon of hope for all

For transgender individuals, the path to recognition and assertion of their true identity often presents formidable obstacles, frequently leading to strained relationships with their families and society. However, within this struggle to live authentically, many individuals emerge as beacons of light, advocating not only for their own rights but also for the rights of others. […]

PIRUL Handicraft: Transforming Pine Waste into Empowerment and Livelihood Generation

Khetikhan, a picturesque village nestled in the Uttarakhand hills at an impressive altitude of 1815 meters, offers breathtaking vistas of the snow-capped Himalayas and expansive pine forests. Traditionally, the village thrived on cattle rearing and agriculture, but challenges like climate change, erratic rainfall, and wild boar disturbances have hindered their progress. Also, the abundance of pine needles in the […]

ADAPT: Creating an inclusive, accepting, disability-friendly India with Dr Mithu Alur and daughter, Malini Chib

The Spastics Society of India, now called ADAPT (Able Disabled All People Together) is a Non-Government Organisation (NGO) that was set up in 1972 by Dr Mithu Alur, a parent of a daughter who was born with cerebral palsy to address the lack of services and knowledge that existed at that time with an aim […]

Suman Rawat: Social Activist

सुमन रावत पॉवर  विंग्स फाउंडेशन की संस्थापिका /अध्यक्ष है। सुमन रावत का जन्म मूलरूप से उत्तराखंड के जिला चमोली के बूंगा गांव में राजपूत खानदान में हुआ । शिक्षित संयुक्त परिवार में पली बढ़ी होने के कारण अपनी सभ्यता संस्कृति शिक्षा नैतिक , सामाजिक और पारिवारिक जिम्मेदारियों का भी एहसास उनके अंदर कूट कूट कर […]

Sailaja, and Pradeepthi : Sahaja Foundation

Sahaja Foundation, Hyderabad is incorporated in 2017 by the mother-daughter duo, Sailaja, and Pradeepthi. Our great grandparents and grandparents actively used to donate money and stationery to the needy students. We gave it a shape as NGO in 2017 and wanted to make an impact at a greater level. We always wanted to work together […]

Pratibha Singh, a Social Entrepreneur

A Teacher and a Social Entrepreneur, Pratibha Singh founded Rural Beat Enterprises in 2018. After a successful teaching career spanning 20 years, and having worked in prestigious schools like Lawrence School Sanawar,  Army Public School, Lucknow, CMS Gomtinagar, and MAMS Raiwala, Dehradun where she was the Principal for 10 years, Pratibha decided to work in […]

Nandini Mishra: a Social Entrepreneur

Smt. Nandini Mishra is a dynamic, energetic self-motivated selfless woman and a humble social worker. She was born and brought up in Lucknow and studied in Lamartinere Girls school Lucknow.  Her father was a senior IAS officer, grandfather a vice-chancellor, and father in law a great scholar and professor. Her husband was a reputed Govt. […]

Anupam Kher Foundation

Anupam Kher Foundation, in the service of the nation, has launched Project Heal India to support our Covid warriors as well as offer other critical services to those in need during this pandemic. Currently through our generous partners Dr. Ashutosh Tewari (Global Cancer Foundation, USA)  and Mr. Baba Kalyani (Bharat Forge, India) the foundation has […]

Social Saheli – How women entrepreneurs in are telling their stories online is a one of its kind platform which trains women from self-help groups in mobile storytelling and digital skills so that they are able to tell their stories, gain financial independence and build their business online using their mobile phones.  Powered by People Like Us Create (Pluc) and over 115 women from self-help groups […]


Indian parents can accept their kids as rapists, murderers, criminals but not as transgender. I am transgender and this doesn’t mean that I am unlovable. gauri Be yourself, the world will adjust. Fearless, kind-hearted, and determined are some sobriquets that can do a little justice to the introduction of Shree Gauri Sawant. As someone, who […]

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