Category Projects

Tobacco control among adoloscents

Sochara, Awareness among adolescents of dangers of tobacco usage   One in three adults in India consume tobacco in some form leading to a multitude of health problems. The basis of this problem usually lies in addiction taking root in the adolescent years. This problem has received widespread recognition by WHO, and the Indian government […]

Desi cotton revival project

Sahaja Samrudha, Promotion of indigenous varieties of cotton   Desi cotton, or indigenous varieties of cotton, are an integral part of cotton growers communities for centuries that have natural resistance to pests, and also good adsorbent properties and that are suitable for surgical cotton and well-suited for cushions and mattresses. However, with the prevalence of […]


SODEWS Residential Specialized Training Center (RSTC), Vellore, Tamil Nadu India The RSTC program has been run by the Society for the Development of Weaker Sections (SODEWS) since 2009, and has helped children, mostly from tribal and most backward communities, who have no easy access to schools. Started with the funding of the government, both Centre […]


A Struggle towards dignified Life…… When several textile mills were closed in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, around 1.82 lakh families became jobless. The JIVANI programme started when many such families, that had lost their livelihoods, approached organizations like Janpath for support for their home-based work. Considerable number of women from such families were forced to move into sex trade and clinical […]

Chiguru – JMS

Jagrutha Mahila Sanghatan (JMS) is a Dalit Women’s Collective of women agricultural labourers in about 30 villages in Raichur district which has organized itself for social, political and economic rights. Various alternative livelihood development programs have been started for the JMS women members, including neem fertilizer and biopesticide unit, herbal products unit etc. One of […]

Saathiship for Peter Bakos

Project: Saathiship for Peter Bakos Location: Tamil Nadu, Orissa Focus: Livelihoods, Handicrafts Saathi information: Peter has so far worked extensively in Orissa for the last 4 years training artisans in bamboo and other handicraft work. Prior to that, Peter was master trainer at Academy of Developmental Sciences (ADS) in Karjat Dt, Maharashtra Project Summary: The […]


Objective: Utthan envisions a society that imbibes and ensures the values of gender justice, equality, peace and happiness in practice.Utthan’s mission is to initiate gender sensitive processes of empowerment amongst the most vulnerable communities, through a process of building conscientiousness and organizing around their major issues. Key Areas of Focus: Gender and empowerment – Intervensions: […]

Vani Niketan Netala school

In 2011-12, AID San Diego assisted Vani Niketan School in Netala, Uttarakhand to build a retaining wall for a playground and concrete steps to climb up to the school, which is on a hill. The heavy rains in this mountainous area wash out the playground areas bringing in mud and also causing mud slides. It was […]

Eureka Superkidz

The Eureka Superkidz program is an after-school program that started in 2010 and is currently running in 700 villages in various districts in Tamil Nadu, India. The main idea of the program is to conduct after-school classes for children going to government schools in Tamil Nadu, where the individual attention that the children receive and […]

Van Samrakshan Samiti- Palaguttapalli – Chitoor Afforestation

Protect 500 acres of forest land by bundin, creating firelanes and preventing deforrestation as well as growing fruit trees on 30 acres for sustaining rural families. The project site is set in a rural setting in Pakala Mandal in Chitoor District of Andhra Pradesh about 45kms from temple town of Tirupati. The village of Palaguttapalli is home to about 30-40 […]