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Santosh Charan: Kickstarting Early-Stage Nonprofits and Social Entrepreneurs

Santosh Charan: Kickstarting Early-Stage Nonprofits and Social Entrepreneurs
Santosh: At The/Nudge Centre for Social Innovation, we believe that top talent is the key to unlocking innovation, new philanthropy, and public policy to deliver disproportionate social impact for the economically disadvantaged. Therefore, we support top talent to work on India’s most critical social challenges. We provide flexible capital, mentoring and advice, and the right connections to enable nonprofit social entrepreneurs to create meaningful impact at scale.

Komal Yadav: Highlighting the Strengths of Girls’ and Women’s Health

Komal Yadav: Highlighting the Strengths of Girls’ and Women’s Health
Komal: Menstruation is closely connected with the possibility of future motherhood. While my society extolls motherhood, it looks down on menstruation to the extent that the menstruating girls or women are generally considered pariahs. Females are made to feel ashamed and somehow ‘less’. This mistreatment is because of a lack of knowledge and, often, long-held superstitions. I started Project UnMukt to change things for those who go unheard, for those who hesitate to speak, for those who choose not to share, and for those who suppress their emotions and silently carry their ‘burden’. We aim to make their voices heard, build their confidence, and inspire them to be happy with their bodies and minds.

Shyamli Badgaiyan: Fast Action Provides Resources to Covid-Hit India

Shyamli Badgaiyan: Fast Action Provides Resources to Covid-Hit India
Shyamli: In April and May 2021, India was hit by a deadly surge of Covid-19 that devastated —and continues to devastate—the lives and livelihoods of millions across the country. At the time, the crisis was particularly grave: hospitals and healthcare workers were overwhelmed, patients lacked oxygen and critical supplies, and millions were thrust into poverty and loss. I co-led an effort to bring South Asian students from across the US to help those battling Covid-19 and its far-reaching consequences in India. Together, we hailed from more than 35 university organizations in the United States and raised over $450,000 to support non-profits across rural and urban India.