Constitution Literacy with Mental Health Justice for College Youth

Youth of India are our present and future leaders. While both civil society and government has many programs striving to provide them formal education, we still lack in making them ‘literate’ about our Democracy. That is, there is no syllabus in our education system to impart literacy about the basic processes, laws, systems – and most importantly, values – of … Continue reading Constitution Literacy with Mental Health Justice for College Youth

Sensitization and Advocacy with Stakeholders

Over the last few months, stakeholders in KDMC and K-east ward have been met with trainings and advocacy on issues of safety and mental health. Youth leaders of Kolegaon carried out an audit of cleanliness in their area - which they think is one of the major daily irritants affecting the community. They mapped the … Continue reading Sensitization and Advocacy with Stakeholders

Founder Deepa Pawar presents at CII Foundation’s Women Nation Summit

On 19th September 2019, spent a power-packed day at the CII Foundation 's Indian Women Network's #WomenNation Summit - #BreakingBoundaries where Deepa Pawar spoke about her personal and community's historical struggles for identity, dignity, expression, basic rights and equal opportunities even today in 2019.Being the sole NGO representative to speak at this prestigious conclave of women middle and top managers of corporate India, … Continue reading Founder Deepa Pawar presents at CII Foundation’s Women Nation Summit

Scholarships to Ensure Continuation in Higher Education

Scholarships are most commonly given on the basis of merit; however, exam percentage is often based on socio-economic status which is not possible for youth in communities who actually need financial support. Youth from vulnerable and marginalised communities not only need financial support but also moral support which can be provided by even a small … Continue reading Scholarships to Ensure Continuation in Higher Education

What inspires a grassroot woman leader? – Interview of Deepa by RiseUp

Proud to share Founder Director Deepa Pawar's interview by Rise Up for Girls highlighting what motivates her to work for gender justice in higher education and economic empowerment of girls and young women in India: https://riseuptogether.org/meet-collective-impact-partnership-leader-deepa-pawar/ She is one of the 20 women leaders in the Rise Up Collective Impact Partnership - who are working … Continue reading What inspires a grassroot woman leader? – Interview of Deepa by RiseUp

Inter-State Collaboration – Training with DPOs of Rajasthan

Founder Deepa Pawar was invited as a trainer for a two-day residential training on 23rd & 24th July 2019 on 'Strengthening Community Based Institution by Empowering Women with Disabilities with Special Focus on SDG, UNCRPD & RPWDA'. This was primarily on Gender and Rights including including Mental Health rights with 40 disability rights activists (themselves … Continue reading Inter-State Collaboration – Training with DPOs of Rajasthan

Mental Health Justice & Empowerment in Higher Education

"I was utterly alone, guilty, confused, angry, dejected.. when I could not continue into college even after standing second in my school in class 12. For want of a few thousand rupees. No one could understand my humiliation then - not friends, not teachers. My family was struggling for basic needs in which a college … Continue reading Mental Health Justice & Empowerment in Higher Education