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Constitution Conversations Campaign in Communities

We had an amazing day this year on 26th November on occassion of Indian National Constitution Day at the communities of Netivali, Kalyan (E) and at Bamanwada, Vile Parle (E) in Thane and Mumbai districts of Maharashtra respectively. This is the day that the Indian Constitution was adopted by the Constituent Assembly in 1949, laying … Continue reading Constitution Conversations Campaign in Communities

Mental Health Questionnaire

Interview schedule used during Action-Research with college youth on Mental Health Justice. This research was part of the Goalkeeper Youth Action Accelerator program in which founder Deepa Pawar is a 2019 advocate. The data collected from 1000 diverse youth will be used to advocate for institutional, administrative, policy-backed support to youth mental health. Page 1Page … Continue reading Mental Health Questionnaire

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