The Idea of Change

By @raviguria DEF team member Ravi Guria recently travelled to Deoria in Uttar Pradesh to mentor a group of young aspiring social entrepreneurs. I didn’t know where Deoria was when I first heard that I had to make a trip there. I was told that it is near Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh. When I shared…

A powerful tool for empowerment

Bikram Shrestha President Internet Society Nepal In today’s world, mobile devices cannot be separated from day-to-day life. Our needs and demands for mobile facilities/services are constantly on the rise and are gradually fulfilled by new innovations and technologies. Society at large uses mobile to communicate, do business, perform banking transactions, learn, travel and live in…

Building skills for a better future

A team from the ICICI Academy for Skills visited our Baank-e-Loom centre in Uttar Pradesh last month to interact with girls in Saidanpur and nearby villages. Shilpee Adhikari from the Foundation shared details about the bank’s non-profit job-oriented three-month training programme, which will be held in Lucknow, for girls between the age group of 18…

Creating a sampoorna gaon

This month, DEF and Nokia are happy to initiate their Smart Village rural entrepreneurship-based project based on a hub-and-spoke model in Nuh (Haryana) and Asoor (Tamil Nadu). It is a model concept that has been conceptualised in a manner that challenges and redefines the existing idea of smart villages, which is based more on the availability…