Chandauli home to 2,890 digitally literate individuals

The once underserved village of Chandauli can now boast of 2,890 digitally literate persons, courtesy DEF’s implementation of the Minority Cyber Gram Yojana (MCGY). In late 2013, the Ministry of Minority Affairs of the government of India decided to launch MCGY. The objective was to provide basic digital infrastructure, Internet access, digital literacy and information…

A report on the Workshop on Digital Presence for NGOs

DEF and Synergy, a Sikkim-based NGO which aims at promoting partnership between various groups, organised a one-day seminar for non-government organisations, self-help groups and entrepreneurs in Gangtok on April 2, 2016. During the workshop, the participants were enlightened about opportunities on e-Commerce, social media and crowd funding and corporate social responsibility. Following the welcome address…

NESI Awards: how social innovators are bringing about change in Northeast India

PhotoSparks is a weekly feature from YourStory, with photographs that celebrate the spirit of creativity and innovation. In this showcase, we feature some of the social entrepreneurs and changemakers from the Northeast India Social Impact awards and expo!In the earlier 50 posts, we brought you a wide range of creative photographs from an art fair, world music festival, painting fair, telecom expo, art museum, mobile showcase, math museum, social hackathon, ….

Doubling the yield in Bundi

We arrived in Bundi, Rajasthan, which is a historical town known for its forts, palaces and step-wells, to film with NGO Srijan, one of our winners in Mobile for Good (M4G) Awards, 2014. Farmers around Bundi were struggling from depleting yield. Srijan formed in 2008, began working with 50 farmers to start with and introduced…