Dilbari (meaning one who fills the heart), the only woman on the field level community awareness team of Sarvajal, is a petite vivacious young woman with an infectious enthusiasm, humor and strong com
Umaima Ehtasham, a student of Political Science from New Delhi, had always been keen on addressing environmental and sustainability issues. After graduating, she decided to join the Gandhi Fellowship,
The #MeToo movement has come alive in India over the last couple weeks – the narrations of sexual harassment, in varied forms, keep pouring out on social media across various industries from women of
I get to read a lot of stories from different lands, translated from different languages. One such story that I often recall is about this one ‘bestest’ ship that this king wanted his navy to make. It
Deadline-driven and thorough as one is, the heavy torrential rains that wrecked and wracked Mumbai brutally in the past fortnight threw me off the timelines for putting out a scheduled blog on “What m
A child is Mother Nature’s most unique and pure gift to a woman. A child’s laughter brings a world of happiness to its mother and its tears reduce her to the epitome of helplessness. In today’s day an
Nearly 60% of the Indian population lives in rural and tribal areas where a minimum distance of 5kms has to be covered to reach the nearest health facility. The distance and lack of healthcare facilit
Generally, children of primary school age need at least 3-4 glasses of water during the day with the number going higher in summers when the temperature is at its peak. The scorching sun seldom deters
Mrs. Alka, Teacher of class II, added “Children bring two bottles each day in summers, heavy on their backs – and as you see it is hot and sultry – two bottles are over in no time, children are thirst
The school has been struggling to ensure that it receives prominence in the eyes of the government to attract financial support to keep it functional. The Headmaster, Mr. Hari Chand invited the key st
The students belong to under privileged migrant community that earns a living as farm laborers. While female literacy is only 27% in Nagina, the fact that the school has 436 girls to 394 boys made th
Mamta, a young dedicated ANM of Piramal Swasthya, is one of the highest educated girls from her community at Sirmaur, Himachal Pradesh. She had always dreamt of providing primary healthcare facilities
Travesty struck Rekha’s family when she lost her father while still at school. Their poor financial condition, forced her to drop out of school and labour work and delivering milk from door to door be
Naseeb Chahar, a shy girl from a very conservative family in Jhunjhunu, Rajasthan, got married at a very young age. Her family, oblivious of the power of education, were strictly against her pursuing
Seema Khan belonged to a community which disallowed women from working a job. But Seema was determined to be independent. She held strong, went against her community and convinced her family to let h
Darrang, another Aspirational District under NITI Aayog, where 64% minority population in Darrang lacks awareness on girl child education and faces early child marriages.
The objective behind this initiative by the Fellows was to enable the Dalit community to create innovative products out of bamboo. Fellows supported the community members in selling their products in
On 13th July 2018, PFEL celebrated the Graduation of Headmasters and members of Nagar Prathamik Siksha Samiti (NPSS) on successful completion of 4 years of the School Excellence Program in Surat.
Shravasti, Uttar Pradesh is the second most sensitive district among all the Aspirational Districts where stunting and wasting in children is in high visibility. Community mobilization is of utmost im
Anuj Sharma was invited as the keynote speaker at the 2nd World Water Summit 2018 held on August 21 in New Delhi to speak on “Clean and Safe Water Solutions for a Sustainable World”.
Piramal Foundation signed an MoU with the Government of Jharkhand and Madhya Pradesh to work together for improving student learning outcomes in Government Schools in Pakur and Sahibganj (Jharkhand),
A nukkad natak (street play) was held in Pindari, Bageshwar to create awareness amongst the community about their role as parents and caretakers of children.
In India, truck drivers have to cover long distances and are prone to a multitude of health risks, which are often neglected. Piramal Swasthya in collaboration with Shriram transport finance company L
Piramal Sarvajal signed an MoU to enter into a Thematic Partnership, to provide Community Level Drinking water Solution, with iCreate (an incubator for Indian start-ups and “Safe landing Pad” for Isra
The stage between 10 and 14 years of age is a critical phase in the lives of adolescents, where they need the most amount of counseling and guidance.
300 school students, 200 youth, 700 villagers and parents attended the one day, village level, focused group discussion organised along with the school, sarpanch,
The three day workshop with Abhinav Shiksha Samiti brought together Maharawal Jagmal Singh, the present king of Banswara district, 100 students,
To help transform the health parameters of Visakhapatnam, a focus on the tribal belt (which constitutes about 60% of the area) is imperative. Piramal Swasthya has been running the project since 2011 f
Piramal Swasthya, in partnership with Ujjivan Financial Services,launched Mobile Primary Healthcare program in Bangalore on July 4th 2018. The program targets the un-served and under-served, and endea
The is a great learning experience as it encourages interest, understanding and appreciation among children on different subjects.
On 6th July 2018, Mr. Nand Kumar, Ex- Principal Secretary Education, Government of Maharashtra visited Piramal School of Leadership, Bagar, Rajasthan. The purpose of his one day visit was to learn ab
The 11th cohort of 450+ young, bright and talented Gandhi Fellows from different parts of India have embarked on their journey of Nation Building as we expand operations in 25 Aspirational Districts
In April 2016, the Andhra Pradesh Government launched Chandranna Sanchara Chikitsa (CSC), which stands for “Healthcare on Wheels”, for providing medical services with the help of Mobile Medical Units
“You know Hannah I did an internship in a company and it was just so good, I did this and that and…” said my friend when we met after our Diwali vacations. That’s when the thought crossed my mind. Wh
Piramal Sarvajal, an initiative under the aegis of Piramal Foundation, today announced its partnership with Ujjivan Financial Services to provide safe drinking water to communities in Lisana village i
I moved from New Delhi to Mumbai around 16 years back. The city, or rather the NCR, that I left behind was growing rapidly and one of the big challenges was overhauling the public transportation syste
Piramal Sarvajal, an initiative of the Piramal Foundation, today announced the launch of its water purification unit in Tantadi village, in Andhra Pradesh, in collaboration with SGS India Private Limi
Piramal Sarvajal partnered with Dr. Lal Pathlabs to set up decentralized drinking water solution in the Government Primary School in Haryana. The safe drinking water setup was launched on April 27, 20
These are interesting times when TV anchors and authors in India and elsewhere are finding philosophical appeal and mass purchase potential in old allegorical narratives, while western management scho
“I want to be happy”, I’d reply earnestly when my father would ask a young me what I’d want to be when I grow up. In a way, I have been one of those who knows at an early age what they want out of lif
Piramal Sarvajal was invited to roundtable by Pears Program at Delhi in January this year, as drinking water experts to speak to start-ups in this space.
British Asian Trust (BAT) being an outcome funder in the consortium of Development Impact Bond created by UBS Optimus Foundation,
Piramal Foundation for Education Leadership launched its Virtual Field Support Program at Bardoli, Surat and Jhunjhunu, Rajasthan.
TAAP is a Tata group led initiative that began in 2007, to address the social inequities in India and uplift the Dalits and Tribals
The roadmaps for the Sustainable Action for Transforming Human Capital in Education (SATH-E) Project of NITI Aayog,
On World Water Day, 22nd March, Piramal Sarvajal celebrated the day doing what it does best – “Doing Good”.
The New Millionaire programme team conducted the placement event at PSL campus from the 25th of April to the 2nd of May.
Jamboree was an out of the box, learning lab for discovering and trying out new things in connecting and engaging with communities. These jamborees while fostering interdepartmental collaboration led
TNMP team organised Learning Journey conference for all the Fellows from the 21st to 25th of April.
Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s vision for a holistic approach to balanced development across the country, through effective implementation of government schemes in the Aspirational Districts, is
The School Leadership Development Program (SLDP) was launched in collaboration with the District Primary Education Office, Ahmedabad on the 30th of April, 2018
On the occasion of World Water Day, Anuj Sharma, CEO – Piramal Sarvajal, held an interactive session at the IRMA institute situated in Anand where he was welcomed there by Shri Sangam, Shri R. Chaudha
Dasharath lives in Khandela, Rajasthan, with his wife, parents, and two sons – Bablu and Mayank.
Daan Utsav celebrates acts of giving, from October 2 to October 8. Bloomberg Quint brings you on-ground stories of change, from social sector leaders shaping them.
In my previous blog post, I described how I was a WASH-newbie before arriving in Ahmedabad to start work at Piramal Sarvajal. I had fervently set about familiarizing myself with the WASH landscape in
As a Gandhi Fellow, I have been focusing on my responsibilities and value what I have learned from the toughest challenges I've faced till now.
Water is a basic human right. We all need it to live. In India, a firm cultural belief is that water must be given free of charge. So how do you sell water? Is it even moral to do so?
I had been travelling to see Sarvajal’s field operations (check out my previous posts here, in case you missed it!) and had just arrived in Rajasthan to see the Jaipur Schools Project. I was particula
My first field visit with Sarvajal began my journey from Ahmadabad to Jaipur. I was incredibly excited because this felt personal: Rajasthan is my home state and it always feels good to be home. In ad
Looking forward to working in the social sector, I joined Piramal Foundation in September last year. On my first day at work two of my colleagues, Tanushree and Avril explained to me the Employee Soci