SUPPORTING GOVERNMENT AND COMMUNITIES ACROSS THE COUNTRY TO MINIMIZE THE IMPACT OF COVID-19
To ensure that every child in Assam achieves their fullest potential, the National Health Mission, Government of Assam in partnership with Piramal Swasthya launched first–of-its-kind - “Early Childhoo
Deepshikha, Gandhi Fellow shares her interventions to make learning fun for the students of the school where she intervenes. Read on to know more about her efforts.
With Collaborative efforts of the Churu team, an exhibition of Community Immersion (CI) was organized in Churu district with the theme of Engaging People Strengthen Communities in which education offi
Gayathri Balan, Gandhi Fellowship Alumna, Batch 2012-14, made it to Oxford University for her MBA after completing the Gandhi Fellowship. She is currently working at an international consulting and
Gandhi Fellowship has inspired me not just to dream but also to scale that dream. It has taught me to face the conflict and discord that exists in the system and still have the desire to work through
Akanksha, a Gandhi Fellowship Alumna, shares her journey of exploring ‘Good Education’. She talks about insights that helped shape her perspectives and gain learning to work passionately to transform
Vivek comes from a humble background where the parent aspires that their child either becomes a doctor or an engineer.
Alakshi Tomar, Gandhi Fellowship Alumna, Batch 2014-16, is the co-founder of a menstrual health and hygiene organisation called TruCup. Alakshi works towards growing & building an inclusive community
When I started my journey with Gandhi Fellowship, it felt like a new adventure, an altered way of life. For 2 years, I was shifting base from my home in the urban metropolis Mumbai to a rural district
Piramal Swasthya in collaboration with Government of Himachal Pradesh launched 75 telemedicine nodes in the state to deliver preventive and primary healthcare solutions for long term relief for....
Piramal Swasthya signed an MoU with Women and Child Welfare Department (WCD) for a total of 10 "Community Nutrition Hubs" in Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram, Srikakulam, East Godavari, West Godavari for..
On 4th July, 2019, Gandhi Fellowship location, Ahmedabad , the team hosted a group of members from The British Asian Trust, UBS Optimus Foundation, DFID - UK Department for International Development..
While the 10th Batch of 146 Gandhi Fellows graduated on 31st May 2019, the Gandhi Fellowship welcomed another group of future leaders at the Piramal School of Leadership, Bagar, Rajasthan.
The Asia Venture Philanthropy Network (AVPN) Conference 2019, held on 25th June, focused on bringing together a diverse group of funders and resource providers from around the globe to take part....
Employee Social Impact (ESI) is Piramal Group’s employee volunteering program which provides meaningful volunteering opportunity by bringing NGO partners and beneficiaries closer to you.
Mr Alok Kumar, Advisor, NITI Aayog, visited Bihar to conduct a ground-level assessment of the interventions under the Aspirational Districts Transformation Programme (ADTP) focusing on the status of..
Piramal Foundation for Education Leadership signed an MoU with the Assam Government to improve education indicators identified by the NITI Aayog across 5 aspirational districts in the state,....
Doing good is inherent in everyone. However, how does one go about it? How do I manage time along with my job? How can I create a difference in society? Questions such as these crop up in our minds...
Further to the MoU, Piramal Foundation for Education Leadership began equipping staff on Socio-Emotional & Ethical Learning through internal workshops, in association with Emory University.
Piramal Sarvajal's Swajal team, which works in 16 aspirational districts across 7 states in India organized a Lunch-and-Learn session with NITI Aayog in New Delhi.
The inaugural ceremony of 46th Annual National Conference of Indian Association of Preventive and Social Medicine and International Symposium on National Health Protection Mission, launched the First
Swajal is a demand-driven, mini piped water supply scheme that lays emphasis on community ownership to ensure sustainable drinking water provision at remote rural habitations. Sarvajal has facilitated
Piramal Foundation for Education Leadership along with Google introduced the 'Bolo app'
Piramal Sarvajal signed an MoU with the with Govt. of Maharashtra to enable effective last-mile service provision for drinking water by providing tried and tested methodology and processes for selecti
Aditya Natraj, CEO, Kaivalya Education Foundation & Piramal Foundation for Education Leadership, participated in the panel discussion with His Holiness The Dalai Lama at the Global Launch of Social,
Tanu Aggarwal and Ajay Vishwakarma, Gandhi Fellows, Batch 2017-19, have created an app – Suno Kitaab, that is a collation of audio learning materials based on school textbooks. They created the app wi
Saaras Impact Foundation (SIF), co-founded by Saleem Khan in November 2016 is working for the underprivileged and economically weaker sections of the community on their social rights.
Piramal Swasthya, in association with UNICEF India, co-hosted the third inter-faith conclave with UNICEF India from March 6 to 7, 2019, to improve health & nutrition indicators.
Piramal Swasthya in collaboration with the Govt. of Maharashtra will improve the delivery and uptake of health services, through Mobile Medical Units (MMUs) and Clinics and set up a Technical Support
Piramal Sarvajal's R&D team and Prof. (Dr.) Ashok Gadgil, UC Berkeley, along with Anita Kumar and Kezia Fernades
Abhay Raghavan, Gandhi Fellowship Alumnus, Batch 2013-15, started The upSchool Project with an aim to change the discourse by initiating dialogue around non-academic skills like socio-emotional skills
Anuj Sharma, CEO, Piramal Sarvajal participated in the CEO's Water Alliance (CEWA), organized by USISPF at iCreate on 17th Jan,19.
After the successful launch of our Virtual Field Support in 6 locations across 6 states in the country, Piramal Foundation officially launched another VFS center at Pakur, Jharkhand.
Piramal Swasthya in association with Care Hospitals launches “Ummeed”– a cancer screening program for rural Telangana. Ummeed is designed with an aim to reduce the impact of oral, breast and cervical
The Gandhi Fellowship program is structured as a 2-year program to enable the selected youth to develop the skills of causing change and causing an impact.
500+ children and community members in Dungarpur spread the importance of reading and celebrated an event on Reading Campaign
I was born in the small town of Jalalabad, Uttar Pradesh. All my life, I have always been struggling to get the quality education. Joining Miranda house,
Piramal Foundation’s Employee Social Impact (ESI) initiative is aimed at engaging Piramal Group employees in a variety of social programs that benefit the community at large.
Daan Utsav is India’s ‘festival of giving’. Launched in 2009, the festival is celebrated annually, commencing on Gandhi Jayanti – from October 2 to 8. The festival brings together people from all walk
On World AIDS Day, 1st December 2014, India’s first HIV AIDS Counselling Helpline Service – 1097 called as National AIDS Helpline 1097 was launched by National AIDS Control Organisation (NACP), suppor
Would you be able to live in a remote village? You may have been to a fair share of rural towns, had conversations with locals, eaten with them, spent a day with them. But what if you had to spend a w
In today’s world, technology occupies centre stage. It is essential to implement new digitised education tools in rural India. Introduction of such ed-tech tools can solve the problems of mass reach,
Sanjhi is a rural immersion program for budding artists to understand the ecosystem of rural Rajasthan and get an opportunity to showcase their art. Initiated in June 2018, by Ganita, a Gandhi Fellow
Concern regarding the academic burden of students and unsatisfactory quality of learning have been voiced repeatedly in our country. Patitapabhan, a Gandhi Fellow, observed that if children are provid
It has been 6 months that 250+ Gandhi Fellows joined the District Transformation Program across 30 most backward districts and 8 states to improve educational outcome in the districts. It is imperativ
During Gandhi fellowship 2016-2018 in Jhunjhunu, while working in a government school, the fellow observed that the financial condition at home is also affecting the kids both in terms of health and l
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
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.
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
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,
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
“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
Mr. Piyush Goyal- Minister of Power, Coal, New & Renewable energy and Nobel Peace Laureate Kailash Satyarthi visit the Piramal School of Leadership (PSL) at Bagar, Jhunjhunu District, Rajasthan