Volunteer Hero Volunteer Hero 2017 Krupali Bidaye A passionate grassroots volunteer who enjoys being with communities, Krupali, currently handles the Transgender persons’ portfolio at the Social Inclusion Task Force, Govt. of Chhattisgarh. Krupali, a volunteer for more than 15 years, is responsible for the conceptualization of Joy for All – an Anam Prem initiative of Love for the Hijra and Transgender Community. In 2016, she organized the Trans and Hijra Empowerment Mela, the first of its kind pioneering attempt to encourage entrepreneurship among the transgender community across India. Krupali believes in equal rights for all and volunteering has now become a way of life for her. Volunteer Hero 2016 Arun Kumar Arun Kumar is currently working as a consultant with Cognizant Technology Solutions, Chennai. He felt compelled to help underprivileged cancer patients and with the support of friends and family, he has reached out to thousands of cancer patients. He volunteer because he dont want anyone to fight cancer alone. Volunteer Hero 2015 Pushpa Sagar She belongs to a poor family of a small village in Rajasthan where girls are not allowed to go to school. She is among the few women in her village to have completed her education and found a job. She feels that each and every girl of her village needs to be independent. She joined Educate Girls as Volunteer (Team Balika) in the year 2011 and has visited each and every household her village to make parents and children aware of the value education can provide. Volunteer Hero 2014 Selva Ganapathy Selva Ganapathy was awarded the title of Volunteer Hero 2013. Selva Ganapathy, a Chennai based volunteer with AID India. He has been volunteering with AID INDIA for the past ten years and has mobilized more than 10,000 volunteers across the country and raised funds of more than INR 1 crore. Volunteer Hero 2013 C. Kartheeban Kartheeban founded Team Everest an NGO that focuses on promoting volunteerism and making a difference in the field of Education. To spread the word about Team Everest and encourage volunteerism he initiated the Contest for Change campaign which consisted of a photography a drawing and a short movie contest. Today his reach via Team Everest has spread far and wide with a Delhi charter slated to start soon. Youth Champion Youth Champion 2017 Manoj Padaiyachi Manoj recently completed his BE Mech. Engineering and MBA aspirant. He found the Wealth (we all live to help) Foundation in 2015. He is the brain child of this organization and all of its activities. Wealth focuses on social awareness and kids’ education. Manoj is leading the organization to bring a change in our society. In the span of just two years, Manoj has expanded the activities of his Foundation in cities like Ahmedabad, Baroda and Mumbai. Apart from that, he is also working as a campus Brand Ambassador for various companies. He has also organized the First Mega Women Empowerment Conclave in Gujarat. Manoj is a very aspiring person and has associated himself with several firms and activities. Youth Champion 2016 Rishi Banshiwal Rishi Banshiwal is an enthusiastic learner and believes in leadership philosophies. His volunteering experience started as a coordinator in a non-profit organization. Rishi quotes, “Volunteering has made him learn human skills – like patience, perseverance, never give up attitude, relentless work and efforts”. Leader In Volunteer Engagement Leader In Volunteer Engagement 2017 CMCA CMCA works in the field of Citizenship education and life skills. The Civic Club Program is the largest program that is run in schools on a weekly basis for an entire academic year for students of class VII/VIII. The youth volunteers in rural Karnataka, run this programme in village. They meet regularly and run programmes for the betterment of their villages and to spread awareness on important social issues. Their team consists of over 300+ committed volunteers. CMCA runs ‘civic clubs’ in Grade 8 in schools on a weekly basis for an entire academic year. The objective of the intervention is to transform the young into concerned, thinking & active Citizens, for an inclusive & sustainable India. Volunteers also – Lead and run our “Products” department, including designing, sourcing, marketing; Contribute to Curriculum Development, including translations; Organise events for CMCA’s member children; Take the responsibility, as Zonal Coordinators, of ensuring the programme is run successfully in schools in their respective ‘zones’; and actively raise funds for CMCA. Leader In Volunteer Engagement 2017 Voice 4 Girls VOICE 4 Girls has a mission to enable marginalized adolescent girls in India to take charge of their futures by imparting critical knowledge (about health, safety, rights, education and careers), spoken English, and life skills through activity based camps. The VOICE model engages volunteers – female college students – who are trained in content, teaching methodology and VOICE philosophy, and then placed at schools to teach 13-15-year-old girls. Since 2011, VOICE 4 Girls has reached out to 42,000 adolescent girls through VOICE Camps. This number would have been impossible with just our staff of 10. Leader in Volunteer Engagement 2016 Educate Girls Established in 2007, Educate Girls is holistically tackling issues at the root cause of gender inequality in India’s education system. Educate Girls mobilizes communities to take a stand against gender disparity, working directly with governments, schools, parents, village leaders, and Team Balika to ensure access to quality education. Engagement 2015 Indiability Indiability Foundation was awarded the title of Leader in Volunteer Engagement 2014. Indiability Foundation is a non-profit organization, working to improve the ordinary lives, Opportunities, and human rights of people with physical disabilities in India. Indiability delivers a variety of projects to youth and people living in the harsh, Thar Desert region of Western Rajasthan. Our aim is to promote the value of education, health, and gender, to enhance the social inclusion of disabled citizens into mainstream communities. Leader In Volunteer Engagement 2014 Bhumi Bhumi, a Chennai based NGO was awarded the title of Leader in Volunteer Engagement 2013. Bhumi is one of India’s largest independent youth volunteer non-profit organisations. They work with children in orphanages, slum and village community centres; educating and mentoring them for a better future, for both themselves and our country. Leader In Volunteer Engagement 2013 MAD Over the last 6 years, MAD as an organization has been able to reach out to over 6000 children and make a significant impact in their lives and the larger community at very minimal cost because of the dedication, hard work, determination and commitment of a young 2000 strong volunteer base. Leader in Employee Volunteering Leader In Employee Volunteering 2017 Edelweiss Financial Services Edelweiss Group has a strategic philanthropic arm known as “ EdelGive Foundation”, established in 2008. Since their inception, they have worked towards being a bridge between the users and providers of philanthropic capital and knowledge by bringing the skills, resources and talents of the for- profit world to the not- for- profit arena. This is complemented by well- planned employee engagement initiatives wherein each of Edelweiss employees is motivated to contribute with their expertise and in turn help the non- profits by guiding them for capacity building projects and financial aid Leader in Employee Volunteering 2016 Cognizant The iVolunteer Awards for Leader in Employee Volunteering 2015 is “Cognizant.” They have been successful to encourage and enabled employee volunteering, from January 2015 – December 2015. Over the 12 months they have shown excellence not only in extent of employee engagement but also in support by the Company towards volunteering. Leader In Volunteer Engagement 2015 Cummins India Cummins India Limited was awarded the title of Leader in Employee Volunteering 2013. They created a unique employee volunteering model, where, in line with its core strengths it undertook the task of upgrading ITI Phaltan, engaging more than 25% of its employees in skill based volunteering. Along with other community projects undertaken, 600 out of a total 800 employees of Cummins India volunteered in 2013. Leader In Employee Volunteering 2014 Intel India Intel India was awarded the title of Leader in Employee Volunteering 2013. They created a unique employee volunteering model, where, in line with its core strengths it undertook a number of volunteering tasks, engaging a huge number of its employees in skill based volunteering. Intel as an organsiation was invloved in 89 different projects in 2013 and engaged over 2600 of their employees.