Social Service and Charitable Initiatives in India

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I see that a lot of you guys are interested in doing social service but dont know where or how to start . So i am opening this thread in which i invite members to post ideas for easily executable Social initiatives . My advice would be to start ...
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GLA University has earned the name and fame in the society not only because of its academics and placements but its social participation has a great role in it. This separates it from other Universities. A great initiative was taken by the NGO The Smile Revolution run by the students of GLA, when they celebrated holi with the children at Srijan, an orphanage home at Mathura. A great step by the university students to bring smile to the faces of children living there. All the students of the NGO actively participated in the celebration.

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Regrettably i know nobody . But there are many Delhi-ites here ,some may be definitely interested .Hope they volunteer ,its a great opportunity .

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I see that a lot of you guys are interested in doing social service but dont know where or how to start . So i am opening this thread in which i invite members to post ideas for easily executable Social initiatives .

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Idea #1:

Goal : To educate school students on the career paths they can take up after school .
A lot of us have made decisions in our past (regarding our career) that we regret or regret not making certain decisions . I definitely feel if there had been somebody to clarify and explain things to me i would not have been struck with the lightning of inspiration so late in life and would have been more focused on my performance in the past.
In order to make sure that this does not happen to our Juniors we could have a group of guys going around schools conducting seminars and explaining to them in detail all the career paths they can take and the academic performance they are expected to notch up .
Members with good communication skills can be tasked with doing the presentation and the rest can do the research/information collection task .

Requirement :
->A Lecture hall/AV room (Most schools have one)
->Large display/Projector (possibly Loaned)
->Laptop





Hi,
I am a teacher working in a school in delhi. I read about this idea of yours and feel that if somebody whom you know, doing this kind of work can make a presentation of this sort in my school. I can speak to my principal regarding this. So plaese contact me if anyone's interested
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Indian_Noble Says
You could start by getting some like minded fellows and maybe rope in your favorite teacher .


Yes I tried something like this only, but the problem is that my native place is not very much developed in education resources.So all of my friends who are intrested are doing Grad from some other cities and wen we have gettogether on some occasions it is not possible.And teachers do need permanent support,so my all ideas for time being are awaited to be implemented.
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Great to read the Posts...:cheerio::cheerio:

We can have a group which collects books from so many avid readers and then give it to school children to encourage them to start reading. This requires volunteers and a Proper network.

I have been planning to join a NGO for contributing in some way or other,But havent done that..I hope i do in near future..
This site can help you find some NGO's in your city..

unfortunately students do develop an extreme disliking and aversion towards subjects that they are weak in . There is no motivation for them to want to succeed . Blame it on our Examination system .
Students dont realize the importance of being proficient in English until their final year in college, so your chances of success were really slim .
lack of motivation from your target audience was the cause of failure in your case .
But i hope you dont give up ...
Try something new until you succeed .

and thanks for the link


yes I too think that Adi your idea will work.But yes children do like thrillers or any story books like 5 point someone.I mean the books should be from the topics related to their lives.Most of us liked 5 point someone just bcoz it was similiar to our cases in college life.Inspiring books + short story books wid some enthu can work.I think so.
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excellent frnds nice to see taking intiative in social work,i also have interest in it,but lag behind due lack of support,i will definately help u as i can!

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Few weeks back I tried forming a group of 4 friends in order to go to schools and teach them English,since that is one thing which clearly lacks among the children
from Govt schools and other Low grade schools. But my initial enthusiasm dint last long since not many came forward and we were discussing more about failures rather than success!!


unfortunately students do develop an extreme disliking and aversion towards subjects that they are weak in . There is no motivation for them to want to succeed . Blame it on our Examination system .
Students dont realize the importance of being proficient in English until their final year in college, so your chances of success were really slim .
lack of motivation from your target audience was the cause of failure in your case .
But i hope you dont give up ...
Try something new until you succeed .

and thanks for the link
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Great to read the Posts...:cheerio::cheerio:

Few weeks back I tried forming a group of 4 friends in order to go to schools and teach them English,since that is one thing which clearly lacks among the children
from Govt schools and other Low grade schools. But my initial enthusiasm dint last long since not many came forward and we were discussing more about failures rather than success!!

One more idea is,As we all know that reading books is one of the best hobby one can have since it also improves the radar of knowledge one possesses. We can have a group which collects books from so many avid readers and then give it to
school children to encourage them to start reading. This requires volunteers and a Proper network.

I have been planning to join a NGO for contributing in some way or other,But havent done that..I hope i do in near future..
This site can help you find some NGO's in your city..
Karmayog .org NGOs Volunteers | NGO Services | CSR | Social Causes |Get involved in YOUR city and locality | For Concerned Citizens | Latest News from Newspapers | Times Of India | Indian Express | DNA | Mumbai Mirror The Hindu Economic Times

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Idea #5

Goal: Take the Free Open Source Software (FOSS) initiative

This is a typical IT guy initiative .But you dont have to be from the IT field or know to code in order to support this initiative .There are many ways of getting involved . The easiest would be to join a community like that of Firefox or Linux .You get to convene meetings with like minded enthusiasts and execute projects to spread the word about FOSS and also fulfill certain other social commitments .By joining a community you get some support from that particular organization and community .
Alternatively you can set up an independent group promoting FOSS by going around schools and colleges and introducing Linux and FOSS softwares to the students and lab in-charge and urging them to switch to FOSS .
You could also try urging your state government to adopt FOSS into their School curriculum

Visit the respective community websites to get some more ideas .

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The people you choose to approach and the method of your approach is very important .

You are right , I will try to use my network for this work. Is anybody else ideating???
Recently I have read an article in outlook business, it was about a intiative by Standard charted bank and HDFC bank, they have donated a day's salary for funding construction of a school and other infrastructure, it had coste them 20 lakhs. It gave me few ideas. If anybody comes across such articles, please share it with everybody on this thread. One dot might lead to other and lets connect them all.

Tata
Shanker.
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