Our Partners

STEP UP FOUNDATION Pune

Accelerator Program   2018


The Step Up Foundation aims to shape the youth of the country and enable them to bring about a positive transformation in their schools and communities. Their vision is to see a nation where informed, sensitive, confident and responsible adolescents lead change in their schools and communities. They aim to improve the emotional and physical health of adolescents and equipping them with 21st century life skills to become change leaders.

TAMARIND TREE Mumbai

Accelerator Program   2018


Tamarind Tree aims to build social justice and equity for the marginalised tribal communities of Dahanu Taluka of Maharashtra, through the realms of knowledge and technology. They run a Pre Primary and Primary school for the local tribal children on its campus in Sogve village, Dahanu. Besides the school, Tamarind Tree has recently started a community library and bookshop as well as a Nutrition Centre.

PI JAM FOUNDATION Pune

Accelerator Program   2018


Pi Jam Foundation is a Non-Profit Organization established in September 2017. They aim to address the pressing concerns in the Indian system with regards to use of technology in Education. They provide access to affordable open source hardware/software that reduces entry barriers for experimentation and promotes global knowledge sharing. Pi Jam Foundation also enhances the quality of computer education by developing a curriculum that fosters essential skills like programming, problem-solving and design thinking through a hands-on STEM approach.

THE STEPHEN HIGH SCHOOL FOR DEAF Mumbai

Accelerator Program   2018


Early intervention center to identify and treat children with hearing impairment to enable the mainstreaming of these children

EDUCO Mumbai

Accelerator Program   2017


Educo operates in partnership with an MCGM school and provides holistic education that includes academics and co-curricular activities for exposure and life skill development. They also provide counselling to their students and have a strong focus on parent engagement so as to ensure enhanced learning. Their vision is that their students become role models for social and cultural transformation in their community.

iTEACH Pune

Accelerator Program   2017


iTeach are levelling the playing field for the poorest of the city’s students, by providing them with a free, high quality and foundational secondary education, in partnership with the government.

LIFE-LAB Pune

Accelerator Program   2017


Life-Lab provides innovative solutions and comprehensive interventions to empower marginalised students with a scientific attitude. Our solutions foster systemic changes by catering to all key stakeholders: children, teachers, schools and communities.

PEEPAL FOUNDATION Pune

Accelerator Program   2017


Peepal Foundation works to improve the lives of people from low-income households in Pune via:
1. Grassroot Implementation
2. Networking
3. Advocacy
4. Capacity Building
5. CEDE (Child Education, Development and Empowerment) Intervention through 'CEDE'

RISHI VALMIKI Mumbai

Accelerator Program   2017


Rishi Valmiki Eco School provides quality education and supports the emotional development of children from weaker financial backgrounds through experiential and nature based learning. Their vision is that children grow up to become responsible citizens; empathetic towards each other and the environment and are involved in a profession as per their capacity.­ They currently work with around 440 children.

SHYAMCHI AAI FOUNDATION Pune

Accelerator Program   2017


Shyamchi Aai Foundation believes that every student, irrespective of their academic or socio-economic background, can have a pathway to success in the field of their interest.

VARDAYINI APANG SEVA SANSTHA Mumbai

Accelerator Program   2017


Vardayini Apang Seva Santha (VASS) is a non-profit organisation providing special services support to Children with Disabilities (CwD) who are studying in BMC and Government school under Education for All (EFA) i.e. Sarva Shiksha Abhiyaan(SSA).

APNI SHALA Mumbai

Accelerator Program   2016


Apni Shala was officially registered in 2013. The organisation provides life skills education to children in the Mumbai area. Their program focuses on developing the social, emotional and cognitive skills of children using art, drama, games and community projects. They also offer teacher training to spread awareness about the importance of life skills and reach more beneficiaries.

MENTOR ME INDIA Mumbai

Accelerator Program   2016


The Mentor Me India program is a one to one community-based mentorship model, similar to Big Brothers Big Sisters in the U.S., but carefully tailored to the Indian context. They provide intensive training and parental engagement, a month long induction phase, bi-monthly small group mentoring sessions and extensive monitoring and support structures.

SPARK-A-CHANGE Mumbai

Accelerator Program   2016


At SAC Centers we provide an after-school program aimed at bridging learning gaps among school going children from low-income communities. It is our endeavour to provide a solid educational foundation through academic and non-academic activities that foster self-esteem, confidence, love for learning enabling the child perform better.

WILLIBRORD Mumbai

Accelerator Program   2016


St. Willibrord School offers highly innovative and interactive education to 3500 children in the Mumbai area. The CEO Willy George aims to create a unique environment that grooms children into well-rounded and globally-aware citizens.

URJA Mumbai

Accelerator Program   2016


Urja is an NGO that provides rehabilitation, education, health, employment linkages and shelter related services to homeless young women. They offer a range of need-based services that cater to the unique needs of these women to ensure they enjoy their rights to education, employment, safety and other civil rights. In order to make society more sensitive to the issues of these women they organisae awareness campaigns for potential stakeholders in the government and society at large.

ANANDI Mumbai

Accelerator Program   2016


Anandi is dedicated to provide an inclusive environment for children with developmental, learning and multiple disabilities, by giving them educational, vocational and therapeutic services.

KARUNYA: GYANSAATHI CENTRES Mumbai

Accelerator Program   2016


Karunya has 3 focus areas including education, livelihood, health. They work with select underserved communities like men, women and children form the ragpicking communities in Govandi, tribal communities in Kalyan and HIV Infected and affected individuals. In addition to this one of their recent projects provided housing individuals in select community in Kalyan. Their education programs foucus on providing supplementary education to bridge the quality gap for children going to government schools. Since health and livelihood are othre issues that their beneficiary groups face they look at providing these services through health camps and self-help groups to provide a holistic need-based program.

MAHARASHTRA DYSLEXIA ASSOCIATION Mumbai

Accelerator Program   2016


MDA is located in four centres in and around Mumbai city and has a team of psychologists, special educators and other professionals, offering various services, which include: Diagnostic and remedial facilities for children and young adults. Study Skills. Workshops in schools and colleges. Counselling services for parents as well as students. Aptitude Testing and Career Guidance Counselling. A Parents Support Group to cater to the needs of parents of children with learning disability.A Research Unit to undertake research projects and develop appropriate teaching and testing material suited to the local conditions. A Training Centre where training workshops / talks for small groups of teachers and other professionals are conducted. The Dyslexia Therapist Training Program in collaboration with the Multisensory Language Training Institute of New Mexico. An Advocacy Cell that negotiates with the education authorities for the rights of children with Learning Disability. A Reference Library with books, journals and latest information on learning disability and related areas, which is accessible to all.

MONA REMEDIAL EDUCATION CENTRE Mumbai

Accelerator Program   2016


Mona Remedial was founded in 1983 as a school for children with special needs. Realising the scarcity of resources and information available to parents of special children and professionals working with special children, the founders believed this was contributing to a lack of acceptance among families and insufficient educational training. This in turn lead to long term mental heal issues, lack of independence, and a lowered quality of life. Mona Remedial's mission is to provide comprehensive and need based educational training and therapies and spread awareness of opportunities. They train special children in academic and life skill based education, guiding students to become as productive and independent as possible. Mona's 3-5 year plan includes launching their new vocational program to run side by side with the academic program, giving students a wholistic education preparing them for life.

SUNSHINE SCHOOL Mumbai

Accelerator Program   2016


Sunshine school provides special education, therapy and vocational training to special children and training and counselling to their parents

SURYODAY Mumbai

Accelerator Program   2016


Suryoday Trust is the first non-profit in Nallasopara that is dedicated to the cause of providing education to children with mental disabilities with a view to making them functionally independent adults who are well-integrated into society.

ART ROOM FOUNDATION Mumbai

Accelerator Program   2015


Art room utilizes the medium of art to empower children and women of marginalized communities. They believe that exploring, expressing and exchanging ideas through art creates confidence and stimulates personal growth. Art room promotes a unique and fun community participatory approach which enables the community to take control over their live

SAI SWEEKAR Mumbai

Accelerator Program   2015


Sai Sweekar runs 2 programs- Prayas and Saarthi.Prayas is a program for children with autism, CP, deafblindness etc. Saarthi is for children with learning disabilities and are thus slow learners. The key features of this program are parent counselling, strength analysis, formal assessment to identify needs of the child, and 1:1 student teacher ratio.

MANN Mumbai

Accelerator Program   2014


It is dedicated to the growth of persons with Mental Retardation, Autism, Down’s Syndrome, Learning Disabilities and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Mann provides generalized as well as person-specific trainig to its students, to help prepare them for a more meaningful and independent life.

AAWC Mumbai

Accelerator Program   2013


Apne Aap Women’s Collective (AAWC) is an anti-trafficking organisation that serves the women and children of Kamathipura, the red light area of Mumbai. They operate three programs: Ummeed, for women in brothel-based prostitution, Udaan for daughters of Ummeed members and other girls living in the red light area and Umang, for toddlers of Ummeed members and other children living in the red light area. By providing our members with the tools and resources to create a better quality of life, we seek to empower women who have been trafficked into brothel-based prostitution and to prevent the cycle of intergenerational prostitution among their daughters.

OSCAR FOUNDATION Mumbai

Accelerator Program   2013


OSCAR Foundation (Organisation for Social Change, Awareness and Responsibility) is a non-profit organisation that, through football instils the value of education and empowers underprivileged children and youth with life skills to take responsibility of their community development.

UDAAN FOUNDATION Mumbai

Accelerator Program   2013


Udaan India Foundation (Udaan) is a Mumbai based not-for-profit organisation working with children from low-income communities in the field of education. Our primary aim is to ensure that every child of school going age is gaining a strong and holistic educational foundation to become a responsible, compassionate and confident citizen of tomorrow.

AVANTI FELLOWS Mumbai

Accelerator Program   2012


Avanti Fellows is committed to ensuring that all students get the opportunity to receive high-quality education and academic guidance. Our goal is to give every child the opportunity to study at India’s best colleges.

BRIGHT FUTURE Mumbai

Accelerator Program   2012


Bright Future empowers youth to make informed decisions about their career and thus enables them to transform their passion into gainful employment through life skills development, career development, mentoring support, internships and placement opportunities.

MIMAANSA Mumbai

Accelerator Program   2012


Mimaansa’, a Non Government Organisation (registration no. E-7268) consists of a group of teachers, special educators, psychologist and Neuro linguistic programmers in Thane. ‘Mimaansa’ has primary focus on differently abled children, who lack the skill set to cope with the learning being imparted in an integrated school set up, like the Municipal Schools . Mimaansa is currently active in imparting learning in two Municipal schools in the Kissan Nagar and Savarkar Nagar area of Thane.

MUSKAN FOUNDATION Mumbai

Accelerator Program   2012


The main objective of this venture was to bridge the gap in schools and education centers, which are usually not equipped to handle multiple disabilities along with blindness. Muskan Foundation aims to provide a spectrum of customized services ranging from early intervention, education, therapy, counseling and MDVI awareness. The foundation commenced its work with a small group of 4 children, which has swelled to 104 students in three centers and more than 200 children receiving regular therapy.

SAHYOG Mumbai

Accelerator Program   2012


Sahyog is an initiative of Chehak Trust. We at Sahyog are committed to a community-based model of social change, responsive to the expressed and felt needs of women and children. We strongly believe that education is the cornerstone of social change and work for sustainable change in women and children from marginalized communities by providing them with enrichment education, special education, life skills and access to vocational opportunities

SOL’s ARC Mumbai

Accelerator Program   2012


Sol’s ARC is a unique organisation that does innovative educational research to build inclusive pedagogy in both mainstream and special schools to ensure that every child can learn.

UMANG FOUNDATION Mumbai

Accelerator Program   2012


Umang is a public trust supporting children with autism spectrum disorder and slow learners. It offers a wide range of activities including occupational, cognitive and speech therapy, remedial education, counselling, social skills training and parental support. Umang allows children with autism and special needs to develop to their fullest potential.

VIDYA Mumbai

Accelerator Program   2012


A 33-year old NGO based in India that believes in social change through empowering the most vulnerable members of underprivileged communities: the women, youth, and children. We create peerless programs with our approach of holistic, practical education and vocational training. Join us, donate or just spread the word.

REALITY GIVES Mumbai

Accelerator Program   2010


We strive toward a world where underprivileged communities have equal access to opportunities and resources by providing young people from underprivileged communities in India with high quality education and experiences to help them maximize their potential. Reality Gives runs educational programs such as the Local School Support Program and the Youth Empowerment Program.

FMCH Mumbai

Accelerator Program   2009


At the Foundation for Mother and Child Health, all resources are invested towards an innovative community-based nutrition specific intervention. FMCH aims at empowering every mother and her family belonging to a vulnerable community to make the right food choice by providing accurate actionable knowledge and other associated intensive services.

MASOOM Mumbai

Accelerator Program   2009


Masoom is a not for profit organisation that works with the night school students to work on the academics and provide better career opportunities to them.

CHIP Mumbai

Accelerator Program   2007


CHIP promotes a quality educational environment that ensures all the students of BMC schools get an opportunity to realize their full potential, acquiring skills , knowledge and an attitude which they will need to become successful citizens and lifelong learners.

MUMBAI MOBILE CRECHES Mumbai

Accelerator Program   2007


Since 1972, Mumbai Mobile Creches has been one of the few non-profits specifically supporting the health, education and safety of children living on construction sites. MMC has reached over 100,000 children across 270 construction sites in Mumbai, Navi Mumbai and Thane.

NARESHWADI Mumbai

Accelerator Program   2007


Nareshwadi Learning Centre (NLC) is located in Dahanu (north of Mumbai) and offers a great learning environment to children from unpriviledged backgrounds, in particular those belonging to the local Warli tribal community. NLC comprises a Primary and Secondary school, a Vocational Education and Training Centre, a General Hostel for girls and boys, a Children’s Home, a Health Centre and a School Farm and Dairy.

NLC is dedicated to nourish the physical, intellectual, emotional and spiritual development of each child by providing an innovative education, caring home environment and fostering community involvement.

MUKTANGAN Mumbai

Accelerator Program   2006


Muktangan was envisioned as an alternative model that aimed to bridge these prevalent gaps and disconnects in education by providing an inclusive, student-friendly, community based model of education within the mainstream system. Supported through the Paragon Charitable Trust in partnership with the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM), the first Muktangan preschool was started in 2003 on the premises of a Municipal School in Worli, Mumbai.