The Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition is an activity within the framework of the UNESCO Global Action Programme (GAP) on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)

Best Projects 2019 features all the nominated entries submitted ‘Submit your Project’ category. All the entries consist of innovative projects run by existing enterprises in the form of businesses, NGOs or informal programs.

Anandghar - A Home of Happiness

Your title/position Founder - Executive Director
Type of Enterprise non-profit organization
Year the ngo or company was founded 2013
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According to UNICEF there are 11 million children living on the streets of India. There are 4.5 million child labors between the age of 5 to 14 in India Census 2011.These children often live on the street and earn a livelihood to support their families, in the process become vulnerable to exploitation by others and to a variety of physical and moral dangers. They are exploited and victimized at various stages of their lives, at home or at the work place. Thilagarai and Poornachandra Prasanna, 2001. One Third of these children works as waste pickers. Waste pickers are people who remain busy in dustbins and garbage dumping grounds for waste materials like paper, rags, tin, iron, plastic, glass pieces and leftover food. The job of rag pickers is the most dangerous and it destroys any sense of selfworth. The nature of their work and environment is extremely unhygienic. Tripathy and Pradhan, 2003,Girl Child in India.Idea is To create spaces of learning and support to street children especially child waste pickers & children trapped in the vicious cycle of child labor. It is achieved through Anandghar - Community Learning Centers working with an aim to provide children a safe, secure and happy childhood. To ensure that they enroll in main stream schools and follow the path of education towards a better future, we are focusing on following fundamentals:Nurturing academic skills, To enable children to read and write fluently in Marathi local language and acquire basic numerical aptitude.Nurturing life skills, Expression, Cooperation, Observation & Leadership. School Enrolment and sustenance,To enroll and sustain children in main stream schools by leaving their profession behind.Hygiene and Physical well-being, To inculcate hygienic habits and quit substance abuse. Social Emotional Learning, A safe, secure, child-centric environment to share, connect and reflect their thoughts,emotions

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Impact of your enterprise on sustainable development

Evaluation Baseline , midline and endline data of every child Separate dossier for each child, Observations by their tutors, Test papers (Every month) to check academic progress. We strive hard to make sure that the process of evaluation remains joyful for children. Impact Indicators: School enrollment status , Sustenance in the schools, Indicators to measure scholastic growth, Monthly updated by visiting concerned school , Medical Check-ups (twice in a year) to understand changes in health status, Number of children passing out school education, Reduction in child labor, Reduction in substance abuse, Continues comprehensive evaluation to understand behavioral changes.Impact: When we started a mere 2 or 3 percent of children went to or had desire to go to school. Sustained efforts with the children and their parents have enabled making a behavioral change and instill importance of education in the community. Over last 2 years, more than 100 children have been taken out the vicious cycle of child labor and more than 250 children are enrolled (and sustained) in main stream schools. Currently 125 children are learning in 3 different community learning centers, who will potentially go to school in next year or two. 80 percent children left / stop chewing tobacco. There is a gradual reduction in malnourished. Now the model is getting replicated in 3 different cities which is supporting about 150 children.

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Sustainability and future plans

Fundraising Strategy Saksham (Stitching for Dignified Life) The Anandghar model does not generate any income, for the same reason we started 'Saksham', an initiative to provide a sustainable livelihood to women from economically disadvantaged communities (specially mothers and elder siblings of children attending Anandghar) in an safe and secure environment. The idea is to make them economically and emotionally stable and independent. By providing opportunities and guidance that heads towards a sustainable life, Saksham engages women from economically disadvantaged communities especially waste pickers in manufacturing environment friendly products to make them economically independent. The profit generated through Saksham will help us making Anandghar partially sustainable. Approaching Funding Agencies and corporates eligible for CSR We are approaching funding agencies as well as CSR initiative of corporate to garner adequate funding to cover cost of the learning centers. Individual Donors People visiting our Learning Centers to interact and share their knowledge with children. These individual donors are moderate source of receiving donation. Monthly Donors People from middle class cannot afford to give big donations at one time, so we are accepting monthly donations from the people associated with our cause. Schemes like Adopt a child for an academic year Future Plans By December 2020, 10 community learning centers will be established in Jalgaon city with 30 educators. Each center will cater to a minimum of 80 to100 children. By December 2020, 90 percent of these children will be enrolled and sustained into the schools by leaving their profession behind. By December 2020, collaborate with 10 indivudals, institutions or initiatives to replicate the model of community learning center. During 2019 and 2020 conduct a detail study of street children living in 6 major cities of the State of Maharashtra. To replicate the model of community learning center on a larger scale across Maharashtra.

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Your profile as an entrepreneur

I am 30 years old now. I belong to a middle class family with high ethics. My wife Pranali Sisodiya, one of the founder members of Vardhishnu. I completed my graduation in Commerce and was pursuing CS (Company Secretary)I was in the finals and doing my internship in Pune. As I was settling down in corporate world I started realizing the other side it. At one point I feared that I am going away from the principles and ethics which I follow/admire in my life. I got fed up and resigned from the job. I came back to Jalgaon. For next few years I traveled in rural Maharashtra. I was extremely disturbed looking at the life of people working in unorganized sectors specially children working on the streets. Inspired by the life and message of Mahatma Gandhi, to think about poorest of the poor, I want to use my knowledge and skills to give these children a safe, secure and happy childhood. Love, Compassion and Ubuntu which means I am because we are' the values I admire most in my life and follow them in my life. I like to take calculated risks to make things happen. Awards Seva Samarpan Puraskar by Hivra Ashram, Buldhana in 2015 Samaj Shikshak Puraskar by AASHA Foundation, Jalgaon in 2017 Unsung Heroes by Maharaja Sayajirao University, Baroda, Gujrat, India during their National Youth Conference Yugaantar 2018. Felicitation by Indian Redcross Society, Jalgaon, June 2018 Yuva Gaurav Puraskar by Rotaract Club, Jalgaon 2018 Bahinabai Sanman Puraskar by Bharari Foundation, Jalgaon 2019 Yuva Prerana Puraskar, 2019 by Deepstambh Foundation, Jalgaon 2019 Conferences National Conference on Social Innovations organised by Pune International Center in 2015 at Pune, Maharashtra, India Sandbox Samvidha organised by Deshpande Foundation in 2016 at Hubali, Karnataka, India Youth Global Forum by Youth Times International Movement in 2018 Paris, France

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June 26, 2019 17:05

Hello! Vote #79
Dream it. Believe it. Build it.
Let's continue supporting each other with votes and comments! =)
Ecological Community PopulAction
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June 25, 2019 20:05

Hello! Vote #78

Dont stop when you are tired. Stop when you are done!

Lets continue supporting each other with votes and comments! =)

Ecological Community PopulAction:
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Have a great day!

June 24, 2019 14:39

Hello,

I'm happy to see your progress in the competition and I'm here to give you my continuous support.

Let's help each other with votes and comments.

Please, vote and comment on my project: https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/members/vinibastos/ideas/my-ideas/13884/

Together we can win!

See you tomorrow

June 24, 2019 09:39

Hello Leader,
I am here to give my full support and encouragement to this brilliant project of yours. Keep up the good work my friend. Never give up in your fight even if it seems hard.

Please take a look at my idea, High Thermal Insulation Perpend (HTIP) at https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/22/12724 and consider supporting my idea with comments and votes and I continue to support your project!
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Let me know if you have voted for me so I can vote for you again and again.

June 24, 2019 06:00

Hello! Vote #76

Nice to see your project in Entrepreneurship Campus community! Let's continue supporting each other with votes and comments! =)

My project is to facilitate reintegration of the vulnerable people into society, by encouraging entrepreneurship and job creation, through an Ecological Community.
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Have a great day!

June 23, 2019 15:01

Hello! Vote #75
Nice to see your project in Entrepreneurship Campus community! Let's continue supporting each other with votes and comments! =)
My project is to facilitate reintegration of the vulnerable people into society, by encouraging entrepreneurship and job creation, through an Ecological Community.
https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/22/13160/
Have a great day!

June 22, 2019 08:17

Good morning

Am back again. How are you finding time around the campus platform so far?

Lets keep supporting each other through teamwork. Have a great weekend..

Regards
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June 21, 2019 17:43

Hello
Your project is good. However, i think you still need to improve on your traction (impact of your enterprise on sustainability development); for any ongoing project, as Entrepreneurs; traction is like our success story and shows our progress and also has a positive impact on investors to be and we your clients / customers. Providing statistical evidence will be a good edge against selection criteria. Best of luck

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June 20, 2019 17:42

Hello!! Vote #74

I hope your project is one of the finalists of "Best Projects 2019"

I count on your support for the Ecological Community PopulAction as one of the Best Ideas 2019!
https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/22/13160/

My project is to facilitate reintegration of the vulnerable people into society, by encouraging entrepreneurship and job creation, through an Ecological Community.

June 19, 2019 15:48

Hi dear, I wanted to pass by and see the wonderful work you are up to. keep up the work. when you have time please stop by my idea and take a look. thank you. https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/22/14316/

June 19, 2019 06:11

Good day friend. Its another day. another opportunity to support each other. Lets keep the entrepreneurial spirit rolling. For continuous support my link is below.

 https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/22/15265 

Regards

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June 18, 2019 16:44

Hello

I have read through your idea and find it interesting. I am glad you are tackling the SDG goals and providing employment to the youth in your community. i wish you all the best and invite you to review my idea as well on the link below;
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June 16, 2019 07:57

Hi, I apologize, I have not been active on campus for some days now but am back now and will vote every idea that has left a comment or message for me if you have not done so, please check it out and leave a comment quickly to get two votes today thank you https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/22/14316/?
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June 14, 2019 17:57

Hi Friend,
I am here to give my support to your great idea. Let's keep helping each other.
Help my project also with a comment and vote: https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/members/vinibastos/ideas/my-ideas/13884/
Thank you, together we are stronger!

June 14, 2019 11:54

Hi dear,
its another beautiful day of voting, I believe sustained efforts and your creativity will pay off, on and off this platform. keep doing what you do and all the best
EkJ-edUnify
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June 13, 2019 18:38

Hello

Well done and i wish you all the best in this competition and implementation of your project. Let continue supporting each other through votes and comments. You can read my idea too "Waste papers recycling to useful products' and support it with a vote and comment https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/members/tumainisimon/ideas/my-ideas/14251/

June 13, 2019 09:54

Good day to you. Am here again to support your idea. Together we can do it. Best wishes. To support me follow the link  https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/22/15265

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June 13, 2019 09:54

Good day to you. Am here again to support your idea. Together we can do it. Best wishes. To support me follow the link  https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/22/15265

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June 12, 2019 06:57

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June 10, 2019 13:29

Hello

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With this information, i think you can always stay ahead of your competition and changing trends in the market.

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June 9, 2019 16:10

Hello

I went through your project and found it great and deserve to support it
I voted for you and hope you go through my idea and support it with a comment and vote for it

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June 9, 2019 13:44

Hi there, I have not seen your comments or votes on my idea today and i sincerely need your review please, i will appreciate it if you could take a quick look. thank you for your support. https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/22/14316/

June 5, 2019 23:17

Hi, i believe we can help each other grow by commenting and voting one another, you have a fantastic idea and i will love to vote for you. Although i have exhausted my time today, i can vote tomorrow if you leave a comment on my idea and vote. Thank you https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/22/14316/

June 5, 2019 19:34

Hello

Congratulation nice project, well done and i wish you all the best.You can read my idea too "Waste papers recycling to useful products' and support it with a comment and vote https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/members/tumainisimon/ideas/my-ideas/14251/

June 5, 2019 10:46

voted for you now

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June 4, 2019 22:04

HI, I just want to comment here and say you have an impressive project and i would wan you to succeed. Although i have exhausted my time today, i will come around tomorrow for a vote, feel free to drop a reminder on my comment section or better still vote mine. https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/22/14316/

June 3, 2019 08:03

Hi,
Your idea is great and I hope it has a great impact.

Lets Support each other. Can you please spare some time and vote for my idea STEP (Slums' Transformation & Empowering Population) in order to support slums and alleviate poverty.

Click on this link https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/22/14234/ to vote.

Thank You

Best Regards,
Haleema zia from Pakistan

June 1, 2019 18:09

I must say that I am Impressed! truly amazing the way how you plan to accomplish that.

If you may, please take a look at my ideia which is in the BEST IDEAS category.

https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/22/15064/

Let us make a difference in the world!

May 31, 2019 14:43

Congratulations Adwait,
I am your voter number 67. Thanks for dropping by in my inbox. I can see you too are working hard and smart. Keep it up am right behind you.
I have voted for you

Mayur Sarode

May 31, 2019 13:34

I personally know Adwait and Pranali since almost 6-7 years now. Both are very professional and socially oriented. So I am voting for Vardhishnu NGO.

Thank you.

May 31, 2019 11:28

Very wonderfully done, Dandwate's. Your idea is very good. It has the potential of educating and impacting children in your community about hygienically living healthy. Well done. Brilliant! Also, note, I just voted for your idea too. I think it is superb.

Likewise, you can equally support my idea with your comment and vote here https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/24/13054

Good luck!

May 28, 2019 18:42

Great! Very interesting how you plan to enable youth in solving various social and economic problems through critical thinking, keep up.
I wish you success on your project, hope you will accomplish that.
If you may, please take a look at my ideia which is in the BEST IDEAS category.
https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/22/15064/
Thank you and wish you the best of luck!

May 28, 2019 18:39

Great! Very interesting how you plan to enable youth in solving various social and economic problems through critical thinking, keep up.
I wish you success on your project, hope you will accomplish that.
If you may, please take a look at my ideia which is in the BEST IDEAS category.
https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/22/15064/
Thank you and wish you the best of luck!

May 28, 2019 16:50

Greetings,
Your project idea is so amazing!
I am so excited to share with you that my idea HERZ (Her Empowerment Race Zone) was accepted under the Best Ideas competition category. Please support me by reading, commenting and voting at https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/22/15089/
Best,
Natasha Sichula
HERZ CEO

May 26, 2019 20:41

Hello Adwait you have a great vision
I reckon you to keep it up
You have really done a great job
Your project will improve as long as God is on your side
Please vote for me as well
https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/24/13102

Anup Patil

May 19, 2019 05:42

I think its not number of people who participate for the social work as it is all about the quality of work, devotion and dedication towards the contribution.
All the best to whole team who are giving the valuable contribution

This project is very helpful for needy children and also inspire them to move forward

Sumedha joshi

May 18, 2019 17:46

I truly believe that Advait n pranali are doing a great job. They are so dedicated, positively charged towards achieving the social goals. Their efforts should get recognition.

Aditi

May 18, 2019 11:06

This project is very helpful for needy children and also inspire them to move forward.
Right from scratch, this team has started their work for these children. And always been there for further improvement.
I think its not number of people who participate for the social work as it is all about the quality of work, devotion and dedication towards the contribution.
All the best to whole team who are giving the valuable contribution.