We have always felt strongly about bringing a change in certain causes we believe in. For years, SIFF has been involved with 6 incredible organizationss that have worked tirelessly and facilitated a positive social change.
We have been a part of the organization’s journey since its inception. Sandesh works with people with intellectual disability focused on helping individuals develop self-care skills. The organization also supports the parents of such individuals and makes them aware of their rights.
The Ugly Indian
SIFF supports the clearance of black spots at DB Halli in collaboration with The Ugly Indian (http://www.theuglyindian.com/). In November 2017, over 40 volunteers from corporations, gated communities, and the village came together. This effort led to a Spot-Fix activity on DB Halli Lake Road connecting the DB Halli Village. The spot was visually transformed in a span of 3 days. The Government school field at DB Halli caters to 150 school children and youngsters from the village. The field was infested with weeds and the terrain used to be undulating. This restricted the students from playing in the school grounds. De-weeding and leveling the field substantially improved the space available for sports. The Anganwadi at the DBHalli Village did not have lights or a functional toilet. The space around the Anganwadi was used by kids to relieve themselves. With the help of a few corporate volunteers, the Anganwadi looks more appealing and colorful now. Water supply was enabled for the toilets and a light fixed in the room. By the end of two hours the kids started using the toilets.
Creative Learning Initiative, IIT Gandhinagar
CLI has come to being in order to nurture learning with a scientific temper and foster creativity.
India Foundation for the Arts
IFA, based in Bangalore has been setup to promote practice, research and education in the arts. The organisation believes that art is an essential component of an equitable and just world.
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Hasiru Dala is a non-profit organization of wastepickers, founded on 24th November 2013. Hasiru Dala strives to integrate marginalized wastepickers into the solid waste management framework by utilizing their expertise in the domain. Initiated in 2013, Hasiru Dala now has a membership of over 7500 wastepickers and is innovating services and business models that leverage wastepickers’ expertise and entrepreneurship, generating stable livelihoods in the process.
Since 2002, Enfold has conducted Sexuality-Sensitization sessions at schools and colleges, and taken sessions for the police, medical professionals, social workers, and lay people. Enfold’s Life Skills based Sexuality and Personal Safety program is grade 1 through grade 12 school-based prevention and personal safety series. The curriculum contains educationally sound content for children, parents, teachers, non-teaching staff and administrators.