• Solving The Big Puzzle

    By creating a network of change agents

  • Our Mission

    Integrating various strengths within South Asia

    to solve problems we focus on and

    impact children at the base-of-the-pyramid

  • We work with

    Changemakers transforming South Asia

    Community-based social organizations

     

    EL has curated a very selective network of community-based grassroots organizations (45 and growing) that are trying to alleviate poverty in South Asia.

     

    With a deep-rooted understanding of their work in the grassroots, these organizations are also closely connected with the communities they serve and impact.

     

    The Changemakers leading these organizations are charting South Asia's future.

    Ecosystem enablers

     

    An EL ecosystem enabler is an organization/individual that enables community-based grassroots organizations to become catalysts of change by providing them with some form of resource that helps alleviate poverty by addressing one of its various causes.

     

    EL is building a diverse and rich body of ecosystem enablers.

    Thought-leaders in social development

     

    Many grassroots organizations in South Asia work with communities with the aim to find ways to deal with problems caused by poverty.

     

    EL is bringing together a new breed of hands-on thought leaders who not only are aware of the past and the present social landscape but are also fashioned and influenced by new paradigms and approaches to dealing with poverty.

    Organizations invested in poverty alleviation

     

    In building a fluid ecosystem and promoting a transparent culture, EL is partnering with organizations and networks that value poverty alleviation as a top priority and is binding them together with a common agenda.

     

    EL is building a collective voice and effort underlined with a collective approach to make the work of the community-based grassroots organizations impactful.

  • Theory of Change

    Build a common platform to create collective impact by bringing together like-minded community-based grassroots organizations and national and international ecosystem enablers to bind them with a common agenda and create collective engagement on focused social issues.​

  • Our Approach

    Core Pillars

    Fluid Ecosystem

    Working with a fluid approach not limited by binding and bureaucratic constraints but built on ambition and creativity.

    Common Agenda

    Creating a collective around a common agenda in a landscape that has a lot of scattered work amidst systemic problems.

    Cross-learning

    Bringing together scattered efforts and creating a collective voice and impact through cross-learning is core to EL's work.

    OTA Data

    Capturing and working with data in a meaningful way with built-in openness, transparency & accountability.

    Bridging Divides

    Bridging the stark divide that separates grassroots organizations from mainstream organizations and resources.

    4C Framework

    Working with the tried and tested 4C framework to bring together Changemakers in a fluid ecosystem.

  • The journey thus far

    15

    Poverty Alleviation Interventions

     

    45

    Grassroots Organizations

    5

    International Partnerships

    6

    International

    Charters

    3

    Countries

    6

    SDG's

  • Some of our Changemakers

    Nirvanavan Foundation

    Teach for Green

    Saving 9

    Kishalay Foundation

    Youth Dreamers Foundation

    Shwas

    Vardishnu

    Shanti Bhavan

    Education Trust

  • ​By 2019

    100

    Grassroots Organizations bound by a common vision for collective impact

    20

    Grassroot sites piloting innovative approaches for collective impact

    30

    Grassroot sites piloting relevant impact data capture methods

    150

    Stakeholders helping create a fluid ecosystem for collective impact

  • Grassroot Pilots

    Vardhishnu

    Social R&D Society

    Adwait Dandwate

    GAP Changemaker | Wipro Seeding Program | Pune University | TFIx, SKN & Janarth Fellowships

    Teach for Green

    Ajay Kumar

    GAP Changemaker | KIIT

    TFIx, Pravah & SBI Youth Fellowships | India Fellow

    Saving 9

    Usama Javed Mirza

    Columbia University | LUMS | MFR/EMT | Fulbright Scholar | Global Shaper

    Youth Dreamers Foundation

    Saurabh Mehrotra

    University of Lucknow | STIR Education | Asian Paints

    Gandhi Fellowship

    Kishalay

    Foundation

    Biplab Das

    IIM-Banglore

    Transforming Education in the Sundarbans

     

    Project

    Potential

    Zubin Sharma

    Penn Social Impact House | University of Pennsylvania

    N/Core & Acumen Fellowships

    Kshamtalaya Foundation

    Vivek Kumar

    GAP Changemaker | Wipro Seeding Program | TISS

    TFIx, Gandhi & IDEX Fellowships

    Nirvanavan

    Foundation

    Nirvana Bhodhisattva

    Advaita Garden Children's Village | Childline-Alwar

    Bodhivriksha Schools

     

  • Affiliations

  • Advisors

    Anupam Yog

    Nation & City Branding | CEO - Abuzz Asia

    Fezan Sayed

    Head of Strategy & Sales - Heraeus Group

    Samir Goel

    Global Social Change Advocate | Sales Strategy - LinkedIn

    Apporav Trehan

    Machine Learning | Design | Senior Program Manager - Microsoft

    Vivek Atray

    Ex-Director, Education - Government of Haryana | Ex-KPMG | Ex-PWC

    Mark Eckhardt

    Zen Priest | Former Pro Drummer & Composer | CEO - COMMON

  • Cofounders

    Privileged to be working with Changemakers transforming South Asia,

    and humbled by their grit, creativity, and Vision.

    Swati Prashar

    STEM Ed. | Public Health | Columbia University | NSTA

    United Nations ECOSOC Representative

    AAUW Fellow

    LinkedIn

    Bhrigu P Prashar

    Cause-based Marketing & Alliances | Syracuse University

    Changemaker - Global Action on Poverty

    United Nations ECOSOC Representative

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