All of us complain about our society isn’t perfect but how many of us really do anything about it? I think we all should make a pact to ourselves to give back to the society by volunteering and making this society a better place! So to start off, here is a list of Social Causes & NGOs in Pune for which you can Volunteer to make this world & this country a better place.
Cause: Spreading Awareness about Menstrual Health
Bowing down to Savitribai Phule Ji, she was one of India’s first feminists and symbolises empowerment, so does this foundation. This is a non-profit organisation mainly focussing on mentoring youth, men, women and transgender on Menstrual hygiene and sexual reproductive health rights. Another focus is reducing gender-based violence, protection of rights of differently abled and LGBTQIA, advocacy and policy research; enabling women, youth and educators as peace builders in the communities and inspire them to actively participate in strengthening democracy to build a better World.
Where: Pimpri Colony, Pimpri-Chinchwad, Pune
Cause: Teaching Children
The Akanksha Foundation is a non-profit organisation with a very detailed aim. A short-term plan and a long-term plan. in a short run they aim on redefining what is possible for children from low-income communities through the foundation’s links with public as well as private schools.
In long run, their aim is to spread their ideas with like-minded organisations to make branches much more stronger, result being a great education for these children.
Where: New Thermax Building Next to Sai Chambers Old Bombay Pune Highway Road, Wakdewadi, Pune
Cause: Child Welfare
LetsRISE , founded in 2012 with a motive of working towards the Children’s Welfare. This organisation is ’cause’ based, meaning that it will work on one cause at a time. This organisation is said to be pretty interactive as you can definitely communicate any certain cause you feel requires attention and they will make the effort of completing it.
Where: Nanded Fata, Pandurang Industrial Area, Nanded, Pune
Teach for India – Pune
Cause: Teaching Children
Founded in 2006, after a huge impact of Akansha Foundation, Shaheen, the owner wanted to address the issue of educational inquity at a scale. With a motive of brining people together in order to provide every child an excellent education. They want to inspire the leaders to look further into this problem and make them achieve their aim.
Where: Row House No. 4, Goldfields Enclave, South Main Road, Koregaon Park, Pune
Cause: Welfare of HIV-infected Children and Women
In 1997 Manavya was established to with a motive to make people deeply under the HIV+ People into the society without any hesitation. They aim on making those people feel equally privileged and make sure that they get certain opportunities to excel in life. They wish on rehabilitate these innocent people who are affected by this deadly disease. They offer a safe shelter, educational and vocational opportunities, nutritional diet and medical treatment and assistance (ART) for all their children in a home named ‘GOKUL’.
Where: 46/3/1. Laxman Villa, Flat No. 13, Near Jog Hospital, Paud Road, Pune
Cause: Upliftment of the Poor
Lend-A-Hand India is a non-profit venture launched in 2003. It aims on the problem of unemployement in Youth claiming that over 24 million people live on villages and are not employed. They want to bridge the gap between between the school education and the opportunities, skills, and exposure necessary to achieve full potential and earn livelihood to the rural people. They do not believe in book eating but promote a practical approach to education with vocational education and a different curriculum for the children in the age group of 14-18 years.
Where: 9 Jeevan Vihar Society, Off Senapati Bapat Road, Near Pride Panorama, Pune