The Ajay G. Piramal Foundation is a private philanthropic foundation established in 2006. Through the pursuit of practical innovations for India's development, it aims to create replicable solutions to some of our nation's most pressing challenges. Their method is based on a belief that talented young people when challenged to address the country's most common development issues, will find innovative solutions that are relevant, cost-effective, and applicable to the nation at large.
Their primary areas of focus include democratising healthcare, sustainable solutions and rural employability among other worthy causes. The foundation’s emphasis on engaging young people and finding systemic solutions for the delivery of quality education resonates with Kaivalya’s objectives.
The Ajay G. Piramal Foundation has been a key supporter of the Gandhi Fellowship: funding the launch of the Fellowship in 2008, providing access to the organisational development and marketing experts that work with Piramal Healthcare and giving invaluable input on strategic questions.
The Foundation supports several other key initiatives including the Grassroots Development Laboratory, Source for Change, Piramal E-Swasthya and the Piramal Fellowship.
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Michael and Susan Dell Foundation: Inspired by their passion for children and by a shared desire to improve the lives of children living in urban poverty, Michael and Susan Dell established their Austin, Texas-based foundation in 1999. In its early years, the foundation's work focused on improving education and children’s health in Central Texas. But within a few short years, our reach expanded, first nationally and then globally. http://www.msdf.org/
The Ballarpur Group is the largest manufacturer of writing and printing paper in India. Of the Ballarpur Group’s seven manufacturing facilities, six in India and one in Malaysia, three of the Indian facilities and the Malaysian facility will be operated by Bilt Paper PLC and the remaining three Indian facilities will be retained by the Ballarpur Group.
CoCoon builds business-enabling people solutions designed to leverage, optimise, augment and transform organisational, people and process capability to deliver business results. For over nine years, CoCoon has designed and rolled out people solutions to a wide variety of clients, spanning diverse industries such as IT, FMCG, Pharma, ITES, Bio-informatics, Telecom Services, Retail and Public Services. Their clients have ranged from mid-size organisations to global giants in India, South East Asia, Australia, Europe and USA.
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CoCoon has been instrumental in the launch of the Gandhi Fellowship, designing the induction process and collaborating on the design of the two-year programme.
Established in 1998, Jodo Gyan is an organisation of professionals and social activists who have come together to find workable solutions to the problems in classroom practice in schools across India. Jodo Gyan tries to take a fresh look at these problems and draws upon cutting-edge research to solve them. They are a social enterprise motivated by the need to find sustainable and broadly applicable solutions to make education meaningful for every child in India.
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Jodo Gyan provides training in the pedagogy of Mathematics and teaching materials for the Gandhi Fellowship.
Bodh Shiksha Samiti was established in the slums of Jaipur and is guided by an executive committee comprising of leading educationalists and social sector specialists. Bodh has worked to create a system wherein children and the community are fully involved in school activities at all levels of the programme: learning, school administration and curriculum development.
Bodh reaches out to more than 26,000 deprived children (urban and rural) through its bodhshalas and government schools in Jaipur and Alwar.
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Bodh has been instrumental in designing the Learning Quality and alternative Pedagogy processes for Instructional part of the Leadership Development curriculum. Bodh has guided and supported the capacity development for staff and the Gandhi Fellows.
The Ravi J. Matthai Centre for Educational Innovation was set up in 1986 to conduct research and undertake training activities to influence the management of education systems in India. Its areas of research include literacy and popular culture, educational performance among disadvantaged communities, teacher-generated innovations in primary education and the role of teachers’ associations in educational reform. The centre also focuses on curriculum development and framing quality assurance policies and accreditation mechanisms in higher education.
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Kaivalya has been associated with the Ravi J. Matthai Centre for Educational Innovation since the beginning. We have partnered with experts from the Centre to develop and fine-tune our Leadership Development Curriculum.
Indicorps is a non-profit organisation that encourages Indians around the world to actively participate in India's progress. Indicorps runs a successful fellowship programme that aims to inspire a new generation of global Indian leaders through structured one- and two-year grassroots service opportunities in India.
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Indicorps has provided the Gandhi Fellowship with valuable insights on strategy.
Mercer servs over 25,000 clients worldwide and is regarded as one of the leading providers of human capital solutions. Mercer consultants help clients maximise the effectiveness of their employee health, welfare and retirement programmes, and optimise workforce performance while managing costs.
Kaivalya has worked closely with senior consultants from Mercer to develop Competency framework for its Youth Leadership programme.