Name: Riikka Jarvelin
Volunteered: Autumn 2010 to Spring 2012
I came to India with my boyfriend, who got transferred to his European employer's Pune office for 18 months. I wanted to donate my time to a local NGO improving the situation of the city's underprivileged children and was very happy to find Deep Griha Society. I soon found my place within this amazing organization, which makes such a difference to the people living in Pune's slum areas.
Our current DI Fellow Jaskeerat Bedi will be repeating these measurements at six months as well as supporting our women self-help groups as they take these recipes to the market. Success will see healthier children and new women entrepreneurs within the local community! Chosen by an international panel of designers, scholars and business people, Deep Griha will remain optimistic for the finalist announcement in June 2013 and look forward to the continuation of our work with Design Impact.
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Name: Ritu Pasricha
Volunteered: June 2012 to date
Programme: Creative English classes
When I recently moved to Pune from Bangkok, where I was helping under privileged children, I was determined to continue doing the same in India as well...Why? The answer is simple....seeing a smile on their face gives me happiness & satisfaction.
Name: Nick Stewart
Volunteered: May 2012
Programme: External Communications, English coaching, DISHA
I came to India to learn, and don't believe in the value of imposing a Western view of the world. When I read that volunteers at DGS are invited to ‘support staff, not replace them’ I knew that it was the right place for me.
Unventured, an adventure company from Bangalore is supporting "The Laddoo Project" ( an Urban Nutrition initiative by Design Impact being run at the DGS creches). This is a unique collaboration, wherein 11 cyclists who are riding from Manali to Leh will raise money and awareness for the Laddoo Project, such that our little toddlers keep getting their yummy source of healthy laddoos. Read more > http://unventured.com/laddoo/