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Arman Ali

Arman Ali is associated with Guwahati-based ShishuSarothi for Rehabilitation & Training for Multiple Disability as its Executive Director since 2009. He has played a pivotal role in ensuring better education to children with cerebral palsy and mental retardation through the Centre for Special Education.

Armene Modi

Armene Modi gave up her teaching career in Japan to return home after stumbling upon India’s 1991 census that 61% of Indian women were illiterate. Her Ashta No Kai (ANK) is a literacy and empowerment project for rural women in 10 villages of Maharashtra.

Dorothy Fernandes

Dorothy Fernandes took a step to set up non-formal centres of education for the children of unorganized sector and the homeless communities across 25 villages of Bihar in 1997.

Friends of Tribals Society

The Friends of Tribals Society founder observed that running full-fledged schools in a tribal area was almost impossible. Hence, he designed a new concept, EkalVidyalaya -- One Teacher School, that started off with 60 areas in Jharkhand as a pilot project.

Wizdoms Libraries

Wizdoms Library developed 820 libraries and donated 2,50,000 books, benefitting 1,200,000 students in rural areas. Conceptualized in 2007 by Lt. Cdr. VikramB.Naik (Retd), this organization believes in ‘While People Go to Libraries-Let Libraries also go to People’.