Merely funding NGOs not enough; philanthropists like Amit Chandra helping to build their ‘capacity’Economic Times, 7 Oct, 2014

Prolific donors like Chandra would like to see at least a few hundred NGOs operating on scale. His capacity-building forays are beginning to address shortcomings of NGOs that impede quick scale-up. Take Pipal Tree Foundation, which trains unemployed youth in the rural hinterland in skills like masonry, steel work for construction, plumbing and painting. It…

Visit to Tarumitra, August 2014

On 16 August, 2014 senior students of SSK, accompanied by the faculty members, visited Tarumitra (Friends of Trees), a prominent bio-reserve with over 400 species of rare and vanishing trees. This bio-reserve not only imparted environmental education to the students but also exemplified eco-friendly ways of life demonstrated with adequate and sustainable examples in the…