We develop and test innovative solutions to address complex social problems and leverage partnerships to scale up impact. We work with Children, Youth (including Persons with Disabilities) Women and Households across 20 states in India.
31st March 2019
Dr.Reddy’s Laboratories paid tribute to Dr. Anji Reddy by hosting the ‘Change Makers Day’ by inviting eminent grass root workers.
This year, three remarkable citizens shared how just one person can be a catalyst for change.
These stories included the emotive story of Padma Shree Awardee, Phulbasan Yadav, highlighting how one illiterate woman, through her sheer grit and courage empowered destitute women in remote Chhattisgarh. The other two speakers were Mr Poppat Pawar who shared how he steered Hiware Bazar to become a model village along with Mr Virendra Sam Singh’s experience of getting Bulandsahars’ girls to attend school by assuring them of food and clothing!
The NCPEDP Hellen Keller Awards is among the most prestigious awards in this country to honor people and organizations that work to support persons with disability and promote an inclusive society.
Given away every year on 2nd December – the eve of International Day of Persons with Disabilities – the NCPEDP Helen Keller Awards since 2016, supported by Mindtree Limited, acknowledges individuals and organizations that promote equal employment opportunities and an enabling work environment for persons with disabilities.
DRF was conferred the award in Category C – recognizing the organization as being a “Role Model Company/NGO/Organization” and for showing commitment to promote equal employment opportunities for person with disabilities.
At the recent Sustainable Livelihoods Conclave 2018 in Bangalore (March 15th), Pranav Kumar, Director Programs, expounded on “How to skill the workforce for tomorrow” by drawing on his long years of experience in the skilling sector. He emphasized on the importance of Common Problem Inquiry and the significance of partnership by citing how DRF collaborated with the local government to forge a robust Health Care skilling initiative.