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Zishan Shah Head, Partnerships
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CAF India Catalysing Education in Aspirational Districts

CAF’s programme in Khandwa district has brought several children back to school CAF’s programme in Khandwa district has brought several children back to school. Over the past two decades, education in India has evolved into a basic human right. Education has become a focal point for furthering the agenda of development in the country. Schemes such as, Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, Saakshar Bharat Mission, Midday Meal etc. are in place to promote education among youth and adults. The real task however, lies in implementation …

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Posted on : September 5, 2019
Gurpreet Bhatia Senior Manager – Marketing & Communications
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Disasters disproportionately affect women and girls! Unpacking gendered nature of Disasters

In the last 17 years, India has faced more than 300 natural disasters which include droughts, earthquakes, epidemics, cyclones, floods and landslides. Cumulatively, more than 1 billion people have suffered owing to natural disasters. The estimated social and economic damages sustained by India in the last 17 years due to these disasters amounts to USD 63.6 billion according to the International Disaster Database (IDD ). Women and girls are mos…

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Posted on : August 22, 2019
Sumit Bhukania Manager, Programmes
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When Seven Passionate Students Stood up for a Cause

  They went out of their comfort zones, worked for seven days, they faced rejections and were turned away many times, but their passion ceased to diminish. This is the story of seven spirited Class XI students of Shri Ram School, who volunteered with CAF India to raise funds for the victims of Cyclone Fani. Their contribution, though modest by some standards, will go a long way in inspiring more youngsters to come forward and selflessly vol…

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Posted on : July 25, 2019
Sarita Pradhan Deputy Head – Workplace Giving and Volunteering , CAF India
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Bhubaneswar’s tryst with Cyclone “Fani – You Have to See It to Believe It

cyclone_fani When I reached Bhubaneshwar on 8th May in the wee hours of a new day, a feeling of loss and desperation engulfed me. I thought I was prepared mentally; As part of CAF India team I had been getting real-time updates on the ground realities and it made me think that I had clear idea of the devastation caused by cyclone Fani. But scenes that met my eyes as soon as I landed was far worse and painful. Twenty years ago, when a cyclone of similar m…

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Posted on : May 16, 2019
Meenakshi Batra CEO, CAF India
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Growing the Culture of Giving in India

India Giving Report 2019 Growing the Culture of Giving in India In a world increasingly propelled by technology and data, philanthropy too is rapidly evolving. Bolstered by the changing behaviour of giving; assuredly, the nature of philanthropy will change drastically in the near future. Simone De Beauvoir wrote, “The present is not a potential past; it is the moment of choice and action.” As a country, this is the moment that holds huge po…

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Posted on : April 17, 2019
Satish Kumar Senior Finance Manager-Projects
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Kerala Floods – Story of resilience & survival that inspires CAF India & its partners to do more

  It’s a truth universally known that Kerala faced the worst ravages in August this year. Unprecedented and heavy rainfall lead to 14 key districts submerged. What this meant however was loss of life, resources and infrastructure that takes toil to be built from ground up. According to the Joint Detailed Need Assessment Report by Sphere India, 474 people were reported to have lost their lives, 12.47 lakh people were displaced, and aroun…

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Posted on : October 25, 2018
Sarita Pradhan Deputy Head – Workplace Giving and Volunteering , CAF India
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Chendamanagalam – The warp and weft of tragedy and resilience!

  The quaint little town of Chendamanagalam in Paravur Taluk, Ernakulam district is home to one of three oldest handloom centres in Kerala. Its uniqueness lies in the excellent quality of textiles, each product that is woven is a proof of the exceptional craftsmanship and deftness of Chendamangalam weavers. In early August 2018, heavy rains lashed down on Kerela, affecting all 14 districts with 7 districts falling under category 1. The…

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Posted on : September 18, 2018
Radhika Ralhan Advisor, Innovation for Exponential Impact (IEI)
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India’s Voice on SDGs : From Impactful to Meaningful Philanthropy

In the weekly edition of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (UN SDSN) Members Interview Series, Radhika Ralhan from Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) India gives UN SDSN some insights on her work and advancing the engagement of national stakeholders on the SDGs. Radhika is an Advisor to CAF India, and heads the unit titled Innovations for Exponential Impact. You can find the interview transcript below: Radhika, could you bri…

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Posted on : January 30, 2018
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