It is an NGO with initiatives focused on the development of underprivileged children, youth and women. IDEA originated from the findings of a PhD study and it was conceptualized by a team of qualified and experienced social scientists and social workers, to deal with the problems in education and developmental issues of the marginalized people, realizing the need for adopting a holistic approach to minimize school dropout. IDEA started its work in a slum in 2002. Currently IDEA has its presence in 17 communities in and around Pune and 20 villages in Bhor and 6 villages in Raigad district in Maharashtra state in India reaching out to 10500 children, 3700 youth and 4500 women.


Snehwan is a non-profit organisation which was founded in December 2015 by Ashok Deshmane. Snehwan is a movement for those children who are not getting the light of learning due to groan turbulence in the surrounding environment. Snehwan believes that education is gift of life for every underprivileged child He is the Founder of SRK Consulting’s, Pune and a Core team member to Snehwan.He has 17 years of corporate work experience in Human Resource Management with companies like Wipro, Nihilent and Webonise Lab in India and abroad.


"Maher" (in the Marathi language) means "Mother's Home": a haven of hope, belonging and understanding. Our mission is to help destitute women, children and men from all over India exercise their right to a higher quality of life, irrespective of gender, caste, creed or religion.


Suvan Foundation “The destroyer of darkness“ is an NGO whose primary mission is to promote the well-being of people on the autism spectrum by creating awareness and understanding of autism in the society and extend wide support to the person with autism and their family by conducting various seminars, workshops, and campaigns.


Pune City Connect is a Section 8, not-for-profit company that has been set up to enable different stakeholders for social development, to come together for common purpose. These forces are: Government, Corporates (via Corporate Social Responsibility resources), NGOs (they are subject matter experts in their respective fields) and Citizens (via Volunteering and other expertise).
Pune City Connect is working in three development areas, as below. The objective is to enable city transformation and inclusive growth through these 3 tracks, thereby setting up a model for city transformation that could get replicated across cities.

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