What's Happening Near You: India


Empower is an Indian non-government organisation that aims to empower the marginalised communities such as women, children and youth of socially and economically disadvantaged communities. It also strives to prevent the spread of STD/HIV/AIDS among high-risk behavior groups and prevent alcoholism and drug abuse and to offer de-addiction and rehabilitation.


AASRA's mission statement is 'to help prevent and manage mental illness by providing voluntary, professional and essentially confidential care and support to the depressed and the suicidal'. AASRA also 'works in the area of mental health, providing emotional support, unbiased caring through a helpline service and walk-in centre. AASRA mandates crisis intervention as its primary focus through its assorted services designed to alleviate emotional pain and in the process prevent suicides'.

Don Bosco Research Centre

The Don Bosco Research Centre established in 1999 believes in researching backward linkages that directly or indirectly help children, youth and other members of the society especially the marginalised. The Centre aims to reach out to many organisations at the regional, state and national level, promoting the concept of inclusion and insights gathered from its research.

ICE. Indian Council of Education

Indian Council of Education is a non-profit organisation based in India with a primary aim to work for the masses in the field of education, health, welfare and human rights. ICE also works in the field of drug abuse control and treatment and welfare of the rural societies in the developing countries. In the past a large number of programmes have been organised by the council for primary, secondary and tertiary prevention of drug abuse.

UNESCO New Delhi Regional Office

UNESCO New Delhi is a Cluster Office to Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal and Sri Lanka. It aims to promote international cooperation; functions as a laboratory of ideas and serves as a clearinghouse for dissemination and sharing of information and knowledge in all fields of UNESCO’s competence, namely, education, the natural and social sciences, culture and communication.

Forum against Drugs

Forum against Drugs is an organisation formed by professionals who aim to help in the management of drug abuse and its prevention. They are dedicated to providing training sessions for social workers, nurses, teachers and community leaders and also to empowering young people to live a healthy lifestyle.

TKF. The Kanchan Foundation

The Kanchan Foundation (TKF) is an Indian NGO which endeavours to bring about change in the lives of underprivileged members of the society though conscientious efforts and committed initiatives. The organisation is committed to delivering programmes in the areas of education, health care and community living.

Hope Foundation

The Hope Foundation is an Indian organisation that aims to carry out developmental activities in the areas of health, education, empowerment of disadvantaged people, sports and disaster management. The Foundation's main goal is to promote welfare of the rural masses by eradicating thirst, hunger, illiteracy, disease, poverty and by providing shelter, capital and employment.