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We envision building an ecosystem for youth who are bringing sustainable social change with their communities.

Our Journey

From a community library to re-building education scenario
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Community Library
We started off as a community library in a small village Jhutawad in Madhya Pradesh in the year 2017. The collective space was warmly received by the children and youth across the community. A small success like this supported us to dream bigger. A group of passionate individuals who believed in their collective power to bring about a change started meeting in the village and across states.
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Kadam in Gurgaon
However,it was early in 2019 when MGMD came up with its first well structured and organized program at a national level called Aaina Dekho wherein we called upon a group of 15 youth to build upon their ethical leadership.This was our first step to building an ecosystem of skilled and purpose-driven youth to lead a social change. From there,it was no turning back.In thinking through what this change would look like,we envisioned transforming education scenario at a village level,a point of conception for project Kadam.
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Aaino dekho in Himachal
We got an overwhelming response from the school with more than 100 percent hike in the academic performance of grade 5 students over the year and enhancing the working environment for the teachers and the school leader. Meanwhile, during this time, we came across enthusiastic young people who wanted to volunteer in their villages to improve the education scenario, and, this led to providing an extra support to the students of class 5 for 4 schools to get through the Jawahar Vidyalaya Navodaya entrance exams.

Our Journey

From a community library to re-building education scenario
Avatar
Community Library
We started off as a community library in a small village Jhutawad in Madhya Pradesh in the year 2017. The collective space was warmly received by the children and youth across the community. A small success like this supported us to dream bigger. A group of passionate individuals who believed in their collective power to bring about a change started meeting in the village and across states.
Avatar
Kadam in Gurgaon
However,it was early in 2019 when MGMD came up with its first well structured and organized program at a national level called Aaina Dekho wherein we called upon a group of 15 youth to build upon their ethical leadership.This was our first step to building an ecosystem of skilled and purpose-driven youth to lead a social change. From there,it was no turning back.In thinking through what this change would look like,we envisioned transforming education scenario at a village level,a point of conception for project Kadam.
Avatar
Aaino dekho in Himachal
We got an overwhelming response from the school with more than 100 percent hike in the academic performance of grade 5 students over the year and enhancing the working environment for the teachers and the school leader. Meanwhile, during this time, we came across enthusiastic young people who wanted to volunteer in their villages to improve the education scenario, and, this led to providing an extra support to the students of class 5 for 4 schools to get through the Jawahar Vidyalaya Navodaya entrance exams.

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Core Team

Vasudha Kapoor

Vasudha Kapoor is A Post Graduate and a gold medalist in Human Development and Childhood Studies from the University of Delhi. She has an immense academic interest in gender and human development. She has worked with Ministry of Women and Child Development, Himachal Pradesh towards building structures to empower children in correctional settings in rural areas of Himachal Pradesh. A project with Delhi AIDS Control Society with sex workers in east Delhi and children residing in slum settings of central Delhi has been another area of work. She has closely worked with Save the Children, Delhi State Office to understand social upliftment initiatives of the organization through photo documentation of various functional programs. Vasudha is a pahadi at heart who loves to discover and tell stories. She enjoys getting into the details and focuses on depth in learning. She is an avid reader and collector of stories by Ruskin Bond and Roald Dahl.

Nageshwar Panchal

Nageshwar Panchal is an entrepreneur from Ujjain. He is passionate towards building sustainability in village through decentralized model of leadership and service. He has been among the founder members of Go-On India and Sanima. He is among the first cohort of School for social entrepreneurs India. He is also the part of world’s largest train journey Jagriti Yatra to build India through enterprise. Nageshwar has been heading a school transformation project in collaboration with Parwarish, a NGO based in Delhi, Smile Foundation and Gramin Vikas Samiti. Nageshwar is a poet at heart and a movie-enthusiast. He loves to connect with people, groups, and organizations and has an eye of an explorer.

Kamlesh M

Kamlesh M is a young change-maker from Ujjain. He has an experience in the area of value-based education through his work with Labhya Foundation, in Delhi. Also, he has closely worked with Parwarish Cares Foundation on a campaign for Eradication of Sexual Abuse named Aao Baat Karein. Along with working in development sector he is pursuing his graduation from University of Delhi. He is a writer at heart and loves to scribble pieces to explore him.

Pawan

Pawan is our in-house bundle of positive energy. Being playful at heart, he loves playing frisbee, putting soul into his pictures and learning from children. Pawan has worked as an I-discover fellow in Kotra, Udaipur with a tribal school community to uplift the social and emotional learning of school-going students. He did his schooling from Nagda, Madhya Pradesh. Besides this, he has an deep interest in community engagement and mobilization.

Mentors

Founder-Youth Alliance
Indian School of
Democracy

Prakhar Bhartiya

Mentor to social
enterprises runs
fellow-ship Aanant Zameer Indicorps
Fellowship leader.

Dev Tayde

Executive Director
Samhita Academy, Trustee Advaith Foundation.

Asha Thomas

Curriculum Head
Aravali Eduworld

Deepti

PhD (Child Development),
Delhi University, Associate Professor,
Lady Irwin College

Dr Shraddha Kapoor

CEO Jagriti Yatra

Ashutosh

Board of Director Pravah

Neha Buch

CEO school for social entreprenures India

Shalabh Mittal

Founder Trustee at Plustrust and project Lead at UGER

Smriti

Director at Shana International School

Kamlesh Chandra

Volunteers/Interns

Marketing and Fundraising

Darshi

Aaina Dekho 1.0

Deepti Mirani

Aaina Dekho 1.0

Gurleen

Aaina Dekho 2.0
Fundraising

Manjari

Project Navodaya

Jyoti

Aaina Dekho 3

Komal

Education Scenario Research Design

Rishita

Vartalaap

Vinay

Partners

Who Believe in Idea of MGMD

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