“We came to this sector with a single objective but now we are trying to work on 4 objectives with a single integrated model that I learned from Goonj.”
Baithak – Enabling and Building connections to Co-learn and Collaborate
Goonj initiated Baithak in the year of 2019 as a platform to enable and build connections to co-learn and collaborate among budding organisations of the development sector.
The idea is to bring individuals/organizations closer who have just started their journey or in the initial phase of building and establishing their work in the development sector to connect, network, share ideas, develop better understanding of organizational aspects & larger development ecosystems and form a community who can support each other.
Initially Baithak started as a 2 day event where a group of people meet, bond and discuss among themselves about their journey, what worked & what didn’t and brainstorm on the challenges in the larger development landscape. After Baithak, the group remains connected, supports & collaborates with each other in case of needs.
Who can participate?
- Organizations having 0-7 years of operation.
- Founders/Co-founders of an organisation (max 2 representatives)
- Nonprofit and For-profit organizations working on any development issue
- To connect, cross-learn and to build collaborations.
- To build a better understanding of the development sector.
- To be connected with a community of like-minded people and form a network with supports each other
“I made a few very good friends from Baithak and we are still in connection. They inspired me a lot as an individual.”
Gayathri Sreedharan (4th baithak participant)
“I am glad that I got to visit Goonj and meet like-minded people, reaffirming my belief that “collaboration and cooperation over competition” is possible!”
Hena Faqurudheen (4th Baithak participant)
“Being a part of this Baithak certainly provided me with more information than a simple Google search of NGOs did. Also, as I mentioned in the circle, it played the role of a support group for the young development professionals facing millenial issues of working in this rapidly expanding sustainability domain”