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Ted Talks India Nayi Baat

Ted Talks India Nayi Baat

Dear Friends of Goonj! Don’t forget to catch #TEDTalksIndiaNayiBaat featuring Mr. Anshu Gupta (Founder, Goonj) on StarPlus this Saturday- 23rd Nov from 9:30 pm onwards !!

More than 35 lakh people directly affected and 5,17,535 houses damaged by cyclone Bulbul last week in West Bengal.

More than 35 lakh people directly affected and 5,17,535 houses damaged by cyclone Bulbul last week in West Bengal.

More than 35 lakh people directly affected and 5,17,535 houses damaged by cyclone Bulbul last week in West Bengal.

This is also about us.. Because the people, worst affected by this cyclone are the one’s nurturing our world-famous Sunderbans mangroves islands. The powerful cyclone yanked out entire electric poles, water pipes, homes, buildings etc. We have [...]

Baithak – Social initiative & innovation baithak

Baithak – Social initiative & innovation baithak

29th & 30th November’19

Baithak is a supportive community of people from organizations working on development issues, to brainstorm ideas, discuss challenges, talk about solutions and ways to scale up work. It’s an inclusive space of co-learning and collaboration built around discussions, activities & master sessions.

Attention – The last date of applying for Baithak has been [...]

Cyclone Bulbul (9th-10th Nov, 2019)

Cyclone Bulbul (9th-10th Nov, 2019)

Cyclone Bulbul (9th-10th Nov, 2019) left a trail of destruction in West Bengal affecting 6+ Lakh people and damaging thousands houses in South &North Parganas districts, East Medinipur, Howrah and Hooghly. Roads are blocked even as people are left without electricity.The cyclonic storm has destroyed crop worth crores and uprooted trees all across. Millions were [...]

This year, winter is going to be much tougher

This year, winter is going to be much tougher

This year, winter is going to be much tougher – especially for millions flood-affected across India who are still recovering and many women who make do with just 1-2 Saree’s throughout the year. In absence of bare minimum, winter is going to be yet another DISASTER for many. Homeless people, migrant laborers, women and people [...]

One of a kind Museum has been in the making for many years now

One of a kind Museum has been in the making for many years now

Delhi’s best kept secret this one of a kind Museum has been in the making for many years now. Bringing together a unique collection of things unusable today but were the rage, a few years ago… Antique box cameras, floppy disks, ancient coins, and what not. It’s the perfect way to spend a lazy Saturday [...]

The Himalaya‘ Campaign to make the valley plastic-free

The Himalaya‘ Campaign to make the valley plastic-free

Sometimes simple ideas work more effectively than complex solutions.. This story located approximately 6000ft above sea level is a perfect example.. Darma is the trans-Himalayan valley of Pithoragarh, Uttarakhand. The Tribal community of Darma ‘Rung’ also known as Darmiyani, the residents of this valley are facing the challenge of plastic and non- biodegradable waste destroying [...]

Why 781 Indians–Needlessly–Die Every Winter

Why 781 Indians–Needlessly–Die Every Winter

“As many as 10,933 Indians (an average of 781 per year) have died over the past 14 years–between 2001 to 2014–due to “cold and exposure..”.

People lose their lives not due to the cold, but lack of clothes. This winter too will be a disaster for millions across India..Join Goonj’s annual winter campaign- #OdhaDoZindagi to [...]

Join Goonj’s annual winter campaign

Join Goonj’s annual winter campaign

With winters approaching, millions of homeless people, migrant laborers, women and people in remote hilly villages are the most vulnerable to the cold. In absence of bare minimum, winter is also going to be yet another DISASTER for millions of flood affected families.

Join Goonj’s annual winter campaign- #OdhaDoZindagi and contribute winter essentials and sarees for people who [...]

Many people also made monetary contributions

Many people also made monetary contributions

When Dr. Pathak and 20+ volunteer at Kalyan, Navi Mumbai organized a Goonj Collection Camp during Daan Utsav, over 400 people turned up to contribute urgently needed material and money for flood-affected families!!! Neatly folded clothes, labeled boxes, new shirts and people volunteering to pack and load material into trucks..everything pointed to special efforts made [...]

Soon after 2018 floods in Kerala

Soon after 2018 floods in Kerala

Soon after 2018 floods in Kerala when our teams started working extensively with different communities to revive local livelihood, women were the first to show up.. setting up stitching and snacks units, meals shops, etc with Goonj.

Three friends – Sindhu, Santhamma, and Gitanjali were running a small catering business serving meals for marriages in Kottayam, [...]

This is a joint giving effort of GOONJ & TOMS

This is a joint giving effort of GOONJ & TOMS

Away from the frenzied global climate change discussions in the past few weeks children in a small village of Tamil Nadu decided to take the matter in their own hands. Goonj team recently mobilized students of Alinjivakkam village in Thiruvallur district to take up an issue that bothers them and do something on it. Choosing [...]

TATA Mumbai Marathon 2020

TATA Mumbai Marathon 2020

A Shout Out to the People of Kolkata and Mumbai!!
Next up Tata Steel Kolkata 25K Marathon.. We hope you have signed up to run for Goonj.
Also coming up Tata Mumbai Marathon. To run for Goonj in a marathon in your city, do write to us on mail@goonj.org.
It’s something worth doing..Spread awareness about the ongoing floods [...]

TATA Steel 25K Kolkata Marathon 2019

TATA Steel 25K Kolkata Marathon 2019

A Shout Out to the People of Kolkata and Mumbai!!
Next up Tata Steel Kolkata 25K Marathon.. We hope you have signed up to run for Goonj.
Also coming up Tata Mumbai Marathon. To run for Goonj in a marathon in your city, do write to us on mail@goonj.org.
It’s something worth doing..Spread awareness about the ongoing floods [...]

Recent floods across northern Karnataka saw massive destruction affecting the lives of millions of families in 12 districts where the evacuated people returned home to barren lands.

Recent floods across northern Karnataka saw massive destruction affecting the lives of millions of families in 12 districts where the evacuated people returned home to barren lands.

Recent floods across northern Karnataka saw massive destruction affecting the lives of millions of families in 12 districts where the evacuated people returned home to barren lands.

When floods wrecked Shilpa’s ( Name changed) small grocery store in Nagaral,( Bagalkot) in Karnataka, she was already battling the loss of a dear one. Goonj motivated her to [...]