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The countdown begins! We hope to see you at the first stop of #Chaupal2020 in Dubai! Please note that there has been a change in the venue. Details given below:

The countdown begins! We hope to see you at the first stop of #Chaupal2020 in Dubai! Please note that there has been a change in the venue. Details given below:

The countdown begins! We hope to see you at the first stop of #Chaupal2020 in Dubai! Please note that there has been a change in the venue. Details given below:

Date: Saturday, January 25th, 2020
Time: 2 pm to 6:30 pm Gulf standard time
Venue: One Life Kitchen and Cafe,

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Our 2018-19 annual report in a new avatar!

Our 2018-19 annual report in a new avatar!

Our 2018-19 annual report in a new avatar!

2018-19 was our 20th anniversary – a year of introspective journey and some firsts. Do look out for details on Chaupal – No Agenda Conversations’, ‘Witnessing Disasters’ a specially curated pictorial exhibition, introducing disasters to urban India. Publications highlighting learnings on disaster relief and menstrual hygiene and new initiatives started with the flood hit people of Kerala..

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From the time 8 years old Kartik found out that that everyone in his class was going to get brand new shiny shoes the next day, he couldn’t wait for the day to end. He woke up a little earlier than usual that morning got ready and ran to school.

From the time 8 years old Kartik found out that that everyone in his class was going to get brand new shiny shoes the next day, he couldn’t wait for the day to end. He woke up a little earlier than usual that morning got ready and ran to school.

From the time 8 years old Kartik found out that that everyone in his class was going to get brand new shiny shoes the next day, he couldn’t wait for the day to end. He woke up a little earlier than usual that morning got ready and ran to school.

Kartik lives with his parents in a Karigudda village,

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#BAITHAK APPLICATION DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO 15TH JANUARY 2020!

#BAITHAK APPLICATION DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO 15TH JANUARY 2020!

#BAITHAK APPLICATION DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO 15TH JANUARY 2020!

#Baithak is a platform for organizations working on development issues to brainstorm on ideas, discuss challenges, talk about solutions to build an inclusive ecosystem of co-learning and collaboration.

For more details and application process, refer https://forms.gle/LzsNBrEEzoMStyE1A.

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Contribute your woolens, blankets, and saris. Join Goonj’s ‘#OdhaDoZindagi‘ Campaign.

Contribute your woolens, blankets, and saris. Join Goonj’s ‘#OdhaDoZindagi‘ Campaign.

Winters are an avoidable and preventable disaster, in which millions suffer simply because they don’t have enough clothes.. You can make a difference this year. Contribute your woolens, blankets, and saris.
Join Goonj’s ‘#OdhaDoZindagi‘ Campaign.
To know more, visit www.goonj.org/odz

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Photo of the Week – Postcards from another India

Photo of the Week – Postcards from another India

Photo of the Week – Postcards from another India –
1 picture every weekend,.
Picture from Uttarakhand, India.

A picture is worth a thousand words! Starting this week, every week we will share one of our teams favourite photographs, giving you a glimpse of the scenes of people and places that our teams witness,

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Spread the warmth by contributing your woollens and sarees!

Spread the warmth by contributing your woollens and sarees!

The cold chill of winters is already bothering people on the roads and far-flung villages. Spread the warmth by contributing your woollens and sarees!
To contribute & read more about our Annual Winter Campaign here www.goonj.org/odz

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It will hopefully also create a livelihood for women selling the saplings in local markets!

It will hopefully also create a livelihood for women selling the saplings in local markets!

20 women of local self-help group of Bamdiha village in Jhargam took the lead in sourcing and creating a nursery with 4700+ seeds of different vegetables such as brinjal, green leaf, chilly, gourd, tomato etc. To prepare the soil for the saplings they first created a structure and covered it with polythene while they also made a boundary to protect the nursery from wild animals.

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The students also enthusiastically took part in fun sports activities! All kids were rewarded with Goonj School to School kits for their participation.

The students also enthusiastically took part in fun sports activities! All kids were rewarded with Goonj School to School kits for their participation.

For many years now Goonj has been mobilising village communities to build kitchen gardens in their schools. In Lohardaga village in Jharkhand, our team recently motivated 70 students and teachers of a local school to build a kitchen garden in their premises. The students also enthusiastically took part in fun sports activities! All kids were rewarded with Goonj School to School kits for their participation.

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