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Change Makers

Listen to the powerful and inspiring stories of Change Makers on School Radio. This initiative is supported by Mission Samriddhi, a social impact enterprise dedicated to holistic human development in India, through the design and development of projects that are sustainable and capable of scale to positively impact the larger population.

SDG4 Quality Education

Sustainable Development Goal 13:   
'Climate Action'
Mr. Sukhbir Singh Dhaliwal is the Founder of 'Farm2Energy' which is a crop residue management organization, solving the Paddy Straw Burning Problem in the Northern Region of India. He shared his journey on School Radio along with Nitin Jain. Farm2Energy is CleanTech & AgriTech Startup into crop residue collection services, providing robust and integrated biomass supply systems for the advanced Biofuels, Bio-power, and Bio-based product industries by processing and using Corn Stover, Paddy Straw & Sugar Cane Trash. Farm2Energy is the first company in India to break the barrier of large-scale crop-residue collection, with imported large round/square balers, Rakes, in-house developed automated lifting trolleys via Technology.
Organization's focus is to make Punjab and neighboring states a "Biomass Valley" from stubble to energy crops to make Renewable energy products like pellets, Bio-Coal, Biochar, CBG, etc & Sustainable products like Yarn, fabric, wood panels, Biodegradable tableware & other industrial products.

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School Radio is inviting nominations from individuals and organizations to be featured on ‘Change Makers’ Radio Program. Individuals, Educational Institutions, Government departments, public, and private sectors, NGOs, CSOs, CSRs and all others, who are innovating to achieve Sustainable Development Goals, can participate in these 30 minute Radio episodes.

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Sustainable Development Goal 10:   
'Reduced Inequalities'
Mittal Maulik Patel, is the Founder and currently functioning as the Secretary of Vicharta Samuday Samarthan Manch (VSSM). VSSM organization works broadly for the welfare of the most downtrodden Nomadic and De-Notified tribes. Her and VSSM story would be highlighting the Sustainable Development Goal10: Reduced Inequalities. When she had begun this initiative, she hardly had known anything about Nomadic and De-notified communities. From there, VSSM has come a long way, reached more than 80,000 families from more than 2000 settlements in 90 blocks of 18 districts. Mittal Patel is the Honorary Member of Development and Welfare Board for Nomadic, Semi-Nomadic and De-notified Communities, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, New Delhi. Mittal Patel conferred with many awards and rewards like Real Hero Award by CNN - IBN and Reliance Foundation in March- 2012. Honored as Ashoka fellow by Ashoka Innovators for the Public in 2013. Ashoka recognizes and felicitates dynamic global community of leading social entrepreneurs who deliver high-impact solutions to society’s most pressing problems. Ashoka accelerates Fellows’ progress as an individual, a leader of an organization, a participant in collaborative initiatives, and as a member of a global community of peers. Invited for a TED Talks in 2013. To listen to Mittal Patel, visit www.schoolradio.in on 15 November,2020 at 7:30 p.m. IST. This programme is supported by Mission Samriddhi. 

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The Sustainable Development Goals are the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. They address the global challenges we face, including those related to poverty, inequality, climate change, environmental degradation, peace and justice. The 17 Goals are all interconnected. All the 195 signatories of UN General Assembly collectively decided to achieve 17 SDGs by 2030. Now, it is our responsibility to achieve SDGs. School Radio believes in individual and collective efforts and responsibility to achieve these, and would like to capture the stories of change makers in respect to SDGs. School Radio plans to capture and bring these powerful stories of Change Makers to the young world of children, youth, teachers and parents apart from School Radio listeners to be part of these goals: to inspire, motivate, involve and engage to take action to bring transformation in our lives, communities we are living in. Local actions create Global impact and change. These changes could be at individual, institutional and society level. Stories of Change Makers always inspire, motivate and transform our lives and society. School Radio motivates young generation to be part of this transformational journey of achieving SDGs by 2030. 

SDG4 Quality Education

Sustainable Development Goal 11:   
'Sustainable Cities and Communities'
School Radio brings you the story of Dr. Priti Parikh on the Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities. She has expertise in infrastructure (water, sanitation and energy) for resource constrained settings such as slums and rural communities in Africa and Asia. She is also leading research on developing evidence base to link SDG's and infrastructure. Dr. Parikh has been awarded a prestigious five year Senior Research fellowship co-funded by industry (BBOXX) and Royal Academy of Engineering. The fellowship titled Smart Solar Solutions for all (S34ALL) will focus on smart solar solutions for resource challenged communities combining machine learning based models with consumer surveys. She is the founder for the MSc in Engineering for International Development at UCL Dept of Civil, Environ &Geomatic Eng Faculty of Engineering Science
She won the Provost Education Award in 2018 for her contribution to engineering education particularly for engineering and international development. Dr. Parikh set up the MSc in Engineering for International Development with a view of equipping engineering with the skill sets required to address global challenges and provide appropriate infrastructure solutions in resource challenged settings in South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa. She also set up and now leads the Engineering for International Development Research Centre (http://www.ucl.ac.uk/civil-environmental.../efid-centre). She has substantial industry experience in India and also a research based in infrastructure planning for cities to cover the areas of financial planning, institutional frameworks and societal impact. She has substantial in-country experience in South Asia, Africa and UK working with local governments and slum communities and has led multi- sectoral projects at both city and community scale. She is Chair of the Editorial Panel for ICE's Engineering Sustainability Journal and was invited to join the board of Trustees for Happold Foundation and Engineer's Against Poverty. In 2019, she was recognized as an Engineers Without Borders Changemaker. Listen to her on 22 November 2020 at 7:30 p.m. IST. This programme is supported by Mission Samriddhi. 

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Sustainable Development Goal 8:
'Decent Work and Economic Growth'

Listen to the story of Bhagavatula Charitable Trust, a non-profit organization working towards the transformation of the villages since 1976 in Visakhapatnam district, Andhra Pradesh. Through its participatory approach and integrated rural development programs, BCT nurtures change agents within villages and created paradigm for replication both nationally as well as internationally. BCT believes in “Our Country's prosperity lies in the well-being of our villages”. For the past 42 years BCT is focusing on Sustainable Development of the villages. The thrust areas of BCT are Agriculture, providing Quality Education to children, facilitating Skill Development of youth, Women and youth Entrepreneurship, Health and Wellbeing and reducing inequalities and Gender Equality. BCT thrust programmes fall under more than six Sustainable Development Goals. 1. No Poverty, 4. Quality Education, 5.Gender Equality, 6. Clean Water & Sanitation, 8.Decent Work and Economic Growth, 10.Reduced Inequality.
Bhagavatula Sri Ram Murthy is heading Bhagavatula Charitable Trust as a Sectretary and CEO since 2011. During the year 2011 taken over the Krishi Vigyan Kendra in the position of Chairman and is driving the Scientists team in reaching to the entire district farming community. He was selected as one among the five member NGOs ‘Working Group on Information Technology for Masses’. Sri Ram Murthy worked in CARE as an Area Development Manager for 4 years in the tribal zone of East Godavari district. Lead the Child Literacy Training Program for mainstreaming Child Labour in the entire Visakhapatnam District through partnering with 27 other NGO’s operating in the district during the years 1993-1995. Lead the BCT Community Organization wing in the years 1992-93. Sri Ram Murthy narrates the journey of BCT and the transformation it brought in the lives of rural communities. Listen to him narrating the journey of BCT in a conversation with Aruna Gali.
'Change Makers' programme is supported by Mission Samriddhi.

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SDG4 Quality Education

Sustainable Development Goal 4:   
'Quality Education'
Glad to bring you the first story of Change Makers on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on School Radio. Quality Education is one of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of United Nations. You can listen to the story of Aakash Sethi, Founder, Quest Alliance, an NGO, working across 12 states to provide quality education, training and entrepreneurial skills to children and youth by using technology. He is going to share his journey and the kind of change his organization, Quest Alliance brings in the lives of children and youth. STEM for Girls programme is changing the lives of girls living in remote areas and they are learning by virtual and non-virtual classes. School Radio broadcasts the stories of Change Makers - SDG programme to inspire children and youth in taking up small actions towards achieving these goals.

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