Community Initiatives

Positive Ripples 2015-2016

Application deadline Midnight Sept 25th 2015. Open to MIT students: MIT deadline: Midnight Oct 7th.

Working closely with SEWA Bharat, HISG presents a project-focused mentorship program (duration Oct-Mar)

A chance to give back and gain experience with development projects and mentoring! Spend 6 months working on real grassroots development projects in a field of your choice with your mentee.     (Field options: Microfinance, Empowerment, Skills & Education, Health, Design, Livelihoods)

Apply online here (more details below)

Mentors with Positive Ripples will be matched with the project topic they are interested in and to a SEWA employee who is working on that project on the ground. They will act as positive role models and will work together with their mentee not only to complete their project goals but also to encourage their mentee's personal development in aspects including communication techniques, team work, confidence building, self-image, time management, and exposure to other techniques and fields.     

The program will run from October-March and mentors will be given ample guidance from both SEWA and HISG. Mentors will be given a road-map with broad deliverables for the project and the mentorship components of the program. They will be expected to contact their mentees atleast once a week and will have the opportunity to visit their mentee and see the implementation of their project on the ground in Delhi for 2 weeks during Winter Break in December-January.

For more information, please contact

Application deadline Midnight Sept 20th 2015Open to MIT students: MIT deadline: Midnight Oct 7th.  Apply online here

Fall fair, September 2015

A fun mela with food, games, music and information table by Association of India's Development.