Bija is committed to making a positive social impact by engaging in projects concerning poverty and climate change. With these projects, our organization aims to find and implement solutions that can have multiple positive effects on society.
Bija Organization also lays significant emphasis on making these projects financially sustainable. Towards this goal, we seek to create small scale green projects that can help fund our initiatives.
If you like to know more about our specific projects please give us a call or write an email.
FIGHTING PLASTIC POLLUTION AND POVERTY
This pilot project is running together with Empower from Norway and the Sunflower Welfare Foundation from India. It will take place in Mumbai during the Summer of 2018. We are testing block-chain technology in order to fight poverty and plastic pollution at the same time.
Update June 25th: Together with @empowerplastic Empower and the Sunflower Welfare Foundation we collected 620 kg of plastic and 2 tons of waste. The state of Maharashtra imposed a ban on single-use-plastics.
Also Norwegian Minister for International Development @nikolaiastrup visited the site and informed himself about the project.
AMCHA GHAR, Home for girls aged 6-18 in Uttan / Bayander
Amcha Ghar (NGO) is a home dedicated to destitute female children, irrespective of their religion or caste, who are susceptible to the vulnerable conditions of living on the street. Bija Organization has, in 2016/17, been supporting the home financially, making sure the children can go to school and be educated, as well as having their basic needs covered.
To learn more about Amcha Ghar, please visit their webpage: http://amchaghar.org/
See how your donation have impacted the girls in India:
Together with Sangeeta Chandran and Amcha Ghar, Bija Organization arranged a security seminar for the girls at Amcha Ghar school.
The event aims to strengthen the girls knowledge about sexual harassment "Many of us have been victim to harassment or crime and even faced risks to our lives from criminal elements or those who see us as weak and hence try to take advantage of us.
The program - My Safety in My Hands, teaches us how we can take care of ourselves in such circumstances. This is part of the Safety First initiative that is run by Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) and people from TCS teach the same to people from the communities we work in so that we can spread the message of safety as far as possible.
Sangeeta Chandran works with Tata Consultancy Services and leads the Safety First initiative in Mumbai. Her commitment is to help make as many people and especially young girls in society aware of their own strengths and rights so that they can defend and empower themselves.