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On 8 July 2010, Volunteer Ahmedabad hosted a Dasra-Social Impact workshop at the Indicorps Office in Ahmedabad.  As an organization, Mumbai-based Dasra, “bridges the gap between funders seeking high impact and non-profit organizations in the field driving social change.” Dasra goes beyond the financial statements and provides management expertise and hands on assistance to grow [...]

University of Michigan Law alumna Roopal Shah ’95 engaged Indicorps and Volunteer Ahmedabad to host the first international event for Michigan Law Alumni and Friends Service Day on 1 May 2010.  The University of Michigan Law School invited its alumni throughout India to join the Volunteer Ahmedabad Action Item (“Action Item”) for a cleanliness drive [...]

The fourth workshop for Indicorps 2009 Fellowship class in May 2010 encompassed visits to Sevagram (Wardha) and Lok Biradari Prakalp (Gadchiroli). The Indicorps Fellowship’s second annual pilgrimage to Central India in the sweltering heat is a testimony to the Indicorps values and resilience, and has earned us respect and friends in the region. The serenity [...]

As an integral part of this year’s Indicorps Fellowship, each 2009 Fellow crafted a 3-4 day Personal Workshop visit to a community-based grassroots development organization on a topic of interested to them. Fellows were encouraged to spend a few days at a different organization, learn from their experience(s), and share best practices.  Fellows were given [...]

Indicorps’ veteran Dev Tayde assumes responsibility as Executive Director from Roopal Shah, effective August 2010.  Dev joined Indicorps in January 2006 and has demonstrated his versatility through project development, workshop leadership, fellowship support, and human resource management.   Prior to joining Indicorps, Dev earned his Masters of Social Work and gained field experience with Shelter [...]

As a 2005-06 Indicorps Fellow Shital Shah partnered with Shaishav, in Gujarat to assist child laborers create alternative career paths. Shital is a graduate of Northwestern University and NYU’s Graduate School of Public Service.  Shital currently lives in Washington DC  amd is a management consultant serving federal government clients. Shital recently completed a six-month internship [...]

On April 12, 2010, United States Consul General Paul Folmsbee visited Indicorps and learned firsthand about two local projects: Ahmedabad Ultimate and Aajeevika Bureau. Ahmedabad Ultimate Project manager Jaidip Patel along with August 2009 Fellows Raksha Joshi and Rahul Brahmbhatt dicussed the ability for sport (and in particular Ultimate Frisbee) to bring disparate communities together, [...]

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” – Gandhi Indicorps is a dedicated group of young people striving to change the world.  Making the Fellowship possible requires a special understanding of service, you lose yourself in the service of others who are serving others.  Serving as an [...]

For a second consecutive year, Indicorps and Outbound Panchgani co-hosted a partner organization workshop for field partners for the upcoming fellowship year.  With representatives from 14 partner organizations and 8 Indicorps staff present, the workshop provided an opportunity to strengthen our bonds and our collective commitment to creating an environment for change in August 2010. [...]

Indicorps support structure includes quarterly workshops where Fellows regroup, re-energize,and share best practices.  One of the workshops – the March “personal workshop” is a self-directed learning process.  Fellows are asked to organize a 4-day visit to an organization that engages with the same challenges/issues they face in the field.  For her personal workshop, August 2009 [...]

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