The rising water crisis in the country has been a much talked about issue in recent years, and rightly so. Despite housing over 1.3 billion people, India has only 4% of the world’s fresh water. And this too is fast depletion due to faulty usage and distribution and the ever increasing urbanization at the cost of natural water sources… READ MORE
While child trafficking is a rampant crime across India, the conversation and the level of awareness around it is still limited.
Further complicated by the dearth of data on the occurrence of this crime, the issue does not get its due attention and thousands of children find themselves lost in the suffocating world of human trafficking… READ MORE
Let’s plant the world better
We take so much from the environment, it only makes sense for us to give back in equal or increased measures.
In February 2020, Ramboll India decided to give back through the medium of a plantation-driven Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) campaign. “Let’s Plan(t) the World Better” was an environmental CSR campaign curated by Tapas Foundation under the sponsorship of Ramboll India… READ MORE
The COVID-19 pandemic took the entire world by storm and its effects have been crippling even for the best of economies.
With the informal sector making up for a large portion of the Indian economy, the informal and daily wage workers were the hardest hit by the COVID-19 induced lockdowns in the country. READ MORE
BURNT - stories behind scars
Acid attack is an attack not just on the physicality of a person but on their very identity. The victims feel their entire life corroded away under the sting of the acid, and the survivors of acid attack live each day under the burden of the changed perceptions of society towards them… READ MORE
Missing: Anti-Trafficking Awareness Drive
Human trafficking is one of the biggest organized crimes in the world and in India. The majority of human trafficking victims are used for sexual exploitation; others for bonded labour, domestic work, military conscription, marriage, illicit adoption, sport, begging, or organ harvesting… READ MORE
Village adoption in Bhopal with CII and Young Indians
Rural development is the basis of nation building. No country can call itself truly developed if its villages are lacking basic necessities and infrastructure. What is needed then is focus on the development of tier 2 and tier 3 cities. This is the maxim of how tapas Foundation works, to bring reform from a grassroot level… READ MORE
Let’s start from education
In recent years, several major announcements have been made for improving the state of education in our country. The government has vowed to increase expenditure on and quality of education, ensure that no one is denied education due to economic backwardness and poverty, and to make the right to education a fundamental right for all children in the age group 6-14. Yet, according to UNICEF, 29 percent of girls and boys drop out of school before completing the full cycle of elementary education, most belonging to the most marginalized communities… READ MORE
Plastic - the right approach
While the invention of plastic was nothing short of a ‘Gift from the Gods’ for mankind, that very plastic has now become a source of major concern for all life on earth.
Plastic is mostly non-biodegradable, meaning that it never fully breaks down into nature, instead stays in nature for years in the form of minute microplastics… READ MORE
Bataao Kya Dikkat hai?
Tapas foundation works at the grass roots level with the aim of tackling the social issues at their very base and bringing change from the ground up. While India has been modernising at a rapid pace, many believe this upward growth to be evenly spread. The real picture looks quite different… READ MORE