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Caltech Y Social Activism Speaker Series (SASS) Lecture

Tuesday, October 1, 2013
5:00pm to 7:00pm
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Cahill, Hameetman Auditorium
The Empowering Role of NGOs in Changing the Lives of Marginalized Communities in India
Jaimala and Hitesh Gupta, Vatsalya,

Jaimala and Hitesh founded Vatsalya with the vision of enabling disadvantaged people in Indian society to achieve their true potential. Vatsalya's activities include running an orphanage, conducting health checkups, organizing health education camps, and outreach programs to children living in slums.

While working with Vatsalya, Jaimala and Hitesh noticed that a number of the landless day laborers living in dismal economic conditions had traditional art and craft skills but, for lack of a support system, were unable to use their talent. The couple founded Anoothi to bridge this gap. Both Hitesh and Jaimala have a background in public health and research, and they have applied these to make a difference.

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