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Education:

Kali-Nali: Teaching kids of labourers at construction sites
Utsah: Educating differently-abled students
Increasing computational power (mathematics) of school children
Digital education (teaching internet and computer skills), including E2-Learning
Jeevan Jyoti Project: Educating mentally handicapped students
Reducing illiteracy
Helpline or tutoring for exam goers
Collecting books for donating to schools or creating free library
Teaching English speaking skills

 

Children and Youth:

Play groups for village children
Youth clubs in schools
Education: computer, English, reading, finance/business
Homework club or help with homework
Sports teams in village
Teaching traditional folk songs and dances
Preventing child labour

 

Environment:

Renovation or cleaning of parks
Community clean-up
Making your college campus plastic-free
Removal of harmful weeds
Water quality assessment
Installing ballcock mechanism in water tanks to prevent overflow
Composting
Build a garden
Water conservation
Planting trees
Eco-club in schools
Re-using and recycling

 

Technology:

Digital education (how to use computer and internet, basic skills)
Building an app or website
Electronic Security System
Create a helpline
Teaching how to fix home appliances
Build your own technology to solve a problem!

 

Philanthropy

Collecting clothing for the poor
Teaching skills for help to get a job
Organizing events and festivals for holidays in villages or slums
Painting/fixing houses or public property
Providing a “helping hand” for the elderly
Bus passes for senior citizens

 

Agriculture

Addressing soil fertility issues
Addressing plant disease issues
Teaching basic home gardening skills
Soil health cards for farmers
Participatory seed production
Seed bank (people sharing seeds, can put extra seeds in and take out other seeds)
Mushroom cultivation
Providing marketing and business skills to farmers
Help to build linkages between farmers and development agencies
Promotion of local agriculture industries and businesses
Common and barren land development
Animal health camps
Crop health camp
Conducting PTD (Participatory Technology Development)
Natural pesticide alternatives

 

Art and Sport

Teaching handicrafts for women to sell
Art, music, or sport program in poor or rural schools
Create sport teams or competitions where there are none
Organize art or music class

 

Safety

Addressing road safety issues
Helmet and seatbelt awareness
Bus schedule on bus stops
Install solar lights in dangerous-when-dark areas
Bus stand or sidewalk renovation
Helpline
Emission testing
Awareness about emergency numbers
Self-defense class for women and girls
High beam stickers
Installing security systems
“Neighbourhood Watch” neighbourhood safety programs

 

Health

Educating about Vitamin A dosage sponsored by government in slum areas
Blood Line
Nail clipping for poor children
Eye care treatment for senior citizens
Medicine bank
Awareness and registration for organ and eye donation
Counselling services in areas of natural disaster (flooding, etc.)
Sanitation: construction of toilets, ensuring cleanliness, public health testing
Teaching yoga and meditation
Healthy eating
Promotion of medicinal plants
Free health clinic

 

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