The PwC India Foundation is proud to be the Development Partner for the School of Social Entrepreneurship (SSE) India since 2016. Together, The Foundation and SSE have created an outstanding fellowship programme for the young minds who are keen on taking over the world of social entrepreneurship.
Jaivir Singh, Vice Chairman, PwC India Foundation and Shalabh Mittal, CEO, SSE India share with us how the social entrepreneurship landscape has evolved with time and what both PwC and SSE India are doing to provide a conducive learning environment to the emerging social entrepreneurs to start their own socially relevant entrepreneurial journey.
Lourdes Soares is a 2017 SSE fellow. Her mother’s battle against cancer inspired her to start SabrCare. It is a simplified approach to provide cancer care in the form of services, emotional support and access to relevant information through Hospital Care Centres (HCCs) and a mobile app.
Lourdes aims to reach out to 10,000 cancer patients by 2020.
Umang Shridhar is another 2017 SSE fellow. She hails from a small village in Madhya Pradesh and has grown up witnessing women being discriminated on the basis of caste and religion. To curb this situation, she set up KhaDigi. The initiative derives its name from two words- Khadi (hand spun woven fabric) and Digi (a digital printing process). It is a conscious effort to merge the old and new technologies together to make sustainable products.
Umang has successfully trained 229 women as spinners and helps them create beautiful hand woven fabrics that are marketed and sold online.
Dr. Anirudh Gaurang is the founder and CEO at Rovonst Healthcare. During his dental training, he was deeply moved by the lack of quality healthcare services in rural India. He founded Rovonost to address this issue by creating an online platform to conduct video consultation and trainings in addition to creating a system of trained last mile health workers.
More than 1200 patients have benefitted from this initiative.
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