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Media Coverage of TARA Akshar+ Gyan Chaupali Training

Media has covered the ongoing literacy classes of the TARA Akshar+ programme. This programme has become highly successful, owing to its use of advanced learning and memory techniques for enabling functional literacy of rural women in just 56 days, followed by Gyan Chaupali classes of six months.

Dr. Ashok quoted in the Gulf Today

Dr. Ashok Khosla, Indian environmentalist and Founder of the Development Alternatives group, has been a recipient of the Zayed International Prize for the Environment in the second category in 2014. He said Sheikh Zayed was one of the "greatest heroes" of the 20th century because of his vision and his generosity in promoting causes for humanity.

Media Coverage of the Training Programmes of Disaster-Resilient Techno

Development Alternatives conducted two training workshops, ‘Adaptation of New/Existing Technologies: CSEB and Concrete Block Production Training’ and ‘Adaptation of New/ Existing Technologies: Pine Shingle, Timber Trusses and Timber Treatment Training’ from 26th to 29th March and 2nd to 7th April 2018, in Kamad Village (Dunda Block, Uttarkashi District) and Forest Research Institute Campus (Dehradun, Uttarakhand), respectively. This media coverage has captured the trainings conducted under DST TIMELEARN Project.

Community Rozgar Mela, Madhya Pradesh

A Community Rozgar Mela was organised by the Development Alternatives (DA) Group, in partnership with the Ford Foundation, on 23rd April 2018, with the aim to spread awareness about employment, and to build the capacity of youth to link them with suitable livelihoods.

TARAAkshar+ Empowering Lives of Women through Literacy

TARA Akshar+, a Literacy and Numeracy programme, is a highly successful and cost effective method which uses advanced learning and memory techniques, and modern information technology, for enabling illiterate rural women to read, write and do simple arithmetic in just 56 days. This document is a collation of stories of the TARA Akshar+ Programme covered by media.

Award for 'Excellent Work' in Watershed Development in Uttar Pradesh

Pura Watershed Development Samiti and Budhpura Samiti, two group institutions nurtured and promoted by Development Alternatives, receive the Certificate of Award for 'Excellent Work’ in Uttar Pradesh for Watershed Development from NABARD.

TARAAkshar+ graduate Haseena Begum transforms lives of women

Media has captured the inspiring story of Haseena Begum, a TARA Akshar+ learner. With her capacity built and enhanced by Development Alternatives, she is currently the trainer at one of the units of Jaipur Rugs in Varanasi - having successfully transformed the lives of more than 40 women.

Certificate of Award for ‘Excellent Work’ in WADI implementation in Uttar Pradesh

Sonebhadra WADI Samiti, a group institution nurtured and promoted by Development Alternatives, receives the Certificate of Award for 'Excellent Work’ in Uttar Pradesh for implementation of WADI under the Tribal Development Fund and Watershed Development Fund from NABARD.

International Women's Day Celebration 2018 - Media Coverage

International Women's Day 2018 was celebrated with full fervor in Aurai Block of Bhadohi District, Uttar Pradesh on 8 Mar 2018.

Jobs We Want Flagship Event of Work 4 Progress - Media Coverage

Development Alternatives alongwith " la Caixa" Foundation, the leading foundation in Spain, and the third foundation worldwide in number of assets, launched an initiative "Work 4 Progress".

Development alternatives and "la Caixa" foundation, Spain join hands to create "Jobs we Want"

Development Alternatives (DA), a premier social enterprise working in the field of sustainable development alongwith " la Caixa" Foundation, the leading foundation in Spain, and the third foundation worldwide in number of assets, launched an initiative "Work 4 Progress".

Empowering entrepreneurs in India by creating solutions with the community

Development Alternatives has been covered by Business Standard in view of the Flagship Event of Work 4 Progress - 'Jobs We Want'. Dr. Ashok Khosla, Chairman and Shrashtant Patara, Senior Vice President, Development Alternatives have been quoted

Trying to cement a sustainable future

Development Alternatives has been quoted in The Hindu Business Line in the article titled 'Trying to cement a sustainable future'. Mahendra Singhi, Group CEO, Dalmia Cement Bharat Limited and Co-Chair, Cement Sustainability Initiative (CSI), India, has quoted DA's research on Limestone Calcined Clay Cement (LC3) during the interview.

Workshop on Clean Technology in the Brick Kiln Sector, Bihar

DA Group conducted a workshop with Brick Kiln Owners in Munger, Bihar on Clean Technologies in the Brick Kiln Sector.

Ashok Khosla delivers Verghese Kurien Memorial oration

Dr Ashok Khosla, Chairman, DA delivered the ‘4th Dr Verghese Kurien Memorial Oration on Sustainable Development’ at Xavier School of Management, Jamshedpur on 23rd September, 2017.

SMART POWER A New Value Proposition for Village Communities

Abstract: Energy is an accelerator for economic growth. Access to electricity can have a dramatic impact on the well-being of rural communities, as demonstrated by the Smart Power for Rural Development (SPRD) programme. This article highlights the decentralised renewable energy based model by TARA (an SPRD partner) which aims to drive social wellbeing and enable local businesses to grow.

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