Sandbox Education

The Sandbox Education platform focus on innovation, entrepreneurship and collaboration space for the NGOs to build the scalable solutions in Education. This forum will help to share the innovation and best practices and other opportunity with and among partners as well as the larger forum. As we believe that diversity of thought and methodologies are critical for success, we actively promote organizations across the world by bringing together a variety of perspectives and experiences, we facilitate discussion, exchange, and collaborative innovation.

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Sankalapa Rural Development Society
Sankalpa Rural development Society (SRDS) registered on 14th of January 2008 under Society registration Act 1960 (Karnataka). SRDS works for the development of rural people majorly focusing on rainwater harvesting and green building technology .

Livelihoods-Sandbox
This is a platform for organizations engaged in promoting livelihoods in northwest Karnataka. We as a group share this platform to share ideas, news and touch base with each other on cutting edge practices. With a goal to create multiple enabling factors that leverage livelihoods for those who are at the bottom of the pyramid, we invite you to join us !
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Livelihoods-Sandbox/149920218383887

Sandbox Agriculture & NRM Forum
The Sandbox agriculture and NRM forum focus on innovation, entrepreneurship and collaboration space for the NGOs to build the scalable solutions in agriculture and natural resource management. This forum will help to share the innovation and best practices and other opportunity with the partners. As we believe that diversity of thought and methodologies are critical for success, we actively promote organizations across the world by bringing together a variety of perspectives and experiences, we facilitate discussion, exchange, and collaborative innovation.
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Sandbox-Agriculture-NRM-Forum/137582376265712

Deshpande Foundation
The Deshpande Foundation is the family Foundation of Gururaj (“Desh”) and Jaishree Deshpande. Founded in 1996, the Deshpande Foundation is one of the leading philanthropic Foundations in Massachusetts and India in the areas of innovation, entrepreneurship and international development. Through its grantmaking, the Deshpande Foundation has helped launch innovative companies, helped NGOs develop an international presence and launched partnerships with some of the most remarkable change agents in the world today.

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Deshpande Foundation Programs:

GRANT MAKING:
The Foundation seeks to fund organizations that can think about change, innovation and social performance in a comprehensive way and that can in turn apply such thinking to their work.

GLOBAL EXCHANGE PROGRAM:
-Sandbox Fellowship: A one year fellowship for post-graduate students
-2010 Innovators Challenge: three teams of students are selected to travel to the Sandbox and implement an innovative project to address a challenge.
-Impact Fellowship: short-term (3-6 months) fellowship is designed for experienced professionals or graduate students
-Junior Fellowship: There are short term opportunities for individuals interested in gaining experience in an exciting and growing organization.

DESHPANDE FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM
Focused on propagating social entrepreneurship, young local social leaders to be trained in the knowledge, skills and practices necessary for success in the development sector

LEADERS ACCELERATING DEVELOPMENT
LEADers will have the opportunity to network with successful social entrepreneurs, gain leadership and volunteer experiences and work intimately with the local community.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP ACADEMY
The Entrepreneurship Academy (EA) offers academic institutions the opportunity to partner with the Deshpande Center for Social Entrepreneurship and develop tools and skills to train the next generation of entrepreneurs. Through partnerships with academic institutions, EA serves as a resource hub to build critical bridges between the world of academia and entrepreneurship.

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