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Our new teammates are Gaurav Kumar, Venkateshan, Siddharth, Anu Deshwal Chaudhary, Vineeth Malayil Sadanandan, Nidhi Menon, Sreelakshmi, Shipra Mathur, Shivasni Bhatt, Vanshita Kumar and Prateek Sudera.

Gaurav Kumar is based out of Meerut, UP and is joining us as Team Member.

Venkateshan is based out of Mumbai, Maharashtra and is joining us as Team Member.

Siddharth is from Dillwalo ki Dilli and is joining us as Volunteer.

Anu Deshwal Chaudhary is based out of Muzzafarnagar, UP and will be leading the Women and Child Empowerment Team as a Leader.

Vineeth Malayil Sadanandan is based out of New Delhi and he joins us as the Website Manager at HelpingBrainz. He will be leading the Organization Development and Effectiveness Team.

Nidhi Menon is based out of Kochi, Kerala and she joins us as the Chapter Leader of Kochi Chapter of HelpingBrainz.

Sreelakshmi, Shipra Mathur and Shivasni Bhatt are from Lady Shri Ram College, Delhi University. All the three of them will be leading the UNESCO'S MIL Programmes for HelpingBrainz. All three were volunteers with us.

Vanshita Kumar and Prateek Sudera were interns with us and seeing their good work and enthusiasm HelpingBrainz thought of absorbing them into the core team. They join us as Social Media Managers.

Ujjwal – A Day with Chotus Noida Sec 127


Pim Pom

In our wholehearted mission to empower and educate the kids from the rural Noida, we conducted “Ujjwal a day with chotus” for the 60+ underprivileged children from various parts of Bhaktavarpur, Sector 127, Noida. Children painted their dreams, we distributed school stationery items and one time meal, played games and music, checked their dental-health, chit-chatted and pulled the cheeks, and did an overall pim-pom.



The day with chotus was planned and orchestrated by Sandeep Kumar Gujjar and Anu Deswal Choudhary. Meals and sweets were sponsored by Geeta Sundaram, Monika Ghosh and Priya Bhardwaj, School Stationery items were sponsored by Naina Jain and Nidhi P. Menon, Gifts were gifted by Bhuwan Pant and Volunteers from Ameriprise Financials, Gurgaon. Dental campaigns were led by Anarga Mohan.


People who made a difference were Bhuwan Pant, Shabbir Barodawala, Asha Bansal, Nutan Pratishat, Shipra Tiwari, Lata Bisht, Akshey Agarwal, Riyaj Uddin and Sahil Malhotra from Ameriprise Financials; Dr. Sanjay Kumar Deb, Monika Ghosh, Naina Jain, Sugandha Sharma, Kirti Tikyani, Nidhi P.Menon, Anargha Mohan, Avinash, Sandeep Kumar Gujjar, Arun Dass, Avin Lakhenpal, Vineeth M.Sadanandan, Roshni Nipane, Pratik Bishen, Vishal Pandita, Shreya Ghalawat, Virender Singh, Fatima Jabeen, Subhash Chandra and Yedhu Krishna Menon, from Helping Brainz.

Our next missions for Chotus: Educational Counselling (on Apr 28th), Career Counselling (on May 5th) and Go Green Campaign (May 12th).

Ujjwal – A Day with Chotus, Ghaziabad


“All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up” – Pablo Picasso

To help children draw their dreams and to pave path towards development HelpingBrainz in association with the Seva Samarpan Saraswati Vidya Mandir, Ghaziabad (an under bridge school which educates around 200+ underprivileged children from various slums of Vivekanand Nagar Ghaziabad, since 1992. An initiative by Ms.Shalu) conducted Ujjwal-A Day With Chotus.


Under Ujjwal, we conducted Paint Your Dreams painting competition, Dental Check up Campaigns, Donation of school stationery items and One Time Meal, along with music and dance performances by the children.

As per our commitment towards the environment and to be a change that we want to see, we started the event by gifting a sapling to Ms.Shalu who’s the lady behind this wonderful institution.

The event was sponsored by Mayur Kochar, Natasha Jain, Jeet, Archana Srivastava, Gagandeep Kaur and Kundan Choudhury.

Next we plan to start with an educational and career counselling session for the children in the coming weeks.

The event was orchestrated by Kirti Tikyani and Madhup Modi (Women and Child Empowerment Leaders at HelpingBrainz). Others who contributed were Sandeep Gujjar (Elderly Care Projects Team), Anu Choudhary Deshwal and Ashish Kumar (Helping Brainz Team Members), Dr. Shweta Yadav (Our Dentist for a noble cause), Vishal Pandita , Vineeth M Sadanandan, Shambhavi (HelpingBrainz Volunteers) and Yedhu Krishna Menon.

This was our 97th Social Development Event and Our next target is to work for the underprivileged children from Sec 128 Noida.

Photo Credits: Vineeth M. Sadanandan.

Career Counselling Session for the underprivileged at Dharampura Najafgarh, New Delhi


As a latest approach to empower the underprivileged women and children from the rural sections Dharampura Najafgarh, HelpingBrainz’s Women and Child Empowerment Team beautifully led by Madhup Modi, Kirti Tikyani and Shipra Mathur – conducted a career counselling session for the 50+ children and their parents at Anurag Foundation’a center at Sangam Vihar, Dharampura Najafgarh. This powerful and impact making event, orchestrated by Somi Shukla Sreelakshmi and Shipra Mathur comes after Ujjwal – A day with Chotus, Educational Counselling Session, Dental Campaigns, and ChaipeCharchas for the energetic Women and Child over there.

The architects behind the Women and Child Empowerment at HelpingBrainz is taking the development process beyond commitments to ensure a complete end to end development of the underprivileged. Our gratitude to Mrs.Archana Srivastava from India Aids Foundation who is supporting in all aspects in development process.

Educational Counselling @ Ramraj Anathalay Sahibabad

“The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future in life” – Plato

To strengthen the direction of education of the underprivileged children from Ramraj Anathalay Sahibabad, the educational counselling team at HelpingBrainz beautifully led by Vikas Jain conducted a talk show and educational empowerment session for the children at the orphanage. This was part of our Teacher’s Day Celebrations 🙂

The show was co-supported by Nidhi P.Menon (Chapter Leader, HelpingBrainz Kerala) and Madhup Modi (Child Empowerment Projects Head at HelpingBrainz). Also the team emphasized the beauty of teaching being a teacher, as many from the audience were interested to become a teacher. As a next step we would be providing a career counselling session for the children at the orphanage. This was our 93rd social development event.

Educational Counselling and Dental Campaigns at Anurag Foundation, Najafgarh

HelpingBrainz’s Child Empowerment Team beautifully led by Madhup Modi conducted an educational counselling and a dental campaign for the 100+ underprivileged children from Dharampura, Najafgarh, Delhi, India . The campaign was held at Anurag Foundation (our partners at work under this scope of engagement) led by Dr.Archana Jha. Educational Counselling session was effectively delivered by Vikas Jain, an Engineer who considers empowering children as his passion (a Helping Brain since 2014), and Dental Campaigns were led by Dr. Shweta Yadav and Dr.Abha (the passionate medical practitioners, who wish to see a disease free world). The event was orchestrated by Madhup Modi, Project Head – Child Empowerment Team, HelpingBrainz.


​Ujjwal – A Day with Chotus – 2017-Sahibabad



It’s hard to write about what Helping Brainz experienced today at Ramraj Seva Kendra (Orphanage), however in our journey to develop this nation – we turned a page with a certain level of satisfaction when WE made them feel that they are not alone in their  lonely world of silence, sharing infinite amount love and happiness.

Helping Brainz conducted Ujjwal – A Day with Chotus at Ramraj Seva Kendra Orphanage, Sahibabad. As usual Ujjwal consisted of Paint Your Dreams painting competition, School Stationery and One Time Meal Distribution, Dental Campaigns, Healthcare Campaign, Game Shows and lots of happiness. Around 35 children from the Orphanage painted their dreams with Helping Brainz.

School stationery items were donated by Bhuwan Chandra and Team from Ameriprise Financials, Gurgaon; Meals were sponsored by Mrs. Monika Ghosh, Gagandeep Kaur and Dr.Renu Verma. Gifts were sponsored by Rajesh Kumar Ahuja. The best painter was awarded a special prize  from Ramsons Locks.

People who contributed today were Bhuwan Chandra Pant , Vijay Kumar, Shahzad, Ankita from Ameriprise Financials Gurgaon; Mrs. Monika Ghosh. ; Dr.Abha Singh and Dr.Shweta Yadav (Dental Campaigns); and Mr.Rajesh Kumar Ahuja. From Helping Brainz we had Madhup Modi, Prateek Sudera and Vanshita Kumar (Event Organizers), along with Kirti Tikyani, Anup Shanker , Pratik Raj Bishen Sandeep Gujjar, Sanjeev Verma, Sugandha Sharma, and Yedhu Krishna Menon.

We thank everyone who made a difference today.


​Ujjwal – with the kids from Deepalaya, Gusbethi


Though we boast to be great planners, community service and nation building being a passion in each one of us – we do the same in the most relaxed manner, thus the plans to spend our weekends with the kids from Deepalaya and to make an Ujjwal out of it. Thanks to Mr.Madhusudhanan Menon from Deepalaya , who gave us a space to be a reason for their smile.

Helping Brainz in association with Deepalaya conducted “Ujjwal – a Day with Chotus” on June 10th 2017 Saturday which included Paint Your Dreams painting competition, distribution of school stationery items and one-time-meal (Lunch with the kids), counselling sessions (by Vikas Jain and Pradeep Ram) and health talk shows (by Kirti Tikyani ). Event was orchestrated by Madhup Modi  and Yedhu Krishna Menon , and was sponsored by Mrs. Monika Ghosh.

As a step-2, in coming days we would be marching ahead with educational and career counselling sessions being instrumental in their educational empowerment.

Ujjwal Najafgarh – 2017

Helping Brainz in association with #AnuragFoundation (Organization led by Archana Jha), conducted “Ujjwal – a day with Chotus” for the 80 underprivileged children from the slums of Dharampura, Najafgarh at Anurag Foundation’s centre. Dharampura. The event consisted of Paint your dreams painting competition, distribution of school stationery items and one-time meal, movie shows, performances by students, and prize distributions.

The event was sponsored by Maitreyee Dasgupta, Gaurav Gupta and Tinu NY.

Around 80 children drew their dreams in the event, which was spearheaded and orchestrated by Madhup Modi and Pankaj Jha(Child Empowerment Leaders, Helping Brainz). The people who made a difference, for the wonderful happening of the event where Ainee Tanwir, Vanshita Kumar and Prateek Sudera (Interns, Helping Brainz), Sree Lakshmi , Sushmanjali Nuthalapati, Shipra Mathur and Elakshri Agarwal (Volunteers with Helping Brainz ) and YedhuKrishna Menon (Founder, Helping Brainz).

As a plan-B, Helping Brainz will be launching dental health campaigns and educational counselling sessions for the children within next 28 days.

This was Helping Brainz’s 81st social and community development event. We alone can’t make a difference, those who want to make a difference can write to help@helpingbrainz.org


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Ujjwal Meerut 2016

Helping Brainz have been effectively working for the upliftment of the underprivileged communities from Meerut for the past three years.

This year Helping Brainz will be conducting *Ujjwal- a day with Chotus* for the 400+ underprivileged children from Partapur Meerut on November 12, Saturday 2016.

The programmes associated will be :
– Paint Your Dreams
– School Stationery Distribution
– Music for Charity
– One Team Meal Distribution
– Tree Plantations
– Educational Counselling sessions for Children and Parents
– Prize Distributions

*We cordially invite you for this event.*

Interested folks (Volunteers, Contributors, Sponsors) can contact Utsav Anand (9212840007), *Organizing Committee President – Ujjwal Partapur 2016* for further details.

Note :
(A) People who are interested to donate A Jugnoo’s Kit ( a set of school stationery and one day meal @Rs100), can contact us at 9212840007.

(B) For those who are from Delhi NCR – who wish to volunteer for this event , we are arranging transportation (@Rs400/head), which definitely includes your tea, snacks and lunch. Cabs will start at 7:30 am from Akshardham Metro Station and drop back at Akshardham by 5:30 pm. If interested please WhatsApp your name to 97111 89900.

Please send your nominations before *5th November*

Thank you. Have a nice day ahead.

Ujjwal – Okhla – 2016

President A P J Abdul Kalam, while delivering the inaugural address at the 23rd India20161022_154419 International Trade Fair in New Delhi in November 2003 said, ‘The driving force for economic development in rural areas is providing urban amenities in rural areas and it’s the treasury of nation development’ and we at Helping Brainz thought of starting with ‘child education’.


As a step-one process, to empower the Children from the Slums of Okhla, Helping Brainz’s Child Empowerment Team conducted Ujjwal – Okhla – 2016, an event where around 140 underprivileged children from various parts of Okhla -1, participated and painted their dreams. They all were from Chiranji Lal Shiksha Samiti – Okhla Phase1, a school dedicated to child empowerment run by Shri. Bhavesh Kumar, a motivating personality in himself. This was also part of our Diwali Celebrations with the underpriviledged.


The event which was inaugurated by Dr. (Prof.) Jagtar Singh (Prof, Department of Library and Information Science, Punjabi University, Patiala; Professor-in-Charge, Bha Kahn Singh Nabha Library; President, IATLIS and SATKAL) and Prof. Rohtas Sharma (Principal, Directorate of Education School, Janak Puri, New Delhi), consisted of (a) Paint your dreams event, (b) school stationery distributions, (c) one time meal distribution, (c) music and dance show by children and (d) dental health check for all the children.  Prof. Jagtar and Prof. Rohtas talked about ‘education’ and ‘child empowerment’; and strongly mentioned about its importance in the process of empowerment.


The entire event was orchestrated by Pankaj Jha, Sandeep Kumar and Navotsana Shubhangi Sharma (Child Empowerment Leaders, Helping Brainz), the school stationery items and the meals were sponsored by Maitreyee Dasgupta, Aayushi Dhiman and Ajit Mahapatra; prizes were sponsored by Neha Agarwal and Rahul Arora from Ameriprise Financials, Gurgaon; and dental health check campaigns were conducted by Dr. Nidhi Garg and Dr. Ieshita Misra.


Others who contributed their best to make this event happen were, Ritu Raj Ji (NGOsIndia), Ajit Mahapatra (Ameriprise Financials, Gurgaon) and Prashant Bhaskar (Healtians),  Ainee Tanwir (VP – Organizational Effectiveness), Rupak Kashyap (VP – Peace programmes, Helping Brainz), Vivek Vaid (Manager- Operations, Helping Brainz), Pratik Bishen (Manager – Marketing, Helping Brainz), Priyanka Dewadas (Manager – International Relations & Internships, Helping Brainz), and Yedhu Krishna Menon (Founder, Helping Brainz).


Now as a step – two, Helping Brainz will be conducting a series of teaching programmes led by Pankaj Jha, educational and career counselling sessions led by Vikas Jain and Somnath Shukla, followed by Peace Programmes led by Rupak Kashyap within next 3 months. This was the 71st event orchestrated by Helping Brainz in 220 Saturdays of community service, and the 32nd child empowerment project. Our next child empowerment event (Ujjwal Meerut 2016) will be held on Nov 12th in Partapur Village, Meerut for around 400+ underpriviledged children.


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