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Let us take this opportunity to invite Kirti Kumari Tikyani to Helping Brainz family. She actually was a guest speaker for one of the Helping Brainz event on PEACE, wherein she spoke specifically about Mauritius. Being impressed with the modus operandi of Helping Brainz, she expressed her will to work with Helping Brainz especially in the field of Public Health and Hygiene, she along with the same will be presenting our first paper on Health Information Literacy Drives at UNESCOS MIL.

Kirti is a Dietician/Nutrition Counselor with the leading hospitals of Delhi NCR. She completed her Masters from Lady Irwin College, Delhi University. She holds dual citizenship (Mauritian and India).

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’.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

 

Ujjwal Arookutty, Alappuzha, Kerala

HelpingBrainz.Org in association with Disha Global, Kochi conducted “Ujjwal -a day with chotus” for 30+ underprivileged kids at  Manam Memorial Nursery School (run by NSS Karyogam),  located at Arookutty, Alapuzha. The school which provides quality education to the kids from below poverty line families of Arookutty, is located near the banks of the backwaters.

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The event consisted of Paint Your Dreams painting competition, distribution of school stationery items, music and talk shows. The school stationery items were sponsored by HelpingBrainz.Org.

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The event was orchestrated by Kirthi Nair (Kerala Chapter Leader, HelpingBrainz.Org) and Dr.Ullas Kalappura (Social Development Consultant, HelpingBrainz.Org). People who contributed and participated in the successful completion of the events were Dr. Mohan B.Menon (Former Assistant Vice Chancellor,  Wasawan National Open University,  Penang Malaysia), Dr.Rathi Menon (Retired Professor and HoD, St.Xaviers College,  Aluwa), S.Gopinathan Nair (NSS Karayogam President,  Arookutty), Ravindranathan Nair (NSS Karayogam Treasurer,  Arookutty), Ishack Rahman (Department of Mechanical Engineering,  CUSAT, Ernakulam), Devika B. Hemant (Model Engineering College, Thrikakkara), Geetha Sivadas and Mini Mohan (Teachers at Manam Memorial School,  Arookutty), and Yedhukrishna Menon ( Founder, HelpingBrainz.Org).

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Team HelpingBrainz.Org’s Kerala Chapter invites applications from volunteers who can teach /and provide vocational training for the kids, interested can send their profiles to help@helpingbrainz.org

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Ujjwal Vikas Puri 2016

“Let us sacrifice our today so that our children can have a better tomorrow”  – A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

In the process of empowering the powerful tomorrow, HelpingBrainz.Org conducted Ujjwal at the F-Block slums of Vikas Puri, New Delhi. 49 kids aged between 4 to 18 participated in Ujjwal Vikas Puri, which comprised of Paint Your Dreams competition, Motivational Talk shows, Dental Camps, Distribution of School Stationary items, Food distribution and ‘Dance & Music’ by the children from the F-Block slums. Parents (mainly mothers) were counselled by Shubhangi Sharma and team on ‘women-empowerment’ and ‘girl child education’.HelpingBrainz.Org Ujjwal Vikas Puri 3

 

The event was orchestrated by Shalini Sharma and Navotsana Shubhangi Sharma (Child Empowerment Leaders, HelpingBrainz.Org). The school stationary items were sponsored by Shalini Sharma and the prizes were sponsored by Rahul Arora and Neha Agarwal from Ameriprise Financials, Gurgaon. The dental camp was conducted by Dr. Nidhi Garg.

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Going forward, from May 1st HelpingBrainz.Org would be teaching these children on their weekends. Special teaching programmes for the mothers will also kick off from May 1st 2016.

 

People who participated were: Shri. Shyam Sunder Agarwal, Neha Agarwal (Volunteer, HelpingBrainz.Org), Dr. Nidhi Garg, Shalini Sharma and Navotsana Shubhangi Sharma (Child Empowerment Leaders, HelpingBrainz.Org), Shubhangi Srivastava and Athulya Rajan (Women Empowerment Leaders, HelpingBrainz.Org), Vivek Vaid (Internal Auditor, HelpingBrainz.Org), Pratik Bishen (Public Relations, HelpingBrainz.Org) and YedhuKrishna Menon ( Founder, HelpingBrainz.Org).
HelpingBrainz.Org Ujjwal Vikas Puri 5We also take this opportunity to request nominations from students/residents/working professionals from Vikas Puri (& West Delhi) who wish to be a part Weekend Teaching Programmes. Interested folks can logon to www.helpingbrainz.org/gi and register as a ‘volunteer’ -or-send their nominations to help@helpingbrainz.org or call 9212840007 for any further help.

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To view the beautiful pics please click here (P.C : Athulya Rajan and Neha Agarwal)

“As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others”  – Bill Gates

Ujjwal – A Day With Chotus at Sri Gurukul, Sec41, Noida

“I want to become a mermaid, that’s my aim” mentioned the 4 year old Vaishnavi and “Girls are killed in this country immediately after their birth and if they survive, they become a victim of all atrocities, thus I’ll work against the atrocities happening against the women community” voiced the 11 year old Manasi, who studies in 5th grade at Aghapur Village, Noida. Manasi’s mother irons clothes to make a living.

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“As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others” – Bill Gates

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In a process to empower the underpriviledged children of the country and to provide a day of happiness HelpingBrainz.Org’s child empowerment team conducted “Ujjwal – a day with chotus” for the 70+ underpriviledged children at Sri Gurukul, Sec41, Noida. Sri Gurukul is an after school project started by Shrimati. Sangeeta Chatterjee at Sec41, Noida. “Ujjwal – a day with chotus” included ‘induction on volunteerism’, paint your dreams, motivational talks, dance shows, mono acts, donation of school stationary items, dental checkup camps, food donation drives, prize distributions, distribution of ‘HelpingBrainz.Org’s Community Service Certificates” etc. School stationary items were sponsored by HelpingBrainz.Org and Radha Ramachandran (from Bangalore), Gifts and Food items were sponsored by Rahul Arora, Neha Agarwal and Team from Ameriprise Financials, Gurgaon. The events were orchestrated by Shalini Singh and Nancy Jain (Child Empowerment Leaders at HelpingBrainz.Org).

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The people who added smiles and colours, were Sangeeta Chatterjee (Founder, Sri Gurukul), Balveen Singh , Brijbhan Chaurasia , Ananya Dutt, Soumya Srivastava, Kartik Vishwakarma and Shivam Mathur (all students from DR. KN Modi Institute of Engineering & Technology, Modinagar), Dr. Nidhi Garg and Dr. Ieshita Misra ( Doctors who led the Dental Check Up Camp ), Ishan and Ravi from ‪#‎AmityUniversity‬, Noida.

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From Helping Brainz we had Nikhil Jain, Priyanka Devadas and Sanjeev Verma (Volunteers, HelpingBrainz.Org), Shalini Singh and Nancy Nikhil Jain (Child Empowerment Leaders at HelpingBrainz.Org), Pratik Raj Bishen(Social Development Manager, HelpingBrainz.Org), Shibin Varghese Madukkakuzhy (Social Development Consultant, HelpingBrainz.Org), Shubhangi Srivastava (Women Empowerment Leader, HelpingBrainz.Org) and Yedhukrishna YedhuKrishna Menon (Founder, HelpingBrainz.Org).
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(By April 1st 2016, Helping Brainz will be starting teaching programmes at Sri Gurukul)

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Behind D’Lenz : Nkihil Jain and Shibin Varghese Madukkakuzhy 

 

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Ujjwal Kurukshetra 2015

“Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.” – Margaret Mead.

HelpingBrainz.Org, in its process of child empowerment, conducted “Ujjwal – a day with chotus” for the 200+ underpriviledged kids on 21st November, 2015 at Vatsalya Vaatika, Brahma Colony, Kurukshetra. Swami Hariom Dasji, the founder of Vatsalya Vaatika, houses and provides education to around 200+ underpriviledged kids in his self-built ashram at Brahma Colony Kurukshetra. All the Kids are basically from the various underpriviledged sections of the society.

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The programme was inaugurated by Swami Hariom Dasji, Dr. Inder Talwar, Dr. Bala Prasad and YedhuKrishna Menon(Founder, HelpingBrainz.Org) and consisted of

  • -Paint your dreams painting competition,
  • -Music and Dance Performances,
  • -Donations of School Stationary items and food items,
  • -Quiz competitions,
  • -Motivational speeches and Movie Shows.

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The prize distribution ceremony was inaugurated by Shri.Subhash Sudha , MLA Thanesar – Kurukshetra. Mr. Subhash Sudha also spoke about the development initiatives he has taken on child empowerment in Kurukshetra.

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Entire event was spearheaded by Manjeet Grewal , Chapter Leader – HelpingBrainz in Kurukshetra and the Child Empowerment Team, HelpingBrainz.Org. The School Stationary Items and the Food Items were sponsored byNeeraj Shukla & Team, Neha Agarwal & Team and Varsha Khatri both from Ameriprise Financials, Gurgaon. Music4Charity, was performed by Madusara Liyanage and Kamal Nanda, students from NIT Kurukshetra, Haryana and Kurukshetra University respectively.

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The people who volunteered and contributed were Dr. Anurekha Sharma (Professor), Anu Rawal ( Asmi) (Professor), Avinash, Ananya, Athulya Chandra, Amulya Prasad, Jagriti, Manvi and Sachin (Students from Kurukshetra University), Avnish, Anirudh Dhiman, Varun Rao and Rupinder Pathak (Students from NIT Kurukshetra). From HelpingBrainz.Org we had Ravi Prakash Yadav and Shalini Sharma (Child Empowerment Leaders, HelpingBrainz.Org), Pratik Raj Bishen (Manager, Social Business Development, HelpingBrainz.Org), Neha Agarwal and Sanjeev Verma (Volunteers,HelpingBrainz.Org) and Yedhukrishna Menon (Founder,HelpingBrainz.Org).

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After this event, the total outreach of children whom HelpingBrainz.Org have helped becomes 6500+.

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“Child is father of the man” is an idiom originating from the poem “My Heart Leaps Up” by William Wordsworth. We live in a world where people speak about child empowerment and education during elections or fund raising programmes to gain name or fame.

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‘A child’s laughter is the light of the home’ is a very famous quote. On 10th of October 2015 Team HelpingBrainz.Orgspent some time with the gifted children from the cancer ward at a Government hospital in Kottayam Kerala, and their parents who are praying for the child’s laughter to always light their homes.

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HelpingBrainz.Org Kerala Chapter conducted Ujjwal 2015 for 17 kids from the Cancer Ward, Kottayam Medical College. This is the first event conducted by HelpingBrainz.Org in Kerala. The event consisted of drawing competitions, distribution of school stationary items and gifts, programmes by kids and interaction with parents.

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Ujjwal 2015 was inaugurated by Malayalam Cine Star Pratish Nandan, who also talked about ‘Voluntarism in today’s youth in his inaugural speech’. Others who added colours and supported the Helping Brains were Dr.Sabitha P, Superintendent (ICH) , Dr.Jayaprakash RMO(ICH) and Mrs.Jaya (Headnurse – ICH).

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The event was orchestrated by HelpingBrainz.Org Kerala Chapter Leader Kirthi Nair, supported by Divya Thampi Palaparambil (Internship Manager, HelpingBrainz.Org), Jayaraj Jaganadhan (Social Media Manager, HelpingBrainz.Org) and Dr.Ullas Kallapura (Social Development Consultant,HelpingBrainz.Org).

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People who voluntarily contributed were Vaishak Thampi, Ashita Shajan, Ashish Shajan, Jesna Jose, Subin Kuriakose Onasseril​, Vishnu Viswaath, Salish P S, Sai Kishore, Deepak Mohan, Akhil Nath and Dilna Vinu.

 

Ujjwal Partapur 2015

“Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune”. – Jim Rohn

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The schools in Meerut lack basic amenities, wherein to highlight they doesn’t have electricity and toilets, how do you expect of empowering the rural India. According to DR. APJ Abdul Kalam, rural India is the reservoir of India’s prosperity?

In our process to empower the rural India, Helping Brainz conducted ‘Ujjwal Meerut 2015’ for different schools which teaches around 350+ underpriviledged children of Partapur Village (10 KM south west of Meerut, adjacent to Delhi Bypass), followed by a Women Empowerment Campaign for the underpriviledged women, with a promise of educating them in the near future.
Ujjwal – a day with Chotus, was conducted in two schools namely ‘Shubham Public School’ and ‘ Dr BR Ambedkar Public School’, and was inaugurated by the Member of Legislative Council of Partapur Village. The event witnessed around 350 children painting their dreams, supported by a man power of 45+ volunteers (Helping Brainz Team members, Volunteers from MIT, Meerut; MIET, Meerut and ‘Prayatna ek Koshish’ – Community Service Volunteers of Dr. KN Modi College of Engineering, Modinagar).
The event started with an Induction programme for the volunteers on ‘Students and Community Service’ byYedhuKrishna Menon ( Founder, Helping Brainz) and Sanjay Deb Deb ( Panel Member, Helping Brainz ), followed by Paint Your Dreams, Distribution of School Stationary Items, One time meal programme, Tree Plantations and Music4Charity – Musical Drama for the children. Meritorious and Prize winners were awarded Helping Brainz Certificates and Gifts. It beingHelpingBrainz.Org’s 3rd birthday, Helping Brainz conferred 8 of it’s Changemakers on the occasion, which was followed by a cake-cutting ceremony.

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Action Plan for the coming months:-
– School Renovations and Creating Solar light panels (since the schools doesn’t have electricity connections)
– Implementing of Non-Formal Education by the Child Empowerment Team of Helping Brainz
– Women education programmes.

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The entire event, including school stationaries and one item food, was sponsored by Neha Agarwal, Rahul Arora and their Team Energy ( a group of friends from a Gurgaon based American MNC; and the events were orchestrated by Utsav Anand (Team Leader, Meerut). Those who volunteered were Rahul Arora, Sanjay Deb (Panel Member, HelpingBrainz.Org),Neha Agarwal, Ajit Mahapatra and Sanjeev Verma(Volunteers, HelpingBrainz.Org), Surbhi Dhingra and Thë Ravi Prakash (Child Empowerment Leaders, HelpingBrainz.Org),Pratik Raj Bishen ( Manager – Public Relations,HelpingBrainz.Org), Gitanshu Khurana (Community Development Leader, HelpingBrainz.Org), Rupak Kashyap( International Peace Leader, HelpingBrainz.Org), Ankur Khandelwal( Healthcare awareness Leader,HelpingBrainz.Org), Somi Shukla (Rural Educational Counsellor, HelpingBrainz.Org), Durgesh Patel, Shubhendu Mishra and Tanveer Alam ( Rehan Aziz )(Environmental Leaders, HelpingBrainz.Org), Prakarti Jain (Social Development Consultant, HelpingBrainz.Org), Volunteers from MIT, MIET and Dr. KN Modi College of Engineering and Yedhukrishna Menon (Founder, HelpingBrainz.Org)

Udaan 2015

Udaan is a series of child empowerment event conducted by AIESEC in Delhi University every year. This year the event (which comprised: of painting competitions, dance and music shows, quizzes, talk shows) was held at University Conference hall at North Campus, Delhi University. The programme was coordinated by Eisha Hussain from AIESEC in Delhi University. The organizations which participated were CRY, Operation Asha, Deepalaya, Udyam, Lakshyam, HelpingBrainz.Org and Prajna Foundation.

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The painting competition, also known as “Balkalakaar” was conducted by Helping Brainz. Around 150+ kids from different NGOs participated in the event supported by 10 Helping Brainz team-members, wherein the kids were asked to paint their dreams. Kids were gifted Camlin Crayons and Pencils, which were donated by Athulya Rajan and her friends. The best ones awarded.

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People who volunteered were: Sanjeev Verma , Aanchal Suchye and Prakriti. And from Helping Brainz we had Sanjay Deb Sir (Panel Member, Helping Brainz), Pratik Raj Bishen (Business Development, Helping Brainz), Ravi Prakash Thë (Child Empowerment Team, Helping Brainz), Shubhangi Srivastavaand Athulya Rajan (Women Safety and Empowerment Team, Helping Brainz), Jyoti Suchye ( Elderly Care Projects, Helping Brainz), Gagan Walia and Shibin Varghese ( Environmental Care and Awareness Programmes, Helping Brainz), Rupak Kashyap and Ragini Singh ( International Peace Programmes, Helping Brainz), Sujata Kapoor andGitanshu Khurana ( Community Development Initiatives, Helping Brainz) andYedhuKrishna Menon.

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