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Our new teammates are Nidhi Menon, Sreelakshmi, Shipra Mathur, Shivasni Bhatt, Vanshita Kumar and Prateek Sudera.

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.

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.


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.

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


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).


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.


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).
(By April 1st 2016, Helping Brainz will be starting teaching programmes at Sri Gurukul)


Behind D’Lenz : Nkihil Jain and Shibin Varghese Madukkakuzhy 


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