IIT NYASA/NEEV GUJARAT, INDIA

Program Details

 

Inspired by the model at Columbia, we helped forge a similar model with a team of students at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Gandhinagar, in Gujarat, creating a social initiative called NYASA/NEEV, benefiting local communities, particularly construction workers and their families in nearby villages such as Palaj and Basan. The team at IIT Gandhinagar provides vital health, educational, and vocational resources.

 

Impact
- 81,000 people have been reached in 5 villages.
- In February 2016, IIT Gandhinagar and the Desai Foundation hosted health mela, or health camp, which provided 1,400 villagers with vital services such as general, eye, dental, and diabetes check-ups while 2,200 children received health and hygiene education.