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Applying a 'bottom up' approach to building scalable solutions, the Deshpande Foundation at Hubli Sandbox works to create an effective ecosystem where resources are put to use through entrepreneurship, innovation and sustainability. Located in northwest Karnataka in India, the Hubli Sandbox engages with not-for-profits, academics, organizations and entrepreneurs who are involved with the launch of effective and scalable models of development. We seek to empower communities with leadership and skill development programs that prepare urban and rural youth to lead or manage social enterprises. Through such programs, we strive to launch effective, relevant and scalable solutions through the investment of social enterprises. To date, we have reached more than one million families in Northern Karnataka.
Click here for more information on the Deshpande Foundation India operations.


"Be the change you wish to see in the world"

The world is fighting a tumultuous battle on multiple fronts. Whether it is internal strife, poverty, corruption or even Demographic issues, the presence or absence of good and ethical leadership will spell the difference between a bright or a bleak future.

The Global Education & Leadership Foundation (tGELF) is a philanthropic initiative of The Nand & Jeet Khemka Foundation and the brainchild of Mr. Shiv Vikram Khemka. With the vision to nurture ethical leaders who will be the future agents of change, tGELF has created a unique value based curriculum, state-of-the-art training and world class assessments which it implements in 60 schools pan India and in 4 countries.

The Foundation believes in igniting 'the spark' in young adults who are going to be the custodians of tomorrow.

The Leaders Forum, a group of exceptionally meritorious and socially charged students studying in the best of International and Indian Universities, is being nurtured and mentored for bringing about positive changes in the world. It is tGELF’s endeavor to sensitize them to prevailing global issues so that their choices rise from commitment to universal values because such choices are needed in a culturally diverse and interdependent world where no one solution fits all.


Designed to address information gaps, Nokia Life is the first and the largest mobile life improvement information services suite in India delivering personalized and hyper-local information daily on topics of relevance across Health Care, Agriculture, Education & Entertainment. Nokia Life delivers personalized and hyper-local information to users via their mobile phones, using SMS as the delivery channel in their own language. This service is available in English and 11 Indian languages. Nokia Life is built on the philosophy of a strong ecosystem connect. The approach has been to create a strong and sustainable ecosystem of partners who have invaluable expertise in the relevant fields of Health Care, Agriculture & Education. These include Government agencies, NGOs, Universities, Research institutes and Industry players. Nokia Life has been built ground up for the emerging markets. It was first launched in India in July 2009 as ‘Nokia Life Tools’ and the success from there led to expansion in to China, Indonesia and Nigeria.

Travel & Hospitality

Brahma Kumaris
Brahma Kumaris
IIT Delhi

AFI SVC Trek will include visits to the following Organizations