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Change Makers

Listen to the powerful and inspiring stories of Change Makers on School Radio. This initiative is supported by Mission Samriddhi, a social impact enterprise dedicated to holistic human development in India, through the design and development of projects that are sustainable and capable of scale to positively impact the larger population.

Sustainable Development Goal 8:
'Decent Work and Economic Growth'

Listen to the story of Bhagavatula Charitable Trust, a non-profit organization working towards the transformation of the villages since 1976 in Visakhapatnam district, Andhra Pradesh. Through its participatory approach and integrated rural development programs, BCT nurtures change agents within villages and created paradigm for replication both nationally as well as internationally. BCT believes in “Our Country's prosperity lies in the well-being of our villages”. For the past 42 years BCT is focusing on Sustainable Development of the villages. The thrust areas of BCT are Agriculture, providing Quality Education to children, facilitating Skill Development of youth, Women and youth Entrepreneurship, Health and Wellbeing and reducing inequalities and Gender Equality. BCT thrust programmes fall under more than six Sustainable Development Goals. 1. No Poverty, 4. Quality Education, 5.Gender Equality, 6. Clean Water & Sanitation, 8.Decent Work and Economic Growth, 10.Reduced Inequality.
Bhagavatula Sri Ram Murthy is heading Bhagavatula Charitable Trust as a Sectretary and CEO since 2011. During the year 2011 taken over the Krishi Vigyan Kendra in the position of Chairman and is driving the Scientists team in reaching to the entire district farming community. He was selected as one among the five member NGOs ‘Working Group on Information Technology for Masses’. Sri Ram Murthy worked in CARE as an Area Development Manager for 4 years in the tribal zone of East Godavari district. Lead the Child Literacy Training Program for mainstreaming Child Labour in the entire Visakhapatnam District through partnering with 27 other NGO’s operating in the district during the years 1993-1995. Lead the BCT Community Organization wing in the years 1992-93. Sri Ram Murthy narrates the journey of BCT and the transformation it brought in the lives of rural communities. Listen to him narrating the journey of BCT in a conversation with Aruna Gali.
'Change Makers' programme is supported by Mission Samriddhi.

listen to Bhagavatula Sri Ram Murthy :

SDG4 Quality Education

Sustainable Development Goal 4:   
'Quality Education'
Glad to bring you the first story of Change Makers on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on School Radio. Quality Education is one of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of United Nations. You can listen to the story of Aakash Sethi, Founder, Quest Alliance, an NGO, working across 12 states to provide quality education, training and entrepreneurial skills to children and youth by using technology. He is going to share his journey and the kind of change his organization, Quest Alliance brings in the lives of children and youth. STEM for Girls programme is changing the lives of girls living in remote areas and they are learning by virtual and non-virtual classes. School Radio broadcasts the stories of Change Makers - SDG programme to inspire children and youth in taking up small actions towards achieving these goals.
listen to Aakash Sethi :

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'Change Makers'

School Radio is inviting nominations from individuals and organizations to be featured on ‘Change Makers’ Radio Program. Individuals, Educational Institutions, Government departments, public, and private sectors, NGOs, CSOs, CSRs and all others, who are innovating to achieve Sustainable Development Goals, can participate in these 30 minute Radio episodes.

Let us be responsible to take individual and collective action.

'Change Makers'
'Change Makers'

The Sustainable Development Goals are the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. They address the global challenges we face, including those related to poverty, inequality, climate change, environmental degradation, peace and justice. The 17 Goals are all interconnected. All the 195 signatories of UN General Assembly collectively decided to achieve 17 SDGs by 2030. Now, it is our responsibility to achieve SDGs. School Radio believes in individual and collective efforts and responsibility to achieve these, and would like to capture the stories of change makers in respect to SDGs. School Radio plans to capture and bring these powerful stories of Change Makers to the young world of children, youth, teachers and parents apart from School Radio listeners to be part of these goals: to inspire, motivate, involve and engage to take action to bring transformation in our lives, communities we are living in. Local actions create Global impact and change. These changes could be at individual, institutional and society level. Stories of Change Makers always inspire, motivate and transform our lives and society. School Radio motivates young generation to be part of this transformational journey of achieving SDGs by 2030. 

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