Monthly Archives: January 2006

Fingers tightly crossed

We have been on the look out for committed funding opportunities and grants.  A quick update on the status of various funding opportunities that we applied for:

Echoing Green

The most competitive fellowship where more than 100 applicants are filtered down to less than 12 grants awarded every year. One of our mentors, Mr C V Madhukar is a Echoing Green 2005 fellow. His organization Parliamentary Research Service (PRS) is an independent, not-for-profit initiative that seeks to promote wider debate on upcoming legislative issues in Parliament.

The most competitive fellowship where more than 100 applicants are filtered down to less than 12 grants awarded every year. One of our mentors, Mr C V Madhukar is a Echoing Green 2005 fellow. His organization is an independent, not-for-profit initiative that seeks to promote wider debate on upcoming legislative issues in Parliament.ProGreen did not make it through the first round for 2006 fellowship. We will keep trying.

Youth Social Enterprise Initiative 

We recently applied for the YSEI fellowship. ProGreen is seeking funding to initiate the rural BPO cooperative.

Well, the good news is that we are through to the final round. We are there with 30 odd finalists from the Asia Pac region. All we can do now is to keep our fingers crossed!

Click here to access the YSEI webiste.

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ProGreen tradition continues at BIM

Approximately one year back, the ProGreen team embarked on a journey that pretty much changed our lives. Making it to the final round of the Global Social Entrepreneurship Competition and eventually winning it was a great moment of pride not only for the four of us, but even more for the b-school that we belonged to – Bharathidasan Institute of Management(BIM), Trichy.

One year hence, It was great to hear, once again a team from BIM has qualified for the final round of GSEC, and will be travelling to Seattle in the end of February to attend the competition. Thier social venture called Recompu which will procure outdated computers from corporate and Government organizations and recycle them for the low-end market.

You can learn more about GSEC and this year’s competition at the GSEC Website.

We wish Vidya and Mayank from the Recompu team all the very best.

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