“Ardour,” Avneesh Chhabra says, “is a phrase that’s extremely appreciated, however hardly ever adopted.” Chhabra, who calls himself as a social entrepreneur, is the founding father of Qause (an company that digitises NGOs) in addition to that of PassionGuru (offers free mentoring to youngsters aged 8-16 by way of on-line lessons and even offered completion certification to make studying extra fruitful).
Whereas Qause (pronounced ‘trigger’) was based two years in the past, PassionGuru was began by him after the lockdown this 12 months, in Could.
Whereas there are lakhs of NGOs in India, a handful have a web-based presence. “Those which have it (on-line presence) want extra visibility and higher illustration,” says Chhabra. Qause goals to bridge that hole by hand-holding and offering them cellphone help of their regional language to convey their presence on-line and allow them to take donations on-line as properly.
“Our essential agenda is mainly to digitise all NGOs in India. That’s the tip aim. We’ve made it simple, too. NGOs can register for a free net profile on Qause.com just by clicking the ‘Be part of Us’ hyperlink and importing their NGO knowledge. Proper now 350 NGOs from 12 states are a part of our community; we anticipate to develop this quantity to about 650 NGOs earlier than the tip of this 12 months,” he provides.
The income mannequin of Qause is pretty easy—NGOs should pay Rs 500 per 30 days, and Qause will give it an online profile, take its story within the regional language and rewrite it in English and put it up on the profile.
PassionGuru was based, partly, due to Qause. “By our vast Qause community of NGOs, we had been capable of attain out to many less-fortunate youngsters who had been brimming with expertise, all they wanted was a hand to carry to information them, and that was it. We recognised the hole and began engaged on it. That’s how PassionGuru got here into the image,” Chhabra says.
This initiative (PassionGuru) has been operating in 13 states, providing free on-line passion-based lessons to less-fortunate youngsters (aged 8 to 16) overlaying numerous artwork varieties similar to dancing, singing, taekwondo, signal language, portray/sketching, yoga, and so forth. “The less-fortunate part of our society hesitates to pursue what they love due to inaccessibility to primary channels that may assist them develop with their expertise. At PassionGuru, we intention to show their ardour into occupation,” he provides.
PassionGuru, since Could, has been capable of impression the lives of over 1,000 youngsters. Amongst these, the group has tried to establish youngsters who’re self-driven and self-motivated—those that may be future thought leaders—and has chosen about 80 star youngsters who’re extremely proficient ultimately or the opposite or gifted in no matter artwork kind they’ve chosen. “Now we’re mentoring them on a one-to-one or one-to-three degree,” Chhabra says. “We’re additionally creating digital profiles for them.”
Chhabra provides his imaginative and prescient behind this undertaking is to create an inspiring platform for the underprivileged youngsters who hardly ever get an opportunity to pursue what they love doing by getting them entry to ardour mentors.
PassionGuru, he says, additionally permits individuals to grow to be a mentor if they’ve a minimal of three years of expertise. “We’ve 4 volunteering choices that require little or no experience—aside from being fluent in English and their respective regional language for the time being—and contemplating Covid-19 security, all our choices are on-line, together with tele-callers, content material writers, moderators and academics,” he shares.