27 Dec '11, 6pm

Traveling Across Rural India on a Grassroutes Fellowship: Grassroutes Fellowship Program identifies promising y...

Traveling Across Rural India on a Grassroutes Fellowship: Grassroutes Fellowship Program identifies promising y...

Grassroutes Fellowship Program identifies promising youth with a passion for social entrepreneurship, and sends them on a travel across rural India on a one-month road trip. The fellows discover and work with local change makers during the trip, and get ideas and inspiration for their own social action projects. Srikrishna Mamidipudi, an engineer turned social entrepreneur in India, recently became a Grassroutes Fellow. The fellowship enabled him to work with Vayali Folklore Group based in southern India, which endeavors to preserve the traditional art and craft and knowledge of the region by involving youth into traditional programs. Mamidipudi was assigned to the Eco Bazaar marketing project with a goal to help the traditional sellers expand their market rather than limiting themselves to sale at just local exhibitions. Mamidipudi's task was to identify eco-stores across...

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