Where are India’s Children started as a digital campaign in 2018 July by three adoptive parents. The campaign culminated on November 14th, Children’s day by asking all the campaign registrants to send messages to Women and Child Development authorities with the challenges and solutions plaguing the child protection mechanism. 1200 good Samaritans spend 20 minutes that day and sent messages on November 14th, 2018. Our youngest volunteer was a 12-year-old who made a video.
To build on the momentum generated by the campaign, the founders got together to start WAIC as an NGO.
Every child in India is assured a right to family through long-term changes made to the adoption ecosystem. Every child in shelters is accounted for and no child languishes in shelters unnecessarily.
Make every child in shelters visible to the authorities through digitalization. Evaluate children for adoption eligibility through policy changes. Bring about a sustainable change through adoption related training and public awareness.
Journey So far
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is the co-founder of Lavni Ventures. Prior to founding Lavni Ventures, he worked in the Energy Industry, where over different international assignments,
is the co-founder of Lavni Ventures. Prior to founding Lavni Ventures, he worked in the Energy Industry, where over different international assignments, he worked in the functional areas of Research & Development, Knowledge Management, Business Development, and Corporate IT Management. Sanjay is also an Angel Investor and mentor to several technology and social-innovation startups. He is actively involved in several charities and social organizations. Sanjay will help drive the fundraising and technology focus for WAIC.
is Head NCL Innovations at CSIR-NCL and Founder Director Venture Center (a National award-winning non-profit inventive enterprises and deep tech incubator).
is Head NCL Innovations at CSIR-NCL and Founder Director Venture Center (a National award-winning non-profit inventive enterprises and deep tech incubator). Dr Premnath is a technology developer, innovation and incubation manager, startup mentor and co-founder of 2 medtech startups. He has provided leadership for teams that have won National awards for technology development, intellectual property management and business incubation. Dr Premnath has also helped initiate and coordinate activities for the NGO Asha for Education (funding basic education for underprivileged children in India) in Boston and Pune. He is a chemical engineer and an alumnus of MIT in the US, IIT-Bombay (Distinguished Alumnus, 2022) and has been a Chevening Technology Enterprise Scholar in Cambridge, UK.
Bachelors of Engineering (Civil) First Class with Distinction from Government College of Engineering, Pune.Topper in Maharashtra Public Service Commission exam 1993.
Bachelors of Engineering (Civil) First Class with Distinction from Government College of Engineering, Pune.Topper in Maharashtra Public Service Commission exam 1993. Worked in various key positions in Government of Maharashtra for 15 years in Urban and Rural areas as Dy Collector, Dy Commissioner Municipal Corporation. Also worked extensively in Yashawantrao Chavan Academy of Development Administration, premier Institute for training of senior Government officers and policy making on various Government development areas. Worked in Japan (Okayama) for extensive Urban Management training offered by Government of Japan. After the stint in Government for 15 years, worked with the reputed Corporates at Senior Strategic Positions for 10 years in Mega Urban projects and Infrastructure Projects. Presently Founder Director - BEQ & BN Management Consultants. Associated as growth partners with reputed domestic and International Corporates.
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