“There cannot be daily democracy without daily citizenship.” – Ralph Nader
About Desh Apnayen Sahayog Foundation
Desh Apnayen was founded by Mr. Vallabh Bhanshali, Co-founder and Chairman of ENAM Securities, and his associates in 2015. Its vision is to co-create Democracy 2.0, by building an accountable citizenry and society around three important themes: citizenship education, volunteerism and neighbourhood engagement.
Schools that would like to start the Desh Apnayen ACTIZENS’ Club, take part in monthly activities, or access the ACTIZEN Education Content can write to firstname.lastname@example.org or 8898890202. The programmes are offered at no cost to the schools.
About Praja Foundation
Praja is a non-partisan organisation working towards enabling accountable governance since 1997. It believes that urban governance in India has failed to deliver good governance to the citizens of urban India, and that this is due to the governance structure of urban India. It also believes that the lack of true grassroot democracy where local elected representatives and local governments are not sufficiently empowered and not responsive to the citizens is the primary cause for lack of effective governance in cities.
Praja undertakes data driven research for identifying capacities in urban governance, map inefficiencies in their work processes and identify best practices. It then provides this information to urban governance stakeholders including elected representatives, administration, citizens, media and academia; and works with leadership amongst its stakeholders to identify and address inefficiencies in building their capacities to improve work processes in urban governance.