About Us

Vardhishnu is a not-for-profit organisaiton initiated in 2013 by a young couple; Adwait & Pranali with the help of some of their friends. Vardhishnu aims to work on specific child issues through empirical research & implementation based on its findings. After it inception Vardhishnu soon started its activities with a 'Socio-Economic Analysis of Waste Pickers Working In Jalgaon City, 2013. Adwait & Pranali interacted with 400 waste pickers from Jalgaon. Around 125 of them were children below the age of 14. We at Vardhishnu believes that every child deserves a safe, secure and happy childhood. Yet, there were these children who were trapped in the vicious cycle where there is no access and awareness of formal education, lots of health issues, addiction to consuming substances like Gutkha, Tobacco and above all stigmatisation for the society at large. The study was the turning point in the life of Adwait & Pranali when they decided to focus their energy, resources and time in giving child waste pickers and child labors a childhood which they deserve. A journey started by 10-15 odd children has now reached to more than 500+ children.

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300+
Current direct
reach
Xiaomi Cloud
250+
Children Enrolled & Sustained
in schools
100+
children taken out of vicious
cycle of child labour
Minecraft
3
Community Learning Centres
run by organisation
2
community learning centres
with partners
8
Team
Members

Team Members

AdwaitDandwate

Founder & Executive Director

AdwaitDandwate
Founder & Executive Director

PranaliSisodiya

Director Systems and Processes

PranaliSisodiya
Director Systems and Processes

Mahesh Joshi

Treasurer

Mahesh Joshi
Treasurer

AnitaSalave

Program Co-Ordinator

AnitaSalave
Program Co-Ordinator

Our Impact

Vardhishnu is established by a young group of friends who wants to use their knowledge and skills for the betterment of the society. Before beginning our programmes we did 'Socio-Economic Analysis of Waste Pickers working Jalgaon city. It all started with a series of questions. Waste pickers are people who roam around the city early in the mornings as well as in the midnights to collect 'valuable' waste / garbage and sell it to Kabadiwalas at a negligible cost.


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