It’s Friday and it’s time for our weekly NGO news roundup!
Helplocal is here with the latest NGO news gathered from different sources to help you stay informed about the current happenings in the nonprofit sector.
Let’s quickly go through the stories of the post-week about education, social welfare, and social awareness that are in the limelight.
Indian scientist sets up NGO in US
A 25-year-old Indian-born space scientist, Priya Patel, has started an NGO which aims at offering support to Indian students from low socio-economic strata interested in space-related studies.
In an interview with a leading daily, Priya revealed that the aim of her NGO, The Sharda Foundation which has been named after her grandmother, is to bring talented and aspiring Indian school students to the facilities of an overseas space agency, like NASA.
NGO urges Amitabh Bachchan to withdraw from ad campaign
A national anti-tobacco organization has urged Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan to withdraw from an advertising campaign promoting pan masala, saying that the move would help wean away youngsters from getting hooked to tobacco addiction.
15-year-old girl gang-raped in Maharashtra
In a gruesome case of multiple gangrapes, 29 people have been booked and 26 apprehended for sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl from the suburb of Dombivli over a period of nine months. The girl has been admitted to the Kalwa government hospital in Thane district; her condition is stable. Police said of the 26 in their custody, two are minors. The main accused is a 21-year-old named Vijay Fuke, a recovery agent for a private bank.
The couple resigns to help stray animals in Himachal Pradesh
Robin and Shivani Singh, founders of Peepal Farm, is a techie couple that used to run an IT company in the US come back to India and set up a stray animal rescue center and clinic, a no-till organic farm, and a women-driven small-scale social enterprise in Dhanotu village of Kangra district.
That’s it! These are the freshest stories on non-profits from the ongoing week.
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