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Gati – a first of its kind consortium on the disabilities sector took place on November 25, 2016 in Mumbai. Select group of organisations, leaders and expert practitioners convened over mutual challenges and best practices in this event organised by Atma. Sonali Saini, Founder, Sol’s ARC said, “I want to have a healthy dialogue about what the issues are. First thing that is required is a realisation that change is


Atma’s Executive Director Mary Ellen Matsui has won a Gold Stevie Award for Women in Business in the ‘Organization of the Year – Government or Non-Profit- More Than 10 Employees’ category. Heartiest congratulations to other winners! SILVER STEVIE WINNER: The Australian Charity for the Children of Vietnam, Brisbane, QLD, Australia BRONZE STEVIE WINNER: Move This World, New York, NY USA: Move This World This is Atma’s second Stevie Award. In


  Atma has formed an expert group of practitioners from 20 different NGOs in Mumbai who will collaborate to improve access to quality of education for Persons with Disabilities. ‘Gati – A consortium on education for Persons With Disabilities’ will take place on Friday, November 25th, 2016. Atma Executive Director Mary Ellen Matsui says, “Gati is a place for knowledge creation and sharing in the disabilities space. At Gati, participants


Atma was declared as the Silver Stevie Award winner under the ‘Company of the Year – Non-Profit or Government Organizations – Small’ category at 6.30 p.m. IST on August 11,2016. We are humbled with the recognition received for our work in the development sector in Mumbai on an international platform. We’d like to thank the Stevie Awards judges for their encouraging comments about the Atma Accelerator Programme and our impact.


I finished my six-month volunteer stint with Atma just before the start of the London Olympics, so why then am I writing this days before the Rio games start? Because I wanted to give an account of my time volunteering as well as what it has enabled me to achieve over the past four years. I decided to volunteer for Atma at a time in my life later than most volunteers, at the


The Yes Foundation Media for Social Change Fellowship saw eight bright, young minds join the Atma team as volunteers. They have been helping partner NGOs like Gharkul, Anandi, Spark-A-Change Foundation and Karunya Trust with their projects like creating brochures, websites, newsletters and videos. Greeshma, one of the Yes Fellows says, “This was my first attempt at social work. I was really looking forward to bringing my fresh ideas and strategies to


It was a day of reminiscence and laughter as Apni Shala, Mimaansa, Udaan Foundation, St. Willibrords School, and Oscar Foundation bid a nostalgic farewell. Here are some of the highlights from the ceremony: Originally starting at 2 schools and 200 students, Mimaansa has now grown to 8 schools and reaches over 1800 kids. Talking about their exceptional growth, Pooja, Founder, Mimaansa says, “I knew nothing other than neuro-linguistic programming and


Three months in India and the thought of leaving does not settle well with my stomach. At first all unsettling sensations were effects of delicious but sketchy food vendors located in every corner. Now, my stomach has adjusted to Mumbai’s street food and I have adjusted to every street in Mumbai. I recently graduated from Hamilton College, located in upstate New York, with a B.A. in Comparative Literature and Chinese. I have learned a lot during my


Atma has selected six NGOs from Mumbai to be a part of the Atma Accelerator Program. The selected NGOs will be a part of Cohort 2015 and receive 1200 hours of support per year for the next three years along with one dedicated Partnership Manager and three skilled volunteers to help their NGOs become bigger, better and stronger. Atma’s ‘Cohort 2015’ and ‘Special-Ed Cohort 2015’ has NGOs with huge potential


Atma Partners Bright Future, Muskan Foundation and Sol’s ARC graduated from the Accelerator Program on July 7, 2015. It was a day of laughter and anecdotes and remembering days when leaders of these NGOs worked with the Atma team to figure their next best move. “We have had lots of lengthy arguments in this room. Budget wise, we just had 8 lakh when we started. Last year we raised 48