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  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

1. LET’S START WITH DAHI PURI   This crunchy, tangy treat instantly won my heart. What an invention!  2. VADA-PAV    I had to try this! Mumbai’s famed snack Vada Pav hits all the taste-buds and is a favorite snack of everyone from laborers to the CEOs. Hamburger out, humble burger in. 3. RICKSHAWS    I enjoyed taking rickshaw rides in the evening in Mumbai. It’s fun. But, beware, drivers can be really selective about

FCRA 2010 calls for renewal of FCRA registration every five years. FCRA registration is valid for five years from the date of FCRA registration or renewal whichever is earlier. If your FCRA registration is valid till 30-Apr-16, you should apply at least one year before that. This means the last date of application for most NGOs is 30-Apr-15. If your FCRA registration is not renewed or the registration lapses than