Goonj repositions urban surplus material beyond charity, to address neglected rural needs and issues like Water, Education, and Livelihood by involving the urban and rural masses.
Work and Achievements
Goonj is an award winning voluntary organization that is using urban India’s surplus as powerful resource for addressing neglected rural issues and needs. Rural communities build huge bamboo bridges, dig up wells, develop irrigation canals, build drainage systems, build village schools and many such much needed development works across India.
Goonj makes rural communities understand their own power and uses urban material as reward for the efforts of rural communities. The urban surplus material thus becomes a facilitator, an entry point into people’s lives. Goonj also turns last shreds of urban waste into recycled products to generate livelihood for hundreds of women. Goonj’s work where with urban surplus material is filling up gaps of resources in development works but also dignifies act of Giving.
Fund Utilisation Statement
Children in urban & rural schools dwell on two opposite ends of society - one blessed in abundance while other grapples for basics. “School to School” initiative bridges gaps and focuses on dignity.