Illuminate Inc Overview
Target demographics: Arsenic affected people,Youth,tribal artisans in Bengal and the Northeast India
Direct beneficiaries per year: >750
Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: Translate MIT OCW courses to regional languages such as hindi,Bengali,Tamil,spanish etc
Geographic areas served: Southeast Asia
Programs: Educational Outreach-The MIT OCW (Open CourseWare)is a web resource used by students all over the world to access course materials from one of the foremost universities of the world. However, majority of the courses in OCW are in English restricting its use to non English speaking population. We at Illuminate Inc translate the course materials into regional languages such as Hindi, Bengali which are distributed free of cost to schools in rural areas to enrich the quality of education.
Rural Model United Nations- The Rural MUN is an initiative to encourage people to “break the boundaries” of their minds.It brings the rural youth in consonance with the latest going ons in the world. It empowers them to give their take on world issues.It broadens their horizons and gives them a belief that even they can influence the world.
Water For Life-People living in arsenic countries like Bangladesh,India millions of people have been living in arsenic infected water that has led to internal organ problems such as cancer.Illuminate Inc in its campaign for ensuring clean and safe water for people living in these arsenic affected areas have started a campaign Water For Life for this cause.
SOS-Save Our Species Illuminate Inc has started a campaign to save wildlife in one of the world most threatened biodiversity zones-Northeast India
Illuminating Styles- An offshoot of Illuminate Inc, Illuminating Styles is a social enterprise that promotes ethnic wear from India’s Northeastern Region.