Development Labs aims to promote and develop new ideas from the youth of the nation. We are a bunch of young enthusiasts who want to bring about a change and make this world a better one for generations to come. We are sure our next generations would be afraid to play in the Sun because there would be no ozone to protect them, afraid to drink water because it is poisoned with arsenic, afraid to eat food because it is now carcinogenic, and adulterated, and probably afraid to even breathe because of the high pollution. India employs 60 million child labourers, homes over 400 million people below poverty line, 150 million malnourished children- a problem which has only grown in the past five years, and more than 300 illiterate adults. Millions affected by Asthama, 1.5 million TB patients, and another 1.5 million HIV /AIDS affected people. An old Kashmiri proverb states, “We have not inherited the earth from our forefathers, but only borrowed it from our children”. We are sure this is not the heritage we intend to leave for them. We are looking for innovative solutions to solve these problems so come be a part of this change. Write to us at email@example.com if you want to volunteer with us or have any idea that you want to explore which can transform the way the world functions. We have just one life to live and one planet to protect, so let the change begin!!
In the last couple of decades India has proved its economic prowess not only at the regional level but has emerged as a strong pillar of global economy. Even in times of recession, when the world was under huge pressure, India registered a growth of 6.4%. India is still expected to grow at a rate of over 8% for times to come. However, at this juncture it must also be noted that All is not well. If we continue to grow at 10%, India would finish all its resources by 2030. This calls for deep rethinking in the models of growth we have been following uptil now. Thus, natural resource conservation and valuing our resources forms the key to sustainable development of India India is also challenged by another list of challenges. These include- poverty, regional disparity, healthcare infrastructure & services, sustainable livelihoods, sanitation & hygiene, illiteracy, child labor, gender disparity…... and the list goes on. It is obvious that solutions to all these issues have to come not only from government agencies but from all spheres of the society. These would include civil society, non-governmental organizations, individuals at large and most importantly businesses. With this background, Development Labs was born. At Development Labs, we have developed a bi-directional model to merge these sections of the society to bring about sustainable growth.
Development Labs intends to sensitize citizens at large and involve them in creating a greater impact. With an innovative approach to developing a better India, Development Labs has imbibed continuous change as the only constant in our approach. Development Labs, will empower, educate, and enlighten not only the citizens who want to do their bit to create a better society, but also the NGOs working at the grassroots and equip them with new tools and methodologies for carrying out their work more effectively and efficiently. We also aim to create a new breed of responsible consumers. Involving and connecting with citizens on various social and environmental issues prevalent in the society is the core of Development Labs. Through new and innovative ways of engaging people, we want to use their ideas and evolve them into workable pragmatic solutions. (Please check Labs section of the website). We work on a simple participatory model, bridging the gap between India and Bharat. The model is oriented towards increasing the flow of resources and information through the entire structure. This bi-directional approach is a hybrid model of both top-down and bottom-up approach. We, presently, offer a small range of products to serve the growing environmentally and socially sensitive consumers who want to bring about a change.
We are presently offering T-Shirts with a social orientation. These T-Shirts are based exclusively on Eight Millennium Development Goals namely-
a. poverty and extreme hunger,
b. Universal Primary Education,
c. Promote Gender Equality,
d. Reduce Child Mortality,
e. Improve Maternal Health,
f. Combating HIV/AIDS, Malaria and other Diseases,
g. Ensure Environmental Sustainability,
h. Global Partnership for Development.
Every T-Shirt you buy not only speaks your mind but also contributes to a cause. The profit earned from these apparels is diverted to bringing about a change you intend to create. A newsletter is sent to you every six months indicating the scale of impact that has been created.
We are also offering a Certificate Course in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) for students who intend to pursue a career in CSR, development sector, and as social entrepreneurs. This course is intended to lay a firm foundation about business ethics, stakeholder engagement & management, best practices, systemizing & structuring CSR, CSR as a strategic approach. We prefer students with background in Social Work, Volunteering, Psychology and Home Science; however, others are also encouraged to join the course and learn more.
Development Labs is in process of developing a series of documentaries to create awareness on various issues like Indian Indigenous Tribes, BPOs in Rural India, Dying Indian Art, Social security for Indian jawans who sacrificed their lives, Female Feticides, Soil conservation, Water conservation, Floods, check dams, Plastics- as a necessary Evil, Homeless Children, Traditional Crafts, Modern Agricultural Techniques, Organic farming, Child Labour, Tuberculosis, Old Age- homelessness & loneliness, Cancer & diabetes in children, Thalessiemia, Encephalitis, Sanitation-squatting with dignity, and HIV/AIDS.
How can CSR add value to my bottom line?
How can I integrate CSR into both my business and business strategies?
How should CSR evolve over the next 5 to 10 years for my organization?
How can I most effectively champion CSR within my organization?
How can I energize others to embrace the CSR agenda?
What constitutes CSR best practice and how is it applicable to my organization?
If you want answers to these questions then read on!!
Corporate Consultancy Services
At Development Labs, we help you reach out to organizations which are aligned to your cause thus creating a greater impact. We are in the process of tying up with domestic and international clients achieve new heights in their CSR initiatives.
We help you reach out to specific organizations aligned to your cause. This reduces your time and effort which could be directed to addressing other priority issues. We only enroll those organizations which are credible to ensure your funds are directed into safe hands.
In this highly competitive world, integrating CSR into business strategy gives a company a competitive advantage over its peers. CSR can also act as a measure for increasing your operational efficiency, leading to improved productivity and better environmental impact. Our experts can help you achieve maximum results in these areas.
Sustainability reporting has evolved from environmental reporting to include various aspects of social and economic reporting. This has led to requirement of highly professional experts who can help organizations prepare such reports.
We know that the money invested by you towards the cause requires constant monitoring and attention. The demand made on your time and energy by other business may not leave you with capacity to attend specifically to your CSR portfolio with the degree of care you deem appropriate. We understand your situation and offer monitoring & evaluation services taking the same level of care and attention you would devote to monitoring your portfolio.
Stakeholder engagement and mapping is increasingly becoming a part of mainstream business practice and central to public policy decision-making and delivery. At Development Labs, we provide a unique model to engagement with all your external stakeholders at the same platform.
For any organization it is essential to analyze the extent of its impacts. The role of third party assessments is even more important to avoid any interference and to measure the impacts correctly. Thus Development Labs has introduced this service for all our corporate partners & members.
T-shirt: Wear it to share it
Development Labs believes in generating new ideas and philosophy of social enterprise model.
We have tried to integrate value with clothing .it will not just add another wear in your closet but it will add value to your character and attitude. We are calling it responsible clothing, your individual responsibility towards global concern. We understand that not everybody can directly contribute towards social issues but our clothing range can facilitate and bring you closer towards fulfilling the promise to make our planet better place to live for future generation.
Our current focus is on generating awareness on UN Millennium Development Goals .A team of young creative designers have come up with great ideas, which we have tried to incorporate in our range of T-Shirts.
We have carefully selected these implementing partners through a model which we have developed.
We have tried to keep the model full proof so that there is no discrepancy at later stages of the project.
We have a dedicated team which is regularly in touch with these partners and helps them implement
their goals in the respective fields.
Development Labs Provided us with great idea through T-Shirt which helped us connect with the beneficiary like never before. Now our voices are heard with interest and enthusiasm.They are proactive in the approach towards developmental work. The young team of Development Labs are beaming with ideas and innovations. We are blessed to work with them and will continue working with them.
Asian Environment ,Shonbhadra
|The project team of Development Labs helped us in the formulation of the project, which is helping us to raise fund for our organization from different donors. Their approach towards project designing and analysis is crystal clear which donors always demand. We intend to have long term relationship with you.Thanks & All the best to Team Development Labs.
Lukhnow MahilaSeva Trust. (Lukhnow U.P)
|We did not know whom to approach and how to approach for project which was really needed in our area. We met with the team of Development Labs and from then everything changed. They are not only helping us connect with donors but also building our capacity to work from our own resources to have a sustained donor base. We have learnt a lot from them and are still learning.
|Young People With Great Vision.
Thanks A lot For creating customized solution for our organization.
Shubhkant, Socio Economic Research Institute (Delhi).
|They always keep you informed about your project. Their accountability and strategy to always have backups never let us down.They are doing extra ordinary service to organizations like us who are always busy in implementing work. Its like we have branch office in Delhi. It is great pleasure working with Development Labs.
Al Hussain Educational Society, (Aurangabad, Maharastra. )