NGO wins Google Global Impact Award


Bangalore-based NGO Janaagraha has been awarded the Google Global Impact Award. In a release, Janaagraha said the award was given “in recognition of its path-breaking hyper-local social change network, http://www.ichangemycity.com, which connects citizens with the local government and communities in their neighbourhood.”

The NGO’s http://www.ichangemycity.com has received more than 6,000 complaints from citizens and 4,000 of them have been resolved, the release said. The awards, which were announced at a function in New Delhi on Thursday, are given to entrepreneurial teams who ‘think on a global scale and have a healthy disregard for the impossible.’ ‘Scaling impact through technology’ was the tagline of Google’s Global Impact Challenge.

4 organisations chosen

Four organisations have been chosen for the award, from among the 10 which made it to the finals.

The awardees were chosen by a panel of judges and public votes.

 

 

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