Join 3.5%

We aim to move every vulnerable family in India out of poverty by 2050.

Watch how herepicture of arrow pointing towards the YouTube video

You can

assist disadvantaged families access a portfolio of rights and welfare entitlements to support moving them out of poverty.

Push to see the bigger impact of your tiny effort.
PUSH
A collage of images

Watch how 3.5% of people can bring
about lasting change.

Become part of Samaaj 3.5%

Phule Ambedkar Fellowship

Phule Ambedkar Fellowship is an effort to bring together individuals who believe in the intersection of social justice and public policy. It is a cross functional and rotational role where an individual undertakes strategic projects resulting in possible long term leadership roles on Indus Action’s mission. The program enables individuals to gain a deeper understanding of a policy implementation and develop skills across Partnerships, Technology and Organisational Development. The focus of the fellowship will be on Policy Implementation of PoWER (Portfolio of Welfare Entitlements and Rights).

Phule Ambedkar Fellowship is a 6-months full-time commitment with Indus Action. Fellows will be either mapped to a specific vertical in the functional teams or one of the five state units of Indus Action in Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Karnataka, Telangana and Uttar Pradesh. Post 6-months, fellows will have an opportunity to move into a full time role with Indus Action.

Champions Programme

Incepted in December 2020, Samaaj 3.5% is an initiative by Indus Action to foster active citizenship by bringing together individuals who believe in equal access to legislative rights. 3.5% consists of people from different walks of life with a common identity of volunteers. Samaaj 3.5% program is committed towards building a volunteer network across India to prepare individuals to advocate for social issues within their communities. Through a 6-months experiential learning curriculum, the program trains its community and civic champions in skills and values that equip them to engage with and for communities on the ground.

Champions are recruited through a rigorous selection process across 5 state units of Indus Action. Throughout the program, they closely work with state teams, partner organisations, community leaders and beneficiaries to ensure last mile delivery of government schemes. The first cohort of Samaaj 3.5% will be graduating in July 2021.

Phule Ambedkar Fellowship

Champions Programme

Phule Ambedkar Fellowship

Phule Ambedkar Fellowship is an effort to bring together individuals who believe in the intersection of social justice and public policy. It is a cross functional and rotational role where an individual undertakes strategic projects resulting in possible long term leadership roles on Indus Action’s mission. The program enables individuals to gain a deeper understanding of a policy implementation and develop skills across Partnerships, Technology and Organisational Development. The focus of the fellowship will be on Policy Implementation of PoWER (Portfolio of Welfare Entitlements and Rights).

Phule Ambedkar Fellowship is a 6-months full-time commitment with Indus Action. Fellows will be either mapped to a specific vertical in the functional teams or one of the five state units of Indus Action in Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Karnataka, Telangana and Uttar Pradesh. Post 6-months, fellows will have an opportunity to move into a full time role with Indus Action.

Close

Champions Programme

Incepted in December 2020, Samaaj 3.5% is an initiative by Indus Action to foster active citizenship by bringing together individuals who believe in equal access to legislative rights. 3.5% consists of people from different walks of life with a common identity of volunteers. Samaaj 3.5% program is committed towards building a volunteer network across India to prepare individuals to advocate for social issues within their communities. Through a 6-months experiential learning curriculum, the program trains its community and civic champions in skills and values that equip them to engage with and for communities on the ground.

Champions are recruited through a rigorous selection process across 5 state units of Indus Action. Throughout the program, they closely work with state teams, partner organisations, community leaders and beneficiaries to ensure last mile delivery of government schemes. The first cohort of Samaaj 3.5% will be graduating in July 2021.

Close

Register Now

Have doubts?

How much time should I devote daily to the program?

The champions will be working from Monday- Friday every week. If you are joining as a Community Champion, you will be expected to spend 5-6 hours daily for the program and if you are joining as a Civic Champion, you will be expected to spend 1.5-2 hours daily.

Should I be in the same city where the project is happening?

If you are a Community Champion, you have to be in the same city. In the case of Civic Champions, it would be preferable if you are in the same city. The option of working remotely can be considered if you are well versed with the language and the context of the city you are mapped to. Currently, our project management units are based out of five cities: Delhi, Lucknow, Raipur, Bangalore and Hyderabad.

What am I expected to do as a Community or Civic Champion?

The main aim of your engagement will be to work with vulnerable families and ensure the last mile delivery of welfare rights.

What skill set is expected from a Community and Civic Champion?

Following are the basic skills required from a champion: ability to connect and interact with the community; basic writing and reading skills; understanding on the usage of smartphones and basic understanding about local issues and governance structures in the neighbourhood.

What will my learning and development curve look like in the course of six months?

The effort of Indus Action will be to ensure a continuous learning process for the champions over the course of the six months. We will be working with the champions to ensure that they are able to develop a good understanding of legislative rights, developing skills for community engagement, and also assist them in their journey to become a social entrepreneur. We will also be conducting fortnightly technical and non technical sessions for learning and development of the champions.

What will happen at the end of six months?

At the end of six months, you will be given a ‘Certificate of Experience’ from Indus Action. We will also be giving opportunities to champions to develop proposals which can be eligible for seed funding from Indus Action and also assist champions to work with other Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in the future.

What if I want to leave the program before the completion of six months?

We strongly discourage champions leaving before the completion of the program. Only in exceptional circumstances will this be considered and in case someone opts to leave before the completion of six months, the ‘Certificate of Experience’ will not be provided.

Impact

0

Volunteers

0

Covid Calls

0

Surveys

0

CSWN Admissions

Updates

JALSA 2021 - group picture of attendees

Cohort 2 - Bootcamp - 7-8,11-12 Oct. '21
4 days, 3 states, 35 champions! This was the beginning of the foundation of the 2nd cohort of Samaaj 3.5% where...

Read more
JALSA 2021 - group picture of attendees

‘JALSA’ - 31 August 2021
समाज 3.5% एक पहल है जसिके तहत हमारी कोशिश है की हम एक भिन्न लोगो और समादयो से जुड़कर सामजिक नेतृत्व के द्वारा बदलाव ला सके।

Read more

Cohort 2 Recruitment Drive - 1 Aug 2021
The recruitment drive begins for the 2nd Cohort (16 Aug'21 to...

Read more

Design Thinking Workshop - 26-27 July 2021
A 10-hour workshop, spread across 2 days to fuel social entrepreneurial ideas and ...

Read more

Our Champions

Click on the champion's picture or name to read bio.

The 3.5%

The Samaaj 3.5% team comprises of committed citizens zealous for change in their community. Be it travelling miles to distribute ration or respond to Covid emergencies or equip a community to respond to crisis, our team is ever ready to bring change to their communities by serving its members.

Mentors

Cohort 1

Cohort 2

Mentors

Achalika Ahuja

Anagha Shetty

Ananya Iyer

Chris Kollian

Hemanth Kumar

Laxmi Priya

Lokesh Joshi

Madhu Thalari

Meenu Devi

Meenu Joseph

Pankaj Sahu

Cohort 1 (Dec'20 - July'21)

Anysha

Arti

Chandrakala

Jaya

Jyoti

Kanmani

Kiran

Laxmi

Parmila

Parveen

Rekha

Talat

Taskeen

Urmi

Varsha

Cohort 2 (Oct'21 - March'22)

Aarti

Abhay

Abhishek

Akhilesh

Anju

Ankit

Anuradha

Apoorva

Avinash

Dipti

Divya

Harish

Jay

Jyoti

Komal

Lata

Lila

Mamta

Manvendra

Monika

Navita

Neha

Nida

Prabhat

Radhika

Rajeev

Rakhi

Renu

Rubina

Saksham

Sandeep

Sheelu

Uma

Upendra

Our Partners

Samaaj 3.5% is an ecosystem of individuals and organisations who believe in active citizenship and community led-change. We encourage individuals and institutions who share this belief to join hands with us. You can:

campaign bootcamp's logo
rohini nilekani philanthropies' logo