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Activating young citizens to solve local civic and environmental problems.

Reap Benefit

India
Reap Benefit is building a tribe of problem-solving citizens who drive change in their local communities by solving everyday issues using local data, local solutions and local campaigns.
Introduction

What is Reap Benefit?

“Nearly 75% of the youth we engage with have taken at least one civic action in the last 6 months. They now see the importance of their role as citizens to solve problems in their communities”

Kuldeep Dantewadia, CEO and Co-founder

Reap Benefit has activated 33000+ young people who have taken 60,000 civic actions in their communities that include reporting issues to local governance, initiating community campaigns and have built 300+ civic innovations that solve local problems in waste, water, sanitation and pollution.

Reap Benefit strives to be a platform that inspires and nurtures young people to flex their civic muscle by taking civic actions. The vision of the platform is to measurably increase the civic muscle of 10 million youth and create a network of 10,000 young civic leaders across India.

Reap Benefit works with youth through grassroots mentorship in schools and civic technology platforms that follow a simple 4-step experiential process:

a) Discover - Identifying local civic and environmental problems

b) Investigate - Collect quantitative and qualitative data to understand the problem better

c) Solve - Ideate, innovate and prototype solutions and campaigns

d) Share - Communicate data and solutions with local stakeholders and governance

The experiential learning is amplified by fun hands-on activities, Do-It-Yourself Solution kits, civic games and Reap Benefit’s civic technology platforms. Reap Benefit’s focus is more on the process than the product, thus enabling young problem solvers to think data, tinker with technology, co-create solutions and collaborate with local governance.

Reap Benefit’s work has been acknowledged by Barack Obama and has received national recognition and awards by the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, MIT GSW, Forbes, Time of India, CNN IBN and Unilever.


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Innovation Overview
10 - 18
Age Group
33 610
Children/Users
1
Country
2013
Established
Not-for-profit
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How one 16-year-old student's venture could help thousands of others | | Citizen Matters
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Reap Benefit's work mentioned by President Obama
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