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Reap Benefit

place India

Activating young citizens to solve local civic and environmental problems.

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. The experiential learning is amplified by hands-on activities, Do-It-Yourself Solution kits, civic games and Reap Benefit’s technology platforms, which includes a Web App, a WhatsApp Chatbot, and a Civic Forum.

HundrED 2021


Web presence






July 2019
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

About the innovation

What is Reap Benefit?

Reap Benefit has activated 45000+ young people who have taken 94,821 civic actions in their communities that include reporting issues to local governance, initiating community campaigns and have built 500+ 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

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, Times of India, CNN IBN and Unilever.

Impact & scalability

Impact & Scalability

Has reached large numbers in India at low cost using a DIY solution kit which provide young people with a process to engage in civic actions. The impact on creative skills is achieved by exploration, problem solving and collaboration with each other & with civic structures.

HundrED Academy Reviews

Clearly from the evidence, the impact on those participating is huge and the scalability is continuing so it deserves to be recognised for helping to challenge, engage and excite learners as well as those within their community. This is making a difference.

I love the altruism and community spirit at the heart of this project. It certainly has the potential to be very transformative in a number of ways.

- Academy member
Academy review results
High Impact
Low Scalability
High Impact
High Scalability
Low Impact
Low Scalability
Low Impact
High Scalability
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