April 14, 2024
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#20: Adoption Reforms for India

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“… there are roughly about 30 million children who are orphaned or abandoned; they are living on the streets as far India is concerned. But out of the 30 million, roughly about five to six lacs (hundred thousand) only make up to a formalized channel itself….Surprisingly, the adoption rate is very low in India, unlike the US or Japan, there are roughly on an average 3000 to 4000 children who get adopted.”

Meet Mr. Vidyadhar Prabhudesai! Recipient of Thane City’s second highest civilian awards. Vidyadhar is a versatile professional who started off in the corporate sector but soon realised that his passion lies in empowering people. In this episode we talk about the adoption eco-system in India and how some reforms are urgently needed. He is a life-long change maker and now a father to the beautiful Adyaveda.

He founded LeadCap Trust which empowered more than 10 million youth between 2007 and 2012 and LeadCap Ventures which consults for national governments and international institutions like UN, World Economic Forum. He is a Curator of Global Shapers of the World Economic Forum and Fellow of UN and Ford Foundation. An alumnus of Thunderbird and Aegis, he shares board seats on institutions such as International Foundation for Sustainable Peace and Development, Harvard Business Review, Dalham Foundation. He is also a member of Principal Scientific Advisor’s Consultative Group, Mentor of Change, NITI Aayog and Ambassador of Jagriti Yatra.

He appeared in Episode 20 of Season 2 talking about Adoption Reforms for India

Know More about him — http://vidyadharprabhudesai.com
https://www.linkedin.com/in/vidyadhar/

Media Articles by Vidyadhar on this topic:
https://thelogicalindian.com/app-lite/trending/low-level-of-child-adoption-in-india-38245

https://www.linkedin.com/posts/vidyadhar_epw-october-8-2022-carried-my-article-ref-ugcPost-6985210303995129856-WxvH?utm_source=share&utm_medium=member_desktop

CARA — https://cara.nic.in

Listen to an excerpt from the conversation here:

His TEDx Talk —

You can watch the video below.

Authors

  • Vidyadhar Prabhudesai

    Please welcome Mr. Vidyadhar Prabhudesai! A maker of leaders. Vidyadhar is a versatile professional who started off in the corporate sector but soon realised that his passion lies in empowering people. He founded LeadCap Trust which empowered more than 10 million youth between 2007 and 2012 and LeadCap Ventures which consults for national governments and international institutions like UN, World Economic Forum. He is a Curator of Global Shapers of the World Economic Forum and Fellow of UN and Ford Foundation. An alumnus of Thunderbird and Aegis, he shares board seats on institutions such as International Foundation for Sustainable Peace and Development, Harvard Business Review, Dalham Foundation. He is also a member of Principal Scientific Advisor's Consultative Group, Mentor of Change, NITI Aayog, and Ambassador of Jagriti Yatra.

  • Saurabh Nanda

    Saurabh Nanda is an Educator, a Career Consultant, and an International Youth Mentor. He is an ardent supporter of the Sustainable Developmemnt Goals (SDGs). He is associated with hundreds of schools and institutions across India, the Middle-East, Japan, Denmark and other countries. He is the official mentor for colleges in Delhi University, National Institute of Technology (NIT), Jalandhar, Punjab Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS), Jalandhar. He is the official youth and start-up mentor for global organisations such as Youth and United Nations Global Alliance (YUNGA), Japan, Purpose in Motion (PIM), Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) and many others. He gets his mentees to do research projects on all SDGs. He is the recipient of the national level Josh Education Awards for “Best Initiative for Mental Health Awareness” by the Dainik Jagran group.

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