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"BMI trust stands for all those who can't be seen heard or felt"

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I confirm that I am fully aware of the eligibility criteria, and based on its description, I am eligible to apply to the CSV Prize 2017.

  • Yes, I'm eligible

Preferred language

  • English

Organization name

Ballerina management inst

Year founded


Initiative stage

  • Start-Up (a pilot that has just started operating)

Annual budget in 2017 (USD)

  • $50k - $100k

Number of beneficiaries impacted so far

  • 1,000 - 5,000

Organization type

  • Nonprofit, NGO, or citizen sector

Secondary Focus Area

  • Water

Headquarters location: Country

  • India

Headquarters location: City


Location(s) of impact

India -Pune



Facebook URL


Twitter URL

@bmi trust

Problem: What problem is this initiative trying to address?

BMI trust stands for all those who can't be seen heard or felt... Conditions in the remote areas with the Tribal communities are unimaginable ... Awareness about e basic amenities like Clean and safe water , nutritional food , good health and hygiene was a difficult task ... As this awareness was for the whole community and had to be vigorous and repetitive. "PAINT FOR A CAUSE "is our awareness program.... Where the whole village is involved

Solution Summary: What is the proposed solution? What do you see as its most promising aspects for creating shared value?

Awareness about a problem actually solves 50 % of the problem and remaining will be solved by the practice and promotion of the awreness programs. "PAINT FOR A CAUSE " involves and trains for the awareness amongs the villagers about the cause like Safe and clean water , nutritional food, good health and hygiene.

Impact: What is the impact of the work to date? Specify both the social and the environmental impact of your work

We have conducted @ 2 villages URUWADE & SHIRGAON rural areas around Pune Maharashtra India where we conducted " PAINT FOR CAUSE "and the school children participated with the entire village visited the schools and discussed the topics and appreciated the great work of the children. Indirectly the whole village is educated and awareness is created and this is very effective.

Financial sustainability plan: How is this initiative financially supported? How will you ensure its financial sustainability long-term?

1.99% 2.None 3.In kind like computers medicines clothes etc 4.1% for lectures and guidance at various institutes 5.None

Unique value proposition: What makes your initiative innovative? How does your project differ from other organizations working in the same field?

Our projects is different as it involves and educate the entire village or community . We have been granted the CONSULTATIVE STATUS OF ECOSOC at the UNITED NATIONS

Founding story: Share a story about the "Aha!" moment that sparked the beginning of this initiative.

In a humble effort I represent my BMI Trust ngo ( Ballerina Management Institute) from Pune, India. "Giving"is infectious .. Believe me it was just a drive with a adventure as I had absolutely nothing to do that day in 2006... After a royal drive in Mercedes about 50 kms from my home. Wanted to make my day special so walked in a small hut assuming that I can make some conversation with the underpreveledged and help them in my capacity. I was shocked to see it to be a school.. In worst shape with almost no roof, floor was bad no benches for the kids... Could not control tears which just rolled down with out taking my permission. There made a promise to myself that hence forth will dedicate my life to make such less fortunate .

Where did you hear about the Nestlé Creating Shared Value Prize?

  • Participated in previous CSV Prize competitions


Join the conversation:

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Ratna Joshi  your initiative is for a good noble cause. it would be useful to do measurement of impact to see if your model is actually changing behavior and how to further improve. this is key to ensure replicability.

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Thank you Karineantoniades Antoniades for going through our post and for your interest to actually know about the changes.
YES ... I am so happy to share that wonderful and positive changes happen though they are not overnight or in short period but yes they happen gradually.

The best part is that this project brings about the awareness ... Awareness about education ... Girl child education ... The why of educaction.

"Paint for for a cause" brings the entire village to get her directly or indirectly. It's like a festival where the topics which actually deal with all the problems faced by these tribal villagers who are clueless that these problems can be solved.
So we take up the topics and encourage kids to paint and express themselves through the various colors.
These paintings are then pinned up as exhibition for the villagers and we invite supporters and motivators of our NGO to the village.
These help us :
1. Awareness in the village community
2. Raise funds in front of the villagers
3. Funds are used for the most needy family
4. Supporters are requested to donate in kind when they visit
5. It works GREAT and in tranceparancy
7. We select small size villages with population less than 2000 so as to give best and we are committed.
8. This project could be globally applied as we have seen 100% results.
For further improvement we have to rIse the standard of living of all the groups village or even the slum areas that could be chosen.

"According to me we have to first take up the kids in the chosen area there counselling studying health and hygiene safe clean water and the basic nourishment should be the forte"

"Then comes there family and awareness in the families.... The family by now knows us as we are helping their kids so there response to our awareness program for sure is not negative ... We can start improving the family and surrounding forte.

" Best part of my program is the supporters and the volunteers of these projects are from effluent class so we are also making them aware of the responsibility to give back to society, "

Hence I humbly recommend our project - As it helps HUMANITY ON THE WHOLE.
It can be applicable Globally.
BMI Trust ( Ballerina Management Institute)stands for all those who can't be heard ,
seen or felt.
BMIT stands for
Bright Minds Initiate Together
Thank you
mrs. Ratna joshi