Puja Balachander

Puja Balachander

Name: Puja Balachander
Organization: Ashoka Changemakers
Title: Intern
I am an undergraduate student who is passionate about pursuing a career in the International Development field. I am interested in using education technology to improve the quality of and access to education in India as part of a career that involves integrating high-tech and International Development to achieve innovative solutions to persistent problems. I hope to use my education at American University, and the experiences I gain there, to equip me for a fulfilling career in the International Development field.

Challenge Entries

Mar 28, 2014 / 0 Comments / in HIV/AIDS, Reproductive health, Sexuality

Sexual Health Innovations creates technology to transform sexual health and wellbeing in the United States.

Mar 28, 2014 / 0 Comments / in Education, Girls' development, Women's issues, Youth leadership

She's the First is a 501c3 organization that invests in girls’ education. We provide scholarships to girls in developing world countries, who will become first-­‐generation high school graduates and stand a chance of freeing themselves from the shackles of poverty. In the process, we provide leadership training to U.S. students, who raise funds and awareness through our expansive campus chapter network.

LOTUS collaborates across sectors to fund anti-­‐human trafficking work and create system change within the tourism sector around more responsible employment practices.

Urban Creators is a youth-­‐driven organization empowering inner city youth to transformation blighted landscapes into models of urban resiliency. Through community organizing, urban agriculture, and entrepreneurial service-­‐learning, we engage citizens in environmental revitalization efforts that utilize local resources to build self-­‐sufficiency and pioneer grass-­‐roots economic development.

The project is Berim.org. Berim means let's go in Farsi and our mission is to help unlock the potential of change makers in Iran to serve.

Mar 28, 2014 / 0 Comments / in Employment

The Muse aims to break down those barriers and demystify the professional world. Sometimes all someone needs is a friend -­‐ or a Muse -­‐ to show them the way.