Programmes

Impact

16,758 Direct Impact
1,70,000 Indirect Impact
39000 Social media outreach
1,50,000 Media outreach
29 Partner locations
3786 hour-long sessions conducted
3183 children impacted

Partners

  • HT Paathshaala

    HT Paathshaala

  • Girl Rising

    Girl Rising

  • BeyondSport

    BeyondSport

  • HeForShe

    HeForShe

  • Menstrual Hygiene Day

    Menstrual Hygiene Day

  • StoryWeaver

    StoryWeaver

  • Results For Development

    Results For Development

  • Cambridge RSP

    Cambridge RSP

  • Eco Femme

    Eco Femme

  • BolteRaho

    BolteRaho

  • Girls Count

    Girls Count

  • Help Your NGO

    Help Your NGO

  • Samhita Social Ventures

    Samhita Social Ventures

  • GuideStar India

    GuideStar India

  • Jan Pragati Malesa Mau

    Jan Pragati Malesa Mau

  • Community Welfare School

    Community Welfare School

  • Balu Adda

    Balu Adda

  • Sarthak Foundation

    Sarthak Foundation

  • Modern Madarsa

    Modern Madarsa

  • Husadiya Slum

    Husadiya Slum

  • Bhartiya Balika Vidyalaya

    Bhartiya Balika Vidyalaya

  • Rajakiya Baal Griha (Baalak), Mohaan Road

    Rajakiya Baal Griha (Baalak), Mohaan Road

  • Rajkiya Bal Griha (Balika)

    Rajkiya Bal Griha (Balika)

  • Study Hall Foundation

    Study Hall Foundation

  • Prayaas

    Prayaas

  • Mamta Foundation

    Mamta Foundation

  • Justice Triveni Sahai Shiksha Niketan

    Justice Triveni Sahai Shiksha Niketan

  • Pramodini School

    Pramodini School

  • Nav Srijan

    Nav Srijan

  • Lucknow Childrens’ Home (Girls)

    Lucknow Childrens’ Home (Girls)

  • Acharya Narendra Dev Academy

    Acharya Narendra Dev Academy

  • Deepshikha

    Deepshikha

  • Ehsaas

    Ehsaas

  • UNICEF

    UNICEF

  • Help2Grow

    Help2Grow

  • Letzchange

    Letzchange

  • Letzdream Foundation

    Letzdream Foundation

  • Gudville

    Gudville

  • WishBerry

    WishBerry

  • HopeMonkey

    HopeMonkey

Our Team

  • Akshai Abraham

    Akshai Abraham

  • Angana Prasad

    Angana Prasad

  • Abhilasha Sachan

    Abhilasha Sachan

  • Vikram Namdev (Vicky)

    Vikram Namdev (Vicky)

  • Maaz Hasan

    Maaz Hasan

  • Samiksha Raperia

    Samiksha Raperia

  • Sheba Siddiqui

    Sheba Siddiqui

  • Amit Kumar

    Amit Kumar

  • Divyansha Kumar

    Divyansha Kumar

  • Arushi Dhawan

    Arushi Dhawan

  • Freedom

    Freedom

  • Taru Saxena

    Taru Saxena

  • Tanuja Setia

    Tanuja Setia

  • Niti Saxena

    Niti Saxena

  • Dr. Amrita Dass

    Dr. Amrita Dass

  • Divya Mukand

    Divya Mukand

  • Deeksha Bhatia

    Deeksha Bhatia

  • Rohit Dass

    Rohit Dass

  • Radhika Sharma

    Radhika Sharma

  • Surabhi Kapoor

    Surabhi Kapoor

  • Shinjini Singh

    Shinjini Singh

  • Aashrita Dass

    Aashrita Dass

  • Yukti Malik

    Yukti Malik

  • Shyam Chand Rajput

    Shyam Chand Rajput

  • Pooja Kashyap

    Pooja Kashyap

  • Ayushi Srivastava

    Ayushi Srivastava

  • Somya Agarwal

    Somya Agarwal

  • Sandeep Tewari

    Sandeep Tewari

  • Preeti Gautam

    Preeti Gautam

  • Jyotsna

    Jyotsna

  • Kamzason Hangsing

    Kamzason Hangsing

  • Anjali Singh

    Anjali Singh

  • Alisha Asif

    Alisha Asif

  • Veena Singh

    Veena Singh

  • Joy Banerjee

    Joy Banerjee

  • Sanjay Mucharla

    Sanjay Mucharla

  • Smriti Goswami

    Smriti Goswami

  • Chandni Mathur

    Chandni Mathur

  • Sanyam Bijani

    Sanyam Bijani

  • Franziska Litwinski

    Franziska Litwinski

  • Jayant Chatterjee

    Jayant Chatterjee

  • Pooja Yadav

    Pooja Yadav

  • Poonam Rajput

    Poonam Rajput

  • Sera Kazmi

    Sera Kazmi

  • Abhinandan Quiriyal

    Abhinandan Quiriyal

  • Avinash Deori

    Avinash Deori

  • Irma Hussain

    Irma Hussain

  • Prakriti Gurnani

    Prakriti Gurnani

  • Mirza Aslaan Baig

    Mirza Aslaan Baig

  • Lubna Afzal

    Lubna Afzal

  • Aditi Ghildyal

    Aditi Ghildyal

  • Elin Nelson

    Elin Nelson

  • Shweta Singh

    Shweta Singh

  • Hitkarsh Srivastava

    Hitkarsh Srivastava

  • Priyank Simon

    Priyank Simon

  • Suyash Mishra

    Suyash Mishra

  • Arnab Ozah

    Arnab Ozah

  • Rohit Srivass

    Rohit Srivass

  • Iccha Kohli

    Iccha Kohli

Events

Awards & Recognitions

  • Mahindra – Spark the Rise

    Winner of Mahindra – Spark the Rise contest

    Winner of the first round of the Mahindra – Spark the Rise contest on the basis of public voting and jury selection in November 2012.

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  • Sadguru Gnananda Fellowship

    Awarded with the Sadguru Gnananda Fellowship

    Our founder was awarded with the Sadguru Gnananda Fellowship in August 2014 by the Centre for Social Initiative and Management (CSIM-MSDS) . This fellowship is given to only 3 individuals each year

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  • Karmaveer Chakra

    Awarded with the Karmaveer Chakra

    Our founder was awarded with the Karmaveer Chakra award in November 2012, a National Medallion for Social Justice and Citizen Action the Chakra instituted by iCONGO awarded individuals who have worked

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  • Amazing Indians

    Featured on a TV show "Amazing Indians" on Times Now

    Our founder was featured on a TV show "Amazing Indians" on Times Now channel  in January 2014 for his stellar work with underprivileged children.

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  • Featured as a changemaker in Times of India

    Featured as a changemaker in Times of India in September 2012

    Got featured for bringing positive change in life of underprivileged and street children, both in and out of schools through sports.

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  • Featured by Niti Consulting group in March 2013

    Featured by Niti Consulting group in March 2013

    Niti consulting featured Project KHEL in March 2013 appreciating its innovative approach to build life skills through sports.

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  • Featured on Volunteer Weekly

    Featured on Volunteer Weekly as a story of inspiration, in March 2013

    Volunteer Weekly is a web platform to bring together stories and resources on volunteering for individuals and organizations.  

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  • Featured in Dasra’s Research Report on Sport for Development

    Dasra’s research report on "Sport for Development" in India featured  Project KHEL as an important organization contributing to the sector.

    Dasra is India’s leading strategic philanthropy foundation working to create large scale social change.

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  • The Better India features Project KHEL

    The Better India features Project KHEL in January 2014

    The Better India is a media platform to bring out positive stories of unsung heroes and has a viewership of 1 million plus social media followers and 0.5 million readers per month.

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  • Desh ka Namak

    TATA SALT initiative Desh Ka Namak featured our Founder for his inspirational work.

    Desh ka Namak is an initiative to salute to all those unsung heroes who are fulfilling their responsibility towards the nation.

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  • TEDx Talk: Power of PLAY

    TEDx Talk: Power of PLAY

    In February 2015, our founder Mr. Akshai Abraham gave a TEDx talk on the ‘Power of PLAY’ - highlighting the importance of 'play' as a form of education.

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  • Panelist at workshop organized by Ci3 at The University of Chicago

    Panelist at Ci3 Conference

    Angana Prasad was invited as a panelist at a conference at the UChicago Cente, Delhi with world’s leading organizations to discuss ‘reproductive health and family planning among youth’.

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  • ‘Talk with Amazing Indians’

    'Talk with Amazing Indians'

    The Vishwa Yuvak Kendra organized a talk series called 'Talk with Amazing Indians' wherein individuals with inspiring stories of change share their story with adolescents from high schools, to motivat

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  • Winners at the eNGO Challenge South Asia Awards 2015

    Winners at the eNGO Challenge South Asia Awards 2015

    Project KHEL was chosen as one of the winners under the Juror's Mentions at the eNGO Challenge South Asia Awards 2015 under the Social media category. The event was held in New Delhi on October 9th, 2

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  • GuideStar India NGO Transparency Award

    GuideStar India NGO Transparency Award

    Society for Development Activities (Project KHEL) has been awarded with the ‘Advanced Level-Guidestar India Gold’ recognition of its transparent practices and voluntary demonstrations of accountab

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  • Lucknow Observer features Project KHEL in September 2016

    Lucknow Observer features Project KHEL in September 2016

    Lucknow Observer, a leading online local news portal, features Project KHEL’s work in the story ‘Education as

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  • Founder receives the Young Achievers Award

    Founder receives the Young Achievers Award

    On Teacher's Day 2016, our founder, Akshai Abraham, received the Young Achievers Award from the Chief Secretary of State as a recognition to his contribution in the field of Education in Lucknow. The

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  • Awarded for Excellence in Sports Education

    Awarded for Excellence in Sports Education

    In September 2016, our founder, Akshai Abraham, was awarded the K.D Singh ‘BABU’ Award for the Excellence in Sports Education by PHD Chamber of Commerce, CII and

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  • Featured in The Logical Indian

    Featured in The Logical Indian

    The Logical Indian features three transformational journeys of Project KHEL's very own Santosh, Neeraj and Utt

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  • Featured in DNA (Daily News & Analysis)

    Featured in DNA (Daily News & Analysis)

    DNA features Project KHEL's founder Akshai Abraham, his ideologies th

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  • Featured in The Indian Observer

    Featured in The Indian Observer

    The Indian Observer features Project KHEL at Tedx Dharavi (Feb 2017)

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  • Awarded with India Education Awards, 2017

    Awarded with India Education Awards, 2017

    Our founder, Akshai Abraham was awarded for Innovation in Education at the India Education Awards, 2017 on February 16, 2017 at a ceremony held at Taj, Bangalore. These awards celebrate and felicitat

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  • Awarded with iCONGO’s Karmaveer Puraskar, 2016

    Awarded with iCONGO's Karmaveer Puraskar, 2016

    Our Founder, Akshai Abraham, received iCONGO's  Karmaveer  Puraskar on November 30, 2016, a prestigious national award for constantly striving harder towards a larger social goal. The  "KARMAVEER P

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  • Talk at TEDx Dharavi 2017

    Talk at TEDx Dharavi 2017

    In February 2017, our Founder-Director, Akshai Abraham spoke at TEDxDharavi on Reimagining and Redefining Education.

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  • Woman Achiever Award 2017

    Woman Achiever Award 2017

    Our team member Angana Prasad was felicitated on Women's Day 2017 for her exceptional  work at the grassroots by The Hindustan Times group in association with Jaipuria Institute of Management, Luc

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  • Selection for Anubhav Series

    Selection for Anubhav Series

    Abhilasha Sachan was selected for 'Anubhav Series', an initiative of the The University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy which aims to bring together individuals who have influenced change

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  • Awarded with ‘Guidestar India Gold’ Certification

    Awarded with ‘Guidestar India Gold’ Certification

    Society for Development Activities (Project KHEL) received the ‘Advanced Level-Guidestar India Gold’ certification second time in succession as recognition of its practices and voluntary demonstra

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  • Selected as an Acumen Fellow

    Selection as an Acumen Fellow

    After a rigorous selection process, our founder Akshai Abraham was selected as one of 20 Acumen Regional Fellows from India! The Acumen Fellowship is a year-long leadership development programme

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  • Selected for Youth Champions Initiative

    Selected for Youth Champions Initiative

    Our team member Angana Prasad got selected to participate in the 8-day Youth Champions Initiative (YCI), implem

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  • Featured in The Atlantic – CityLab

    Featured in The Atlantic - CityLab

    The Atlantic- CityLab features how Project KHEL’s is using  The Transformative Power of Play in Urban India to take life skills education to und

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  • Mfreek features Project KHEL’s work

    Mfreek features Project KHEL’s work

    Mfreek is an Online Media Company which aims at generation and distribution engaging content had recently featured Project KHEL in the list of NGOs from Lucknow that are directing their efforts to th

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  • Featured in Grin News

    Featured in Grin News

    Grin news features Project KHEL’s Founder, Akshai Abraham, his journey to start Project KHEL and how Project KHEL is transforming lives of children from low income backgrounds through ‘Power of Pl

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  • Coverage in Hindustan Times highlighting our children at MUN

    Coverage in Hindustan Times highlighting our children at MUN

    Participation of 5 of our children from shelter homes and slum settlements in the Revolutionary Model United Nations 2017 was covered in an article titled “Lucknow slum children impress at Model Uni

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  • Featured in the Family Planning Voices portal

    Featured in the Family Planning Voices portal

    Our senior core team member, Angana Prasad, a Rise Up Youth Champion got featured in the Family Planning Voices portal. The FP Voices is a series like the Humans of New York, which features people ac

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  • Featured in a Sports for Development article by Feminism in India

    Featured in a Sports for Development article by Feminism in India

    Project KHEL’s work was featured in an article on the website of Feminism in India titled “How Is Sports Being Used As A Tool For Development?”

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  • Invited to attend Obama Townhall – India

    Invited to attend Obama Townhall - India

    Our founder was one of about 300 young leaders of India who were invited to attend the Townhall India, an event by the Obama Foundation which saw Barack Obama interacting with the invitees

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  • Featured in Reader’s Digest January 2018 edition

    Featured in Reader’s Digest January 2018 edition

    Our founder was featured in Reader's Digest's Jan- 2018 issue, which covered 'Seven amazing real life stories of courage, compassion and service'.

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  • The Accor Local Hero Award

    The Accor Local Hero Award

    Our Founder was presented with the Accor Local Hero award by Accor Hotels, at their 50 year celebration, in Lucknow, to thank local heroes for their contribution for adding value to the society.

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  • Felicitated as TEACHER WARRIOR

    Felicitated as TEACHER WARRIOR

    Our Founder, Akshai Abraham was felicitated as a TEACHER WARRIOR for his exceptional and unconventional work as an Educator, by ScooNews

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  • PLEDGE FOR CORRUPTION FREE INDIA

    PLEDGE FOR CORRUPTION FREE INDIA

    The Central Vigilance Commission has certified Society for Development Activities (Project KHEL)’s pledge towards integrity and commitment to uphold the highest standards of good governance and et

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  • NGO Leadership Award

    NGO Leadership Award

    Project KHEL received the NGO Leadership Award for Lucknow NGOs, from the Deputy Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Mr. Dinesh Sharma, for innovative work at grassroots with children from disadvantaged

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  • Speaker at Women Without Borders

    Speaker at Women Without Borders

    Our team member Angana Prasad, was invited to speak at the Women Without Borders gathering in Lucknow on Project KHEL’s work

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  • Featured on GOI’s ‘Startup India Hub’

    Featured on GOI's 'Startup India Hub'

    Our Founder's interview was featured on Government of India's Startup Hub

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  • Awarded with “Guidestar India Gold” Certification

    Awarded with “Guidestar India Gold” Certification

    Society for Development Activities (Project KHEL) has been awarded with the prestigious ‘Advanced Level-Guidestar India Gold’ in January 2018, third year in a row.  ‘Guidestar India Gold’ i

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  • Felicitated with Piyush Vaghela Award

    Felicitated with Piyush Vaghela Award

    Our founder, Akshai Abraham, was felicitated with the Piyush Vaghela Community Appreciation Award that honours those people have contributed significantly towards the Ultimate Players Association of

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  • Conferred with Bhoomika Award

    Conferred with Bhoomika Award

    Our senior core team member, Angana Prasad, was awarded on Women’s Day, 2018 with Bhoomika Award, an initiative by Eastern Condiments, to acknowledge her work and sincere passion towards a gender e

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Stories from the ground

Growing Up with Project KHEL

Contributed by: Samiksha Raperia Dated: 1st March, 2018 One thing which never fails to make me happy is Sports; one can never find me sad on the field playing. This connection with sports has been a long one and who knew that I will be working with an organization where I get to do what makes … Continue reading Growing Up with Project KHEL

My Journey to AUO

Contributed by: Vikram Namdeo Dated: 27th Feb, 2018 Main Awadh KHELadis ki team se Ultimate Frisbee khelta hu jo U.P. ki pehli ultimate frisbee team hai. Ahmedabad ne Ahmedabad Ultimate Open tournament organize kia tha jahan poore india ki best teams aayi thi and hamari team ka rank 34 tha. 24th Jan 2018, hamari team Ahmedabad … Continue reading My Journey to AUO

Living with Project KHEL

Contributed by: Sheba Siddiqui Dated: 20th Jan, 2018 As a kid after returning from school, a question asked regularly was “How was school?” .This used to put me in a frenzy to mention each and every thing that made the day so special for me. After my Dad came back from work, I used to … Continue reading Living with Project KHEL

Get Involved

We are always on the lookout for young passionate people to join us in our journey. Get in touch if you want to volunteer with us, or intern for photo-stories, video-editing, DTP, etc. To know what working with us is like, check this video out!

Contact Us

Project KHEL is based in Lucknow and volunteers / visitors are welcome to visit our Made in Maidaan sessions at any time.

Check our session schedule and get in touch via mail or phone before visiting.

Please use email for general enquiries/ job or volunteer applications / to explore institutional networking and partnership opportunities

Email : contact@projectkhel.org

Phone : 0522 495 0280

Office Address :
6/279, Vineet Khand,
Gomti Nagar,
Lucknow – 226010