Awards & Recognitions

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 Play’ in the article, ”Learning about life by playing”. Grin News is an online media platform which focuses and features the stories of solutions, of entrepreneurs, of hope and success, from around the world.

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 the betterment of the city and its people.

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 underserved children. CityLab site explores "the most innovative ideas and pressing issues facing today's global cities and neighbourhoods” and has more than 4,25,000 readers annually.

Selected for Youth Champions Initiative

Our team member Angana Prasad got selected to participate in the 8-day Youth Champions Initiative (YCI), implemented by the Public Health Institute (PHI) of California, with support from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation.

Selected 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 that selects outstanding individuals who have the audacity to transform the world, making it a more inclusive place.

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 demonstrations of its transparency and accountability in the public domain. Guidestar India is India’s largest NGO information repository with fully searchable database of over 6,800 NGOs. Click here to visit the Guidestar India profile of Society for Development Activities

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 directly at the grassroots in India, document their initiatives into case studies, and empower them with skills to scale their impact in a sustainable manner.

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, Lucknow

Talk at TEDx Dharavi 2017

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

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 PURASKAAR  (KVP)"  is the Global Awards for Social Justice and Citizen Action instituted by iCONGO, in association with the UN, VSO International, SOAP and various partner organizations. The Karmaveer awards and the Chakra recognize and applaud the social commitment of concerned individuals, who have proactively and voluntarily worked for bringing a positive transformation in the society and the world we live in.

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 felicitate excellence, reputation and exemplary work in the Education Sector showcasing high academic goals and outstanding achievements through innovation, leadership, dedication and commitment. The awards were handed out by Bollywood celebrity Ms Neha Sharma https://www.telegraphindia.com/pressrelease/bwi/56837/actress-neha-sharma-felicitates-winners-of-india-education-a.html  

Featured in The Indian Observer

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

Featured in DNA (Daily News & Analysis)

DNA features Project KHEL's founder Akshai Abraham, his ideologies that gave birth to Project KHEL and the secret behind the success of his team for over 4.5 years.

Featured in The Logical Indian

The Logical Indian features three transformational journeys of Project KHEL's very own Santosh, Neeraj and Uttam in their story 

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 YBLJ in recognition for Project KHEL’s outstanding work. The award was handed over by Mr. Kirti Azad, an ex-cricketer and a member of Lok Sabha. This event was organized in association with The Times of India and AMITY University.

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 awards were organized collaboratively by PHD Chamber of Commerce, Cii Yi Lucknow and YBLJ.

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 a Medium of Change’ in their September 2016 issue. The article highlighted how Project KHEL is imparting the gift of inclusive education and a wholesome development to the underprivileged.

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 accountability in the public domain. Guidestar India is India’s largest NGO information repository with fully searchable database of reliable and comparable information on over 6,800 NGOs. Click here to visit the Guidestar India profile of Society for Development Activities

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, 2015.

'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 motivate them to aspire bigger.

Panelist at workshop organized by Ci3 at The University of Chicago

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’.

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.

Desh ka Namak

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

The Better India features Project KHEL

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.

Featured in Dasra's Research Report on Sport for Development

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

Featured on Volunteer Weekly

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

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.

Featured as a changemaker in Times of India

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

Amazing Indians

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

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 towards bringing a positive transformation in society.

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

Mahindra – Spark the Rise

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