Naandi Foundation

"We are glad that NASSCOM Foundation is facilitating subsidized and essential IT applications for NGOs across India. Thank you for raising the bar and awareness on what donations can mean to NGOs."

— Manoj Kumar, CEO of Naandi Foundation

Creating New Beginnings for India's Impoverished with Donated Technology

In Sanskrit, the word for new beginnings is "naandi." Naandi Foundation, based in Hyderabad, India, strives to create new beginnings through programs that address children's rights, access to safe drinking water, and the creation of sustainable livelihoods. Naandi Foundation is committed to making poverty history, so projects are backed by research and field trials. The foundation works in nine Indian states and its work touches more than 1 million underserved people.

Keeping staff in the field while connecting with the central office used to be a major challenge. In fact, redundant point-to-point calls were the main means by which updates were communicated. After reaching out to the NASSCOM Foundation, a member of the TechSoup Global Network, Naandi Foundation received a donation from Eagle Conferencing Services, allowing it to adopt audio conferencing as a solution to its communications problem. BigTech made the process of acquiring the donation easy and was available to answer all questions as the service was implemented. After adopting Eagle Conferencing collaboration tools, project management increased and improved between the organization's project sites and headquarters.