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Indian NGO ARMMAN among 4 winners to clinch Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship 2020

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ARMMAN, an India-based non-profit organization (NPO), has been awarded the Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship 2020 in recognition of its exceptional work in the maternal and child health space in India, along with 4 other awardees. ARMMAN is the only organization from Asia and Africa, selected from 700 organizations.Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship 2020Following table shows the Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship 2020 winners:


Organization Founder Coverage
ARMMAN Dr. Aparna Hegde India
Center for Tech and Civic Life (CTCL) Tiana Epps-Johnson, Donny Bridges, and Whitney May United States
Glasswing International Celina de Sola and Ken Baker Central America
International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) Drew Kodjak Global
Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) Drew Sullivan and Paul Radu Global


Its objective is empowerment of mothers and to enable healthy children in India. In partnership with the Government of India, this NPO is implementing the largest mobile health programs in the world viz. Kilkari and mMitra, to provide preventive care information weekly to pregnant women and mothers with children up to the age of one. Both these programmes are supported by Tata Trusts.

  • The programs cover 16 out of the 28 States in India, and its target is to reach 21 States in the next 2 years.

About Skoll Awards:
These awards are presented annually by Skoll foundation, established in 1999,to select organizations and social entrepreneurs who are working towards a change on the world’s most pressing problems on Environmental Sustainability, Education, Economic Opportunity, Health, Peace and Human Rights, and Sustainable Markets.. Each awardee receives a USD 1.5 million investment.