Empowering Minds -Society for Research and Development (EM) is a registered NGO set up under the Societies Act (1860). It utilizes various participative methodologies in working with individuals and communities for empowering them to attain better quality of life and sustained development.
Empowering Minds was started by a group of like-minded individuals in May 2007, who came together to serve the society in whichever way possible. The first opportunity came with a voluntary training assignment for a research project with the local NGOs in Delhi whose field investigators were trained in data collection and data cleaning and further analysis.
Since then the group worked together on various small but interesting project like, providing support services to individuals and groups on health related matters, counselling, trainings and proposal development for grass root organisations etc.
Motivated by the positive outcome of the efforts made by the group they registered themselves as a society on 22nd April, 2009 (Reg. No. S /65502 / 2009). It is also registered with Government of India under section 12A and 80G of Income tax Act 1961. All donations to 80G are exempted under 80G of the Income Tax Act.
Empowering Minds has a team of highly skilled professionals with diverse qualifications and experience in applied research, training, programme management, development communication and community outreach etc. It also has an extensive pool of associates in India and abroad to provide strategic support.