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Date of origin: 
August 2004


Omprakash is a free online platform that connects grassroots health, education, and environmental organizations in over 30 countries with a global audience of volunteers, donors, and classrooms that can learn from and support their work.

We are about learning through dialogue and human relationships. We seek to nurture an educational community that facilitates honest communication and continuous critical exchange between diverse social actors around the world.

We are about providing affordable opportunities for individuals to build meaningful and mutually beneficial relationships with grassroots social impact organizations around the world. Our database links over 175 pre-vetted 'Partner' organizations from over 30 countries with potential volunteers and funders, all free of charge. We also offer grants to qualified applicants to defray the costs of travel and living expenses.

We are about building trust between volunteers, donors, and organizations. We screen all of our Partners through a rigorous application process, and volunteer testimonials help us monitor quality throughout our network. We facilitate honest communication When Partners receive donations through our network, we require them to maintain transparency via our unique expense reporting tool which helps donors stay informed about their impact.

We are about supporting everyone in our network. We provide a free donation platform that enables Partner organizations to fundraise and expand their outreach. We provide personalized counseling for volunteers to help them choose a Partner, find a position or design a project, and make it happen. In addition, we maintain a large database of user-generated content that includes resources for teachers, students, travelers, non-profit organizations, and more.

We are about educating volunteers, interns, and citizens. Our Education through Global Engagement (EdGE) program matches a rigorous online curriculum with an immersive international internship experience, leaving participants better prepared to understand and engage with local communities during their time abroad.

Why Omprakash? We believe that personal relationships generate powerful learning and positive social change, so our biggest priority is facilitating beneficial connections between our Partner organizations and our broad network of volunteers, donors, and students around the world. We don't place a pricetag on membership in our network because we are committed to making international learning experiences affordable and accessible. We offer online curricula and resources because we know this work isn't easy or straightforward, and we want all members of our global community to be prepared and critically engaged. Our dedicated staff members have worked with grassroots organizations around the world, and provide personalized support to help volunteers and Partners make the most out of what our network can offer.

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