Aajeevika Founders Win Schwab Award
Monday, November 15, 2010
New Delhi: Rajiv Khandelwal and Krishnavtar Sharma, founders of the Aajeevika Bureau, a non-profit that works with the migrant workers of south Rajasthan, have won the Social Entrepreneur Award, 2010.
The annual award is given by Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship in partnership with Jubilant Bhartia Foundation. The bureau is headquartered in Udaipur and has offices in Ahmedabad, Jaipur and seven blocks of south Rajasthan, from where an estimated 800,000 rural workers migrate seasonally to Gujarat and Karnataka in search of livelihood.