Development Consortium (DC) is a dynamic, women-led non-profit organisation committed to empowering youth. Our mission is to improve access to quality education, good health, a sustainable environment and equity for young people across geographies. We actively foster social change with a vision of creating a world where quality education, good health, equal opportunities, and sustainability are accessible to all. We also facilitate successful implementation of development programs and projects by building organisational capacities.

DC holds a valid FCRA registration (231661457) and has been awarded the prestigious GuideStar India Transparency Key Award for 2020 and have joined India’s largest pool of credible NGOs after undergoing a rigorous due diligence process. GuideStar India is India’s largest and most reliable online information repository with 9000 NGOs. For latest updates, financials and documents, please visit our profile on GuideStar India. DC has cleared the Equivalency Determination test and has been certified by NGOSource as equivalent to a U.S. public charity.

By working across a cross-section of sustainable development goals and Government of India projects, DC is steadfast in its commitment to building a sustainable future. Through innovation, inclusivity, and unwavering dedication, we strive to create lasting impact across diverse domains, working collectively towards a more equitable and prosperous world.


Youth
​​​​​​​Empowerment

Through a cross-section of our programmes - STiR Education, TeenBook India, Sampushti, Streeksha and RiseUp - we focus on providing reliable, scientific and quality information to young people and develop their capacities to help them make informed decisions that will help them improve their lives. Our programmes all help young people advance their lives by providing them the information and support they need to address challenges around quality education (SDG 4) social and economic inequalities (SDG 10) and health and well-being (SDG4).

Education and Skills Training

Our projects, STiR Education, Streeksha, TeenBook India and Rocket Learning, have improved various aspects of education, reaching teachers, parents and millions of children and young people across India by leveraging digital technology, engaging stakeholders, and responding to community needs. In the realm of education, DC focuses on enhancing the quality of education (SDG 4), bridging the gender gap (SDG 5), reducing inequalities (SDG 10) and promoting opportunities for productive employment (SDG 8) and contribute to the goals of new National Education Policy.


Healthcare

Under our health domain, DC focuses on tackling anaemia, boosting immunisation, strengthening family planning and improving women’s health. Our projects Sampushti, Fortify Health, Suvita and Love Matters have championed DC’s contribution towards promoting good health and well-being (SDG 3), reducing hunger (SDG 2), challenging societal norms and advancing gender equality (SDG 5), as well as resolutely aligning with Government of India’s Anaemia Mukt Bharat Programme, Universal Immunization Programme and the National Family Welfare Programme.

Gender Equality

Gender equality has been at the heart of almost all DC interventions. Our programmes, STEP (Shakti-The Empathy Project), Streeksha and Sampushti, have focused on empowering women-led startups, fostering female entrepreneurship, bridging the education gap for women and ensuring quality health for women, especially addressing the acute anaemia crisis among women in India. Our programmes Nazariya and Unsound are also working towards strengthening the understanding of gender beyond the binary and building the resources and capabilities needed for this. Together all our projects are working towards challenging and transforming harmful gender norms and for enhanced participation and independence for all people of all genders.

Diversity and ​​​​​​​Inclusivity

Through our programmes Love Matters, TeenBook, Nazariya and Unsound, DC works offline and online to tackle the stigma in the society, provide ground support needed to overcome challenges, improve social justice and reduce inequalities (SDG 10). DC works towards fostering inclusivity in universities and colleges, championing rights-based leadership for individuals with disabilities, ensuring the meaningful participation of diverse marginalised gender identities and helping shape social norms among communities required to address the diversity gap.

Our organisation has a strong track record of impact and has secured partnerships with national and international partners, including the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, BMGF, Amplify Change, Amaze.org, UN Women, and HCL Foundation. Please see below, a glimpse of our key domains.