GAP DEN has a vision of creating united and progressive communities that own and support the Changemakers’s projects and build strong foundations and networks to eradicate poverty.

The GAP DEN will support Changemakers in many ways:

  • Establish and grow their initiatives through knowledge of the domain and ground level implementation support.
  • Provide access to key members of the community to influence change in the community
  • Connect with other Changemakers, government officials, businesses and village Panchayats to get collective support through various resources

The above ecosystem becomes very critical for a rural Changemaker where awareness, knowledge and reach of technology is limited. Growth of a Changemaker from these area purely depends on the support they can get at the ground level.

DEN is an initiative to address these aspects and build an ecosystem network of organisations and partners who have the expertise, knowledge and governing system support to provide the right guidance to these Changemakers.

DEN Structure

  • GAP DEN Coordinator (volunteer)
  • GAP Support
  • Changemakers
  • DEN Governing Members:- Main Government official, Lead Bank Manager, Major Partner from Agriculture, Education, and other domains as per the requirement and system of the district , rotary clubs

DEN – Osmanabad, Tuljapur, Solapur District, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Orissa, Uttar Pradesh and Karnataka India

GAP initiated a DEN with the support of TISS by getting the approval of all the governing members in the district. Launching DEN with all the partners, Changemakers, governing members followed by the GAP program will be the focus of this DEN.

GAP partner TISS is supporting Osmanabad DEN by providing a DEN Coordinator, a work base and also the involvement of the TISS Student community to support Changemakers on the ground.