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About Community Code and Hairat

What Is Community Code?
Community Code is a youth-run organization in Mumbai, started in 2015, with over 40 NGO's across India, that strives to bridge the gap between NGO's and volunteers while spreading awareness about the noble work done by our partner NGO's. Community Code was formed to showcase real stories of gradual change through the work of NGOs or other not for profit organizations aspiring to overcome social disparity in its various forms. What makes CC the online database for change, is its large network of NGOs allowing volunteers to engage in the sphere of social work which inspires them the most, by filling in a simple volunteer form. It allows prospective volunteers to gain a subjective perspective into the ground realities of the work being done before they donate their time for the same. It is a great way to see the positive acts undertaken in our all too negative society. It makes social work easy to navigate.

Hairat is an idea conceptualized and executed by the Community Code team. In 2016, Ha!rat 2016 was a inter-school level competition which gave students an opportunity to portray any social cause through a act which could be of any of the performing arts from music to drama. With over 300 attendees, 3 celebrity judges and a flurry of outstanding performances, Ha!rat 2016 was a first-of its kind competition to create awareness and enthusiasm for social change amongst the youth and it was indeed a massive success.
Last year, Community Code hosted the second edition of our keystone annual event Ha!rat 2017 with eminent personalities like Sanjay Gadhvi and Harnidh Kaur present at our event along with 8 revered NGO heads at our conference. Ha!rat 2017 was India's first ever NGO Case Conference, which took place in Mumbai and was a huge success with over 100 applicants for a first-time edition of the conference. The case conference aims to provide delegates with a case of problems that each NGO at the conference faces, and they're given 3 hours to prepare a solution deck and present it to the NGO heads itself. The conference was applauded by all of our 15 judges and NGO representatives and appreciated for its unique concept by all our delegates.

A case-competition is new to the Indian-Undergraduate atmosphere. A case-competition is a format where the conference consists of 4-5 Committees representing 4-5 different sectors of NGO's, for example- Rural Development, Health and Society, Nature and Wildlife, etc. Each committee can have a maximum of 6 teams each with 4 delegates per team.

Each team is given a usually 5- 15 page case which describes the situation that the NGO of their committee is in and the teams are given 3 hours to develop a solution strategy deck to this problem. The solutions are then present via a presentation to the NGO representatives themselves in the presentation rooms. The delegates are given 15-20 Minutes for presentation and 10 Minutes for Q&A followed.

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Soham Bhatnagar

Founder & CEO

Junior year at the Sauder School of Business in the University of British Columbia

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Animesh Agrawal

Co-Founder & CTO

Junior year at the Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Science in the University of California- Irvine

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Esha Mitra

Editor & Chief of NGO Recruitment

Junior year at Presidency University, Kolkata

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The Team

Hairat 2017

The ever hard working OC of Hairat 2017!

Counter until the big event

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Registerations are open to apply as delegates to any one of the five committees this year. Choose one from Rural Development and Education, Mental Health, Cleanliness, Women Empowerment and Health Care. We wait to see you at Ha!rat 2018. Redefine Change.