HYNGO was part of the Deshpande Foundation’s annual conference called the ‘Deshpande Dialogue’ earlier this year. Our team went to Hubli to attend the conference, talk about our work, and also got a chance to meet and interact with other organisations at the conference.
We learnt about the Hubli Sandbox supported by the Foundation, which is a pioneering effort in social entrepreneurship and social innovation. Basically an incubation zone for social entrepreneurs or organisations working for social good, the Sandbox creates an ecosystem for organisations to try out their models, find solutions and prototype their models. What is unique is that it is located in rural Karnataka.
Of course we didn’t spend all day indoors at the conference! We got a chance to visit several NGOs in the area in person while we there, and came back moved by the work they do. The following are some images and insights from our visit.