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GAP Intensive Initiative

Rural Students in the 8th & 9th standard

Start Date : 15 September 2017

Big Impact Goal

Helping every student unlock their true potential and impacting 10000 students in the rural sector in 2018

About KnowYourStar

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Jaideep Rao



KnowYourStar started in September 2012 as a hobby project and turned full time effort since June 2016. We are a registered public NGO Trust under the umbrella of Jaijagath Trust. We have had a beautiful journey, spanning some beautiful planned and unplanned milestones.


With the 4Cs, we at KnowYourStar(KYS), foresee

opportunities to create true role models for society:
Content for Children – We search and amplify inspiring stories of role models for children at a high school level. Stories shift perspectives, and unlock opportunities!

Content with Cause – We publish content that raises awareness about people and initiatives that need aid

Content by/for Community – We believe in the ‘Consumption to Contribution’ model. Apart from regular stories from our KYS community, you can look out for Monday Truclusions by Ashwin Karthik, The Diary of a Social Worker by Sreepriya Menon, and Time Travel by Roopa Pai.


Create Noble friendships – Noble friendships are established while at service doing heart-work together – The Mentor India way! We also forge deeper ties through our Thursday emails

GAP Intensive Initiative images for Jaideep Rao, KnowYourStar
GAP Intensive Initiative images for Jaideep Rao, KnowYourStar
GAP Intensive Initiative images for Jaideep Rao, KnowYourStar

Key Achievements

In the process of getting a working committee onboard for him to get deeper understanding, clarity & focus on impact assessment.

  • 5th Sept 2017

    Intensive Leader & Changemaker Connect

  • 10th Sept 2017

    Formation of 'A' Team

  • 15th Sept 2017

    Initial 'A' Team & Changemaker Connect

  • 15th Sept 2017

    Field Visit by 'A' Team

  • 21st Nov 2017

    Deeper Understanding by 'A' Team (weekly calls)

  • Pending

    Defining Big Impact Goal

  • Pending

    Brainstorming on Strategies/Ideas

  • Pending

    Choose Key Strategies

  • Pending

    Leverage Partners & Connections

Planning & Execution
  • Pending

    Create Big Impact Plan

  • Pending

    Power Up Session with Intensive Council

  • Pending


  • Pending

    2 Power Up Sessions with Intensive council

  • Pending

    Final Impact Presentation


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GAP Intensive Initiative images for Jaideep Rao, KnowYourStar

‘A’ Team


Madan Padaki, Team member of Global Action on Poverty (GAP)

Madan Padaki

Chief Mentor
HHH Trustee

An engineer from NIE Mysore and an MBA from SPJIMR, Mumbai, Madan Padaki had worked with Wipro,...

Business Expert

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Raju Bhatnagar

Business Coach

Raju Bhatnagar is a Certified Executive and Business Coach and also advises Social Enterprises....


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Amit Dasgupta

CEO & Leadership Coach

Amit is a CEO/Leadership Coach and Management Consultant.He specializes in executive coaching, ...


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Triveni Muralidhar

Sr Faculty Member
Academy for Creative Teaching

Triveni has over 25 years of experience in the education field. Having started off as a teacher...

NGO Representative

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Rakesh Soans


Rakesh S. Soans is the full-time president of FSL India. He is a corporate philanthropist and a...

Student Volunteer

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Usha Muppala


Usha Muppalla, is currently pursuing her Second year of the Post-Graduate Program in Indian Ins...

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