About the Organization
The Good Country Index tries to measure what each country on Earth contributes to the common good of humanity, and what it takes away. India ranks 81st in this index, and the glaring outlier is the sub-ranking of prosperity and equality, where we rank a low 116. Malnutrition is a highly visible illustration of this situation, in a country where so much food is consumed. India has an exceptionally high level of malnutrition (2 out of every 3 malnourished kids on the earth is an Indian, Nearly 50% of India’s kids below 5 years is malnourished). This partcular foundation firmly believes that the answer to these problems is Spirulina. Spirulina is globally accepted and used as a key tool against malnutrition by United Nations and Worls Health Organisation.
About the Founder
Spirulina Foundation is a brain child of Mr Mahesh R V, he has been at the helm of it and has been fighting malnutrition through this organisation for the past 5 years. He is instrumental in inspiring employees and volunteers who form the blood and flesh of Spirulina Foundation. Mahesh holds a degree in Bachelors of Engineering in Bio-Technology from PES Institute of Technology, Bangalore.. Mahesh also has a strong inclination towards research and development and has presented many technical papers and posters at national and international conferences. He has also worked on projects such as Earth worm ceolomic fluid extraction and it’s fibrinolytic activity assay, Biodiesel from algae and Organic Spirulina cultivation from natural waste sources.
Work In Progress
Spirulina Foundation actively conducts malnutrition drives in collaboration with corporate organizations, thus helping to achieve both social good and mandatory (and obligatory) requirements of Corporate Social Responsibility. Some recent initiaves have been malnutrition drives in Sandur, Karnataka in association with JSW, a drive near DJ Halli (which is ironically a slum located near Vidhana Soudha in Bangalore), and relief work inn Uttarakhand (in the floods of 2013). Spirulina Foundation has also been chosen to be part of Prime Minister Modi’s “sansad Aadarsh Gram Yojana” for a village in Gubbi, Tumkur where they will be working in association with Scania. Spirulina Foundation offers a comprehensive, synergy solution for corporates as outlined below:
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