Initiatives

The I’mPossible Fellowship

This experiential fellowship engages youth infected and affected with HIV to build resilience and equips them to lead a healthy and productive adult life by comprehensively addressing their needs on education, health, psychosocial support, and life skills acquisition. These programs honor Rishi’s love of running and his deep connection with Snehagram, a vocational and rehabilitation center for children living with HIV.

Partner: Sneha Charitable Trust

The Positive Running Program

Building on Snehagram’s existing holistic educational framework, this program incorporates routine running, appropriate nutrition for children, and necessary equipment for running training. The program empowers children and youth living with chronic diseases by using athletics as a catalyst to harness their physical abilities and confidence to pursue an active, healthy and holistic lifestyle.

Partner: Sneha Charitable Trust

Youth to Power

Marginalized and minority communities endure social deprivation, resulting in limited growth opportunities. Youth to Power provides educational and livelihood pathways for marginalized youth. The program empowers out-of-school adolescent girls by imparting functional literacy within safe learning spaces in the community, providing financial and mentoring support to re-enter the educational system and acquire vocational and livelihood skills.


Partner: Bal Umang Drishya Santhsa (BUDS)

The SHELTER Program

Poverty has a devastating impact on human development and its effects are amplified most strongly in young children. The Supporting Health, Education & Livelihood: Towards Empowerment and Resilience – SHELTER Program with the vulnerable tribal community of Santhals in Boropahari, West Bengal, seeks to create a direct and positive impact by providing opportunities for education for children, enhancing their health and nutrition status, and building capacity through skills training for economic development.

Partner: Missionary Sisters of Mary Help of Christians (MSMHC)

Artful Thinking Program

The Artful Thinking program is conceptualized in memory of Rishi, who captured nature’s perspectives through the lens of tribal art. The arts have great potential to enrich our lives by teaching us not only to appreciate beauty, but also to help us embrace new perspectives, foster empathy, challenge the status quo and think critically, deeply and laterally. This program facilitates a learning journey of creative exploration for the young people living at Snehagram, a vocational and rehabilitation centre for children living with HIV. With two workshops a month, this program will not only provide exposure to artists and artworks in the MAP collection, but also provide a safe space for these adolescents to reflect, question and express their ideas about the world and themselves.

Partner: Museum of Art & Photography (MAP), Bengaluru

Warli art by Rishi Shet



Rishi Children’s Fund

Enabling orphan and vulnerable children to lead healthy enriched lives