Progressive Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation headquartered in Lucknow, India. The organisation strives to fight issues like poor childs education and their shelter in India. The organisation work towards reaching more children for giving them home and education. We are continuously leveraging technology to cater to hundreds of children.

Prioritization of Cancer Management with Government of India1. Prioritization of Cancer Management with Government of India

Working with the governments, the Progressive Foundation team is making intense efforts to prioritize the cancer care and management within public health system. 

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 Research Study for Govt of India on Tuberculosis Treatment Adherence

The government, under RNTCP (revised national TB control program), is running a comprehensive program in Uttar Pradesh for diagnosis and treatment of Tuberculosis The Progressive Foundation is working with the government to conduct a research work to identify ways that can make RNTCP more effective than it has been.

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 Japanese Encephalitis/Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (JE/AES) Management in UP 

The Foundation is also working with the state government in running public awareness campaign in districts of Gorakhpur and Basti divisions to make communities aware about how to prevent Japanese Encephalitis and how to immediately reach out to the state health system at the first symptoms of the disease. 

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Working with UP Nutrition Mission for Pregnant Women and Children in Urban Slums

The Progressive Foundation team is working with the State Nutrition Mission of Uttar Pradesh and Tata Trust on a pilot project in Lucknow division

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Banega Swachchha India in Varanasi and Other Districts

Progressive Foundation has done several works on hygiene, sanitation and cleanliness. The most significant work was making 100 villages, in Varanasi, Etawah and Kannauj ODF (Open Defecation Free).

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Rural Youth Leadership Program

An important objective of the Foundation is to prepare the rural youth to bridge the gaps of development, especially in rural India, and more specifically in their own villages and blocks. 

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Right to Education Campaign for Admissions of Poor Urban Children at Private Schools

Our main partner Bharat Abhyudaya Foundation (BAF) has put in years of intensive efforts. The first 4 years had seen a dismal record with just 108 admissions due to an unconstitutional state policy and resistance from Private School Lobby.

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Model Schools 1010 

Program Overview We are partnering with the Government of Uttar Pradesh to work in selected 1010 primary and upper primary schools in the state for developing them into model schools.  learn more

The Team

Progressive Foundation is a group of professionals focusing and working in the area of education, public health and development oriented leadership in the country. The team members have educational backgrounds from the world’s most respected colleges and universities and have rich experiences of working at leading organizations. 

Vinod Yadav

(Founder & Director)

Vinod is working in education and public health. He has led an extensive social awareness campaigns in Bihar and UP. For several years he has worked in the areas of agriculture, education and health. He has also set up a team of international experts for combating deadly Japanese Encephalitis disease in eastern UP. He studied and graduated in engineering from Madan Mohan Malviya Technical University, Gorakhpur. He has an MBA from SMU in Texas, USA and Master in International Development from Harvard University. 

Mehul Jain

Mehul is an expert in education, environment and public policy. He has worked with World Bank for several years and also been part of team for Ganga management. He was also APS to the Union Law Minister and IT Minister, Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad. He studied B. Tech. at National Institute of Technology in Jamshedpur, Master in Technology at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in United States, and Master in International Development at Harvard University.


Ghanshyam is a devoted educationist and leads a team of experienced professionals under his start up Gooded Technologies. He is our key strategist for developing education programs. Ghanshyam has B. Tech from National Institute of Technology, MBA from Kellogg School of Management in Chicago, and MPA from Harvard University. He is national spokesperson of Samajwadi Party since 2017.

Amita Yadav, PhD

Johns Hopkins University Harvard University CSIR, India (CDRI Lucknow)

Princy Prajapati

MMM University of Technology Bharat Abhyudaya Foundation

Shefali Mishra

UNDP London School of Economics

Monika Ummat, MD

Pediatrics Neurology Baylor College of Medicine, Houston

Sushil Singh

Investment Banking, Barclays Capital Columbia University IIT BHU

David Denis

David has worked for over two decades to improve higher education system in the state of Uttar Pradesh. He has collaborated with organizations and professionals to improve efficiency and transparency in university examination system. Davis has his education from University of Pune and IIM Lucknow.

Shantanu Gupta

Institute of Development Studies, Sussex, UK Center for Civil Societies 

Abhay Tripathi

IMT Ghaziabad MMM University of Technology, Gorakhpur

Dr. Vikas Yadav

Santosh Medical College

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