360 Degree is an independent, non-political, non-sectarian NGO that that promotes social entrepreneurship among the youth. We believe that it is essential for the youth to vigorously participate in activities that fundamentally establish social well-being. It is important that the youth set forth a sense of collective responsibility and self-value which we, as an organization, perceive as a prerequisite task for a comparatively younger nation like India. We aim to act as a catalyst to bring about social change, by bringing together youngsters from all walks of life and enabling them to use their skills to their maximum potential for the benefit of our society. Registered as a Charitable Society under the Travancore Cochin Literary, Scientific and Charitable Societies Act,1955, in 2016, we presently have volunteer bases in Trivandrum, Bangalore, Amritsar as well as Calicut and hope to expand our horizons to other cities across the country.
360 Degree believes that the youth of today can transform our world into a much more positive, kind and greener place. We hope to empower the youth in doing this by working with them on various causes brought under the seven heads mentioned below.
Our goal is to act as catalysts for a drastic social chance, and this can only be achieved by taking a multi dimensional approach, focusing on key social issues affecting individual towns, cities or states. This approach would also give an opportunity to our volunteers to work on a cause that they hold close to their heart, rather than working on a cause for the sake of it. And we strongly believe that changes happen only when people start working on it with passion, and passion is something that must come from within.
In a country where the amount of work required to bring every citizen into a considerably equal platter in all fields of life, NGOs play a substantial role in making it happen. As responsible citizens looking for the well-being of our future generations, it may be considered a duty to do our part, big or small, towards materializing this goal of an Equal, Joyful, and positive society. To quote the words of our former president Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam, the Youth have the Power of Ideas, Ambition, and Ability. The more the Youth take up the responsibility to act for the betterment of the society, the better our future will be. 360 Degree NGO, through their campaigns and projects, has proved that a good intention, a kind heart and unity is all it needs to bring a change. As the Youth Ambassador, I’m delighted to support 360 Degree NGO in all their selfless efforts with whatever humble contribution I can and urge each one of you to lend your support as well.
“Our journey started when I connected with and brought together four other young photography enthusiasts from Trivandrum and started an amateur photography group. The idea was to learn from each other and better our skills. That was how 360 Degree came into being in 2014 when I was completing my 12th grade. After setting up, 360 Degree organised a few exhibitions through which we raised money for charity. In the first exhibition held for charity, we were able to raise close to ₹60,000. This made me think, if five of us following a passion could do so much for charity, how much change can be brought to our society if a larger group of the student community, who were passionate to work for the betterment of our society, came together. It is from this thought that the idea of 360 Degree as an NGO sprung to life. We registered as an NGO in 2016 and have been working on various social issues since, empowering and encouraging the student community to grow up being socially responsible.”
– Gautham Ravindran, Founder
360 Degree is a charitable society registered under the Travancore Cochin Literary, Scientific and Charitable Societies Act, 1955. We follow all financial regulations set forth for nonprofit organizations by the Government of India and is audited annually.