“Twilight Talks” was a series of evening conversations organised by 360 Degree along with the India Book Foundation at the YMCA Hall, Trivandrum. Held in association with American Jewish Centre’s Asia Pacific Institute, the first discussion was in the context of the just released book, Squaring the Circle: Mahatma Gandhi and the Jewish National Home by P R Kumaraswamy, who is a Professor of Middle Eastern Studies at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
360 Degree organised “Khwaab”, an open mic event, to bring to the stage the hidden talents within the city. Brought together the veterans and amateurs in the literary and artistic spheres of Trivandrum. The project was aimed at providing space for the ‘never heard of artists’ to perform and engage with an audience.
The use of plastic straws snowballing on a rapid level, causing widespread pollution all over. 360 Degree, with its new venture “The Last Straw” campaign, aims to reduce the usage of plastic straws across the state and thereby contributing to a better, less polluted environment.
360 Degree runs a yearly internship program for talented and inspiring youngsters. The program aims at training them in social entrepreneurship ventures. The interns get to learn from project managers, start-up champions and international business journalists, along with various NGOs across the country, apart from working on various socially relevant projects run by 360 Degree.
360 Degree initially started off in 2014 as an amateur photography group, so it was bound for our third photography exhibition to be a success. The vibrant Maanaveeyam Veedhi of Trivandrum played host to the third edition, which was inaugurated by Shri. K. Muraleedharan MLA.
With regards to International Women’s Day, 360 Degree organized a marathon in the cities of Trivandrum, Calicut and Amritsar. Today, when the addressal of women’s issues has become the need of the hour, the run was organised to spread the importance of menstrual hygiene, pressing on the need for a wider access for women to sanitary napkins.
360 Degree launched the online campaign “Hear Her Voice” along with the “Run for Her” marathon event. Today, when women’s issues are much discussed about, this campaign aims to break the several social stigmas that hinder the daily life of women and restrict them within the reigns of patriarchy and misogyny.
In the light of the destructive floods that ravaged Kerala in August 2018, 360 Degree, with the support of various other organisations initiated the #fightforKerala campaign. Standing united while facing atrocities is one idea that helped speed up rescue missions during the times of the floods and we couldn’t agree more.
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.