Children can cocreate
our road to
happiness 

Our mission is to share the power of dignity, democracy and design equally with children.

HumanQind is an interdisciplinary social design organisation working at the intersection of human rights, education, mobility, architecture, civic engagement and design. We build processes and programs to solve the everyday challenges of the present alongside young to break the cycle of poverty and fuel radical transformation for an equal world.

Happy citizens build better communities. When children have agency, we can all flourish.
Hence we cocreate community centered school zones that promote safety, equity & happiness.

#dignitybydesign
The Problem
40% of a billion in India are below 18 years. They have no voice, visibility & agency in their everyday environment. 

We learn as much from our built environment or society as we do in school. In the classroom or at home, we may learn about kindness and sharing– but what about in the world outside? There’s pollution, chaos, and an atmosphere of survival. Even such a simple task as crossing the street to attend school is fraught with tension, and young humans grow up believing there is nothing they can do to change this. We learn to live with it, and often become passive and disgruntled citizens.

Daily exposure to inaccessible, inequitable and risk induced school going experiences affects physical and mental well being of children. Road Traffic Injuries, mental health, systemic invisibility are looming upon children. With such hostile and unforgiving environments, what kind of humans – and communities – are we creating?

Let's build a better future.

We understand everything . We see everything. Yet nobody comes to ask us what we want.

Student, 11 years old

Our Impact

Better Confidence & Self esteem 

Better Trust & Accountability

Improved

Safety & Placemaking

Improved Sense

of Community

High Ownership &  Citizenship

We are building
India's first student-friendly street codesigned by 9y olds 

 2022 | With Government of Delhi, we are scaling our impact

to 100,000 students & their families across India's capital. 

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Our Advisors

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Prof. Geetam Tiwari

Head
Transportation Research Injury Prevention Centre, Indian Institute of Technology,  Delhi

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Ujwal Thakar

Protagonist
Ujwal Impact Advisors,

ex- CEO Pratham,

ex-Give India

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Anuradha Prasad

CEO
India Leaders for Social Sector (ILSS)

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Paresh Parasnis

ex Head
Piramal Foundation

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Geeta Goel

Country Director, India
Michael & Susan Dell Foundation

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Dr. Mathew Vargheze

 Orthopedic Surgeon,
St Stephens Hospital 
New Delhi 

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Dipti Tandon

StartUp Veteran,

Coffee Mug.ai, Jeevansathi.com, Magicbricks

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Prof. Michael Gordon

Arthur F. Thurnau Professor 

(Emeritus), Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, USA

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Marty Krasney

Civic Leader

Founding Director,
Dalai Lama Fellows

Partners & Supporters

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Testimonials

Dear Chief Minister Sir,

I am grateful to HumanQind for this project. They taught Co-designing to us and Co-operation, Imagining and more! I would love to have this done in every single school of this entire world. This is not an ordinary project. At first, I thought this will be just a normal project which will be done in 1 week. But this is next level for us.

- Student, 11y

I whole heartedly support it. The project has the potential to be a model school street.

- Naresh Yadav, MLA, Delhi Government

I am so happy to see the vision of young brigade of our school, DAV Public School, Vasant Kunj coming alive . Excellent job done .

- Anju Puri, Principal, DAV Public School

Children and their safety is our topmost priority. Their happiness lies in a safe surrounding indeed. Great initiative and a commendable job done by Ruchi to raise the awareness.

- Vandana Deepak, Teacher

I am very glad to witness the work of our children in making sure that road safety must be the most considerable point to the infrastructure planning and development agenda for educational organizations.

 

I personally met the team at work in India. They were so confident and dedicated for their target. Great job team Crosswalk.

- Swati, Parent