The Community

Who we are

We are a team of change-makers who believe that every helping hand can support youth to create an easier world for everyone.

Keeda started out with a simple idea, ‘doers in the alternative to band together to make the world easier for all’. Keeda started with two initial members, who are ‘jigari dosts’ as they call it Hindi, kindred spirits or soulmates. We connected deeply but worked for different initiatives. We enjoyed working in our organizations but felt the need to work with friends and make friendships while working collaboratively on projects. 

Keeda is a safe space for youth working in the alternative. It’s a place where it’s safe to fail. Safe to share their trials and tribulations, lacks and needs, dreams, projects and aspirations and resources, skills and gifts. It is now a loosely held group that acts as a safety net – financially, emotionally and provides solidarity and a sense of a larger and universal shared identity that’s otherwise missing while working for purpose or mission driven organisations in India.  

Keeda is rooted in its Indian traditions. Communities in India for centuries have been built in informal, oral and folklore ways. People may come together and commune for a while before dispersing into their own lives. It’s called a ‘sangaat’. A fellowship or a congregation that convenes when needed and then disperses. 

Keeda has a google group with 50+ members who have been initiated through personal conversations – some lasting for months and some just for an hour or two. Keeda provides members a more universal identity and sense of solidarity than what a structured non-profit can provide. It goes beyond the organisational domain to see how we can work together as an ecosystem. And keeday ( bugs ) work together as an ecosystem. 

Members in the group either seek support or offer it – financial, skill-based or emotional. No one member is assigned to do any of it. A field is created where the members feel safe enough to share what they need. Such a space isn’t always available in non-profits organisations. By providing a safe to fail space ( In every way ) – keeda is looking to make sure that more youth in the country can find the space and courage to execute their crazy projects ideas for social good. Keeda also is registered as a company so that members of the group needn’t worry about the backend work. So keeda provides that support to budding social entrepreneurs as well.

Our approach

Our Mission
Our mission is to make sure youth get all the support they need, when they need it, no matter what it is.

The group has discovered how deep sharing can really transform lives. We want to continue these experiments in resource sharing, collaborative working and solidarity building that not only makes sure that the group flourishes but also provides an experiential blueprint for other similar groups to pop across the country.

 

We are not sure if the group will grow or not. We would like that to be a collective decision. But what we would definitely want to experiment is to see how we can have collective livelihoods, community funds and needs based allocation and other experiments. We would like to be able to engage other individuals who might want to start such initiatives across the country.

We share

Money

Most of the keeda members are ‘fakirs’ (mendicants). Very few of them have regular incomes as social good isn’t a good income generation source in India. We have created a community fund called “Chit-Chat Fund” where money is pooled through micro contributions. Its decentralised and anonymous. Every month one of the member would volunteer to share their bank details to collect contribution.

Skills

We work like pack animals taking down big problems in the hunt by working together. We have artists, bankers, developers, educators, musicians, filmmakers etc. So yes, we can pretty much do anything.

Resources

We have a place to stay – Keehive, community toilet papers, community organization that can be used by anyone as a host organization to anchor their projects.

Keeday Privilidges

Keeday is all about caring and supporting each other. These are our flagship programmes to make it happen.

Chit Chat Fund

Seal Tank

Kee-Hive

Keeday Makauday Foundation

Our numbers that speak

We have numbers that push us to give in our best and make sure that we break our own records. We are happy to be growing and helping more day by day.
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