Awards & Recognition

SSP’s contribution towards creating scalable ecosystem for community development has won us many accolades. We are now recognized as leading proponents for upliftment of marginalized rural communities through women empowerment, and setting up value chains for non-traditional BOP products in rural India. These recognitions are testimony to our relentless efforts. We continue to strive towards empowering women to take charge, and lead their communities to a better future.


Prema Gopalan received the 2018 Devi Awards from Hon’ble Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Prabhu Chawla, Editorial Director of The New Indian Express. The Devi award is given to exceptional Indian women who display dynamism and innovation in their work, and who change the lives and lot of people around them through that work. The Devi events organized across the country honor women from different fields and different regions.


Prema Gopalan was the proud recipient of SEOY 2018 Award. The Award was presented by Rajiv Kumar, Vice Chairman, National Institution for Transforming India, NITI Aayog, in New Delhi. This is a great milestone in the journey of Swayam Shikshan Prayog and a testimony to SSP’s tireless movement to empower each and every woman in the most vulnerable and marginalized regions of India to change her life and the lives around her.



For her exceptional work in the field of climate community resilience, Godavari Dange of SSP received the Rama Govinda National Award 2018 on January 28. Godavari is a pioneer in the field of climate resilient agriculture, which promotes SSP’s one-acre model of farming. She is the Secretary of Sakhi Federation in Maharashtra, and also the Director of Vijaya Sakhi Women-led Farmer Producer Company Osmanabad, Maharashtra, India.