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omprakash is...


a space for reflection, dialogue, and collaboration across differences.

a refuge of strength and creativity in the face of political and environmental upheaval.

a catalyst for individual and collective transformation in pursuit of mutual liberation. 


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Our network
by the numbers:
international partners
Distributed Since 2005

We facilitate
dialogue &
between social
change agents
around the world.

What We Are

SPOILER: not a flashy solution,
not a widget to end poverty,
not a buzzwordy facade,
not a neocolonial impulse,
not a voluntourist trap.

Omprakash is a global network of 238 social impact "Partner" organizations in 54 countries and 32,166 people from 138 countries. Our Partners use the network to find volunteers, interns, researchers and donors, as well as to showcase their work to a global audience.

EdGE is a customizable online learning platform designed to support critical reflection, dialogue, and action across differences of culture and power.

Global Dialogue is a unique forum deliberately built to encourage people and organizations from all over the world to bridge chasms of power and culture in order to collaborate on issues relating to global 'development' and social change.

Crowdfunding via Omprakash allows our Partners and EdGE interns to raise funds with little to no fees. Since 2005, we have distributed over $15 million throughout the network. Because Omprakash is a nonprofit, donations are tax-deductible for US-based donors.

The Blog showcases voices from throughout the network, from Partners promoting their recent work to EdGE interns posting their "Record of Perspectives" and final "Capstones." There are always exciting new posts to explore.

2021 Annual Letter

In our 2021 Annual Letter, we draw inspiration from the words of Rumi: "Keep walking, though there’s no place to get to. Don’t try to see through the distances. That’s not for human beings. Move within, but don’t move the way fear makes you move."

Read the letter

Pathways for connection, inspiration, and outward movement.

Jumpstart your gap year, supplement your semester, or prepare for a career shift with our unique combination of global internships (online or in-person), curated curriculum, local engagement, personalized mentorship, and digital storytelling.

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5 Tips for Being a Useful Online Volunteer

What does it mean to be a 'useful' online volunteer — particularly in this moment of tremendous global disruption and uncertainty? In this post, we take a holistic, human-centered approach towards answering this question. Rather than emphasize checklists or apps, we focus on relationships, communication, and mutual learning.

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COVID-19: Guidance for Omprakash Partners and Travelers

Along with much of the world, our team is carefully monitoring the evolving situation with the COVID-19 pandemic. Here, we offer formal guidance to our Partners and to those currently traveling or considering travel within our network.

Check our latest guidance

The Empty Bowl: Holding Space for Dialogue in a Complex World

Each month, the Omprakash newsletter brings you stories from within and beyond our network. Check out the full archive, and subscribe if you'd like!

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Global Partners to Explore

Wapi Pathum, Mahasarakham Province, Thailand
Online Position
Adult English Tutor
+4 more
Tacloban City, Philippines
Online: Remote volunteering
Event Management Intern
Remote Development/Partnership Manager
+3 more
Johannesburg, Gauteng, SA, South Africa
Online: Social Media Campaign for HI HOPES
Online: Researcher - Early Childhood
Online: Researcher (various)
+4 more
Seattle, United States
Online: Development Coordinator/Grants Writer
Mobile App Developer
Web Developer
+1 more
Lome, Togo
Online: Assistant in Communication & Outreach
Online: Personal and professional Mentor
Online: Assistant Education and Outreach
+4 more
Kampala, Uganda
Online: Resource mobilisation volunteer
Online: fundraising assitant
Online: Communications and marketing volunteer
+8 more
Education through Global Engagement

EdGE is a reaction,
an intervention,
a revolution.

No more superficial
global engagement.

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Featured EdGE Interns

Check out a few current EdGE interns and see what they're up to in the Omprakash network