I, in the capacity of Regional Project Manager, while working with Plan International hired consultancy services of Change Mantras. I found them highly skilled, professional and sensitive towards the nuances of development sector. Change Mantras thus offers a wide range of expertise and essential flexibility to accommodate challenging context of various development projects. I would love to commission more work to them if such opportunity arises.
As a part of The News Minute's wide portfolio of work, we are involved in several non-profit campaigns and projects to help various organisations utilise our talent and access for achieving their goals. The primary objective of these projects is to catalyse social change, and our primary role is in creating awareness. But these functions are impossible to perform without sound academic research, perceptive and data-informed analysis, and strategic thinking. This is where Change Mantras comes in as a valuable partner. The team at Change Mantras consist of highly-skilled professionals with wide-ranging ground experience, and they approach work with sincerity and honesty. Their work efficiently, and they are open to constructive criticism and feedback. And yet, they also stick to their foundational beliefs. It has been our pleasure to work with Change Mantras over various projects and we would be happy to work with them again.
The Freedom Fund reached out to Change Mantras to help our NGO partners to provide feedback on the government’s Trafficking of Persons Bill. Change Mantras organised an in-depth workshop through which a diverse group of NGOs from multiple states could understand what the Bill was proposing and could reflect on it in the light of their experiences. Based on this positive experience, the NGOs decided to reach out to other NGOs and, with Change Mantras’ support, to continue to provide feedback, including facilitating highly-affected communities and trafficking survivors in very large numbers to communicate to policy makers. Change Mantras helped the network during several further conferences to work through some of their differences, to decide on effective ways forward and to access the required expertise on policy making and media work. The strengths of Change Mantras during the two year assignment included their substantial expertise on trafficking; commitment to network members building a sense of ownership; and enabling survivor leaders to participate effectively. We appreciated that Change Mantras brought to this engagement both a strong commitment about people’s rights as well as a clear set of working principles.