Since 2016, Vegan Outreach has been working to end violence toward farmed animals in India. With the demand for meat and dairy rising in the country, we’ve been working to educate the masses on more compassionate food choices.
Starting with an international expansion tour, the India team has now grown to 7 staff and a country-wide volunteer network. From outreach and education programs in colleges to institutional campaigns, read on to know more about how we’re helping animals in India.
Inspiring thousands of students to go vegan
Vegan Outreach’s dedicated staff and volunteers conduct outreach programs at over 300 colleges and high school campuses each year, as well as at festivals, fairs, and conventions in 18 states.
Our Adopt A College program involves interactive classroom presentations, showing virtual reality videos, and tabling with our persuasive booklets to raise awareness about the suffering of animals raised for food. We focus on reaching the people who are motivated enough to make changes now—of which there are always many in our target audience of college students.
Support for making changes
We conduct outreach with the aim of signing people up for our 10 Weeks to Vegan guided challenge. Everyone who signs up receives weekly emails or WhatsApp messages with easy recipes, product recommendations, nutrition information, and lots of motivation. The content is tailored for an Indian audience and available in both English and Hindi.
We also offer a free mentorship program for those who need one-on-one support in making the transition.
Institutional dairy and meat reduction campaigns
In addition to in-person outreach, Vegan Outreach also runs the Green Tuesday Initiative, a campaign to help companies, universities, schools, and hostels reduce their environmental footprint by making small changes in the food they serve.
So far, we’ve helped 12 educational institutions and corporate offices in India implement more sustainable food policies and reduce large quantities of animal products from their menus. Some of our recent victories include Gautam Buddha University reducing its use of dairy by 66% and Zostel, Asia’s largest branded chain of backpacker’s hostels, adding vegan menus at 8 locations in India and Nepal.
Read more about our latest campaign successes here.
Our impact in numbers
By steadily increasing the number of vegans we’re laying the groundwork to more quickly reach a tipping point. Here’s our success in numbers:
601 colleges and high schools visited in 18 states.
52,496 students attended classroom presentations.
17,114 people watched virtual reality videos.
1,368,580 people reached with informative vegan leaflets.
12 universities, corporate offices, and hostels joined the Green Tuesday Initiative.
Excited to join the movement? Here’s how.
Our work is possible because of generous supporters. Make a donation today to help animals in India!
We also need dedicated volunteers to help us reach more students and community members to spare more animals from suffering. With just a few hours of your time, you can change several dozen students’ lives forever. Sign up via our Volunteer Form.
Read more: veganoutreach.org