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location: ChennaiTamil Nadu

Donation Option Amount INR Actions
Donate towards purchasing a computer to educate underprivileged children
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
Contribute to a fund for monitoring coaching for 2800 children across centres in 12 cities
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
Fulfil wishes of underprivileged kids by contributing to a fund for buying gifts
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
Support English, Science and Math classes for children in shelter homes by contributing to a fund for books and learning materials
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
General Fund
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Help build a more influential, equal and socially conscious society
Bhumi came about when a few guys just out of college got together to do something for the country. They started teaching at an orphanage in Chennai, India on 15 August 2006. With a vision to bridge the gap in society through education and passion and energy to reach out to many, Bhumi has been able to start six more programmes, expand to two more cities, benefit more than 4,000 children at several orphanages, slum and village community centres over the last five years.
Ms. Vaishnavi Srinivasan, the Executive Director of Bhumi, is an operations research analyst based in Chennai. She has completed a two year PG programme in Development Management from S.P.Jain Institute of Management and Research. She is a full time volunteer and handles the Think Green project apart from administration, Fundraising, HR and PR.
Full time staff :16
Part time staff:1
Contract staff :0
Volunteers: 12000
Total Receipts for 2015-2016 is INR 49273395
Total Payments for 2015-2016 is INR 19627188
Activities and reach for the latest full Financial Year
Children in the Ignite - Supplementary education programme: 3542
Children benefitted through Joy to the World programme: 5461
Children participated in Nakshatra - Talent Development programme: 4895
Rewards & Recognition
In 2014, Bhumi was awarded the Leader in Volunteer Engagement by the iVolunteer Volunteer Engagement
Self generated ( fees/ subscriptions/ interest/ community contributions/ proceeds from sale of goods or services produced by the organisation etc.)297,721150,226193,135
Donation from Indian individuals through GiveIndia4,517,851540,615550,663
Other donations from Indian individuals14,400,1212,248,5221,364,641
Donations from foreign individuals through GiveIndia347,706136,32254,473
Other donations from foreign individuals24,696,267334,857738,346
Grants from Indian sources ( trusts/ govt/ companies/ foundations)2,083,4373,212,3101,846,000
Grants from International sources ( under FCRA)1,304,080550,1891,582,315
Sale of assets000
Total Receipts49,273,3957,173,0416,329,573
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PAYMENTS (Capital)
Capital items purchased for the organisation, excluding investment ( Fixed Deposits etc.)745,021636,18394,028
Capital items purchased for beneficiaries4,646,5580583,494
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PAYMENTS (Revenue)
Programme related2015-20162014-20152013-2014
Salaries and benefits2,359,9921,851,0191,041,183
Staff training3,70700
Staff travel188,71396,9110
Consultant's fees78,38700
Office support expenses ( rent/ telephone/ electricty etc.)128,251125,4460
Materials procurred ( consummables as seed/ food/ books/ provisions etc.)7,092,8071,664,882567,287
Grants/ donations given to other organisations as part of programme000
Depreciation ( to be taken from Income and Expenditure account)548,468576,358582,545
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Non-programme related2015-20162014-20152013-2014
Salaries and benefits672,741182,95027,050
Staff training109,41202,247
Staff travel40000
Office support expenses ( rent/ repairs/ telephone/ electricity etc.)461,016299,536220,664
Communication ( correspondence/ Annual Reports/ brochures/ appeals/ website etc.)103,547043,876
Consultants' fees ( audit/ legal/ programme )5,7003,3713,371
Depreciation ( to be taken from Income and Expenditure account)39,64349,4130
Other non-programme expenses172,164112,880129,757
Total Payments19,627,1887,611,5125,706,961
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 Registration Details
Sr. Type of Registration
1 Society [No.234/2006]
2 PAN Number:AABTB3718P
3 12-A [No.DIT(E).No.2(966)09-10]
4 80G [No.DIT(E).No.2(966)09-10]
5 FCRA [No.75901351]
6 35AC [No.]
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 M/s Thomas (V.M) & Co.
 #4, Josier Street, Nungambakkam
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 Staff Remuneration (INR)
Gross salary plus benefits paid to staff (in INR) p.m. Male Female Total
 less than 5,000011
 5,000 – 10,000101
 10,000 – 25,000538
 25,000 – 50,000134
 50,000 – 1,00,000000
 Greater than 1,00,000000
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Total annual payments consultants (in INR)Number of consultants
 less than 5,0001
 5,000 – 10,0000
 10,000 – 25,0001
 25,000 – 50,0000
 50,000 – 1,00,0001
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 Staff Remuneration (p.a.)
1 Highest Paid: INR 590961
2 Lowest Paid: INR 9200
3 Head of the Organisation: INR 0
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 Board Expenses
Sr. Detail Amount(INR)
1 International travel0
2 Domestic travel2747
3 Local conveyance0
4 Entertainment expenses0
5 Other0
  Total 2747
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Board Members
SI.Name (Age)Gender, Position, Gross Remuneration, Relation to other members
1 Mr. Arvind N Lakshmanan
 Male, Member, INR 0.00,
2 Ms.Vaishnavi Srinivasan
 Female, President, INR 0.00,
3 Mr.Lokesh Rekapalli
 Male, Treasurer, INR 0.00,
4 Mr. Ganapathy Krishnan H
 Male, General Secretary, INR 0.00,
5 Mr.Ganesh Kumar
 Male, Member, INR 0.00,
6 Mr. Mathpal Singh
 Male, Member, INR 0.00,
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Board Members Background
1 Mr. Arvind N Lakshmanan Associated with the organisation various capacities since 2012. Bhumi Trailblazer Awardee, 2016. Manages the Science project nationally apart from other responsibilities in Chennai.
2 Ms.Vaishnavi Srinivasan Bhumi's longest serving volunteer after the founding team has been associated with the organisation various capacities since 2007
3 Mr.Lokesh Rekapalli One of the longest serving Bhumi volunteers continuously associated since 2008. Has served in various capacities. Currently leads the recreational sports projects. Bhumi Trail blazer awardee, 2013
4 Mr. Ganapathy Krishnan H Associated with the organisation various capacities since 2011. Bhumi Torchbearer Awardee, 2012. Manages Leadership development among volunteer coordinators apart from other responsibilities
5 Mr.Ganesh Kumar Associated with the organisation various capacities since 2013. Bhumi Torchbearer Awardee, 2015. Manages Volunteer HR nationally apart from other responsibilities
6 Mr. Mathpal Singh Associated with the organisation various capacities since 2011. Bhumi Torchbearer Awardee, 2016. Manages the mentorship project nationally apart from other responsibilities in Chennai.
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Board Resolution
SubjectsBoard Meeting/Annual General Body Meeting DateNo. of members presentStrength of the board at the time of this meeting
Budget for the year 2016-201727/03/201645
Programmes/ Projects for the year 2016-201727/03/201645
Annual Report for the year 2015-201630/10/201646
Financial Audit Report for the year 2015-201630/10/201646
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External Reviews
1Guide Star
2Charities Aid Foundation
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Staff International Travel
No member of this organisation has undergone foreign travel in recent years.
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 Opening opportunities with click
Most of the children we work with had never seen or touched a computer until our intervention. However, the interest and curiosity to learn what makes this utility unique and widely used helps us in keeping the spirits of these children high. The computer education programme aids the children to start learning the basics of computer, Microsoft Office, the internet etc. The programming languages, Photoshop etc, are taught for those with interest and aptitude. Baseline assessment tests and frequent progress assessments help monitor the progress of the children. After theoretical and practical classes for over a year, our children can identify the different parts of a computer and use the features of MS Paint and MS Office with little difficulty. Our annual inter-centre Computer Quest brings out the best in each of these children. Their works are available online on our site, are much appreciated and rewarded with certificates and prizes.
 My name is Rajan
Ranjan like most of our children is a first generation learner from a disturbing background. He lacked the confidence to meet people, introduce himself and converse in basic English. He also saw the language as an unnecessary medium to interact. But knowing that the importance is significant, we have stepped in to make a difference. Our trained volunteers spend 2 hours on Saturdays & Sundays with children like Rajan teaching English using interactive, visual and listening aids following a Cambridge University Curriculum. This aids his holistic development & moulds his personality for the better. Access to storybooks and English software on the computers through the week ensure the continuity between classes is not missed. These days Rajan does not miss an opportunity to greet new people in English and has been utilizing every moment to improve his knowledge. His interest to read storybooks and daily newspapers stand testimony to this.
 How Chandra got her School bag!
Chandra lives in a Children Home and goes to a government school. Like many others, wearing a pair of white shoes to school or carrying her books in a school bag is luxurious to this child. With no one to ask, she had kept her wishes to herself. We distributed wish cards to the children of her Orphanage, Chandra asked for a School bag. The cards were distributed to donors willing to fulfill the wishes that bought the gift and sent it to Bhumi. Bhumi distributed the gift at the Children Home to Chandra and others. Who is not happy to get gifts? Chandra was no exception. She now carries her books to school in a bag like everybody else
 An Ignited mind
Sheela like most of our children is a first generation learner from a difficult background. She went to school daily but did not understand most of what was taught at school. She was scared of both English and Mathematics and scored poorly in the tests at school. Bhumi''s young volunteers spend four hours every weekend with Sheela, her friends and children at over 200 shelter homes across India teaching English, Computers, Mathematics, Science and providing mentoring and life-skills support. This aids her holistic development, including education and inter-personal skills. Sheela and her peers have increased learning levels and confidence. They not only enthusiastically participate at Bhumi classes but also enjoy their classes at school.

You can communicate with Bhumi at
Vaishnavi Srinivasan
13/4, First Lane, Cenotaph Road, Teynampet,-
Chennai - 600018,India

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