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Ummeed Child Development Centre

location: MumbaiMaharashtra

Donation Option Amount INR Actions
4 therapy sessions for Children with Developmental disabilities
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
Sponsor a subsidised pediatric assessment of a developmentally delayed child or a child at risk of developmental disability
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
General Fund
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
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To be an agent of change in order to help children with or at risk of developmental disabilities work towards realizing their full potential.
Dr. Vibha Krishnamurthy and her husband Ashish Karamchandani relocated to India in 1999. Vibha joined Jaslok Hospital and helped a number of NGOs and realized that the extent of care for children with development disabilities was limited and even the care that was present was often sub-optimal. Vibha and Ashish hence felt that it was important to enhance the quality of Care for children with developmental disabilities in India, and started Ummeed, a non profit organization to do this.
Dr. Vibha Krishnamurthy is the Founder and Medical Director of Ummeed. She moved to the US where she trained at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard University and Childrens Hospital, Boston. The idea of Ummeed was born while she was working at Childrens Hospital as a Developmental Paediatrician. The resources available at the hospital and community in Boston brought home to her the paucity of facilities available for children with developmental disabilities in India. She worked with a number of non-profit organizations as well as Jaslok Hospital, Mumbai, while she reflected on how best to provide the range of specialized services required for children with special needs. On November 5, 2001, she founded Ummeed with an initial staff of three. Today Ummeed provides specialized care for most developmental disabilities. Almost 55 professionals ranging from paediatricians to therapists to mental health professionals and social workers support its services.
Full time staff :18
Part time staff:0
Contract staff :36
Volunteers: 2
Total Receipts for 2015-2016 is INR 45678783
Total Payments for 2015-2016 is INR 40912083
Activities and reach for the latest full Financial Year
Total clinical sessions for beneficiaries: 6180
Students given early intervention: 16
Rewards & Recognition
In 2014, Dr. Vibha Krishnamurthy was awarded the Amazing Indians Award initiated by The Times Now News channel in collaboration with Mahindra Spark The Rise by the Initiative of Mahindra Spark The Rise with Times Now Channel. This project was initiated to help give recognition and visibility to individuals who have made a big difference to Society in general, through their work and continue to do so.
Self generated ( fees/ subscriptions/ interest/ community contributions/ proceeds from sale of goods or services produced by the organisation etc.)7,942,4627,782,4066,594,660
Donation from Indian individuals through GiveIndia522,552894,813410,750
Other donations from Indian individuals17,407,28814,805,96413,626,174
Donations from foreign individuals through GiveIndia117,755151,28260,966
Other donations from foreign individuals2,731,518644,686265,213
Grants from Indian sources ( trusts/ govt/ companies/ foundations)11,733,0289,056,3635,810,150
Grants from International sources ( under FCRA)5,078,3522,300,2512,808,890
Sale of assets000
Total Receipts45,678,78336,329,68830,663,279
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PAYMENTS (Capital)
Capital items purchased for the organisation, excluding investment ( Fixed Deposits etc.)1,042,343869,362239,088
Capital items purchased for beneficiaries000
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PAYMENTS (Revenue)
Programme related2015-20162014-20152013-2014
Salaries and benefits26,246,29421,257,78117,340,325
Staff training175,267264,099144,980
Staff travel1,518,6341,236,300964,703
Consultant's fees1,552,612114,609222,603
Office support expenses ( rent/ telephone/ electricty etc.)2,468,9661,925,4842,472,150
Materials procurred ( consummables as seed/ food/ books/ provisions etc.)954,262854,52229,979
Grants/ donations given to other organisations as part of programme39,00040,46648,033
Depreciation ( to be taken from Income and Expenditure account)1,701,0831,195,0671,272,183
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Non-programme related2015-20162014-20152013-2014
Salaries and benefits1,339,493802,290710,877
Staff training1,5004,2080
Staff travel41,22727,14717,810
Office support expenses ( rent/ repairs/ telephone/ electricity etc.)414,796317,796583,610
Communication ( correspondence/ Annual Reports/ brochures/ appeals/ website etc.)253,713206,040186,616
Consultants' fees ( audit/ legal/ programme )265,186262,890254,009
Depreciation ( to be taken from Income and Expenditure account)147,920103,919110,625
Other non-programme expenses257,162232,608174,158
Total Payments40,912,08330,088,62825,703,541
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 Registration Details
Sr. Type of Registration
1 Trust [No.E-23968]
2 Section 25 company [No.10(25)/N)5/2001/5414]
3 PAN Number:AAATU0678E
4 12-A [No.INS/36034]
5 80G [No.DIT(E)MC/80G/2435/2009-10]
6 FCRA [No.83781064]
7 35AC [No.]
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 SLM & Co. LLP
 1A, Standard House, Gr. Floor, 83, Maharashi Karve Road Marine Lines
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 Staff Remuneration (INR)
Gross salary plus benefits paid to staff (in INR) p.m. Male Female Total
 less than 5,000000
 5,000 – 10,000000
 10,000 – 25,000156
 25,000 – 50,000022
 50,000 – 1,00,000011
 Greater than 1,00,000145
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Total annual payments consultants (in INR)Number of consultants
 less than 5,0005
 5,000 – 10,0003
 10,000 – 25,0008
 25,000 – 50,00022
 50,000 – 1,00,0008
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 Staff Remuneration (p.a.)
1 Highest Paid: INR 1326921
2 Lowest Paid: INR 178909
3 Head of the Organisation: INR 365339
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 Board Expenses
Sr. Detail Amount(INR)
1 International travel0
2 Domestic travel0
3 Local conveyance0
4 Entertainment expenses0
5 Other0
  Total 0
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Board Members
SI.Name (Age)Gender, Position, Gross Remuneration, Relation to other members
1 Shaheen Mistry
 Female, Board Member , INR 0.00,
2 Rajnish Dhall
 Male, Board Member, INR 0.00,
3 Arun Jethmalani
 Male, Board Member , INR 0.00,
4 Ujwal Thakar
 Male, Board Member , INR 0.00,
5 Ashish Karamchandani
 Male, Chairman & Board Member , INR 0.00,
6 Ms. Merry Barua
 Female, Board Member, INR 0.00,
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Board Members Background
1 Shaheen Mistry CEO - Teach for India, Founder – Akanksha. Bachelors from Bombay University, Masters from Manchester University. Received numerous awards including the Archana Trust Woman Achiever Award, Ashoka Fellow, World Economic Forum Global Leader of Tomorrow and Indo-American Societys Young Achiever award.
2 Rajnish Dhall  Ceo/MD, Micro Housing Finance Corporation. Rajnish Dhall worked with American Express Bank for 17 years. He left the Bank as a Senior Director in 2006 and returned to Mumbai to work in the social sector and initially joined Aangan, an NGO working with children in state run children homes. He is also on the Justice Dhanuka court appointed committee to look into the infrastructure of Mumbai municipal schools, and the Board of Aangan.
3 Arun Jethmalani Founder and CEO, ValueNotes, which provides business intelligence to a variety of clients. Bachelors from IIT Mumbai and a Masters from Duke University. He spent the first few years of his working life as an IT consultant, and then moved to management consulting.
4 Ujwal Thakar Director, Kevalya Education Foundation, Advisor to Price Waterhouse Coopers, Advisory Board of Dignity Foundation. Was a senior banker having spent 28 years in banking. He was the head of consumer banking Standard Chartered Bank, Times Bank and BNP Paribas. He made the move to the social sector in 2002 and was the CEO of Pratham and Give India.
5 Ashish Karamchandani Managing Director, FSG Services, Earlier - Director, Monitor India Private Limited, Executive Director, Deloittee Touche Tohmatsu India Private Limited, leading Management and Consulting Firm. Also Chairman and Founder of Ummeed Child Development Center. Bachelors from IIT Mumbai, Masters from Berkeley and a PhD from Stanford.
6 Ms. Merry Barua Merry Barua, is Founder/Director of Action for Autism, Delhi, which includes a school for Autistic children, an institution for training professionals, and an innovative mother-child program. She is also founder/Editor of the Autism News, is on the Board of a number of organizations including the National Trust and World Autism Organization, and is a member of multiple committees of the RCI. Has trained in the TEACCH Approach and at the Option Institute, USA and is an Ashoka Fellow.
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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 2016-201730/03/201646
Programmes/ Projects for the year 2016-201730/03/201646
Annual Report for the year 2015-201622/08/201646
Financial Audit Report for the year 2015-201619/09/201656
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Staff International Travel
SINameDestination & PurposeGross ExpensesSponsored% SponsoredName of Sponsor Organisation
1 Dr. Vibha Krishnamurthy Turkey
Int'l Devt.Pediatric Congress
 INR 186006.00 1 100% NIH
2 Sonam Shah Bhutan
Early Intervention Training
 INR 6600.00 1 100% Ability Bhutan Society
3 Dr. Vibha Krishnamurthy USA
Visit to Yale
 INR 235478.00 1 100% NIH
4 Dr. Riddhi Mehta Turkey
Int'l Devt.Pediatric Congress
 INR 187223.00 1 100% NIH
5 Dr. Vibha Krishnamurthy Turkey
 INR 52947.00 1 100% NIH
6 Dr. Anjali Joshi Bhutan
Early Intervention Center Training
 INR 6600.00 1 100% Ability Bhutan Society
7 Anushree Sane Turkey
Int'l Devt.Pediatric Congress
 INR 179575.00 1 100% NIH
8 Dr. Vibha Krishnamurthy Turkey
 INR 4122.00 1 100% NIH
9 Dr. Roopa Srinivasan Turkey
Int'l Devt.Pediatric Congress
 INR 217708.00 1 100% NIH
10 Dr. Koyeli Sengupta Turkey
Int'l Devt.Pediatric Congress
 INR 222040.00 0 0% NA
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Arjun was a reserved, three-year-old boy who rarely made eye contact and had no friends. He spoke using single words, gibberish and out-of-context statements. He seemed to live in a world of his own and preferred to play by himself. Any change in his schedule would cause him great anxiety. His parents could not reach out to him, resulting in despair, frustration and stress within the family. For his parents, a diagnosis of high-functioning autism though shocking, was like finding the missing piece of a puzzle. Now they knew why he behaved as he did and how to help him. Arjun started Behavior Therapy once a week at Ummeed. After eight months, he joined the social skills group. After his periodic assessment, Arjun started Occupational Therapy and Speech Therapy, which he continues. Today, Arjun is a happy child who looks you in the eye and says a loud Hi! He goes to regular school, has a few friends and has learned to express himself more effectively. The family is calmer, and feels closer and stronger as a unit. The parents feel empowered to work with Arjun and help him reach his potential.
 From Chaos to Calm
Payal was an academically weak, hyperactive child who wrote poorly and made constant mistakes. She could not sit still, was physically and verbally abusive, did not follow instructions and displayed socially inappropriate behavior. She was also aggressive with other children. Both parents worked so was looked after by her grandparents who could not cope looked her after. Her home environment was tense and unhappy. Payal was at risk for ADHD and learning disability. She started occupational therapy sessions at Ummeed, while her mother attended an ADHD parents support group. The counseling team at Ummeed also continues to work with her parents to help them develop positive disciplining strategies to use at home. Payal attends Occupational therapy sessions only. While this was the main thrust of her therapy needs, our professionals endeavor to provide inputs from other areas too, so as not to overwhelm the parent or child. Besides the OT sessions for Payal, her mother attended eight structured sessions at the ADHD parents support workshop, helping her to better cope with Payal behavioural needs. Payal’s mother also attends joint and individual counseling sessions. Generally a combination of interventions at the family level work better. With occupational therapy, Payal has calmed down considerably. She follows instructions without abusing and throwing books like she used to. Payal has attended 8 OT sessions and the mother is now attending counseling sessions of which she has completed 3 besides the 8 ADHD parents workshop sessions. Her teachers have noticed that Payal now sits still for a length of time and plays well with other children. Her mother too feels more confident to manage her behavior after receiving help and support at the group. The family is now happy and hopeful.

You can communicate with Ummeed Child Development Centre at
Pervez Daver
Ground Floor, Mantri Pride 1-B, 1/62, N M Joshi Marg (Delisle Road) Subhash Nagar, Lower Parel-
Mumbai - 400011,India

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Phone : 91 22 65528310
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