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Samerth Charitable Trust

location: AhmedabadGujarat

Donation Option Amount INR Actions
Help out-of-school poor tribal children to gain education by sponsoring our Support class for a month
For Indian and NRI donors only | tax benefit: 50% | more
4400
Gift
Provide care for poor children in tribal areas by sponsoring our Balmitra Centre for a month
For Indian and NRI donors only | tax benefit: 50% | more
3900
Gift
General Fund
For Indian and NRI donors only | tax benefit: 50% | more
250
Gift
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Mission/Vision
Our Vision is to build a world on the pillars of equal opportunities, access to resources, gender equality, democratic governance, participatory learning and respect of diverse cultures.
 
Background
SAMERTH was started to create a humane, sustainable and equitable society through strengthening peoples' capacities and equipping community institutions so that they are informed and are able to access their rights to have a human existence. The programme is developed as per the requirement of the community. In Kutch- we focus on water availability and leveraging resources around it. In the city of Ahmedabad- the organisation has working with urban poor and giving them access to education and developing leadership amongst women and adolescent girls and boys.In Chattisgarh- the focus is to work with tribal communities and create and facilitate the process of accessing entitlements and education.
 
Gazala Paul has a Masters in Social Work (MSW) from Indore School of Social Work, (Devi Ahilya University), Indore, India in 1987 and a Masters in “Coexistence and Conflict Management” from Brandeis University,Massachusetts, USA in February 2006. Since May 1999, she has been the CEO of Samerth. Since April 2006 she has been a consultant to Paul Hamlyn Foundation, UK as Advisor for developing programme on accessing quality education for the tribals and urban poor, disability rights, forest rights, enabling women’s role in local governance and addressing issue of violence against women for the west India programme. She has also worked with with Oxfam-Great Britain as Project Officer from 1992 to 1999 for the Gujarat and Rajasthan States of India developing programme on rights based issues for the vulnerable communities and mitigation strategy for disaster management.
 
Facts
Full time staff :9
Part time staff:0
Consultants:8
Contract staff :55
Volunteers: 15
Total Receipts for 2015-2016 is INR 42398473
Total Payments for 2015-2016 is INR 38691078
 
Activities and reach for the latest full Financial Year
434: 434
50: 48
709: 709
6: 6
50: 47
 
Rewards & Recognition
In 2016, Afroz Baig was awarded the International Women's Meet on Nonviolence and Peace by the Gandhi Reaserch Foundation, Jalgaon Peace Leader Award
In 2015, Samerth Charitable Trust was awarded the Empanelment of Organisations by National CSR Hub Tata Institute of Social Science, National CSR HUB by the Tata Institute of Social Science, Mumbai National CSR HUB
In 2016, Samerth Charitable Trust was awarded the Guidestar Platinum by the Guidestar India/Tata Trusts Transparency & Public Accountability Verified
In 2015, Samerth Charitable Trust was awarded the Under The Ageis of Swashta Mission, Swach Bharat Nirman, Swach Bharat EkNaiPhel. by the Government of Gujarat 1624 Individual Household Sanitation Unit at Nakatarana Block in Kutch District of Gujarat
In 2016, Samerth Charitable Trust was awarded the Credibility Alliance by the Credibility Alliance Certificate of Accreditation on Desirable Norms
In 2016, Samerth Charitable Trust was awarded the World CSR Congress by the World CSR Congress Certificate of Merit
In 2015, Samerth Charitable Trust was awarded the Charities Aid Foundation India Validated Charity by the Charities Aid Foundation India Validated Charity
RECEIPTS (INR)
 2015-20162014-20152013-2014
Self generated ( fees/ subscriptions/ interest/ community contributions/ proceeds from sale of goods or services produced by the organisation etc.)1,516,1211,346,9921,179,940
Donation from Indian individuals through GiveIndia421,765427,2170
Other donations from Indian individuals161,001643,690272,104
Donations from foreign individuals through GiveIndia5,9439,7550
Other donations from foreign individuals302,4905,0000
Grants from Indian sources ( trusts/ govt/ companies/ foundations)13,736,91713,778,85211,818,283
Grants from International sources ( under FCRA)26,190,23617,431,73213,303,150
Sale of assets64,000291,00020,000
Miscellaneous000
Total Receipts42,398,47333,934,23826,593,477
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PAYMENTS (INR)
 2015-20162014-20152013-2014
PAYMENTS (Capital)
Capital items purchased for the organisation, excluding investment ( Fixed Deposits etc.)644,5521,495,276523,879
Capital items purchased for beneficiaries000
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PAYMENTS (Revenue)
Programme related2015-20162014-20152013-2014
Salaries and benefits14,087,77911,427,0687,278,920
Staff training17,119,31310,217,7650
Staff travel1,924,0082,233,826704,039
Consultant's fees1,398,5721,580,04691,050
Office support expenses ( rent/ telephone/ electricty etc.)1,025,4151,656,4191,092,988
Materials procurred ( consummables as seed/ food/ books/ provisions etc.)703,3852,920,9579,877,727
Grants/ donations given to other organisations as part of programme000
Depreciation ( to be taken from Income and Expenditure account)589,50100
Others000
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Non-programme related2015-20162014-20152013-2014
Salaries and benefits738,29690,952678,830
Staff training000
Staff travel024,500100,121
Office support expenses ( rent/ repairs/ telephone/ electricity etc.)345,75787,454177,972
Communication ( correspondence/ Annual Reports/ brochures/ appeals/ website etc.)083,5650
Consultants' fees ( audit/ legal/ programme )114,500251,1240
Depreciation ( to be taken from Income and Expenditure account)00521,129
Other non-programme expenses00446,871
Total Payments38,691,07832,068,95221,493,526
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 Registration Details
Sr. Type of Registration
1 Trust [No.E-9150]
2 PAN Number:AACTS9428G
3 12-A [No.HQ-III/12AA(527)/2000-01]
4 80G [No.DIT(E)/80G(5)/1458/2007-2008]
5 FCRA [No.041910243]
6 35AC [No.]
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 Auditors
 Dr. HafeezDalal M/s H Rustom& Co
 Mistry Chambers,1Floor, Near Cama Hotel, Khanpur
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 Staff Remuneration (INR)
Gross salary plus benefits paid to staff (in INR) p.m. Male Female Total
 less than 5,000628
 5,000 – 10,00019726
 10,000 – 25,00014620
 25,000 – 50,000819
 50,000 – 1,00,000011
 Greater than 1,00,000000
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Total annual payments consultants (in INR)Number of consultants
 less than 5,0000
 5,000 – 10,0000
 10,000 – 25,0004
 25,000 – 50,0002
 50,000 – 1,00,0002
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 Staff Remuneration (p.a.)
1 Highest Paid: INR 710900
2 Lowest Paid: INR 48000
3 Head of the Organisation: INR 710900
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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 Dr Darshini Mahadevia
(59)
 Female, Chairperson, INR 0.00,
2 Mr Pravinsinh Jadeja
(62)
 Male, Trustee, INR 0.00,
3 Ms ChitraBalakrishnan
(53)
 Female, Trustee, INR 0.00,
4 Ms Gazala Paul
(54)
 Female, Managing Trustee, INR 710,900.00,
5 Dr. BhushanPunani
(64)
 Male, Trustee, INR 0.00,
6 MrTejaram Desai
(60)
 Male, Trustee, INR 0.00,
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Board Members Background
SI.NameBackground
1 Dr Darshini Mahadevia Dean & Urban Planner in School of Planning-CEPT Ahmedabad PHD from JNU New Delhi
2 Mr Pravinsinh Jadeja Worked in social sector for 35 years as Finance Person .Part of ICCW chapters and part of many CBO in Gujarat
3 Ms ChitraBalakrishnan Advocate and Feminist from Bangalore/ Mumbai .Studied Retributive Justice from Ulster University, Northern Ireland UK .Chevening Scholar-UK
4 Ms Gazala Paul 24 years of experience working in donor agency-Oxfam-Great Britain, Paul Hamlyn Foundation-UK and Samerth. Expertise in Gender and education issues. Master in Social Work and Coexistence and Ethnic conflict from Brandies University-Massachusetts in USA also Chevening Scholars-UK
5 Dr. BhushanPunani Executive Director, Blind People Association – Ahmedabad MBA from IIM Ahmedabad
6 MrTejaram Desai Social activist from Kutch. Part of Pastoralist community in Gujarat for 24 years
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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 2016-201716/07/201656
Programmes/ Projects for the year 2016-201716/07/201656
Annual Report for the year 2015-201616/07/201656
Financial Audit Report for the year 2015-201616/07/201656
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External Reviews
1Mr Chandrakant Shetkar Mumbai for JTT Mumbai
2Gujarat CSR Authority
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Staff International Travel
No member of this organisation has undergone foreign travel in recent years.
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 Story of Sohan
Sohan Kumar Baiga, age 4 years of Naktabandha(Bilaspur) village was unable to go to school as pre-school services were not available in he tola/hamlet. He used to loiter around in the forest, fishing and collecting forest produce. Sometimes he would venture in the wild all alone and that was dangerous. The Samerth balmitra went door to door and undertook survey and created a list of children of 3 to 6 years. The children started coming to school. Sohan started taking interest in the creative pedagogy and was a keen observer and picked up development milestones. He was attached to the programme from 2009 up to July 2011. Two years of constant teaching and learning helped him to develop his early development cycle. He was later admitted in Prathmik Shala, a primary school in Naktabandha in class I. The school teacher was very appreciative of his achievement and ability to learn fast. His foundation as laid systematically as per the learning chart and milestones due to creative ways of teaching young schooling. This was taught by Mobile Crèche on how to teach children creatively. The child is sharp and open to new ways of learning
 
 Story of Krishna
Kumari Krishana was 11 years old. She is from village-Nevsa, Panchayat – Pateta and was a school dropout. Her parents wanted her to continue her studies but did not have and clue to move forward. She was identified by Samerth field worker and was admitted in to the Support class run by Samerth in one of it’s centers. She attended the support class from February to June 2012 In July 2012 Krishna was admitted to class III in Nevsa Primary School. She is now continuing her studies. The support class not only augmented her confidence level it also provided her the basics required for continuing school education.

You can communicate with Samerth Charitable Trust at
Asif Shaikh
Q-402, Shrinandnagar, Part 2,Vejalpur-
Ahmedabad - 380051,India

Or you can reach Samerth Charitable Trust here
Phone : 91 79 26829004; 91 8905709638
Fax : 91 79 26829004
E-mail : samerthtrust1992@gmail.com
Website: http://www.samerth.org

 

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