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Rural Development Foundation

location: HyderabadTelangana

Donation Option Amount INR Actions
Empower a student by providing textbooks & notebooks and help in smooth running of RDF rural schools for a year
For Indian and NRI donors only | tax benefit: 50% | more
500
Gift
General Fund
For Indian and NRI donors only | tax benefit: 50% | more
250
Gift
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Mission/Vision
To promote education as a vehicle for rural development
 
Background
RDF was set up in 1996 by members of the Errabelli family in their native village of Kalleda, Warangal district, Andhra Pradesh. The reason and vision was to provide high quality education to children from impoverished families and tribals in and around Kalleda, in order to provide their service to their community. From there, the vision and outreach grew to encompass some of the surrounding villages, with enrollment increasing from 80 in 1 school and 1 village in 1996 to over 1500 in 5 institutions across 4 villages and 2 districts currently.
 
The CEO, Ms Vandita Rao is a member of the Founding Family and has been involved with RDF since inception. She has been instrumental in translating the vision into a reality, promoting the activities of the Foundation amongst the donors, the State and the environs of rural AP, where the Schools are situated. It is the responsibility of the citizens of India to educate the not so advantaged rural children so as to find a gainful employment in later years.
 
Facts
Full time staff :108
Part time staff:0
Consultants:1
Contract staff :0
Volunteers: 2
Total Receipts for 2015-2016 is INR 45893538
Total Payments for 2015-2016 is INR 43311042
 
Activities and reach for the latest full Financial Year
Gold and Silver medals in student Olympics National Games: 2
Increase in enrollment of children in RDF schools: 480
 
Rewards & Recognition
In 2016, participating students of RDF was awarded the Number of gold and silver medals by the Student Olympics National Games 1 gold and 1 silver medal in athletics
In 2016, RDF Redlawada and Rollakal schools was awarded the India School Rankings for Telangana by the Education World Quality of education
In 2016, RDF Redlawada and Rollakal schools was awarded the 100% Pass Percentage by the Telangana State Education Department All the students passed the exams
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.)16,109,32514,174,50510,034,341
Donation from Indian individuals through GiveIndia1,005,778517,4930
Other donations from Indian individuals6,835,3943,011,7971,663,358
Donations from foreign individuals through GiveIndia26,58613,6060
Other donations from foreign individuals44,21240,00011,013
Grants from Indian sources ( trusts/ govt/ companies/ foundations)12,968,0929,461,84410,142,286
Grants from International sources ( under FCRA)8,861,5165,776,9865,819,472
Sale of assets000
Miscellaneous42,63550,230607,138
Total Receipts45,893,53833,046,46128,277,608
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PAYMENTS (INR)
 2015-20162014-20152013-2014
PAYMENTS (Capital)
Capital items purchased for the organisation, excluding investment ( Fixed Deposits etc.)7,374,6543,505,7723,320,000
Capital items purchased for beneficiaries006,315,235
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PAYMENTS (Revenue)
Programme related2015-20162014-20152013-2014
Salaries and benefits20,055,88816,134,34313,323,806
Staff training830,263503,345130,907
Staff travel268,255247,427133,350
Consultant's fees17,55000
Office support expenses ( rent/ telephone/ electricty etc.)5,770,7185,019,3511,335,676
Materials procurred ( consummables as seed/ food/ books/ provisions etc.)5,950,0086,669,0574,571,711
Grants/ donations given to other organisations as part of programme000
Depreciation ( to be taken from Income and Expenditure account)2,523,8202,451,0031,835,885
Others519,88601,568,721
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Non-programme related2015-20162014-20152013-2014
Salaries and benefits000
Staff training000
Staff travel000
Office support expenses ( rent/ repairs/ telephone/ electricity etc.)000
Communication ( correspondence/ Annual Reports/ brochures/ appeals/ website etc.)000
Consultants' fees ( audit/ legal/ programme )000
Depreciation ( to be taken from Income and Expenditure account)000
Other non-programme expenses000
Total Payments43,311,04234,530,29832,535,291
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 Registration Details
Sr. Type of Registration
1 Society [No.1969/1996]
2 PAN Number:AAATR1638M
3 12-A [No.HQRS-I/12A/80G/9/96-97]
4 80G [No.DIT(E)/HYD/80G/22/(10)/07-08]
5 FCRA [No.10230396]
6 35AC [No.]
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 Auditors
 B. Srinivas Rao Chartered Accountant,
 10-2-289/25. 2nd Floor, Sri Lakshmi Complex, Shanthi Nagar
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 Staff Remuneration (INR)
Gross salary plus benefits paid to staff (in INR) p.m. Male Female Total
 less than 5,0006713
 5,000 – 10,0008333116
 10,000 – 25,00020525
 25,000 – 50,000000
 50,000 – 1,00,000000
 Greater than 1,00,000011
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Total annual payments consultants (in INR)Number of consultants
 less than 5,0000
 5,000 – 10,0000
 10,000 – 25,0000
 25,000 – 50,0000
 50,000 – 1,00,0001
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 Staff Remuneration (p.a.)
1 Highest Paid: INR 727656
2 Lowest Paid: INR 24000
3 Head of the Organisation: INR 727656
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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 Sridhar Chari
(69)
 Male, Treasurer, INR 0.00,
2 Utham Kumar
(57)
 Male, Director, INR 0.00,
3 Arun Kumar Dukkipati
(70)
 Male, Director, INR 0.00,
4 Kiran Addala
(43)
 Male, Director, INR 0.00,
5 Mr.Y.Ram Mohan Rao
(64)
 Male, Director, INR 0.00,
6 G.V.S. Prasad
(57)
 Male, Chairman, INR 0.00,
7 Arjun Rao
(51)
 Male, Vice Chairman, INR 0.00,
8 E. Vandita Rao
(62)
 Female, CEO, INR 0.00,
9 Neena Rao
(51)
 Female, Director, INR 0.00,
10 Dr. P Anitha
(55)
 Female, Director, INR 0.00,
11 Francis Jacob
(47)
 Male, Director, INR 0.00,
12 Turjya N. Ganguly
(38)
 Male, Director, INR 0.00,
13 Hemant Agarwal
(67)
 Male, Director, INR 0.00,
14 Dr. Savita Date Menon
(57)
 Female, Director, INR 0.00,
15 Deepika Rao
(64)
 Female, Director, INR 0.00,
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Board Members Background
SI.NameBackground
1 Sridhar Chari An IIM-A alumnus, Mr. Chari was formerly in C-level positions with Nagarjuna Finance and other top companies. He is currently an independent strategy consultant, visiting professor at IIM-A and life coach.
2 Utham Kumar He is the founder, MD of Tulip Granites. He has been supporting RDF for several years and served as Treasurer till 2012
3 Arun Kumar Dukkipati Over 40 years experience in international collaborations and business development. Currently, he is President AGI Glaspac & Director, Garden Polymers
4 Kiran Addala Involved since 2009, Mr. Addala is a member of both the finance and education committees. Outside of RDF, he works as an Engineer /Manager for Infor. He will continue to monitor ongoing infrastructure projects in the schools and also provide technical expertise for streamlining systems.
5 Mr.Y.Ram Mohan Rao He brings with him a wealth of experience & in Human Resources, Industrial Relations, Admin, Legal, Human Rights and Corporate Social Responsibility in Banking and MNC Agri Business Companies. He has been the recipient of various prestigious global awards for innovative field safety and child labour rehabilitation initiatives.
6 G.V.S. Prasad Head, Centre for British Teachers, Hyderabad
7 Arjun Rao CEO, Value Labs. Value Labs is a leading IT company, with offices in India and internationally. Mr. Arjun Rao is the founder
8 E. Vandita Rao Mrs. Rao has been involved with RDF since inception. Has held various Board positions and has been CEO for 5 years. She has been instrumental in strategising and streamlining operations for RDF
9 Neena Rao Senior development sector strategic advisor to government and private NGOs. She is currently leading research teams on climate change with government bodies
10 Dr. P Anitha She studied MBBS from Kakatiya Medical college, Warangal. She is the chairperson of the Adolosent committee of Obstetrics & Gynecology, society of Hyderabad.
11 Francis Jacob An educational expert, he was instrumental in developing affordable and low cost education suitable for smaller towns and villages. With 20 years of expertise in school establishment, management, he brings to table his diverse experience of both India and Middle East to RDF.
12 Turjya N. Ganguly He is a legal advisor & advocate. He is also an avid sportsperson, who has represented Hyderabad in basketball .
13 Hemant Agarwal He is a noted advertising professional, heading Associated Advertising. He is Founder Member, Advertising Club and Member, Executive Committee, AAAI- the apex body of advertising agencies in India
14 Dr. Savita Date Menon She is a renowned Clinical & Health Psychologist and Health & Wellness Expert. She is also associated with Special Olympics International for screening on intellectually disabled children
15 Deepika Rao Mrs. Rao has extended her support in connecting RDF to potential donors and organising fundraising events in the US with her sister.
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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 2016-201720/02/2016615
Programmes/ Projects for the year 2016-201727/05/20161015
Annual Report for the year 2015-201627/05/20161015
Financial Audit Report for the year 2015-201627/05/20161015
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Staff International Travel
No member of this organisation has undergone foreign travel in recent years.
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 Empowered Villages
In 1996, there were very few schools that were known for providing quality education in the villages that RDF operates in. Existing schools either didnot have well qualified or well trained teachers, school facilities were inadequate and some of the better schools were too far. Most members of the community were illiterate and dreaming of a better future for their children. Nagavelli Srilekha belonged to a poor family that subsisted on daily wage work. She too had to support the family through agricultural work. However, her parents decided that she had to go to school in order to learn, be educated and have requisite qualification to have a better career. RDF was set up with the vision of education being a means to rural development and educating, engaging and empowering rural children through holistic education. Textbooks, notebooks & uniforms are given free. Srilekha always struggled to pay for her education expenses as her family lived in one of the poorer villages in the mandal and relied on daily wage work. RDF put her on the Fee Exempt list in the school and paid for her education expenses, simultaneously seeking donors to support her education. When her father passed away, RDF sought donors to fill the funding gap requirement for Srilekha. RDF was able to get long term sponsorship for her, which greatly eased the financial worries of her mother and allowed RDF to subsidize her education expenses. Since 1996, over 3000 families have been impacted by our work and over 90% of our alumni have continued to higher education or are working in private and government jobs. Teachers have remained in RDF, with typical service periods ranging from 5 – 15 years. RDF schools have an excellent reputation in the local village and surrounds, with many families seeking to enroll their children in RDF schools. This ecosystem is demonstrated through parents and villagers also supporting donations in cash and kind to the schools when they can; and participating in school discussions on key decisions. Now Srilekha will graduate Class 10, is confident about her future and cherishes the dream of becoming a teacher

You can communicate with Rural Development Foundation at
Subhashini Potluri
H. No 6-2-962/1, Khairatabad, Hyderabad-
Hyderabad - 500004,India

Or you can reach Rural Development Foundation here
Phone : 91 40 42627502
Fax :
E-mail : development@rdfindia.org
Website: www.rdfindia.org

   

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