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Catalysts For Social Action

location: PuneMaharashtra

Donation Option Amount INR Actions
Help to construct a toilet/ bathroom at an orphanage
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
25000
Gift
Bring joy to about 50 orphans by funding their recreational activities
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
5000
Gift
Help educate an orphan in an English medium school for three months
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
4850
Gift
Provide a hygiene kit for 10 orphan children
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
2000
Gift
Provide supplementary nutrition for 5 orphan children for one month
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
1800
Gift
Make an Orphan child feel loved & cared for by sponsoring a dress & a pair of footwear
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
1000
Gift
General Fund
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
250
Gift
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Mission/Vision
An empowered society, which works towards giving every child the right to lead a full and enriched life.
 
Background
CSA was started in 2002. Vipul Jain, CEO, Kale Consultants ltd., had himself adopted and was consequently, exposed to the concept of adoption.Catalysts for Social Action’s (CSA) journey began in September 2002, as a Not-For-Profit organization dedicated to the cause of child welfare and rehabilitation for children living in orphanages. As part of optimal child rehabilitation, CSA facilitates Adoptions in the country; we work with existing adoption agencies in rural areas to facilitate the quality, speed and number of adoptions in India. We have successfully facilitated over 230+ adoptions in India, so far. We believe that Adoption is the best form of child rehabilitation and our intention is to ensure that every adoptable child should find a home. For many children, adoption is not possible and they grow up in a Child Care Institution. We believe that every such child should have a healthy and wholesome environment and be supported all the way till they become confident and independent individuals. With this objective, we support a number of child care institutions in the areas of Infrastructure support, Health & Hygiene, Nutrition, Education and Vocational skills activities. CSA not only cares but also goes beyond, thus, enabling children to be self-sufficient and become contributing members of society. We have made a valuable difference to 2800+ children across 55+ child care institutions in 4 states that we support.
 
Sidney started his career in the travel and transportation industry and has over 22 years of Corporate and BPO experience. He gave up his corporate position to pursue his passion and take up an assignment in the social sector. He has been actively involved with Catalysts for Social Action (CSA) over the last 3.5 years. According to him Children from orphanages do not get opportunities to enjoy childhood our aim is to provide opportunities to such a children so that they also have wonderful experience to remember.
 
Facts
Full time staff :16
Part time staff:0
Consultants:1
Contract staff :18
Volunteers: 0
Total Receipts for 2015-2016 is INR 34410631
Total Payments for 2015-2016 is INR 25626828
 
Activities and reach for the latest full Financial Year
Number of Children at Child Care Institutions benefitted through Health checkups & Hygiene Kits: 2500
Number of Beneficiaries reached through Awareness Programs: 2700
Number of Children supported with Recreational facilities and hobby classes: 2700
Number of Children supported with Nutrition: 1200
Number of children given Educational Support (School Fees, Uniforms, Shoes, Books & Stationery): 2700
Number of people given Life Skills Training Support: 180
Number of beneficiaries reached through Capacity building for Child Care Institution Caretakers & Workers: 1000
Number of Children provided with Vocational Training: 550
Number of Children above 18 years that have been supported under Aftercare & Livelihood Program: 22
Number of special Needs Children receiving support: 10
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.)2,082,6141,702,073323,285
Donation from Indian individuals through GiveIndia3,217,3692,160,1231,674,191
Other donations from Indian individuals2,998,0316,533,3382,898,580
Donations from foreign individuals through GiveIndia142,655194,542196,873
Other donations from foreign individuals151,462411,000406,573
Grants from Indian sources ( trusts/ govt/ companies/ foundations)23,999,43012,608,6928,164,059
Grants from International sources ( under FCRA)1,819,070165,73978,263
Sale of assets000
Miscellaneous017,2931,318
Total Receipts34,410,63123,792,80013,743,142
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PAYMENTS (INR)
 2015-20162014-20152013-2014
PAYMENTS (Capital)
Capital items purchased for the organisation, excluding investment ( Fixed Deposits etc.)471,36906,100,000
Capital items purchased for beneficiaries000
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PAYMENTS (Revenue)
Programme related2015-20162014-20152013-2014
Salaries and benefits3,673,5443,580,5242,334,745
Staff training21,06112,01862,172
Staff travel950,546848,144621,800
Consultant's fees567,5001,448,916631,525
Office support expenses ( rent/ telephone/ electricty etc.)177,000165,33174,424
Materials procurred ( consummables as seed/ food/ books/ provisions etc.)7,441,6482,964,183370,120
Grants/ donations given to other organisations as part of programme0546,3110
Depreciation ( to be taken from Income and Expenditure account)000
Others8,633,4797,573,4752,483,252
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Non-programme related2015-20162014-20152013-2014
Salaries and benefits1,787,7962,032,939999,877
Staff training1,6504,4104,300
Staff travel57,70939,28121,401
Office support expenses ( rent/ repairs/ telephone/ electricity etc.)219,8657,500123,228
Communication ( correspondence/ Annual Reports/ brochures/ appeals/ website etc.)77,243167,48683,785
Consultants' fees ( audit/ legal/ programme )73,21811,79824,539
Depreciation ( to be taken from Income and Expenditure account)183,99551,8461,613
Other non-programme expenses1,289,2051,150,869842,382
Total Payments25,626,82820,605,03114,779,163
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 Registration Details
Sr. Type of Registration
1 Trust [No.F-18514 (Pune)]
2 Society [No.1282/2002/Pune]
3 PAN Number:AAATC5088N
4 12-A [No.No.Pn.ITO(OSD)/Ren./80G/12A(a)/45/2003-04]
5 80G [No.No.Pn/ CIT-1/ 12A(a)/ 80 G/ 243/2007-08/4757]
6 FCRA [No.83930483]
7 35AC [No.]
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 Auditors
 SarangDeo, V G Dhade& Co,
 YashodaNiwas, SheelaVihar Colony, Opp Hotel Yatri, PaudPhata, Karve Road
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 Staff Remuneration (INR)
Gross salary plus benefits paid to staff (in INR) p.m. Male Female Total
 less than 5,000194362
 5,000 – 10,0004812
 10,000 – 25,000369
 25,000 – 50,000549
 50,000 – 1,00,000101
 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 – 25,0000
 25,000 – 50,0000
 50,000 – 1,00,0001
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 Staff Remuneration (p.a.)
1 Highest Paid: INR 1200000
2 Lowest Paid: INR 21290
3 Head of the Organisation: INR 1200000
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 Board Expenses
Sr. Detail Amount(INR)
1 International travel0
2 Domestic travel0
3 Local conveyance90179
4 Entertainment expenses0
5 Other0
  Total 90179
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Board Members
SI.Name (Age)Gender, Position, Gross Remuneration, Relation to other members
1 Vinayak Kamath
(47)
 Male, Treasurer, INR 0.00,
2 Bharati Dasgupta
(75)
 Female, Secretary, INR 0.00,
3 Vipul Prashad Jain
(61)
 Male, President , INR 0.00,
4 Vaishali Sharma
(41)
 Female, Trustee, INR 0.00,
5 Brajesh Mishra
(55)
 Male, Trustee , INR 0.00,
6 Shibani Jain
(52)
 Female, Trustee, INR 0.00,
7 Javed Tapia
(48)
 Male, Trustee , INR 0.00,
8 Bhaskar Bhattacharya
(62)
 Female, Trustee, INR 0.00,
9 Meher Gandevia Billimoria
(46)
 Female, Trustee, INR 0.00,
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Board Members Background
SI.NameBackground
1 Vinayak Kamath VinayakKamath has worked for 17 years in various companies, at leadership positions with organizations such as Kale Consultants as Senior VP - People and Processes, Genpact(formerly GE Capital) as Vice President.
2 Bharati Dasgupta Bharati Das Gupta is specialized in English Literature and Organisation and Methods. Formerly an eminent banking administrator heading Management Services at the Indian Banks Association, Mumbai, she was also, the former HR head of Kale Consultants.
3 Vipul Prashad Jain Mr. Vipul Jain has been the Managing Director at Accelya Kale Solutions Limited (Kale Consultants Ltd.) since June 01,2013 and serves as its Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Jain served as Managing Director at Accelya Kale Solutions Limited (Kale Consultants Ltd) since April 1, 2006 until May 31,2013. Mr. Jain is invited often to speak at international conferences by IATA. Mr. Vipul Jain is an adoptive parent, one of the Founders of CSA and is its President.
4 Vaishali Sharma Vaishali is the founding member of Agram Legal Consultants. She is a corporate lawyer with particular emphasis on merger and acquisitions, takeovers, joint ventures, private equity, competition law, investment strategies as well as general corporate advisory matters.
5 Brajesh Mishra Brajesh Mishra is Co-Founder of Varthana, a Bangalore based company that provides loans to affordable schools. He was earlier with ICICI Bank for about 14 years. Brajesh is a graduate in Mechanical Engineering and holds an MBA from MS University, Baroda. He is also an Adoptive parent
6 Shibani Jain Shibani Jain is a Graduate of the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad. Her Professional assignments have been with Ogilvy & Mather and Tata Interactive Services, Mumbai. She set up Craftsbridge Private Ltd., in Pune, and was its CEO until she moved to Mumbai. She set up Baaya Design in Mumbai in 2009 and is its Founder and CEO. Shibani is an adoptive parent and one of the Founders of CSA.
7 Javed Tapia Javed Tapia is the Founder of Clover Technologies and is responsible for bringing Red Hat Inc., into India by starting the subsidiary under the flagship brand name of Red Hat India Pvt. Ltd. Javed is the founder of Duke University Fuqua Alumni Club in India and a member of The Entrepreneurs Organization (EO), Young Presidents Organization (YPO) and Mumbai Angels.
8 Bhaskar Bhattacharya Bhaskar Bhattacharya was a National Science Talent Scholar and graduated from IITKanpur with a Masters in Chemistry (5 year Programme). He subsequently obtained an MBA from IIMAhmedabad and made a career in the pharmaceutical/healthcare industry, first with Novartis for four years, and then for almost seventeen years with US MNC Pfizer India, where he rose to become the youngest Board Member and Executive Director in the company’s history. From 2000, he moved to Oman where he spent eight years helming Bahwan Healthcare, the healthcare arm of Suhail Bahwan Holdings.
9 Meher Gandevia Billimoria She is COO at Centre for Advancement of Philanthropy (CAP).Earlier she has worked with Special Needs and ESL (English as a Second Language) students at Bangkok Patana School (The British International School in Thailand). She was also the Head of Education at the Akanksha Foundation, a non-profit working to provide children from low-income communities with a high-quality education.
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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 2016-201705/03/201679
Programmes/ Projects for the year 2016-201705/03/201679
Annual Report for the year 2015-201616/09/201659
Financial Audit Report for the year 2015-201616/09/201659
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External Reviews
1Accelya Kale Sol Ltd
2Accelya Kale Sol Ltd
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Staff International Travel
No member of this organisation has undergone foreign travel in recent years.
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 No longer open fields for answering Nature’s Call
Jasoda Anathalaya, an orphanage in Kalahandi, Orissa had about 50 inmates- children ranging from newborns to 17 year-olds. Both the girls and boys would use the open fields for their ablutions going out in small groups hiding their faces –ostrich like, to avoid passers-by. CSA constructed a toilet for the girls and repaired a dilapidated one that existed and made it usable for the boys. CSA also, created additional living spaces for them segregating the boys from the girls. One needs to talk to the children for them to explain their joy. Rarely has any initiative been so well appreciated as this one!
 
 Radha now, has a Family!!
Their parents relinquished Aarti and Radha when they were just 4 and 2 years old respectively. Radha was born with Congenital Talipes Equino Varrus a physical deformity in one of her legs. She was unable to walk. There were parents who wanted to adopt Aarti but not Radha. The Central Adoption and Resource Authority, Government of India, regulates that siblings are not to be separated and must be placed in a single adoptive family. Thus the siblings remained un-adopted, resigned to life in an orphanage i.e. Jyotiba Phule Seva Trust, Sunita Gutte Shishugrah, Nanded. CSA referred Radha to Dr. Prakash Chavan an Orthopedic surgeon in Nanded, who suggested corrective surgery. Sponsored by CSA, Radha was operated on 26th January 2010. Within a couple of months Radha started walking. She was soon, a normal kid and as playful and mischievous. A family in Pune adopted the siblings Aarti and Radha. The family already had 3 sons-one biological and two adopted. With 2 sisters being added, the family is complete! Aarti and Radha have adapted themselves completely to their new family. Radha is already a darling to her elder brothers! For the children the rehabilitation is complete and permanent- health, nurture, education, career, relationships and inheritance is all provided for!
 
 Sujit becomes a contributing member of society!
Sujit was only 3 yrs. old when his father died; then when he was 12, his mother too passed away. Sujit reached the orphanage. (District probation and after care association Boys Observation home Shivaji Nagar Pune, Maharashtra). He was so shattered he refused to participate in any activity. He had lost interest in his studies too. CSA got Sujit registered into Grade 8 at the coaching class supported by us in the orphanage premises. He gradually started performing well in the academics. In due course CSA sponsored Sujit to a programme in Computer Applications Sujit eventually passed his Grade 10 exams with a first class (61%) marks. He completed course of Foundry Man with (68%). Moreover, he also started mingling with the peers. CSA sponsored him for all the educational expenses throughout. He completed the computer programme and assisted by CSA he obtained the MS-CIT certification.
 
 Towards Family-like care
Orphaned children from remote orphanages in Orissa usually go to Govt. schools. They have no back up support as children in families have from their parents. In most cases the learning is poor and children tend to drop out when in the higher classes they are unable to cope with the learning pressures. Maria is one of several orphans in the Orissa Children’s Orphanage, Orissa. She lived a deprived life with only the bare necessities of food clothing and shelter. She went to a local Oriya school. Maria was admitted to the Cambridge High School (ICSE), one that children from good families in Bhubaneswar attend. She was admitted into the nursery class and supported with the school fees, transportation, lunch/tiffin, uniform, books, shoes etc. CSA also arranged back up tuitions for her in the orphanage providing a substitute for parental support that a child gets at home. Maria has fared remarkably well. She stood first in her class and is appreciated as a bright and intelligent child. Her reports are encouraging.
 
 Celebrate the Fruit of the season
Most institutionalized children do not have the opportunity to taste the seasonal fruit-the mango, watermelon or even common orange. If at all they do, it is doled to them like everything else that they receive- always like alms! CSA have felt the need to give them some of the little pleasures of life. CSA organize several functions round the year centering on the fruit of the season. On an identified day (if possible to synchronize with a festival), CSA assemble get together for children from across agencies/orphanages. It is a day of fun and frolic. They wash, clean, cut and distribute the fruit themselves. They enjoy themselves dancing, eating good food, and wearing clean clothes/shoes. It is also, the day when their teachers/orphanage staff mingles with them. With the fun activity, a creative session was organized; material was provided. The most notable impact is that the children open up completely and have fun. No one is watching them or hauling them up for making mistakes. They feel wanted; they are a team- sharing the same fortunes, and they feel like normal kids! For those watching, the difference is visible and heartening.
 
 Poor vision led to poor performance
Ashwini is a small girl with normal body structure among 110 inmates from observation home for girls. She is 11 yrs. old girl. According to her teachers she is an average student. She had difficulty in reading books and her eyes watered due to the strain. During the health check up held by CSA, it was revealed that Ashwini has poor vision. This was one reason she used to feel lazy to read and write, because of which her studies were hampered. She did not realize the reason behind her poor performance in studies was her vision. CSA referred Ashwini to eye specialist and after her general check up, who suggested that she is in need of spectacles urgently. CSA made arrangements for Ashwini to get the appropriate spectacles. Within a couple of months Ashwini started reading and writing with interest and showed improved performance in her academics year. She was soon, a normal kid and as playful and mischievous. Ashwini now has learned that every organ in her body is very important and that she has to take care of her to maintain good health. She is using the personal kit provided by us and is very conscious about the cleanliness. She is now helping other girl inmates to use the personal hygiene kit.

You can communicate with Catalysts For Social Action at
Mrs. Bharati Das Gupta
C/o Kale Consultants Ltd, Kale Enclave 685/2B & 2C, 1st Floor, Sharada Arcade, Satara Road,-
Pune - 411037,India

Or you can reach Catalysts For Social Action here
Phone : 91 20 66083777
Fax : 91 20 24231639
E-mail : bharati_dasgupta@kaleconsultants.com
Website: http://www.csa.org.in

     

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