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Society of Friends of the Sassoon Hospitals (SOFOSH)

location: PuneMaharashtra

Donation Option Amount INR Actions
Help meet living expenses of an orphan, 0-6 years, for a month at Shreevatsa- a home for homeless
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
5500
Gift
Reimburse to a fund that sponsors care of poor patients at The Sassoon General Hospital
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
2500
Gift
Support a special need orphan at TARA home (Dhadphale) for a week
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
To serve the cause of children who are deprived of the basic needs which support child. To serve families in times of medical and socio-economic crisis. To work towards social and economic reform in order to support the dignity of every child and ind
 
Background
SOFOSH is a non government charitable organisation established in 1964 to supplement the efforts of the Sassoon General Hospitals, Pune by offering a wide range of patient welfare services. SOFOSH renders services to the economically underprivileged patients of the Sassoon General Hospitals. It has also been running a government recognised and licensed Child Care Centre " Shreevatsa" since 1973,which provides care and rehabilitation services to the institutionalised children.All efforts are made to rehabilitate these children through the well established adoption programme. The TARA- SOFOSH Dhadphale centre was established in 2008, which provides care and shelter for the mentally /physically challenged and orphan children.All efforts are made to provide shelter, care, educational and medical aid to these children to facilitate their growth and development.
 
Mrs. Sharmila Sayed is the Administrative In charge of SOFOSH since the year 2014.She is working with SOFOSH for more than 20 years and has handled various responsibilities in the organisation. She has done M.S.W. (Master of Social Work) from Bharati Vidyapeeth with specialisation in "Family and Child welfare".She has represented SOFOSH on various platforms in the field of social work.Her expertise are in-country and inter-country adoption, handling legal and labour related matters and handling matters related to other Govt Organisations, NGO, government authorities, police authorities etc.
 
Facts
Full time staff :103
Part time staff:0
Consultants:8
Contract staff :0
Volunteers: 50
Total Receipts for 2015-2016 is INR 45790083
Total Payments for 2015-2016 is INR 39896995
 
Activities and reach for the latest full Financial Year
No. of needy patients taking treatment at the Sassoon Hospital Pune helped by SOFOSH: 11202
No. of destitute and orphaned children given care and protection: 168
No. of mentally and physically challenged children cared: 38
 
Rewards & Recognition
In 2016, SOFOSH was awarded the SOFOSH by the Mukesh Pratisthan Charitable Trust Social Work
In 2016, 11 Staff members of SOFOSH was awarded the SOFOSH by the Ninad Pariwar,Pune Care given to orphaned children
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.)13,350,81111,340,79011,590,271
Donation from Indian individuals through GiveIndia1,147,1631,004,928740,988
Other donations from Indian individuals20,486,58936,026,98622,261,289
Donations from foreign individuals through GiveIndia210,835365,892346,175
Other donations from foreign individuals5,345,2094,288,2842,430,438
Grants from Indian sources ( trusts/ govt/ companies/ foundations)000
Grants from International sources ( under FCRA)5,138,3312,877,2535,403,033
Sale of assets000
Miscellaneous111,14556,4504,741
Total Receipts45,790,08355,960,58342,776,935
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PAYMENTS (INR)
 2015-20162014-20152013-2014
PAYMENTS (Capital)
Capital items purchased for the organisation, excluding investment ( Fixed Deposits etc.)125,780407,2372,166,605
Capital items purchased for beneficiaries4,008,2202,901,0931,463,795
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PAYMENTS (Revenue)
Programme related2015-20162014-20152013-2014
Salaries and benefits5,146,87413,476,43214,955,547
Staff training000
Staff travel00664,584
Consultant's fees12,152,5641,984,5301,355,689
Office support expenses ( rent/ telephone/ electricty etc.)1,595,0251,792,465992,722
Materials procurred ( consummables as seed/ food/ books/ provisions etc.)5,109,7253,309,9692,930,463
Grants/ donations given to other organisations as part of programme000
Depreciation ( to be taken from Income and Expenditure account)2,070,9062,237,1872,631,953
Others6,937,7257,244,7747,496,884
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Non-programme related2015-20162014-20152013-2014
Salaries and benefits1,895,087712,670854,035
Staff training000
Staff travel003,261
Office support expenses ( rent/ repairs/ telephone/ electricity etc.)274,332600,391191,712
Communication ( correspondence/ Annual Reports/ brochures/ appeals/ website etc.)0112,3600
Consultants' fees ( audit/ legal/ programme )234,308243,796124,000
Depreciation ( to be taken from Income and Expenditure account)219,364255,9830
Other non-programme expenses127,0851,299,058900,300
Total Payments39,896,99536,577,94536,731,550
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 Registration Details
Sr. Type of Registration
1 Trust [No.Mah/447/Poona]
2 Society [No.MAH/447/POONA]
3 PAN Number:AAATT1387P
4 12-A [No.PN/CIT-IV/Tech/12A(a)/280/2008-09]
5 80G [No.PN/CIT-IV/Tech/80G/60/08-09]
6 FCRA [No.083930048]
7 35AC [No.461(E)]
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 Auditors
 M/s. V. A. Dudhedia& Co.
 1249/50 GoodluckChowk Deccan Gymkhana
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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 – 10,00004747
 10,000 – 25,00015354
 25,000 – 50,000022
 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 5,0000
 5,000 – 10,0000
 10,000 – 25,0002
 25,000 – 50,0003
 50,000 – 1,00,0002
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 Staff Remuneration (p.a.)
1 Highest Paid: INR 408480
2 Lowest Paid: INR 32000
3 Head of the Organisation: INR 408480
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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 Shyam Mehendale
(58)
 Male, Chairperson, INR 0.00,
2 Dr. Mrs Kavita Kareer
(53)
 Female, Vice-Chairperson, INR 0.00,
3 Nirmala Lahoti
(64)
 Female, Vice- Chairperson, INR 0.00,
4 Arvind Herlekar
(74)
 Male, Secretary, INR 0.00,
5 Ravindra Sudame
(60)
 Male, managing commitee member, INR 0.00,
6 Nivedita Gogte
(42)
 Female, Joint Secretary, INR 0.00,
7 Sachin Abhyankar
(46)
 Male, Treasurer, INR 0.00,
8 Vibha Bokey
(56)
 Female, managing commitee member, INR 0.00,
9 Vikas Kakatkar
(61)
 Male, managing commitee member, INR 0.00,
10 Adv Jayant Shaligram
(54)
 Male, managing commitee member, INR 0.00,
11 Amala Phatak
(58)
 Female, managing commitee member, INR 0.00,
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Board Members Background
SI.NameBackground
1 Shyam Mehendale Mr. Mehendale has been in business of logistics since 1982.
2 Dr. Mrs Kavita Kareer Dr. Kareer is currently working as an Consultant (Emotional intelligence) Counselor; Interior Designer and Design consultant.
3 Nirmala Lahoti No business activity.
4 Arvind Herlekar No business activity.
5 Ravindra Sudame  No business activity.
6 Nivedita Gogte Business of manufacturing of automotive components and Diesel Engine
7 Sachin Abhyankar SachinAbhyankar is a partner of the firm “True Colours.
8 Vibha Bokey Currently involved as an interior designer in VIVAA Corporation as a Partner and Vice –President Akemi Business School.
9 Vikas Kakatkar Since 1982 self occupied as Promoters & Builders for Residential and Commercial Buildings. Presently holding responsibility as a Vice-chairman of Deccan Education Society, Pune.
10 Adv Jayant Shaligram Senior Advocate practicing in employment laws more than 30 years.
11 Amala Phatak Partner in SPG Investments.
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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 2016-201726/02/2016811
Programmes/ Projects for the year 2016-201726/02/2016811
Annual Report for the year 2015-201618/11/2016811
Financial Audit Report for the year 2015-201630/09/2016711
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External Reviews
1District Social Welfare Department and District Child Protection Unit, Pune
2CARA
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Staff International Travel
No member of this organisation has undergone foreign travel in recent years.
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 Home for special need friends
Aishwarya, was brought to Shreevatsa as a relinquished child in Dec-98 when she was 3 days old. In medical investigation she was diagnosed with Ogushi disease with bilateral optic atrophy and hypoplastic retinae, which leads to very poor vision and fixation. She is also suffering from microcephaly and delayed development with mild mental retardation. Hence Aishwarya is transferred to special center TARA. At TARA, special attention was given by TARA staff as well as volunteers to make her independent in her daily routine life. These included various therapies like, speech therapy, body massage, investigation and treatments for improving her vision and body movements. She is also enrolled in a school for special children. Good Nutritional support at TARA helps every child to respond positively to all the treatments. Aishwarya is a living example of how a human responds to love and affection. With all therapies and special attention now she can speak clearly, be independent to do her routine work. She is progressing well in her studies too. She was awarded as best student in 06-07 and topped in her class in 09-10. She is now Didi (Elder sister) of every child at TARA as she loves to take care of them and help to make them independent like her.
 
 Secured home for abandoned children
When Omkar came to Shreevatsa in Oct 2009, he was 11 days old weighing a meager 2.5kg. After a series of medical investigations it was found that he had TGA(Transposition of Great Arteries), VSD(Ventricular Septal Defect), PDA (Patent Ductus Arterious) and Juxtaposed RAA (Right Atrial Appendage). His case was declared as high risk case for the surgical repair. An Artial switch surgery was recommended for him. After thorough medical investigation it was recommended that the mentioned surgeries are necessary for his survival. SOFOSH initiated discussions with Narayan Hrudayalaya Hospital and doctors told that he has to weigh min. 5kg to undergo surgery. With special efforts his progress with proper nutritional care on 13th July he was taken to Bangalore and operated on 20th July for Left modified Blalock Taussig Shunt using 5mm Goretex Graft. After surgery he is recuperating at Shreevatsa premises where special care is given showing positive responses which is helping him live his life with ease. This surgery is a stepping stone for him to lead a normal life. SOFOSH is looking for a family for his adoption where he will get an individual attention and medical care. Like any regular child Omkar too has a right to have loving parents and his own protective home.
 
 Patient welfare: Burn, Cancer, Diabetes, TB, Orthopedic, Pediatric and other
30 year old Shobha was admitted to Sassoon hospital in the burn ward. She is married with 2 daughters and stays with her in-laws and husband alcoholic. Her husband and in-laws suspected her of having an extra marital affair. To get rid from all mental and physical violence at home, she attempted suicide by burning herself. She was burnt 45% when admitted to Sassoon hospital Patient welfare services were started since SOFOSH inception which caters to the needs of patients of the Sassoon General Hospitals suffering from diabetes, Tuberculosis, Cancer, Burns, Orthopedic problems and Pediatric care. Through this initiative SOFOSH provides counseling as well as economical support to these patients. Support for medicines to patients is the activity taken from the day one at SOFOSH. SOFOSH counselor worked closely with Shobha to give her emotional and financial support for medicines. They also helped her to give truthful dying statement which is normally compromised version due to the in-laws pressure. Counseling was done for her husband so that after treatment he and his family agreed to take her home. SOFOSH helped her to identify residential school for her daughters. Home visits and follow up with the family and Shobha helped her to gain respect in family. Both daughters are in residential school and Shobha is relocated to her native village with her husband. SOFOSH is also putting efforts to put him in de-addiction center so that they live a peaceful life. She also started working in the village and is now independent enough to take care of herself and support her daughters.

You can communicate with Society of Friends of the Sassoon Hospitals (SOFOSH) at
Sharmila Sayed/ Shubhangi Abhyankar
Room No.87, Sassoon General Hospitals-
Pune - 411001,India

Or you can reach Society of Friends of the Sassoon Hospitals (SOFOSH) here
Phone : 91 20 26124660, 91 20 26120762
Fax : 91 20 26128219
E-mail : admin@sofosh.org
Website: http://www.sofosh.org

   

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