Secure the future of a poor student by Community Aid & Sponsorship Programme (CASP)

Secure the future of a poor student

Impact

Every monthly donation helps the education of students like Vaishali

Vaishali's family made a living by making bead necklaces. She and her family used to wake up at 4 am every day, make necklaces and then she walked to a nearby municipal school in old clothes.

The municipal school had classes only till Std 8, and her family couldn't afford to send her to a private school. Vaishali almost decided to discontinue her education when she was identified by the Community Aid & Sponsorship Programme (CASP). CASP helped her secure admission without any donation.

Vaishali passed SSC with 82%. She started working and even managed to do a diploma alongside her job. She is now placed in a good job and even sponsors children like her through CASP.

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Program Description

The Community Aid & Sponsorship Programme (CASP) believes that no child should be left out of the opportunity of getting a basic education due to economic reasons. The program identifies children who are in need of support to continue their education and sponsors their education with the help of generous donors.

The CASP support model of Sponsorship is an aid given to the underprivileged children so that they don't discontinue their education. The aid is given as fees paid to the school while the child continues to stay with his or her family through the aid tenure.

Donation to this program supports the salaries of social workers, staff salary, felicitation, cultural activities, excursions and child-centered community development activities.By supporting this program, you help a child secure education and work towards a brighter future.

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Community Aid & Sponsorship Programme (CASP)
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Community Aid & Sponsorship Programme (CASP)

The biggest disease is not leprosy, but rather the feeling of being unwanted. Especially, when children are the victims of something that is not their fault. Maharashtra in the late 1970s was affected with Leprosy. The kids of these affected were shunned. A couple approached Social Scientist, Dr. Gokhale expressing their distress about the discrimination of their kids. Being a social scientist, Dr. Gokhale understood the importance of family.

He considered their request and began to identify donors who are ready to sponsor the education of these children. This led to the establishment of Community Aid and Sponsorship Program (CASP) in 1976. CASP slowly shaped into a national voluntary organization by supporting underprivileged children and communities. It provides sponsorship & aid for education, health, and nutrition. Mr. Pramod Kale the president of CASP has been working in the field of Community Education and Development for a very long time. His work has been recognized with Padmashree in 1984 and Aryabhatta Award in 2006 of the Astronautical Society of India.

With a mission to diversify and strengthen its organizational competency, CASP leads in developing and implementing strategies and programs. These programs enhance the capacities of children, families, and communities through empowerment, participation, and advocacy.

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founders
Founded in 1991
NGO Leadership

Anil Paranjape

areas of operation
Area of Operation
Area of Operation

Scholarship | education

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Location of Work
Location of Work

Maharashtra

Community Aid & Sponsorship Programme (CASP) has

provided quality education to 7733 underprivileged children

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Last Audited
Periodic Compliance Checks by GiveIndia

Renewals FY 19-20

Program Updates

Program Updates

2 June, 2022

Securing the future of needy students

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Activities and work undertaken in the last 5-6 months

CASP has provided educational support to eight needy and deserving children, as per their needs, during the period under report. The beneficiaries are from village Kandale, Apte, Gagode Khurd, Pen, Tondli and Donvat Thakurwadi from Pen, Khalapur and Panvel taluka.
The details of the beneficiaries are as follows:

  1. Ananya Dalvi - Ananya is young girl of village Gagode Khurd in Tal Pen studying in VIth std. in P N Godase Vidyamandir at Varsai. She is an educated girl. Her school is 15 minutes away from her house. She has a keen desire to complete her education. Her parent’s economic condition is not good to educate her. Her father, Mr Sanjay, expired due to COVID. Her mother, Smt. Sanjay is a good housewife. She does all the household duties. She is working in Group Grampanchayat Office at Gagode Khurd as a sweeper. She gets Rs. 3000/- per month. She also takes care of her child’s health and education. Ananya’s paternal grandfather Mr Shivram and paternal grandmother, Mrs Venubai, are home. Ananya has received necessary educational aid through CASP for the year 2021/22 & she was happy to receive all the things. She received Notebooks 100 pages, Notebooks 200 pages, a Geometrical compass box, Pen box, Pencil box, School bag, Scale, water bottle etc.
  2. Bhumi Patil - Bhumi is staying at village Tondali Tal Khalapur. She is studying in Vth standard in Chilthan High School in Chilean. She also participates in sports events and various competitions. She takes much interest in learning. Bhumi is attentive and active in her class. Bhumi’s father, Mr Narendra, has his auto rickshaw. He runs an auto-rickshaw in the local area in Tondali to Khopoli. He hardly gets Rs 200/- to 250/- per day, and he is a hardworking man.
    Bhumi’s mother, Mrs Rina, is a good housewife. She does all the household duties, and she also takes care of her family members. Today, Bhumi’s younger brother Hardik is studying in Ist std in Raigad Zilla Parishad Primary School, and Bhumi’s paternal grandmother is staying with them. Bhumi has received necessary educational aid through CASP for the year 2021/22 & she was happy to receive all the things. She was provided with Notebooks 100 pages, Notebooks 200 pages, Registers 200 pages, Registers 100 pages, Pen box, Pencil box, Geometrical Compass box, School bag, Scale, Water bottle, Drawing notebook, Crayons, 10 Masks etc.
  3. Vaishnavi Lokhande - Vaishnavi is a young girl of Sai Nagar Golibar Maidan area of Pen. She is staying in her own house. She is studying in VIIth std. in M N Nene Kanyavidyalaya at Pen. She is an educated girl. Vaishnavi is going to her school regularly. Her school is 10 minutes away from her house. She is going to her school with her friends. She has a keen desire to complete her education. Her parent’s economic condition is not good to educate her. Her father, Mr Nilesh, is a salesman. He gets Rs. 8000/- per month. Her mother, Mrs Nilima, is a good housewife. She does all the household duties. She also takes care of her children’s health and education. Vaishnavi’s elder brother Chaityanya is studying in XIth std. in Private High school & Junior College at Pen. Vaishnavi’s paternal grandmother Mrs Sulochana is 72 years old. She is at home. Vaishnavi has received necessary educational aid through CASP for the year 2021/22 & she was happy to receive all the following things: Guides registers 200 pages, registers 100 pages, Geometrical compass box, Pencil box, Exam pad, 10 Masks, Drawing Notebook, watercolour box, Scale, School Uniform and tuition fees.
  4. Deepesh Mhatre - Deepesh is a young boy of the Gangal Ali area of Pen studying in XIth std. in Sarvajanik Vidyamandir & Junior College at Pen. He is a studious boy. His college is 10 minutes away from his house. He has a keen desire to complete his education. His parent’s economic condition is not good to educate him. His father, Mr Pradip, is doing Ironing work in the shop at Pen. He gets Rs. 200/- per day approximately. His working time is 9.00 am to 7.00 pm. His mother, Mrs Sharmila, is a good housewife. She does all the household duties. She also works in Idol making factory & gets Rs. 150/- per day. She is a hard-working woman. She also takes care of her children’s health and education. Deepesh has received necessary educational aid through CASP for the year 2021-22 & he was happy to receive all the things. He received Registers 200 pages A4 size, Pen box, Textbooks, Guides, 10 Masks, etc.
  5. Vinayak Bhoir - Vinayak is studying in IXth std in Jaykisan Vidyamandir, Wadkhal. He stays at village Kandale Tal:- Pen Dist:- Raigad. He is staying in their own house, consisting of two small rooms. He is from a low-income family. His parent’s economic condition is not sound to educate Vinayak. Vinayak is fond of taking education. His family consists of four members; parents and their two siblings. Her father, Mr Vijay, works as a mason helper and earns Rs.400/- per day. But his income is uncertain because of his uncertain job. He doesn’t get regular work. Her mother, Mrs Rajani, works as farm labour and earns Rs.200/- per day. But it is uncertain. Both incomes are insufficient for their day to day expenditure and their children’s education. Vinayak’s younger sister Tanuja is studying in VIth std. His parents have a great desire to educate their children. Vinayak has received Textbooks, Registers, exam pads, Pen boxes and tuition fees.
  6. Sahil Jadhav - Sahil is studying in XIth std vocational course of Electrician in Mahatma Phule Arts, Commerce & Science College, Panvel. He stays at village Apte Tal:- Panvel, Dist:- Raigad. He is staying in their own house, consisting of two small rooms. He is from a low-income family. His parent’s economic condition is not sound to educate Sahil. Sahil is fond of taking education. His family consists of four members; parents and their two siblings. Her father, Mr Chandrakant, works as a driver on Auto Rikshaw and earns Rs.200/- to 300/- per day. But it is uncertain and insufficient for the family expenses. But his income is unsure because of his uncertain job. He doesn’t get regular work. Her mother, Mrs Reshma, works in a private company as a sweeper, and she earns Rs.200/- per day. But it is uncertain. Both incomes are insufficient for their day to day expenditure and their children’s education. Sahil’s elder brother Ajay is studying in IIIrd year of Diploma Engineering. His parents have a great desire to educate their children.
    Details of expenses:- Registers, geometrical compass box, pen box, big scale, mask packet, College, uniform, college fees.
  7. Vidya Hindole - Vidya is staying at Donwat Thakurwadi Tal Khalapur. She studies IVth standard in Raigad Zilla Parishad Primary School at Donvat Thakurwadi. She takes much interest in learning. Vidya has many friends of her age. She likes to play Langadi, hide & seek with them. Vidya’s father, Mr Parshuram, is working in a Private Company on a contract basis at Isamba Phata. He gets Rs 9000/- per month. He is a hardworking man. Vidya’s mother, Mrs Mai, is a good housewife. She does all the household duties. She also works on daily wages. She gets Rs. 200/- per day. She also takes care of her family members. Vidya’s elder sister Geeta is studying in XIIth std. in Ashram School & Junior College at Vasai. Vidya’s elder sister Roshani is studying in IXth std. in Ashram School at Vasai. Vidya’s elder sister Vaijayanti is studying in Vth std. in Ashram School at Vasai. Vidya’s younger brother Karan attends Balwadi at Donwat Thakurwadi. Vidya has received necessary educational aid through CASP for the year 2021/22 & she was happy to receive all the things. She has received Notebooks 100 pages, Notebooks 200 pages, Guides, Pen box, Pencil box, School bag, Scale, Water bottle, Drawing notebook, Crayons and 10 Masks.
  8. Sejal More - Sejal is a young girl from Phanas Dongari area of Pen studying in First Year B.Com in Bhausaheb Nene Arts Science and Commerce College at Pen. She is an educated girl. She has a keen desire to complete her education. Her parent’s economic condition is not good to educate her. Her father, Mr Hiraman, works as a driver in a private car. He gets Rs. 8000/- per month. Her mother, Mrs Amita, is a good housewife. She does all the household duties. She also works as a domestic servant & gets Rs. 2000/- per month. She is a hard-working woman. She also takes care of her children’s health and education. Sejal’s elder sister Reshma is studying in Second Year B Com in Bhausaheb Nene Arts Science & Commerce College at Pen. Her younger sister Sanika is physically disabled. She is at home. Sejal has received necessary educational aid through CASP for the year 2021-22 & she was happy to receive all the things. Sejal has received Registers 200 pages A4 size, Sack, college fees, semester fees etc. All the family members of the above beneficiaries are very much thankful to the sponsor for the valuable support provided to the children to continue their education, especially during the COVID crisis times.

Challenges faced and next steps

Due to COVID restrictions, the process of identification of beneficiaries, approaching them, and supporting them was a bit delayed. Due to a lack of proper transport facilities, there was a delay in providing the need-based educational support to the beneficiaries. CASP reached out to the beneficiaries successfully, following the COVID guidelines and providing the necessary educational support to them. CASP aims to provide educational support to at least 25 beneficiaries in the next 6 months.


Stories from the ground

Ananya Dalvi: Ananya Dalvi is one of the eight beneficiaries who have been supported by the Community Aid and Sponsorship Programme (CASP) through the subscription received from GIVE INDIA. Ananya is a young girl of 11 years old from the village of Gagode Khurd in Tal Pen. Her family consists of her mother and her paternal grandparents. Her father was working as a peon at the Gram Panchayat office in Gagode Khurd. Unfortunately, Mr. Sanjay expired due to COVID in January 2021. This was a sudden shock to the family. Ananya's mother, Smt. Sanjali, is illiterate. After the sudden death of her husband, she was completely devastated, as she had the whole responsibility of the family on her shoulders. We approached her and counseled her to stand on her feet. She had no knowledge of the outside world. CASP recommends Ananya for educational support. Smt. Sanjali was also recommended for financial assistance of Rs. 30,000/-through the CASH RELIEF CAMPAIGN (one-time financial assistance to families who have lost their income earners to COVID 2nd wave i.e., 2021) through GIVE INDIA. At present, Mrs. Sanjali is working in the Group Grampanchayat Office at Gagode Khurd as a sweeper. She gets Rs. 3000/-per month. She also takes care of her child’s health and education. Ananya’s paternal grandfather, Mr. Shivram, and maternal grandmother, Mrs. Venubai, are at home. Give India came as a ray of hope for Ananya's family. Ananya can now continue her education smoothly in the best possible manner. Her family has thanked the sponsor for the educational support.


29 September, 2021

SUPPORT FOR A BETTER FUTURE

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Activities and work undertaken in the last 5-6 months

Ten children from Pen, Khalapur & Alibag taluka were supported to continue their education. The children approached the development promoters (DPs) of the Community Aid & Sponsorship Programme (CASP) for educational support. Need assessment was done by the DPs for giving the educational support. Accordingly, the children were given educational support in the form of notebooks, textbooks, registers, stationery, guides, school sack, school fees, foodgrains etc., as per their need.


Challenges faced and next steps

Generally, the DPs conduct home visits to assess the socio-economic condition of the family. However, the DPs could not conduct home visits at some of the children's homes, as the village had COVID cases. The family was contacted telephonically. The DPs contacted the village head to ascertain the financial condition of the needy family. The educational support was then arranged to send to the needy child. CASP aims to reach out to more needy and deserving children who are waiting for educational support.


Stories from the ground

Impact story:Name of the beneficiary: Bhumika Tambolistd: VIthBhumika is staying with her parents at village Amtem, Tal:- Pen. The family is staying in their own house whichconsists of two rooms. The flooring of the rooms is made of rough tiles and the roof of the house is covered by tiles.Electricity facility is available for them and they have to pay Rs.450/- to 500/- per month towards its rent. Theyhave a separate water tap facility. W.C facility is not available for them.Bhumika’s father Mr Janardan is working on daily wages. He works as a helper to mason. Whenever he getswork, he earns Rs. 250/- to 300/- per day. But it is uncertain. His income is not fixed as he doesn’t get permanentwork. Due to his uncertain income, he finds it very difficult to manage all the expenses in his meagre income. But hehas a great desire to educate his children. He was jobless during the COVID pandemic situation. The family faced a crisis during that period.Bhumika’s mother Mrs Rekha do all household work and takes care of her family members. She is keenly interested in her daughter’s education.Bhumika’s younger brother Varun is promoted in IIIrd std in R.Z.P School, Antem.Both the parents are hard-working and have a keen desire to educate their children.Bhumika's parents were very much happy and have thanked the sponsor for supporting their child to continue her education.According to Bhumika's father, "the generous support given by GiveIndia through CASP was a ray of hope for us. It was very difficult for me to afford Bhumika's educational expenses, especially during the COVID times. Bhumika shared some of her educational material with her sibling. Support to Bhumika has lessened our burden to a great extent".


23 March, 2021

TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE A CHANGE

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Community Aid & Sponsorship Programme (CASP) Raigad unit supports needy and deserving children to continue their education in the best possible manner.  CASP has distributed educational support to 200 children (9th std – 12th std) i.e registers, notebooks, textbooks, school bag/sack, pencil box, geometrical compass box, pens etc.  in the month of December 2020.  Earlier in the month of August 2020, during the pathetic COVID situation,  CASP provided foodgrains (sugar, tur dal, moongdal, green vatana, chana, dry coconut, groundnut, sunflower oil pouch, jaggery, masur, chawli, dates, coconut oil & biscuits) hygiene kit (4 pcs dettol soap, hand sanitizer 120ml & 500ml, toothpaste, toothbrush, chyawanprash, vapouriser) and masks to the families of the sponsored children. The development promoters were in constant touch with the families of the sponsored children telephonically.  They regularly counseled with the families regarding the care to be taken for the prevention of COVID.  CASP Raigad unit had arranged an one day seminar on 30th December 2020 for 10th std students from Pen, Panvel and Khalpur taluka.  70 children attended the seminar.  Three expert teachers provided guidance for Maths, Science and English. The sessions were interactive and helpful for the students. On 2nd February 2021, educational aid was distributed to 180 students (2nd to 8th and degree college onwards). 



5 July, 2020

Moulding for a better future

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Moulding for a better future




We provided Educational support to four needy and deserving children. The children are from poor financial background. They were refered by the School teachers. The development promoters of CASP Raigad unit pen visited the child's house to assess the socio economic condition of the family. Based on the assessment the child was selected by CASP for the sponsorship support. The children were given all the necessary educational support as per their need. They received notebooks, stationery, school bags, school uniform, water bottle, exam pad, poster color, school/ college fees, tuition fees, footwear, graph book, drawing book, guides of all subjects etc. The children and their families are very much thankful to the sponsors for their support to continue the education of their children.



19 November, 2019

Students happy to receive the school-material packages

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Students happy to receive the school-material packages







22 July, 2019

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Program Update


During the year, home and school visits were conducted to shortlist the needy and deserving children. These visits were conducted by the development promoters under the guidance of Co-ordinator. Cases were discussed and finalised. Educational support, which included notebooks, textbooks, stationery, sack, graph book, drawing book, colors, writing pad, partial payment of school/tuition fees etc as per the needs of the children were distributed to five needy and deserving children. The children and their families were very much thankful to GIVE INDIA for the timely support, which enabled the children to continue their education smoothly. The children appeared for their annual exams in the month of March 2019, the result will be declared in the second week of May 2019.


Story from the field


Aaishwarya Madhav Vichare file no:- 20728/SH sponsored by Mrs. Madhavi Dighe, She was selected for sponsorship from CASP when she was studying in IInd std.
Aaishwarya stays at village Apte, Taluka Panvel, District Raigad in her own house. She stays with her parents and two siblings. Aaishwarya was bright in her studies right from her childhood. Thus the timely help given by CASP helped her to achieve her dream.
Aaishwarya passed with flying colours and secured 82.50% marks in last semester of Diploma in Pharmacy. She has successfully completed her diploma in pharmacy at Bharatiya EducationSociety’s Institute of Pharmacy, Nagothane. Aaishwarya’s parents were very much overwhelmed by her success. Her father Mr. Madhav is working in a garage at Pune and earns Rs. 7000/-per month. Her mother is a housewife. She stitches clothes of others and earnsf Rs. 50/- to 100/- per day. Her elder brother Omkar and elder sister Swarupa are studying in 3rd year of degree engineering.
The financial condition of Aaishwarya’s parents was not sound to afford the educational expenses of three children. Aaishwarya had a great desire of doing diploma in pharmacy. According to Aaishwarya, “My dream of doing diploma in pharmacy has completed only because of strong support of CASP. I am very much thankful to CASP”.


What is the expected total number of beneficiaries in this program for FY18-19?25
What is the number of beneficiaries/ benefits provided in this program, Year-To-Date05
Village/City/State where project is locatedDistrict Raigad-State Maharashtra
Total Budget for the project for FY18-1925000
Total Expenses for the project YTD25000

23 May, 2019

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Program Update


We are sponsoring 151 boys and 278 girls during the present financial year. Apart from this, CASP Raigad unit supports 71 children by running “bal sanskar varg” in three areas. 122 children are studying in primary schools and 170 children are studying in secondary schools. 133 boys and girls are studying in colleges for professional or graduation courses. All these children are given individual attention and given assistance like books, stationery, coaching fees, special tuitions, counselling through our trained social workers. Our experience of every year reveals that these children not only pass out but come in merit by obtaining more than 60% marks in their respective exams.


Story from the field


Pallavi Namdeo Mhatre started getting the support while she was studying in 12th std. Pallavi lives in a small remote village Lakhole Post Vadhav Taluka Pen. She completed her 12th std in Pen by commuting daily from Lakhole to Pen where the transport facilities were not good. The economic condition of her family is not so sound. Her father Mr. Namdeo works in a private company and earns Rs. 10,000/- per month. Pallavi has successfully completed her Degree Engineering in Electronics and Telecommunications with 70% at MGM Engineering College, Kalamboli, New Mumbai. Pallavi is now working at Wipro’s Customer Site ‘Lodha’ as a Remote Support Engineer at Mumbai.


What is the number of beneficiaries/ benefits provided in this program, Year-To-Date429
Village/City/State where project is locatedPen. District Raigad . State Maharashtra
Total Budget for the project for FY18-192783606
Total Expenses for the project YTD2783606