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

Secure the future of a poor student


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.


By donating to this program

You will be sponsoring the benefits for different beneficiaries every month

About The Program

What the beneficiary gets
School Supplies
Holistic Development
What you get
Tax Exemption
Periodic Reports
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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About The NGO

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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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


Community Aid & Sponsorship Programme (CASP) has

provided quality education to 7733 underprivileged children

last audited
Last Audited
Periodic Compliance Checks by GiveIndia

Renewals FY 19-20

Program Updates

Program Updates

29 September, 2021



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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



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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