Young Volunteer's Organization

YVO's Big Impact No 1 - February 2015

Donation to Snehalaya

What is YVO's contribution to SNEHALAYA?

What is SNEHALAYA?

Snehalaya, a unique non-profit, philanthropic organization founded in 1989, dedicated to serve the Victims of Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Human Trafficking (VCSET), a group comprising primarily of women and children (www.snehalaya.org).

Women Empowerment

Snehalaya runs an in-house vocational training centre and several activity centres called Bal Bhavan across various Ahmedn agar slums. These centres are run by rehabilitated sex workers and Snehalaya volunteers, who impart vocational skills to underprivileged women and children. YVO channelized the donation received for the month of February 2015 towards equipping these centres with 4 embroidery machines.

Small Act, Big Impact?

The 4 embroidery machines bought with your Rs.300 will have a two-fold impact on the lives of hundreds of women:
1. These skill sets will not only equip the slum dwellers with a new means of making a living, but also discourage unethical practices such as second generation prostitution amongst the sex workers.
2. The sale of the products manufactured with the help of the embroidery machines will act as a new source of revenue for the underprivileged. Overall, it promises to uplift their lives and improve their standard of living.

Transparency

Total Number of Donors : 161
Donation Amount            : Rs.48,300

Donation Receipt of Rs.48,300 from Snehalaya

Invoice of Embroidery Machines - Rs.40,080

Invoice of Consumables - Rs. 8,220

Pictures of YVO donated Embroidery Machines

YVO's Big Impact No 2 - March 2015

Donation to Blind People's Association

What is YVO's contribution to Savinay Sammilit Vidyalaya ?

What is Savinay Sammilit Vidyalaya?

Blind People's Association is an organization dedicated to serve the differently-abled by providing them with education, employment opportunities, equal rights and a better quality of life (http://www.bpaindia.org). There is an urgent need to promote inclusive education amongst children with disabilities. To demonstrate the effectiveness of inclusive education, the National Association for the Blind has established Savinay Sammilit Pathshala at Bavla, Ahmedabad. The uniqueness of this school is its disabled friendly environment, availability of teachers who are qualified to handle the uniqueness of each child, and accessibility to relevant resources such as Bareille, sign language tutorials and other teaching methods. Given that it is an inclusive school where in the disabled and non-disabled students study together, it also promotes inclusion and acceptance amongst children. Moreover, Savinay Sammilit Pathshala is registered with the Department of Primary Education hence its students have access to any school across the country and vice versa.

Education

YVO donated 3 new computers to the school to impart basic computer knowledge to 185+ of its students.

Small Act, Big Impact?

The 3 computers bought with your Rs.300 will have a two-fold impact on the 185+ students:
1. They can have an IT Centre to keep up with the fast paced world.
2. Classes are now more interactive, fun and easy because of these computers especially for the unfortunate differently-abled students.

Transparency

Total Number of Donors : 231
Donation Amount          : Rs.69,300

Donation Receipt of Rs. 69,300 from Savinay Sammilit Vidyalaya - Blinds People Association
Invoice for 3 Computers - Rs. 57,900 (Balance money - Corpus Donation)

Pictures of YVO donated Computers

YVO's Big Impact No 3 - April 2015

Donation to ANT

What is YVO's contribution to The Ant?

What is The Ant?

The Ant (The Action Northeast Trust), a 15-year old organization, is dedicated to furthering the pace of development in the northeast region of India with their village development programs, especially for tribals, which focus on child & youth development, community health, remote areas development, empowerment of women and girls, peace & justice promotion & encouragement of sustainable livelihoods (http://www. theant.org).

Youth Empowerment

The Ant took a new initiative to setup 'Unnati Skills Centre' on their campus in Rowmari in Chirang District of Lower Assam which conducts FREE 50-day 'employment focussed vocational skill' training programs, for the unemployed tribal youth below poverty line, which train them to learn a trade skill that will get them their first employment. Based on industry demand, one of the first employment opportunities identified is bed-side attendants, i.e. attending to any person confined to the bed, due to illness, age or any other reason, assisting them in their daily chores and assisting the nurses in simple medical procedures. The bed side assistant training program has components of lab practice sessions and internships along with training in Basic English, Basic Computer, Values and Work Attitudes. YVO donated equipments to help setup their training centre, i.e. a UPS backed projector, a laser printer and all equipments required to setup the practical lab of the Bed Side Attendant Course.

Small Act, Big Impact?

The Bed Side Attendance Course & Other Courses conducted at this Training Centre setup with the help of your Rs. 300 will help about 150 youth get their first employment every year.

Transparency

Total Number of Donors : 275
Donation Amount            : Rs. 82,501

Donation Receipt of Rs.82,501 from The Ant

Donation Letter from Ant

Invoice of Equipments

Pictures of Bed Side Assistance Program

YVO's Big Impact Nepal - Apr 2015

Medicine Receipts from PEHL

Pictures of Doctors Camp in Nepal

YVO's Big Impact No 4 - May 2015

Donation to Samvedna

What is YVO's contribution to Samvedna?

What is SAMVEDANA?

Samvedana is a non-profit organization striving for integrated development of slums with a focus on children's education and health. It supports social growth of the underprivileged in slums by providing educational opportunities while supplementing their growth and development through welfare programmes, outdoor activities and workshops. Samvedana is committed to add value to children's schooling through compassion and proactive interventions. The organization is reaching out to more than 4000 children and families with the focus being education and nutrition (www.samvedana.org.in).

Education

Samvedana runs educational initiatives to add value to the schooling of children from municipal schools as well as youth from the slums of Vadaj, Ahmedabad. YVO channelized the donation received for the month of May 2015 towards equipping these centers with an AV room comprising of a laptop, projector, projector screen, amplifier and speakers.

Vocational Education

Udgreev an initiative by Samvedana, provides a platform to the beneficiaries for showcasing their vocational skills and organizes various workshops to promote social entrepreneurship amongst the youth. To help them excel, YVO has provided a sewing machine and two single burners that will be used for the purpose of dyeing and candle making.

Small Act, Big Impact

This educational setup bought with your Rs.300 will help shape the lives of 425 children and 50 youth currently being mentored and several others who will be associated with these centers in the future. The vocational training setup will benefit not only these students but also Anganwadi workers from various villages like Ghatlodiya, Chandlodia, and Vadaj.

Samvedana's vision is to handhold these children by providing supporting educational facilities, the relevant exposures to envisage a dream and mentoring to achieve the same.

Transparency

Total Number of Donors : 343
Donation Amount            : Rs. 1,02,399


Invoice of Donated Equipment

Pictures of Visit to Samvedna and Equipment Donation

YVO's Big Impact No 5 - June 2015

What is YVO's contribution to Helpers of the Handicapped?

What is Helpers of the Handicapped?

'Helpers of the Handicapped' is a Not-For-Profit organization based in Kolhapur working for empowering persons with disabilities through medical aid (corrective surgery and physiotherapy), aids & appliances, educational aid, vocational training, hostel facility (stay, food, transportation), encouragement in sports, arts and other personality development ventures. They work with a vision of making people with disabilities productive and self-supportive citizens, leading fuller lives with dignity and in the last 3 decades, they have supported over 23,000 people with disabilities. (http://hohk.org.in/)

What is YVO's contribution to Helpers of the Handicapped?

In 2000, 'Helpers of the Handicapped' established an inclusive non-aided, Marathi medium co-ed school at Unchgaon, Kolhapur called 'Samarth Vidya Mandir'. At present there are about 593 physically challenged and able bodied boys and girls from economically backward rural areas of Unchgaon and Mudshingi studying there from Class I to Class X. Barrier free disabled friendly infrastructure, special furniture designed to their needs, hostel-cum-rehab facility, education and all related facilities are provided free of cost for disabled students.

Special coaching is required particularly for subjects like Science, Maths and IT beyond school hours. As a part of this initiative, YVO channelized the donation received for the month of June 2015 towards equipping teachers of Samarth Vidya Mandir with 4 laptops for their Science, Maths & IT departments. These laptops would have supporting educational material which would be used by Teachers who frequently visit the hostel and the community hall for special coaching.

Small Act, Big Impact

Education of Differently-abled Students

These laptops bought with your Rs.300 will help shape the lives of about 170 students with physical and learning disability, including those from Phase Paradhi (socially disadvantaged) community, residing in the hostels or their own homes in the proximity of the school and benefit all the 593 students during their in class trainings.

Transparency

Total Number of Donors : 348
Donation Amount            : Rs. 1,04,400

Donation Receipt of Rs.104,400 from Helpers of the Handicapped

Invoice of Computers

Pictures of Laptops donated to Helpers of Handicapped

YVO's Big Impact No 6 - July 2015

What is YVO's contribution to Parivaar?

What is 'Parivaar'?

Parivaar is a non-denominational, humanitarian organisation based in West Bengal, India. Parivaar believes that changing the destinies of children will change the destiny of India. For last 12 years, Parivaar has worked towards the total care and overall development of children who are highly vulnerable to exploitation, victimization and trafficking, including orphans, street children, abandoned children, and extremely impoverished children from tribal areas. (http://parivaar.org/)

What is YVO's contribution to 'Parivaar'?

With over 1000 children, Parivaar is one of the largest FREE residential homes for children from destitute backgrounds from West Bengal, Jharkhand, Bihar & Chhatisgarh. Parivaar was started by Vinayak Lohani (an alumnus of IIT Kharagpur and IIM Calcutta), who strongly believes that along with the formal schooling, a strong after school tutorship ensures continuous good academic performance.

As a part of this initiative, YVO channelized the donation received for the month of July 2015 towards equipping the Computer Lab of the Parivaar Girls campus with 6 Computers.

Small Act, Big Impact?

IT Education of Underprivileged Girls

These 6 computers bought with your Rs.300 will help shape the lives of about 390+ girls residing in the Parivaar campus.

Transparency

Total Number of Donors : 398
Donation Amount            : Rs. 1,19,400

Donation Receipt

Letter of Appreciation

Invoice for 6 Computers


Pictures of Computers donated to Parivaar

YVO's Big Impact No 7 - August 2015

What is 'DEEDS'?

According to NSSO 2002 survey report, there are over 3.1 million Deaf in India and 22000 deaf babies adding to this number every year and yet less than 0.1% NGOs supports the cause of the Deaf. To address this issue, DEEDS (Development Education Empowerment of The Disadvantaged in Society) Public Charitable Trust was established in 2003 in Mumbai to make a dedicated attempt to empower the deaf and provide a platform for their education, vocational training and work towards their empowerment to make them financially self-reliant contributors in the main stream society. (http://www.DEEDS-india.com)

What is YVO's contribution to 'DEEDS'?

DEEDS established the first ever Catering Institute for the deaf in India in the year 2007 at Versova (Mumbai). It offers a one year certificate course in cookery and commercial food production to the deaf, free of cost, which makes them eligible for jobs in the hospitality industry. The successful students are then placed for industry training in hotel kitchens with the Taj Group, ITC and J W Marriott Hotels. As a part of this initiative, YVO channelized one half of the donation received for the month of August 2015 towards equipping DEEDS' Catering Institute with 25 full sets of pots and pans for the deaf students and a refrigerator which will enable them to take up more baking courses.

In 2008, DEEDS setup a Tailoring Institute in LTMG (Deaf School) at Wadala (Mumbai) to provide basic training in tailoring skills to the Deaf students enabling them to take it up as a subject in the SSC Board exams. The students are taught basic skills in stitching, embroidery, cutting & drafting. At the end of the course they are able to stitch any garment fully. YVO channelized the other half of the donation received for the month of August 2015 towards equipping this Tailoring Institute with 7 foot pedal sewing machines to impart vocational training.

Small Act, Big Impact?

Financial Independence for the Deaf

These equipments bought with your Rs.300 will help shape the lives of about 25 deaf students at the Catering Institute every year & 40 students at the Tailoring Institute every year which will translate into hundreds of deaf becoming financially independent with this donation over a period of time.

Transparency

Total Number of Donors : 375
Donation Amount            : Rs. 1,12,500


Receipt from DEEDS






  • Invoice of Equipment donated to DEEDs

Pictures of Equipment donated to DEEDs

YVO's Big Impact No 8 - September 2015

What is YVO's contribution to Dilasa?

What is 'Dilasa'?

Dilasa Janvikas Pratishthan is a Non Government Organization (NGO) that has been working for rural upliftment for last 17 years with a mission to give solace to the villagers by improving the condition of water, soil and vegetation along with the empowerment of women. Dilasa is committed to helping marginalized farmers, tribal, women and children of scheduled castes and disenfranchised backgrounds by facilitating social, economic and educational activities. The Aurangabad based organization spread it's reach to 2524 villages in the backward Marathwada, Vidarbha, Northern Maharashtra and Pune Regions.

What is YVO's contribution to 'Dilasa'?

The water situation in Marathwada has been very critical in the last three years as the average rainfall didn't go beyond 300 mm. This has not only affected the farming but has also adversely affected availability of drinking water. Dilasa had created water harvesting structures to resolve this but most of those have gone dry due to lack of rainfall. This has made the situation alarming and government and charity organizations have plunged in to take up the relief work of facilitating drinking water to these households using water tankers. Under these circumstances the villagers need water storage tanks in their households in order to store this water for catering to their daily needs.

As a part of this initiative, YVO channelized the donation received for the month of September 2015 towards equipping landless and poor families in Godekhurd, which is the most distressed area in Kaiz block of Beed district, with 300 litre water tanks which will enable them to use this stored water for their daily needs.

Small Act, Big Impact?

Drinking water facilitation for farmers in drought hit areas

These 117 water tanks bought with your Rs.300 will provide 117 families from 2 villages with water storage facility in their households.

Transparency

Total Number of Donors : 392
Donation Amount            : Rs. 117,600

Donation Receipt


Pictures of Storage Tanks donated to Dilasa

YVO's Big Impact No 9 - October 2015

What is 'SHABRI CHATRALAYA'?

K. M. Sonawala Charitable Trust, a 25 year old organisation, is engaged in promoting education and self sustaining activities for tribal girls. 'Shabri Chatralaya', located at Kaprada village (Dharampur District, Gujarat) is a hostel made especially for tribal girls where opportunities for education are made available for girls from numerous villages around Kaprada. Thanks to this education the girls have grown in confidence and have learnt to fend for themselves, have become independent and can now manage their lives and hence their families a lot better. Education has given them an opportunity to improve all aspects of their lives.

What is YVO's contribution to 'SHABRI CHATRALAYA'?

At present the hostel accommodates over 130 girls from 8th to 12th grade. These girls come from over 65 villages around Kaprada Taluka. However there are 140 more villages across the Taluka which they are unable to serve due to limited infrastructure in the hostel.

YVO channelized donation received for the month of October 2015 towards equipping 'Shabri Chatralaya' with library equipment which includes cupboards and racks, a collection of books and 2 computers to equip them with e-books and help maintain library book keeping.

YVO also helped 'Shabri Chatralaya' expand their kitchen infrastructure by donating kitchen equipments for their hostel which include storage racks, storage equipment and stainless steel dish holding racks.

Small Act, Big Impact?

Kitchen and Library Infrastructure for Tribal Girls Hostel

This library and kitchen infrastructure setup with your Rs.300 will impact the lives of 130+ tribal girls living in this hostel and contribute towards making them independent because of education they receive with the support of this hostel facility.

Transparency

Total Number of Donors : 393
Donation Amount            : Rs. 1,17,486


Receipt from 'Shabri Chatralaya'

Pictures of Equipment donated to Shabri Chatralaya

YVO's Big Impact No 10 - November 2015

YVO's contribution to 'ThinkSharp Foundation'?

What is 'ThinkSharp Foundation'?

Thinksharp Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation started in 2011 by a team of young passionate individuals from rural areas with different professional backgrounds but a common intent to give back to society by improving educational infrastructure in rural areas. ThinkSharp believes that every child has a right for better education and education alone is the weapon with which one can transform the individual, the society and the nation at large.

What is YVO's contribution to 'ThinkSharp'?

Thinksharp Foundation initiated this project in rural areas called 'Study Mall' which is not just a study area and a library but also a growth centre for children and youth which aims at encouraging academic development, career growth, personal growth and skills development. Rural schools have very poor infrastructure. The Study Mall primarily fills this gap by providing the youth and children of these villages with a place to read books, study, learn and grow. The Study Mall is well equipped with books, e-books, games and toys. Volunteers and Supporters are appointed to engage the beneficiaries in drawing, writing and various other learning and extra-curricular activities for their overall development.

YVO channelized the donation received for the month of November 2015 towards helping 'ThinkSharp' setup a 'Study Mall' at Vangani by giving 15 tablets for e-learning, a projector, 500 books, 5 book racks, and various arts and crafts.

Small Act, Big Impact?

Study Mall Setup

This Study Mall setup with your Rs.300 will impact the lives of 200+ youth and children of Vangani by equipping them with better educational and personal growth facilities.

Transparency

Total Number of Donors : 396
Donation Amount            : Rs. 118,800

Donation Receipt

Invoice of Equipment donated to ThinkSharp


Books Receipt
Books Receipt
Pojector Receipt


YVO's Big Impact No 11 - December 2015

What is 'SAMPARC'?

SAMPARC was started in 1990 with a very humble purpose to give a new identity to the socially marginalized children, orphans and children of sex workers by meticulously working towards their upliftment through physical, mental and emotional development. SAMPARC has always believed that the main tools for making an orphan or a needy child self sufficient for his future development & rehabilitation can be achieved only through education & vocational training.

What is YVO's contribution to 'SAMPARC'?

In rural areas, the dropout rate from school after 4th standard is over 60%. Being left out with no scope for further education most children have no other option but to either take up petty jobs to help their parents due to financial crisis. In 1994, to help such unfortunate children & youth, SAMPARC initiated a vocational training centre at Malavli to develop and enhance the skills of these needy children. This centre helps encourage social entrepreneurship among youth from Lonavla, Maval, Mulshi & Khed taluka which comprise of about 150 villages and enables them to fight against poverty, unemployment & social insecurity.

About 1840 children have been trained from this centre and over 1400 of them have already been employed since its establishment. Different courses like welding & fabrication, electrician, tailoring and fashion designing, basic computers and MS-CIT along with short term courses like plumbing, carpentry, etc. are conducted in this centre which is recognized by the Vocational Training Directorate, Government of Maharashtra.

YVO channelized the donation received for the month of November 2015 towards equipping 'SAMPARC' with tools and equipments required for the electrical wireman and welder training course.

Small Act, Big Impact?

Tools and Equipments for Vocational Training Centre

These tools and equipments used with your Rs.300 will impact the lives of about 220 youth and children being currently trained in different batches at the Vocational Training Centre.

Transparency

Total Number of Donors : 395
Donation Amount            : Rs. 1,18,500


Receipt from 'SAMPARC'

Donation Receipt


Acknowledgement Letter from 'SAMPARC'

Acknowledgement Letter

Invoices

Pictures of Equipment donated to SAMPARC

YVO's Big Impact No 12 - January 2016

What is YVO's contribution to MAHAN?

What is 'MAHAN'?

In 1997, Dr. Ashish started MAHAN, the only NGO in Melghat (Amravati) providing medical care and health services to the tribal communities. Melghat is recognized as one of the most backward and malnourished areas in the country with a very high infant mortality rate, poor healthcare, extreme poverty, illiteracy, pathetic lifestyle and unhygienic practices.

What is YVO's contribution to 'MAHAN'?

Because of poor infrastructure (road connectivity, transportation, communication, electricity) and lack of healthcare facilities in Melghat a lot of people die prematurely due to illnesses like alcoholic gastritis, chronic obstructive airway diseases, TB, hypertension, heart attack, pneumonia, diarrhea, malaria, jaundice, carcinoma, animal bites etc. Tribals often succumb to traditional faith healers (known as bhoomka's) for treatment, who use cruel methods like "Damma" (burning the skin with red hot iron).

MAHAN has taken up the initiative to train 2 voluntary local tribal female and 1 'Yuvadoot' as paid Village Health Workers (VHW) in each of the 100 tribal villages for early identification & treatment of illnesses in the village or in a nearby hospital. MAHAN is also carrying out various short term courses and refresher trainings for government and grass root workers of other NGOs.

YVO channelized the donation received for the month of January 2016 towards equipping 'MAHAN' with 2 laptops and a LCD Projector with a LCD screen for carrying out training programs for Village Health Workers (VHW).

Small Act, Big Impact?

Equipments for Training Programs for Village Health Workers (VHW)

These training equipments bought with your Rs.300 will help MAHAAN train around 300Village Health Workers (VHW) in the next 3 years. It has a dual impact; along with building a health infrastructure for more than 2 lakh poor needy tribals, it also empowers these 300 trainees with a sustainable livelihood.

Transparency

Total Number of Donors : 409
Donation Amount            : Rs. 123,992

Donation Receipt

Statement of Expenditure

Invoices


Pictures of Equipment donated to MAHAN

YVO's Big Impact No 13 - Feburary 2015

What is 'ISHA'?

'ISHA Foundation', founded by Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev, is a non-profit NGO headquartered at Coimbatore, India. ISHA's mission is to provide methods of holistic development, enabling people to realize their true potential. ISHA identified that despite considerable economic progress in India in the last couple of decades, poverty has continued to pervade rural areas. Underprivileged rural children cannot access or afford even basic education. ISHA believes that if equipped with access to education, youth in rural areas can be empowered with wellbeing and can contribute positively to the country's development.

What is YVO's contribution to 'ISHA'?

As a part of ISHA's social outreach programs, 'ISHA VIDHYA' rural schools were started in villages to provide high quality school education, with special efforts being made to enrol children from economically disadvantaged segments, especially tribals and girls. This initiative opened the door for underprivileged children to prepare for higher studies and give them a platform to join the workforce. The holistic, activity-based approach of ISHA VIDHYA's educational system nurtures children's development beyond just academics, ensuring that students realize their full potential and learn in a joyful manner.

About 1840 children have been trained from this centre and over 1400 of them have already been employed since its establishment. Different courses like welding & fabrication, electrician, tailoring and fashion designing, basic computers and MS-CIT along with short term courses like plumbing, carpentry, etc. are conducted in this centre which is recognized by the Vocational Training Directorate, Government of Maharashtra.

YVO channelized the donation received for the month of February 2016 towards equipping 'ISHA VIDHYA' rural schools in 8 Tamil Nadu villages with books to set up libraries.

Small Act, Big Impact?

Books for setting up Libraries for Underprivileged Schools in Tamil Nadu

These libraries setup with books bought with your Rs.300 will benefit over 5889 children, of which many are first-generation learners from under-privileged families (about 3547 students come from families earning less than Rs.8000 per month).

Transparency

Total Number of Donors : 395
Donation Amount            : Rs. 1,18,494


Receipt from 'ISHA'

Donation Receipt


Invoice from 'ISHA'

Invoice 1
Invoice 2
Invoice 3
Invoice 4
Invoice 5
Invoice 6
Invoice 7

Project Report of Books donated to ISHA



Project Details By Isha

YVO's Big Impact No 14 - March 2016

What is YVO's contribution to PEHL?

What is 'PEHL'?

'PEHL' is a Not-for-Profit grass root level organization that works with government and private organizations with focus on implementing projects that benefit underprivileged, differently-abled children and other sections of society in need of supportive services.

They help them deal with difficult circumstances by creating and supplementing educational, vocational and counselling programs. PEHL has focused on activities for impoverished and differently-abled children and aids in identification, diagnosis and home-based intervention for rehabilitation of children with special needs at destitute homes. PEHL is currently operational in Mumbai and Lucknow.

What is YVO's contribution to 'PEHL'?

The potential of children staying in these destitute homes is immense. However, they lack motivation and skills necessary to be successful and the standard of education at the local municipal school that they attend is abysmal. Without intervention, the likelihood that they do not learn and go back to society as unproductive members without proper education or skills is high.

Keeping this in mind, 'PEHL' provides supplementary educational aids at three destitute homes in Mumbai by deploying trained special education teachers who boost academic performance and overall self-confidence in these children. These destitute homes include Bal Kalyan Nagari, MDCH - Mentally Deficient Childrens Home & New Observation state-run Homes at Mankhurd, Mumbai.

YVO channelized the donation received for the month of March 2016 towards equipping 'PEHL' with an interactive digital classroom loaded with educational content and a complete set of books and workbooks to go with the content.

Small Act, Big Impact?

Interactive Digital Classroom for children with special needs

This interactive digital classroom setup & books bought with your Rs.300 will benefit over 230 children by making education more intuitive and fun for them.

Transparency

Total Number of Donors : 416
Donation Amount            : Rs. 124,847


Pictures of Equipment donated to PEHL

YVO's Big Impact No 15 - April 2015

What is 'BMCWS'?

Established in the year 1919, BMCWS - The Bombay Mothers & Children Welfare Society is a Public Charitable Trust which strongly believes that young minds can brighten up the future of many. Their initiatives include projects like vocational training, education programmes, empowerment of women, adult literacy programmes, hospitals in Rajgurunagar & Bhilwadi, sanitation programmes, nutrition, awareness, de-worming and health & hygiene programmes.

What is YVO's contribution to 'BMCWS'?

BMCWS supports 92 villages in Rajgurunagar Taluka of Pune district in terms of education, health, hygiene, vocational training, environment and nutrition. As a part of these initiatives, BMCWS sets up Audio Visual e-Learning digital classrooms to make education more interactive and interesting for children from these villages and hereby bridge the gap between rural and urban education. Since October 2012, BWCWS has successfully setup digital classrooms in about 72 schools.

This initiative really raised the standard of education in rural schools and has become a great tool for teachers as students like it a lot. It has increased efficiency manifold, improved attendance drastically and changed the attitude of parents towards education of their children.

YVO channelized the donation received for the month of April 2016 towards setting up digital classrooms in tribal schools in the villages of Argadeshwar, Barapati, Shelu & Ralevasti.

Small Act, Big Impact?

Digital Classrooms for 4 Tribal Schools in Rajgurunagar

These digital classrooms setup with your Rs.300 will shape lives of about 61 boys and 51 girls from these tribal schools by making education more intuitive and fun for them.

Transparency

Total Number of Donors : 400
Donation Amount            : Rs. 1,20,176


Receipt from 'BMCWS'

Donation Receipt


Invoice


Pictures of YVO donated Digital Classroom

YVO's Big Impact No 16 - May 2016

What is YVO's contribution to 'Sanskriti Samvardhan Mandal'?

What is 'Sanskriti Samvardhan Mandal'?

Sanskriti Samvardhan Mandal (SSM), a voluntary organization, has been active in integrated sustainable rural development since 1959. The focus of its activities has always been on the deprived rural communities, especially women and girls. SSM has been working in 10 blocks of Nanded and Beed districts of Maharashtra; changed the lives of over 30000 families through its multidimensional activities.

What is YVO's contribution to 'Sanskriti Samvardhan Mandal'?

Presently SSM is working for drought relief in 8 districts of Marathwada region through emergency relief to farmers, fodder for cattle, soil and water conservation and employment generation. Nanded district has been suffering drought for the last 3 years.

YVO channelized a large part of the donation received for the month of May 2016 towards equipping 8 villages of Nanded district with 3000 litre water tanks

SSM has taken up training and awareness programmes for Watershed Development in 9 villages and for Animal Welfare in 100 villages. The beneficiaries of these programmes are marginal farmers from different age groups with very low income.

YVO channelized the balance donation received for the month of May 2016 towards equipping SSM with training equipments (LCD projector and its board) for conducting the Watershed Development and Animal welfare trainings and also showcasing documentary films, photos, success stories, etc. of their development projects to further spread the awareness.

Small Act, Big Impact?

"Drought Relief, Watershed Development and Animal Welfare in Marathwada"

These water tanks and training equipments donated with your Rs.300 will benefit hundreds of families from these villages and touch thousands of lives.

Transparency

Total Number of Donors : 473
Donation Amount            : Rs. 141,900

Receipt from 'SSM'

Donation Receipt


Pictures of Equipment donated to SSM

YVO's Big Impact No 17 - June 2016

What is YVO's contribution to 'Shivganga Samagra Gramvikas Parishad'?

What is 'Shivganga Samagra Gramvikas Parishad'?

Shivganga Samagra Gramvikas Parishad (SSGP) is a cohesive group of social entrepreneurs (rural and urban youth) successfully implementing a replicable sustainable model of "development movement" through Self-Reliance and Self-Respect in 1300 villages of the tribal districts of Jhabua. SSGP is actively engaged in organizing various activities like training of youth for village development which includes imparting motivation and organizing skills, team work, exposure and understanding of today's world, technical skills like rain water harvesting and low cost cultivation (organic farming).

What is YVO's contribution to 'Shivganga Samagra Gramvikas Parishad'?

The major hurdle in the development of Jhabua region is the non availability of water for cultivation and other purposes as there is no provision to retain rain water. This has made lives difficult for the local Bheel and Bilala tribals as there is no other source of income. This ultimately gives rise to lack of education to children, lack of health care facilities, lack of awareness and other social evils.

SSGP has come about as an answer to Jhabua district's grave water problems. Gram engineers (local volunteers trained through technical training camps run by SSGP) with the support of villagers make a plan for rain water harvesting. Thousands of villagers from neighbouring villages take oath to offer 'Shramdaan', i.e. work voluntary for over two months before the monsoon and make water bodies for water conservation.

YVO channelized the donation received for the month of June 2016 towards building of a water dam in the village of Balola Badi, Rama Block, Jhabua Disctrict, M.P.

Small Act, Big Impact?

"Dam Construction in Balola Badi, Rama Block, Jhabua Disctrict, M.P."

This water dam donated with your Rs.300 will touch the lives of over 3600 tribal villagers, who will now resume cultivation activities, regain their source of income and in turn this the dam construction will set as a commendable example of 'Samagra Gram Vikas' (over all village development).

Transparency

Total Number of Donors : 485
Donation Amount            : Rs. 145,490

Receipt from 'Shivganga Gramvikas Parishad'

Donation Receipt


Pictures of Dam constructed by ShivGanga

YVO's Big Impact No 18 - July 2016

What is YVO's contribution to 'Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences, Odisha'?

What is 'Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences, Odisha'?

Started with just 125 tribal students in 1993, Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) has today grown into the largest free residential institute for about 25000 indigenous tribal children from 62 indigenous communities (13 primitive) of whom 60% are girls and most of them are of the poorest of the poor background from Odisha and adjoining states. The unique experiment to eradicate poverty through education has become successful in KISS.

What is YVO's contribution to 'Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences'?

KISS provides holistic education from Kindergarten to Post Graduation (KG to PG), vocational training, food, accommodation, health care and all other basic necessities of life absolutely free. The course curriculum of the Institute is unique, for it incorporates vocational training with formal education, thus helping a child grow up educated as well as self-sufficient. Various activities are designed to help these children remain rooted to their culture and tradition and integrated to their society. Students of KISS have proved their mettle not only in academics, but also in sports and cultural activities.

KISS imparts computer training class 5 onwards and has also recently started imparting software enabled Maths and English classes for students of Class 4 on wards to improve the quality of learning.

YVO channelized the donation received for the month of July 2016 towards equipping KISS with 4 computer sets with ups.

Small Act, Big Impact?

"Computers for tribal students at Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences, Odisha"

These computers donated with your Rs.300 will improve the quality of education for more over 17000 tribal students (Class 4 onwards).

Transparency

Total Number of Donors : 506
Donation Amount            : Rs. 151,800

Receipt from 'Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences'

Donation Receipt

Acknowledgement Letter

Pictures of Equipment donated to Kalinga Institute

YVO's Big Impact No 19 - August 2016

What is YVO's contribution to 'Mann'?

What is 'Mann'?

Founded in 2011, Mann is a centre for individuals with special needs located at Santacruz West, Mumbai which is dedicated to training adolescents and adults with intellectual disabilities, mental retardation, autism, Down’s syndrome, learning disabilities and attention deficit hyperactive disorder.

What is YVO's contribution to 'Mann'?

The faculty and core team at Mann believe that these students typically become capable of not just learning to be independent but in fact of taking earnings back home. Hence when students seek admission at Mann they are initially given admission at the Wellness Centre and trained to be graduated at the Employment Cell.

Through Mann Wellness Centre, they provide generalized training as well as person-specific, job-specific, need-based, functional and vocational training to its students, to not only equip them with skills appropriate to their need, capacity and interest, but also makes sure that they simultaneously enjoy while they learn and get prepared for a more meaningful and independent life.

The Mann Employment Cell works with a proactive and able group of special individuals on activities such as stitching and tailoring, in house production of decorative products for the Mann Shop, clerical tasks such as filing and typing and other vocational trainings to create employment opportunities so that each of its students may eventually become financially independent.

YVO channelized the donation received for the month of August 2016 towards equipping Mann with 3 tablets and musical instruments. The tablets which will improve the quality of training with the use of various apps designed for individuals with special needs. In case of non verbal students it proves to be a very effective teaching and learning aid as it helps enhance their communication through non verbal forms like gestures, actions, etc. The musical instruments will be extremely helpful for their sensory development.

Small Act, Big Impact?

"Tablet based learning & Musical Instruments for individuals with special needs"

These 3 tablets donated with your Rs.300 will catalyse effective training and sensory development for about 90 individuals with special needs (from the age of 15 to 49), 75% of which are from the low socio economic background.

Transparency

Total Number of Donors : 529
Donation Amount            : Rs. 158,838

Receipt from 'Mann'

Donation Receipt

Invoice 1

Invoice 2

Pictures of Equipment donated to Mann

YVO's Big Impact No 20 - September 2016

What is YVO's contribution to 'Adhyayan'?

What is 'Adhyayan'?

Adhyayan Sanstha, founded in 2011, strongly believes that if we strengthen the teaching and learning processes in schools in India, we will be able to remove poverty respectfully and achieve great goals sustainably. Adhyayan's strength is experiential and heuristic teaching. It supports 355 middle and high schools (located in Mumbai, Vasai, Virar, Vikramgad, Dombivali, Pune and Goa) with their curriculum in Science, Mathematics and Geography through hands-on experiments, pictures, puzzles, videos, discussions, assessments and project work.

What is YVO's contribution to 'Adhyayan'?

Matoshree Vidyamandir (Dombivali), one of the schools supported by Adhyayan, does not currently have a science laboratory. Adhyayan has volunteered to help them setup a science laboratory which will be used by students studying from 6th to 10th standard. Adhyayan has also committed to find a teacher to conduct these lab classes.

YVO channelized the donation received for the month of September 2016 towards equipping Matoshree Vidyamandir (Dombivali) with the infrastructure needed to setup this science laboratory like the furniture, the lab material, a computer and the required stationary.

Small Act, Big Impact?

"Science Laboratory Setup for Matoshree Vidyamandir (Dombivali)"

This science laboratory setup, donated with your Rs.300 will improve the quality of education for over 150 students every year, most of who come from a low socio economic background.

Transparency

Total Number of Donors : 550
Donation Amount            : Rs. 164,996

Receipt from 'Adhyayan'

Donation Receipt


Pictures of Equipment donated to Adhyayan

Donation Photographs and Report


YVO's Big Impact No 21 - October 2016

What is YVO's contribution to 'Nirmal Seva'?

What is 'Nirmal Seva'?

Nirmal Sewa, founded in 2006 by Sant Baba Amar Singhji, when he saw children of labourers who had given up education and were playing in cement and concrete on a construction site. It started with a vision to bring these street children and their families out of the circle of poverty and slowly has grown with into an Institution with classes from Nursery to 10th having 25 teachers, 25 supporting staff and 600 children (of labourers, rickshaw, pullers, beggars and daily wage earners). The entire expenses for the children are free which includes books, uniform, mid day meal and transportation.

What is YVO's contribution to 'Nirmal Seva'?

The entire capital expenditure of the school is met with through donations.

YVO channelized the donation received for the month of October 2016 towards equipping Nirmal Sewa with 80 benches, which will be used in 4 classrooms over the next 8 years atleast.

Small Act, Big Impact?

"Infrastructure for Nirmal Sewa School in New Delhi"

These 80 benches donated with your Rs.300 will impact the lives of approximately 1280 children of labourers, rickshaw, pullers, beggars and daily wage earners.

Transparency

Total Number of Donors : 550
Donation Amount            : Rs. 164,996

Receipt from 'Nirmal Seva'

Donation Receipt


Pictures of Equipment donated to Nirmal Seva

YVO's Big Impact No 22 - November 2016

What is YVO's contribution to 'Rescue Foundation'?

What is 'Rescue Foundation'?

Rescue Foundation is a registered, non-profit, grass root NGO involved in rescue, rehabilitation & repatriation of victims of human trafficking trafficked from India, Bangladesh, Nepal and subjected to Commercial sexual exploitation in India. These young victims have lost all their human rights as they are physically and mentally tortured to force them to involve in sexual activities. Rescue Foundation ensures that these girls regain all their human rights by rescuing them from the inhuman situation and rehabilitating them.

What is YVO's contribution to 'Rescue Foundation'?

The trafficked girls are poor and less educated hailing from the villages of India, Bangladesh and Nepal. To enable them to sustain lawfully in life, Rescue Foundation has established a ‘Training Center’ at their Boisar Complex where they help these girls develop their skills and train them in various income generating courses such as arts & crafts, jewellery making, education, drawing, indoor games etc. Vocational Training is the most important part of the rehabilitation as unless these girls can sustain themselves lawfully, they are likely to be drifted back to unlawful means in life.

YVO channelized the donation received for the month of November 2016 towards equipping Rescue Foundation with 9 three-seater stainless steel tables with folding stools, which will be used by these girls for education during the vocational training and also for food consumption while having all their meals.

Small Act, Big Impact?

"Infrastructure for Human Trafficking Rehab Centre in Boisar, Mahrashtra"

On an average about 125 girls are benefited at the Boisar Rehab Centre at any given point of time. Since stainless steel furniture last a lifetime, these 9 three-seater Stainless Steel tables with folding stools donated with your Rs.300 will help impact the lives of hundreds of lives of trafficked girls in the time to come.

Transparency

Total Number of Donors : 550
Donation Amount            : Rs. 164,996

Receipt from 'Rescue Foundation'

Donation Receipt

Acknowledgement Letter

Invoice 1

Invoice 2

Pictures of Equipment donated to Rescue Foundation

YVO's Big Impact No 23 - December 2016

What is YVO's contribution to 'SAMARITAN HELP MISSION'?

What is 'SAMARITAN HELP MISSION'?

SAMARITAN HELP MISSION (SHM) is a humanitarian institution based in the slums of Tikiapara, Howrah with its basic objective being to save the children, youth and women of this slum from falling prey to the drug mafias and avoid them from getting involved into nefarious activities like bootlegging, drug-peddling, smuggling, prostitution etc. Howrah is a predominantly Muslim neighbourhood with approximately 80% of the population being Muslims and the motto of SHM's Mission is "HELP PEOPLE BASED ON NEED, NOT ON CREED".

What is YVO's contribution to 'SAMARITAN HELP MISSION'?

Since 2003, SHM has been regularly conducting a Skill Development Training Project on conventional tailoring and Zardousi (embroidery work) at its Tikiapara Project Unit for the poor and underprivileged adolescent girls and widowed/ abandoned women so that they can stay away from antisocial activities, earn their basic livelihood, become self-dependent, contribute to the development of the area and be the collective voice of their rights.

Trainees are channelized to the employers of the huge garment manufacturing industry of Howrah Haat or are encouraged to start entrepreneurship. Since 2013, SHM is in the process of upgrading their conventional tailoring unit to an Industrial tailoring training unit.

YVO channelized the donation received for the month of December 2016 towards equipping SHM’s Industrial Tailoring Training Unit with 5 Industrial sewing machines to strengthen this project.

Small Act, Big Impact?

"Industrial Sewing machines for underprivileged women of Tikiapara Slums, Howrah"

These 5 Industrial sewing machines donated with your Rs.300 will every year help impact the lives of about 60+ impoverished adolescent girls and women of the slums of Tikiapara by enabling them to become self-sufficient.

Transparency

Total Number of Donors : 556
Donation Amount            : Rs. 167,035.77

Receipt from 'SAMARITAN HELP MISSION'

Donation Receipt


Equipment Invoice


Report from Samaritan Help Mission


Pictures of Equipment donated to SAMARITAN HELP MISSION

YVO's Big Impact No 24 - January 2017

What is YVO's contribution to 'Youth 4 Jobs Foundation'?

What is 'Youth 4 Jobs Foundation'?

'Youth 4 Jobs Foundation' is a Not for Profit Organization which sets up placement-linked skill development centers for youth with disability. Youth enrolled are with loco motor, speech & hearing disability and with low vision. Most of the youth are from rural areas and all are from poor families.

What is YVO's contribution to 'Youth 4 Jobs Foundation'?

'Youth for Jobs Foundation' run 18 training centres across the country where youth with disability are trained in skills that are essential to make them job ready. Among these skills they include basic computer skills, i.e. Word, Excel, Emailing, Browsing and Typing skills on Type Master.

YVO channelized the donation received for the month of January 2017 towards equipping their Hyderabad training Centre with 5 computers.

Small Act, Big Impact?

"Placement-linked Computer Training for Youth with Disability"

These 5 computers donated with your Rs.300 will every year help impact the lives of about 125-150 youth with disabilities every year by enabling them to become self-sufficient.

Transparency

Total Number of Donors : 563
Donation Amount            : Rs. 169,134.5

Receipt from 'Youth 4 Jobs Foundation'

Donation Receipt


Invoice


Pictures of Equipment donated to Youth 4 Jobs Foundation

YVO's Big Impact No 25 - February 2017

What is YVO's contribution to 'Antarang Foundation'?

What is 'Antarang Foundation'?

Antarang Foundation works to bridge the employability gap that exists amongst disadvantaged youth. Antarang Foundation envisions a world where every young person is passionately, productively and positively engaged in a vocation of their choice. Through two career focused programs, CareerAware and CareeReady, they deliver career guidance, develop core employability skills, and finally link students with career opportunities.

What is YVO's contribution to 'Antarang Foundation'?

The CareerAware program works with day and night municipal schools across Mumbai to target students who fall in the crucial 14-17 years age bracket. Through intensive career guidance and career planning sessions, CareerAware encourages teenagers to stay in education until they are 18 years old, thereby enabling them to aspire towards a better future.

The CareeReady program is largely run within low-income communities with high numbers of at risk youth as well as some colleges. It is a career readiness and employability skills training program for youth in the age group of 18-25 years.

YVO channelized the donation received for the month of February 2017 towards equipping Antarang Foundation with 17 tablets which will be used by students for all the activities during the course like delivery of content and as digital workbooks. The real time inputs from the tablets will make the trainings more effective and help the mentors to get instant feedback while testing their aptitude for career guidance.

Small Act, Big Impact?

"Employment for the Disadvantaged Youth"

These 17 tablets donated with your Rs.300 will every year help impact the lives of about 300 disadvantaged youth belonging to the least privileged sections of society by mentoring them to become self-sufficient.

Transparency

Total Number of Donors : 566
Donation Amount            : Rs. 170,087.23

Invoice from 'Antarang Foundation'

Receipt

Invoice


Pictures of Equipment donated to Antarang Foundation

YVO's Big Impact No 26 - March 2017

What is YVO's contribution to 'Mukhta Jivan Society'?

What is 'Mukhta Jivan Society'?

Established in 1987, Mukhta Jivan Society, one of the branches of the ‘Society of the Helpers of Mary’, is an NGO situated in Vehloli (Shahapur) working for the relief and rehabilitation of orphan children and women with HIV/AIDS and Hansen disease (Leprosy).

Mukhta Jivan Society runs a school and a Care Home for the HIV/AIDS affected orphans and semi-orphans where children are loved, cared and counselled by skilled and dedicated Sisters and supporting staff. They also house a HOSPICE for full-blown HIV/AIDS women, most of who are widows and coming from economically backward places.

Apart from this they also have 2 homes for senior citizens from slums, most of who are either paralyzed or bed ridden, are weak and feel lonely as their loved ones left them or are unable to take care of them.

What is YVO's contribution to 'Mukhta Jivan Society'?

Mukhta Jivan Society conducts Vocational training courses like fashion designing, beautician training, computer skills development etc. for these girls and care takers. Through these trainings these beneficiaries will be able to stand on their own feet when they are mainstreamed to the society.

YVO channelized the donation received for the month of March 2017 towards equipping Mukhta Jivan Society with 8 computers, 7 sewing machines and 2 embroidery machines to conduct these vocational trainings.

Small Act, Big Impact?

These 8 computers, 7 sewing machines and 2 embroidery machines donated with your Rs.300 will help impact the lives of about 30 orphan girls and 10 care takers every year by empowering them with skills to earn a living.

Transparency

Total Number of Donors : 561
Donation Amount            : Rs. 168,588.75

Receipt from 'Mukhta Jivan Society'

Donation Receipt


Invoice


Pictures of Equipment donated to Mukhta Jivan Society

YVO's Big Impact No 27 - April 2017

What is YVO's contribution to 'Dharavi Art Room'?

What is 'Dharavi Art Room'?

Dharavi Art Room utilizes the medium of art, photography and music to empower children and women of marginalized communities in Dharavi. They believe that exploring, expressing and exchanging ideas through creativity creates confidence and stimulates personal growth. They promote a unique and fun community participatory approach which enables the community to take control over their lives.

What is YVO's contribution to 'Dharavi Art Room'?

Dharavi Art Room wants to set up a community lending library in Dharavi because there is no proper library around there, most children cannot access books elsewhere and also lack books in their homes as for many families, taking care of basic needs will always win over buying books.

They plan to have interesting activities for the library children like read-aloud, vocabulary and literacy games which will lead to overall growth in these children. This library will be one of the very few in the world that will actively engage users as content creators.

YVO channelized the donation received for the month of April 2017 towards equipping Dharavi Art Room with the books and racks needed to set up this community library

Small Act, Big Impact?

"Community Library for children of Dharavi"

This Community Library setup with your Rs.300 will help impact the lives of hundreds of children every year by empowering them with knowledge and growth through reading.

Transparency

Total Number of Donors : 560
Donation Amount            : Rs. 168,247.56

Receipt from 'Dharavi Art Room'

Donation Receipt


Pictures of Equipment donated to Dharavi Art Room

YVO's Big Impact No 28 - May 2017

What is YVO's contribution to 'Samprag'?

What is 'Samprag'?

Located deep in the tribal drylands of the Udainagar revenue circle, Bagli Tehsil, Dewas district, Madhya Pradesh for the last 18 years, Samprag stands for Samaj Pragati Sahayog, an organisation working on natural resource management, livelihoods, microfinance and the empowerment of women.

What is YVO's contribution to 'Samprag'?

‘Kumbaya’, a training-cum-production centre located at Neemkheda village, one of the most remote, backward and poor regions of India, is a social venture and Samprag’s brand name for machine-stitched ready-to-wear garments, home linen and accessories designed to market specifications and international trends.

Kumbaya has four centres in different villages where employment is available and guaranteed, for almost 300 days in a year to over 80 producers. Apart from the producers who work regularly with Kumbaya, hundreds of those trained, stitch from home. Kumbaya is also deeply committed to differently-abled women and men, whose inability to contribute manual labour in an agricultural area like theirs leads to their marginalization and abandonment. Till date over 1000 women in 70 villages have learned stitching through Kumbaya.

YVO channelized the donation received for the month of May 2017 towards equipping Samprag with modern high speed Button Sewing Machine and Button Holing Machine. Not only do these machines help improve the quality of stitching with their precision but are also easier to operate reducing fatigue and tiredness of the producers.

Small Act, Big Impact?

These sewing and holing machines donated with your Rs.300 will help impact the lives of hundreds of tribal women who had never stitched a garment before thus making them stand on their own feet.

Transparency

Total Number of Donors : 562
Donation Amount            : Rs. 168,859.56

Receipt from 'Samprag'

Donation Receipt


  • Pictures of Equipment donated to Samprag

    YVO's Big Impact No 29 - June 2017

    What is YVO's contribution to 'Bhagini Nivedita Gramin Vigyan Niketan(BNGVN)'?

    What is 'BNGVN'?

    Driven with the desire of developing her native place- Bahadarpur, Ms. Nilima Mishra with eminent Social reformist Dr. S. S. Kalbag initiated ‘Bhagini Nivedita Gramin Vigyan Niketan (BNGVN)’ in the year 2000 in Bahadarpur, Jalgaon. She is the recipient of prestigious Ramon Magsaysay Award for the year 2011.

    The organization has progressed on the basis of their learning of problems faced by farmers and women and thus has undertaken several programs considering the need of the society. So far the organization has established more than 2000 SHGs in 4 districts. BNGVN has done exceptional work in the areas to uplift the farmers and their entire family by helping them to be self-sustained, micro-credit, self help groups, funds assistantship and various growth opportunities.

    What is YVO's contribution to 'BNGVN'?

    YVO has channelized this month’s donation to BNGVN to buy solar projector for their gram schools. These are the schools where the kids of underprivileged farmers come to study and grow. Most of the kids belong to draught areas and families and hence hand to mouth. No fees collected from Kids. With this donation BNGVN looks forward to setup a solar class in school to bring digitization and better standard of learning’s to these kids. A solar projector would come along with educational material as well which would be used in the curriculum. They have good 1400+ students in this school and hence the benefit is by large very huge. Solar Projector also solves the purpose, as there is rigorous absence of electricity in the village.

    YVO has channelized the donation received for the month of June 2017 towards equipping BNGVN with two solar projectors for better and continuous education to farmer kids.

    Small Act, Big Impact?

    "Solar Projector for Rural Underprivileged Farmer Kids"

    This Digital Platform setup with your Rs.300 will help impact the lives of hundreds of children every year by empowering them with knowledge and growth through reading.

    Transparency

    Total Number of Donors : 573
    Donation Amount            : Rs. 171,933.64

    Receipt from 'BNGVN'

    Donation Receipt


    Pictures of Equipment donated to BNGVN

    YVO's Big Impact No 30 - July 2017

    What is YVO's contribution to 'Samruddhi Mahila Seva Sanstha'?

    What is 'SMSS'?

    Having a Goal of making every woman financially independent, Samruddhi Mahila Seva Sanstha was established on 5th March 2007 in Vasai, Dist-Thane, Mumbai. Considering today's inflation, along with men, women also have to earn something in order to live a comfortable life. Samruddhi Mahila Seva Sanstha, has so far trained over 3000 women in various parts of Vasai-Virar-Nalasopara, over 1000 of which were in collaboration with the Vasai Virar Municipal Corporation.

    What is YVO's contribution to 'SMSS'?

    To make woman financially independent, SMSS undertake various vocational training programs such as Fashion Designing, Mehandi, Warli Painting, Paper quilling, Fabric Painting, Hand Embroidery, Jewellery Making, Saree Draping and Paper Bags Making. All these courses have been trained by highly qualified and professional trainers. They do not stop after giving training to women. Once women are trained in these fields, they take orders from various companies and deliver those products with the help of these trained women. With this, women not only earn money and become independent, but also they feel satisfied and enjoy their work.

    YVO channelized the donation received for the month of July 2017 towards equipping SMSS with 12 sewing machines, 1 jute bag machine, 1 embroidery machine and some furniture for their training classes.

    Small Act, Big Impact?

    The vocational training equipment setup with your Rs.300 will help impact the lives of hundreds of women every year by empowering them with a means of living.

    Transparency

    Total Number of Donors : 579
    Donation Amount            : Rs. 173,703.09

    Receipt from 'Samruddhi Mahila Seva Sanstha'

    Donation Receipt


    Invoice


    Pictures of Equipment donated to SMSS

    YVO's Big Impact No 31 - August 2017

    What is YVO's contribution to 'Vishvanidam'?

    What is 'Vishvanidam'?

    Vishvanidam Public Charitable Trust, established in 2002, is a result of the tireless efforts of Jitendra Vadoliya towards the upliftment and overall development of slum areas. Their dream is to eliminate slums in Rajkot by developing awareness of education, family planning and self-sustainability. They try and fulfil their long-term needs for education, skills and emotional support, as well as their short-term needs for nutrition, health and shelter.

    What is YVO's contribution to 'Vishvanidam'?

    Raiyadhar, one of the biggest slums in Rajkot, housing about 5000 families, is located on the north western outskirts of the city. Vishvanidam runs a stitching and knitting class in Raiyadhar for the women of these slums where both training and production is taken up as a part of their vocational training. Vishvanidam is in the journey of adding a beauty parlour course to their training curriculum in the same premises.

    YVO channelized the donation received for the month of August 2017 towards equipping Vishvanidam with furniture, machines and equipments required for commencing the beauty parlour course and also 5 sewing machines, which will be used for their existing training classes.

    Small Act, Big Impact?

    The training equipment for beauty parlor course and sewing machines setup with your donation will help impact the lives of about 160 women and their families every year by empowering them with a means of living.

    Transparency

    Total Number of Donors : 571
    Donation Amount            : Rs. 171,379.89

    Receipt from 'Vishvanidam'

    Donation Receipt


    Invoices

    Pictures of Equipment donated to Vishvanidam

    YVO's Big Impact No 32 - September 2017

    What is YVO's contribution to 'TOUCH'?

    What is 'TOUCH'?

    TOUCH (Turning Opportunities for Upliftment and Child Help) is a not-for-profit voluntary organization, founded in 1994, by a group of socially conscious and personally committed professionals and social activists to help the underprivileged children to realize their potential by supporting their education with particular emphasis on their overall development. The main aim of TOUCH is to build a network for the social and vocational rehabilitation of destitute children.

    Initiatives of TOUCH include helping the underprivileged children by arranging education sponsorships with a three guardian approach, organizing vocational training workshops, interactive camps, having community development programs and medical camps, encouraging child to child interactions from privileged and under privileged classes and running a school on wheels.

    What is YVO's contribution to 'TOUCH'?

    TOUCH also runs Book Banks at Vihigaon (Kasara), Gondiya (Nagpur), a slum in Borivali (Mumbai) and Chiplun, Sindhudurg housing text books for all professional and degree courses where needy students can borrow expensive books for an academic year so that their financial burden is lessened.

    YVO channelized the donation received for the month of September 2017 towards helping TOUCH upgrade their Book Bank at Vihigaon, Gondiya and Borivali by equipping them with text books for 9th Standard, 10th Standard, Junior College (Commerce, Science and Arts) and Senior College (Commerce and Science) as per this years syllabus.

    Small Act, Big Impact?

    The training equipment for beauty parlour course and sewing machines setup with your donation will help impact the lives of about 160 women and their families every year by empowering them with a means of living.

    Transparency

    Total Number of Donors : 609
    Donation Amount            : Rs. 230,047.27

    Receipt from 'TOUCH'

    Donation Receipt


    Invoices
    Invoice 1
    Invoice 2
    Invoice 3
    Invoice 4
    Invoice 5
    Invoice 6
    Invoice 7
    Invoice 8
    Invoice 9
    Invoice 10
    Invoice 11
    Invoice 12
    Invoice 13

    Pictures of Equipment donated to TOUCH

    YVO's Big Impact No 33 - October 2017

    What is YVO's contribution to 'Agrasen Public School'?

    What is 'Agrasen Public School'?

    Agrasen Public School was founded in 2008 by Maharaja Agrasen Shiksha Samiti, formed by the Agarwal family from Mathura and is subsequently run by the Joshi Family since the year 2013, who have a vision to provide quality education to the economically backward children of Govardhan (Mathura) and thus contributing to the Society and the Nation.

    What is YVO's contribution to 'Agrasen Public School'?

    Govardhan (Mathura) is a holy place in U.P. where agriculture and religious tourism are the main occupations. Children hail from a society riddled with economic problems, social vices, gender discrimination, lack of family planning, early marriage and denial of basic education. Shockingly, most of them are first generation to have access to education. Agrasen Public School works toward empowering the children of Mathura through quality education.

    YVO channelized the donation received for the month of October 2017 towards helping Agrasen Public School upgrade their infrastructure by equipping them with a Projector and 4 computers, a mic & speaker system with pen drive, a common notice board & notice boards in all classrooms to motivate them by showcasing their work, 5 cricket kits, 20 skatings and a volleyball kit.

    Small Act, Big Impact?

    The school infrastructure run with the help of your donation will help impact the lives of about 315 students of Govardhan (Mathura) every year through the power of education.

    Transparency

    Total Number of Donors : 639
    Donation Amount            : Rs. 240,014.69

    Receipt from 'Agrasen Public School'

    Donation Receipt


    Invoices

    Pictures of Equipment donated to Agrasen Public School

    YVO's Big Impact No 34 - November 2017

    What is YVO's contribution to 'Kshamata'?

    What is 'Kshamata'?

    Human trafficking, a modern-day form of slavery, is second fastest growing criminal industry in the world. In India too, human trafficking is an issue of grave concern, and the city of Mumbai is a major location for such trafficking.

    Kshamata, founded in 2011, works on developing an integrated socio-economic rehabilitation and reintegration of survivors of trafficking, in the city of Mumbai. This involves ongoing counselling, assisting in vocational training and placement, and most important, supporting them to find and live on a regular basis in group homes which they would manage and maintain from their earnings.

    What is YVO's contribution to 'Kshamata'?

    Kshamata focuses on placement and post placement support to ensure retention of employment. In order to develop placement opportunities, women will be trained in specific vocations, life skills, and above all job readiness in terms of attitudes, punctuality and adherence to discipline, through an internship at Kshamata’s own social enterprise.

    YVO channelized the donation received for the month of November 2017 towards equipping Kshamata with 4 laptops for their computer literacy program, 6 sewing machines with essential infrastructure for their tailoring unit, 2 portable bluetooth voice recorders with speakers for their life skills training workshops and some furniture that will be used in libraries at two minor observation homes and their shelter home & centre.

    Small Act, Big Impact?

    The vocational training setup with the help of donors will help impact the lives of about 125 women across six government shelter homes and help make them self dependent.

    Transparency

    Total Number of Donors : 734
    Donation Amount            : Rs. 281,579.54

    Receipt from 'Kshamata'

    Donation Receipt


    Pictures of Equipment donated to Kshamata

    YVO's Big Impact No 35 - December 2017

    What is 'SGBSS'?

    Adiwasi people in Jawahar live in poverty, hardships and superstitions. Jawahar is one of the oldest and most backward Municipal Council in Maharashtra. Awareness regarding education, health and cleanliness is very less. Their approach and point of view towards life had to be changed for their own development and this was the basic objective of the organization 'Shree Gurudev Bahuuddeshiya Samajik Sanstha' (SGBSS).

    SGBSS was founded in 2003 by Pramilatai Kokad and she has been working for Adiwasi people since 1986. She has devoted her life for the welfare and development of the Adiwasi people.

    What is YVO's contribution to 'SGBSS'?

    In the year 2007, SGBSS established 'Divya School' for the blind and the mentally retarded children. Total 118 students (116 residential) are a part of this school currently, 76 mentally challenged and 42 Blind Children. Pramilatai believes that education not only makes children more confident about themselves and their abilities but also opens the door to opportunities otherwise not available and makes children more aware of the world around them. SGBSS does not charge these students any fees.

    YVO channelized the donation received for the month of December 2017 towards equipping Divya Vidyalaya with 3 e-learning digital classroom systems and a full fledged audio system consisting of amplifiers, microphones which will be used for teaching, school functions and music classes.

    Small Act, Big Impact?

    The equipment setup with the help of your donation will help impact the lives of about 76 mentally challenged and 42 Blind Children and sustainably empower them with education.

    Transparency

    Total Number of Donors : 841
    Donation Amount            : Rs. 3,30,004.01

    Receipt from SGBSS

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    YVO's Big Impact No 36 - January 2018

    What is YVO's contribution to 'MECT'?

    What is 'MECT'?

    MECT - Malvi Educational & Charitable Trust runs a Gujarat State Board affiliated School 'Shantaba Vidyalaya' with the goal of providing tribal children FREE holistic education withaccess to digital classrooms, computer lab, art, craft, value education, music, sports, a library with diverse books & journals, a toy library, and other amenities that result in personality development.

    What is YVO's contribution to 'MECT'?

    What started with 32 children in 2005 mainly from the Halpati Community (landless labor) accessing a thatched hut that represented a school is now acknowledged as a model institution in South Gujarat that is educating about 501 tribal children currently.

    MECT also host a residential care center (hostel) 'Vatsalyadham' which currently houses 385 students, including 176 girls which they wish to increase to 500 in 2018-19.

    YVO channelized the donation received for the month of January 2018 towards equipping Shantaba Vidyalaya with 2 projector setups for their classes, 1 R.O. Plant for their Bhojanalaya and Kitchen, 20 single beds for their boys hostel, 10 double beds for their girls hostel, 50 reference books for their library and 5 green boards for their tuitions in the hostel.

    Small Act, Big Impact?

    This infrastructure setup with the help of your donation will help impact the lives of about 501 tribal students (age group 4-18 years, i.e. pre-school to higher secondary level) including 236 girls. 40% of these are either orphans or children with single parents and almost all come from broken families.

    Transparency

    Total Number of Donors : 870
    Donation Amount            : Rs. 436,530.01

    Receipt from 'MECT'

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    Invoices and Photos


    Pictures of Equipment donated to MECT

    Photos are uploaded along with the Invoice

    YVO's Big Impact No 37 - February 2018

    What is 'TEA'?

    TEA - The Education Alliance (Network for Quality Education Foundation) was founded in 2014 with a vision to improve the quality of Government Schools in India so that every child, irrespective of economic background has access to a good quality education. There are greater than 300,000 government schools lying underutilised across India. TEA has already been successful in establishing 30 Government partnership schools run by 12 NGO partners in Delhi, serving 6,100+ children and transforming their teaching and learning practices through a Whole School Transformation Program.

    What is YVO's contribution to 'TEA'?

    TEA is currently working with the students, teachers, parents and systems of SDMC, Bhim Nagri School in order to holistically and sustainably transform the school. They have no technology hardware in place.

    Apart from using the technology in classroom practice for students of class 1-5 it will also be used for teacher research, planning and online tools like Pratham Storyweaver, Toon Masti, K-12 and also for piloting partnership with Jungroo learning - an AI driven online student assessment tool that helps teachers get deeper insights into student mastery and design learning plans for them.

    YVO channelized the donation received for the month of February 2018 towards equipping SDMC Bhim Nagri School with 13 laptops, 4 projectors, 1 speaker system with mics along with furniture to store these equipments.

    Small Act, Big Impact?

    In the Academic Year 2017-18 these schools have witnessed 62% growth in student enrollment, 73% average student attendance (up from 53%) and 96% parents reporting an improved quality of life after their ward joined a G-PS School.

    This technology setup with the help of your donation will help impact the lives of over 200 students and raise the standard of education that they receive henceforth ensuring their holistic growth.

    Transparency

    Total Number of Donors : 1037
    Donation Amount            : Rs. 618,281

    Receipt from TEA

    Donation Receipt


    Pictures of Equipment donated to 'The Educational Alliance'

    YVO's Big Impact No 38 - March 2018

    What is YVO's contribution to 'AAI Foundation'?

    What is 'AAI Foundation'?

    AAI foundation has been working since 2004 through Balgram (Sahara Anathalaya Pariwar) in Georai Taluka (Beed District) to rehabilitate and provide basic needs to under-privileged orphan children, children of sex workers, prisoners and farmers who have committed suicide due to draught. Currently, the institute is a home for more than 85 children, ranging from 3 years to 18 years of age group, studying in standard 1st to 12th.

    AAI works towards providing these children with basic needs, healthcare, a hygienic atmosphere with proper sanitation facility, quality academic cum moral education and opportunities to develop personal skills and nurture hobbies.

    What is YVO's contribution to 'AAI Foundation'?

    AAI Foundation focuses on health and hygiene of children but as of now their kitchen, storage and dining facilities are traditional and they face a lot of fundamental issues. For example, cooking food traditionally needs a lot of manpower and is time consuming and tedious, lack of cold storage voids them from stocking degradable food items like fruits and dairy and since there is no dining hall, children have their meal in batches, sitting on the ground.

    YVO channelized the donation received for the month of March 2018 towards upgrading AAI Foundation’s kitchen and dining facility by providing them with a commercial kitchen refrigerator, kitchen/dining furniture, a water filter and cooler, a dough kneader, an oven, some kitchen utensils and a washing machine.

    Small Act, Big Impact?

    This kitchen and dining setup upgraded with the help of your donation will help impact the lives of over 85 underprivileged children and raise their standard of health and hygiene.

    Transparency

    Total Number of Donors : 1125
    Donation Amount            : Rs. 654,281

    Receipt from 'AAI Foundation'

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    Invoice


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    YVO's Big Impact No 39 - April 2018

    What is 'Sanskriti Samvardhan Mandal'?

    Sanskriti Samvardhan Mandal (SSM), a voluntary organization, has been active in integrated sustainable rural development since 1959. SSM has been working in 10 blocks of Nanded and Beed districts (draught hit) of Maharashtra and changed the lives of over 30000 families through its multidimensional activities.

    In May 2016, YVO had supported SSM by equipping 8 villages of Nanded district with 3000 litre water tanks. We can proudly share that our contribution successfully impacted the lives of over 1000 families, i.e. over 12000 individuals who have directly benefitted from this in terms of livelihood in numerous ways.

    What is YVO's contribution to 'Sanskriti Samvardhan Mandal'?

    Halda, Nanded witnesses heavy soil erosion which causes silting in the water streams and rivers which reduce their water storage capacity. Silting also fills the percolation tanks and drainage lines which then overflow and cause a total loss of standing crops and heavy permanent damage on the farms along the streams.

    SSM will treat the water stream by soil conservation measures adopting the ‘Doh (small ponds) model’ which involves enhancing the existing natural waterway by increasing its depth to 15 feet wide and 10 feet deep for 5-6 km. This will prevent the damage due to soil erosion and give protective irrigation to the Kharif crop. In addition, SSM will also use a wall in the enhanced waterway to collect some water and create an artificial water body which will increase water retention in the area and improve groundwater levels.

    YVO channelized the donation received for the month of April 2018 towards funding this ‘Doh Project for water conservation’ of SSM.

    Small Act, Big Impact?

    This water conservation done with your donation will not only solve their current soil erosion problems but make the village drought proof to a great extent and add a lot of convenience to the 7000+ villagers of Halda due to availability of water on demand. Not just this, it also allows an additional annual income of Rs.15000 per family because of the additional Kharif crop they can now grow due to availability of water.

    Transparency

    Total Number of Donors : 1097
    Donation Amount            : Rs. 656,475

    Receipt from Sanskriti Samvardhan Mandal

    Donation Receipt


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    YVO's Big Impact No 40 - May 2018

    What is YVO's contribution to 'Shivganga Samagra Gramvikas Parishad'?

    What is 'SSGP'?

    Shivganga Samagra Gramvikas Parishad (SSGP) is a cohesive group of social entrepreneurs (rural and urban youth) successfully implementing a replicable sustainable model of 'development movement' through Self-Reliance and Self-Respect in 1300 villages of the tribal districts of Jhabua. SSGP is actively engaged in organizing various activities like training of youth for village development which includes imparting motivation and organizing skills, team work, exposure and understanding of today's world, technical skills like rain water harvesting and low cost cultivation (organic farming).

    What is YVO's contribution to 'SSGP'?

    The major hurdle in the development of Jhabua region is the non-availability of water for cultivation and other purposes as there is no provision to retain rain water. This has made lives difficult for the local Bheel and Bilala tribals as there is no other source of income. This ultimately gives rise to lack of education to children, lack of health care facilities, lack of awareness and other social evils.

    SSGP has come about as an answer to Jhabua district's grave water problems. Gram engineers (local volunteers trained through technical training camps run by SSGP) with the support of villagers make a plan for rain water harvesting. Thousands of villagers from neighbouring villages take oath to offer 'Shramdaan', i.e. work voluntary for over two months before the monsoon and make water bodies for water conservation.

    Small Act, Big Impact?

    A pond (125m x 300m x 8m - capacity 30 crore litres) is being constructed in the village of Chhagola, M.P. with the help of your donation which will directly impact livelihood of 40 tribal families (480 People i.e. approx100 men, 100 women and 280 kids). Pond would help in increase in water level, irrigation, drinking water for cattle of surrounding village, growth of green cover and stabilising the micro ecosystem of area.

    Transparency

    Total Number of Donors : 1087
    Donation Amount            : Rs. 654,291

    Receipt from 'SSGP'

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    YVO's Big Impact No 41 - June 2018

    What is 'Parivaar'?

    Parivaar believes that changing the destinies of children will change the destiny of India. Parivaar has worked towards the total care and overall development of children who are highly vulnerable to exploitation, victimization and trafficking, including orphans, street children, abandoned children, and extremely impoverished children from tribal areas. It also conducts many humanitarian activities for the destitute and uncared, including elderly and shelter less. With over 1700 children, Parivaar is one of the largest free residential homes for children from destitute backgrounds from West Bengal, Jharkhand, Bihar & Chhattisgarh.

    YVO had associated with Parivaar in July 2015 and because of their impactful use of donor money, we decided to associate with Parivaar yet again through their Seva Kutir project.

    What is YVO's contribution to 'Parivaar'?

    14 years after Parivaar started in West Bengal, it has started work in Madhya Pradesh. The immediate plan for Year 2018 was to start at least 100 Seva Kutirs, each having around 70 to 120 children in selected pockets of deprivation and malnourishment in districts of Madhya Pradesh where Day Boarding (Education cum Meal Programs) is provided to children in the age group of 4 to 14. The Seva Kutir combines two key themes most crucial for children in the interior rural areas of the country - malnutrition and education. As on 20 May 2018, there are 30 such centres already in operation.

    The Kutir follows a 2 shift engagement with the children. A morning shift from 7 to 10:30 and an evening shift from 4:30 to 7:30. In the morning, breakfast with seasonal fruits and milk is given while in the evening, dinner with roti, sabzi, rice and dal is served. During the day the children are sent to the local Government school so that a continued engagement is established with them. The Seva Kutirs are aimed at complementing the government schooling and are not intended to act as a substitute.

    Small Act, Big Impact?

    A 100 children Seva Kutir Project costs around Rs.12.5 Lacs annually. YVO channelized the donation received for the month of June 2018 towards sponsoring half of the Dundlawa Seva Kutir Project. YVO intends to make a repeat donation to them in one of the upcoming months so that the entire annual expense of this Project can be contributed by us.

    Transparency

    Total Number of Donors : 1066
    Donation Amount            : Rs. 658,083

    Receipt from Parivaar

    Donation Receipt


    Pictures of Equipment donated to Parivaar Kutir