Snapshot
Shree Sai Sanstha
SECTOR: Health
SUB SECTOR: Medical camps
% Spent on beneficiaries
94%
Financial Score:
Age: 21 Years
Tax Benefit: 50%
Foreign donations:
Location(s): Work in progress.
Issues Addressed:
Work in progress.
Supported by:
Work in progress.
Key Trustees:
Dr. Megha Bopardikar, President Mr. Tushar Bopardikar, Vice-President
Ms. Mathura Vaidya, Secretary Ms. Monika Shahapure, Treasurer
Ms. Jayashree Gholap, Member Mr. Dilip Jadhav, Member
Ms. Madhuri Eknathe, Member
Sector Comparison:
Beneficiary Spend:
Average: 79.6% Highest: 99.9% Lowest: 28.7%
Income:
Average: Rs6 cr Highest: Rs115 cr Lowest: Rs1 lac
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Shree Sai Sanstha (SSS) was set up to support cultural, economic, educational and social development of the underprivileged in Pune.

Some of their activities are:

Health

  • Nutrition Awareness Program: There are many underprivileged children in the targeted area who do not consume proper food due to financial crisis and also lack of knowledge on nutrition. SSS conducts this program to make poor children aware of the importance of consuming healthy and nutritious food. They organize the distribution of food to children in primary schools.
  • AIDS Awareness Program: Camps are organised in rural and tribal areas to spread HIV/AIDS awareness and knowledge about preventive measures.
  • Tuberculosis Project: SSS runs this program in coordination with the State Government of Maharashtra, to promote TB control and awareness in Ratnagiri, Thane, and the Raigad districts of Maharashtra.
  • De-addiction: Awareness camps are organized to educate youth about the dangers and ill-effects (including death) of addictive substances like cigarettes and alcohol.
  • Blood Donation Camps: These are organised in the targeted areas.
  • Festival Celebration: SSS distributes sweets and other food items, as well as organises cultural programmes on festive occasions like Diwali, Ganesh Chathurthi, Independence Day, and Republic Day among impoverished school children.
  • Sports: Activities such as running, Langdi, Kho-Kho and Yoga are organized in order to express the importance of exercise for a healthy lifestyle. Prizes are distributed to the top 3 winners.

Education –

  • Adult Education: SSS organizes camps on Adult Education especially for the poor, including women, who are unable to pursue their studies due to various reasons.
  • Workshop for Women: An 8-day camp is organized by SSS in selected rural areas. The objective of the camps is to educate women on health, hygiene, computer training courses and encourage the formation of Self-Help Groups.

Environment –

  • Organic Farming: SSS trains and encourages women to begin organic farming with herbal plants such as Tulsi, Aloe Vera, and Adulsa.
  • Environment: An initiative taken by the organisation to plant more trees and make the community accountable for water and biodiversity conservation.
Income
Rs
99,101
Expense
Rs
97,739
Source : Audit Report 2015