Avehi Public Charitable (Educational) Trust
Learning Aids
Estd: 1981
Used for Beneficiaries: 95%
Address : 3rd Floor, Keshav Khadye Municipal School, Near New Shirin Talkies, K. Khadye Marg, Saat Rasta, Mahalaxmi, Mumbai 400011. Maharashtra
Email :
Web-site :
Telephone : +91 22 23052790; +91 22 23075231
Donor Contact : Ms. Simantini Dhuru / +91 9820528030 /
Financial Score
Rs, Y/E March 31
Income & Expenditure Statement201720182019
Income From
Government Sources000
Institutional Sources402,500555,430177,937
Foreign Sources13,237,75815,274,63711,077,564
Other Income5,542634209,798
Total Income (A)14,501,06017,266,91612,769,331
Expenses For
Direct Programme Activities9,853,29915,884,64711,323,030
Programme Staff Cost4,933,643840,238981,158
Travel Expenses713,22645,1622,849
Direct Programme Expenses15,500,16816,770,04712,307,037
Fund Raising Expenses000
General Staff Cost0356,590319,848
Overhead Expenses942,411222,793299,320
Other Expenses/Transfer000
Total Expenditure (B)16,472,86217,388,91912,955,972
Surplus / (Deficit) (A-B)-1,971,803-122,003-186,641
Balance Sheet201720182019
Fixed Assets1,195,7841,222,6881,192,921
Current Assets (excl. Cash)837,372366,480276,428
Cash/Bank 842,5431,977,742431,308
Accumulated Deficits3,108,4853,299,7173,486,358
Total Assets6,984,1857,868,8246,398,602
Corpus / Share Capital2,041,9862,041,9862,041,986
General Funds000
Earmarked Funds4,376,3055,529,7964,002,461
Current Liabilities565,893297,042354,155
Total Liabilities6,984,1857,868,8246,398,602
Other Details201720182019
Direct Beneficiaries (Nos)52,000N.A.53,472
Indirect Beneficiaries (Nos)2,000N.A.10,000
Cost Per Direct Beneficiary (Rs) - Avg. 316N.A.242
Number of Staff60N.A.58
Highest Salary (Rs p.a.)660,000N.A.699,600
Lowest Salary (Rs p.a.)48,000N.A.60,000
Regd. under : The Bombay Public Trust Act, 1950
Auditor : S. M. Wagh & Co.
Bankers : Bank of Maharashtra

Donor tax benefits : 80G 50%
Eligible for foreign donations : Yes

Trustees/Directors/Managing Committee:
Dr. Anjali Monteiro, Director Ms. Simantini Dhuru, President
Dr. Malvika Chari, Joint Secretary Dr. Saroj Jha, Vice President
Ms. Chandita Mukherjee, Trustee Ms. Vasudha Ambiye, Trustee
Ms. Pushpa Singhvi, Trustee

Source : Audit Report 2019

Financial Note : 1) Contribution from Avehi Abacus Project taken under General Donations in FY15 and FY16. 2) Other Income includes provision of expense of earlier years written back, and Interest on I.T. Refund. 3) During FY12 to FY16, between 85-90% of Direct Program Cost is met through Grants. No detailed expense breakdown has been provided for these Programs. The information displayed under the broad expense heads have been provided by the NGO. 4) Other expenses includes Loss on disposal of assets.

NGO Profile :
In 1952, Shanta Gandhi, an educator started working with a group of children in order to develop a curriculum that was relevant to their lives and evolved organically in response to their needs as a result of her interaction with them. An experimental school further developed this curriculum to supplement formal school curriculum and later the programme was taken up in the 1970s at Bal Bhavan, New Delhi. This program after a long break was revived in Mumbai by the Avehi Trust in the 1990s.

The Avehi Public Charitable (Educational) Trust, founded in 1981, is a non-profit dedicated to continuing education and critical social intervention through use of media resources. The AVEHI ABACUS Project initiated in 1990 believes in improving and strengthening the public education system. It has developed three integrated packages of educational materials for students and teachers in the formal as well as the non-formal streams of learning- SangatiManthan and Saath Saath.

Programs of Avehi:

  1. Sangati (Togetherness) series is intended to serve as a foundation course to enrich and supplement the school curriculum. It consists of six interactive learning kits for teachers and children in formal schools and non-formal centres. Equality, sensitivity, celebration of diversity, concern for the environment, and respect for work and the dignity of labour are some of the fundamental values that are emphasized throughout the Sangati series.
  2. Manthan (Churning) is a foundation course developed for trainee teachers enrolled for Diploma in Teacher Education. Its approach is to supplement rather than replace the mainstream curriculum. Further, the course is to be conducted by ‘regular’ teacher educators.
  3.  Saath Saath (Living in Harmony) is a module developed on Gender in response to the increasing awareness about gender parity and ironically, the growing violence against the female sex. It has been developed to generate respect for individuals irrespective of their biological sex. It aims to create an awareness that requires not just intellectual effort but sensitivity and open-mindedness.