Vidya Vardhini Foundation Trust
Special Education
Estd: 2001
Used for Beneficiaries: 77%
Address : 13/14, Gulistan, Sasmira Marg, Worli, Mumbai 400025. Maharashtra
Email :
Web-site :
Telephone : +91 22 25560666
Donor Contact : Ms. Chitra L. / +91 9820002916 /
Financial Score
Rs, Y/E March 31
Income & Expenditure Statement201220132014
Income From
Government Sources000
Institutional Sources000
Foreign Sources000
Other Income000
Total Income (A)377,695414,547649,741
Expenses For
Direct Programme Activities96,741117,908188,812
Programme Staff Cost69,70067,00093,200
Travel Expenses26,40518,86514,600
Direct Programme Expenses192,846203,773296,612
Fund Raising Expenses000
General Staff Cost000
Overhead Expenses83,281104,87883,576
Other Expenses/Transfer000
Total Expenditure (B)276,561308,971384,803
Surplus / (Deficit) (A-B)101,134105,576264,938
Balance Sheet201220132014
Fixed Assets2,7252,40572,898
Current Assets (excl. Cash)32,00032,00032,000
Cash/Bank 269,068585,970575,563
Accumulated Deficits4,18800
Total Assets307,981620,375680,461
Corpus / Share Capital281,981281,981281,981
General Funds0101,388366,326
Earmarked Funds26,000232,00627,154
Current Liabilities000
Total Liabilities307,981620,375680,461
Other Details201220132014
Direct Beneficiaries (Nos)N.A.N.A.N.A.
Indirect Beneficiaries (Nos)N.A.N.A.N.A.
Cost Per Direct Beneficiary (Rs)N.A.N.A.N.A.
Number of StaffN.A.N.A.N.A.
Highest Salary (Rs p.a.)N.A.N.A.N.A.
Lowest Salary (Rs p.a.)N.A.N.A.N.A.
Regd. under : The Bombay Public Trust Act, 1950
Auditor : Vijay Rajwade
Bankers : The Saraswat Co-operative Bank

Donor tax benefits : 80G 50%
Eligible for foreign donations : No

Trustees/Directors/Managing Committee:
Mr. Sudhir Gandbhir, Trustee
Dr. Shubhada Ganbhir, Trustee
Mr. Kashinath Purohit, Trustee
Mr. Ramesh Lakshman, Trustee
Dr. Vishalam Mani, Trustee
Ms. Chitra Lakshman, Trustee

Source : Audit Report 2014

NGO Profile :
Vidya Vardhini Foundation Trust (VVFT) focuses mainly on health and educational needs of children with disabilities and marginalized women living in the urban slums. VVFT was founded to cater to the needs of street children near Worli Sea Face, Mumbai but slowly shifted its activities to the slums of Cheetah Camp in Trombay.

Some of their activities in 2013-14 were:

  • Educational Support: During the year special education classes continued with 15 students identified from the primary section and 8 students from the secondary section. Special classes were conducted every Monday and Thursday to enhance these students’ language and communication skills. Total number of persons with disability was 100 under various categories.
  • Women’s Empowerment: The main aim of this programme is to enhance the quality of life of girls and women through increased knowledge and skills. During the period January 2014 to March 2014 they imparted training to 21 students including adults with disability (both men and women) in the government recognised course in Basic Garment Stitching in collaboration with Jan Shikshan Sansthan, Dharavi.  There were three Self Help Groups at the beginning of the year and two groups completed their five year term and their contribution was distributed with interest to their members.
  • Goal Program: This program has been initiated in collaboration with the NAZ Foundation to promote life skill training to over 150 adolescent girls through the medium of sport – Netball.
  • Setting up a Vision Centre: The Vision Centre in collaboration with K.B.H.B. Hospital, Parel, has been in operation since 2009.  The presence of the Centre has facilitated nearly free cataract surgeries and allowed those treated to resume normal work soon after their surgery. The Vison Centre catered to 1,500 patients during the year and spectacles were distributed to nearly 260 patients.
  • Project Akshaya: The program has enabled them to identify several persons with tuberculosis especially people in their early twenties and thirties and initiate treatment. Total number of patients referred during the year is 61.