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Akshar Trust

Sector: Disability
Sub Sector: Deaf/Hearing Impaired
Tax Deduction: 50% u/s 80G of The Income Tax Act, 1961
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% Spent on Beneficiaries

80%
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Year of Establishment : 1988
Registered Address : 11th Floor, Kirti Tower, Next to Kirti Mandir, Tilak Road, Vadodara 390001, Gujarat
Website : www.baroda.com/akshar.php
Email : akshartrust@gmail.com
Telephone : +91 265 6458117
Donor Contact : Ms. Nisha Grover / +91 265 6458117 / akshartrust@gmail.com
Registered Under : The Bombay Public Trust Act, 1950
The Societies Registration Act, 1860
Auditor : Alkesh J. Shah & Co.
Bankers : State Bank of India, ICICI Bank, Bank of Baroda
Trustees/Directors/Managing Committee: : Mr. Karan Grover - Chairman, Ms. Nisha Grover - Managing Trustee, Mr. Jal R. Patel - Trustee, Mr. Hasmukhbhai Shah - Trustee, Mr. Rajesh Parikh - Trustee, Ms. Ishita Verma - Trustee, Ms. Shruti Shroff - Trustee

The effective educational activities conducted are:

  • Early Detection & Intervention: This is a specially designed program to make the child acquire language and speech skills so that he/she is a part of the community and can get access to education. Funded by the United Way of Baroda, the program sees interactions with hospitals, anganwadis, and orphanages to ensure that children with deafness are identified during their critical age (0-3 years).
  • Working with Amplification centres: The Akshar Centre has an audiologist and a speech teacher for the benefit of students. Audiograms are conducted free of cost. Parents are taught trouble-shooting, and use & maintenance of hearing aids. Equipment like group hearing aids, audiometers (including a digital one), induction loops, etc. are available on the campus. Free hearing aids are distributed to the more needy students.
  • Mainstreaming: Over 62 students have been completely integrated into hearing schools over the years.
  • Use of Technology: Paul Mason & Company has designed a 'Student Management System Software' which assists Akshar in administration, keeping track of the students’ history, admission, timetables, etc. more effectively. 
  • Adaptation: Adaptation of curriculum and of textbooks is being done since 2005. Recreational activities are also organized.
  • Continuing Rehabilitation Education (CRE) Program: This is sponsored by the Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI). Special educators including principals and vice-principals from Gujarat and Mumbai have been attending lectures on deafness and teaching methodology. Akshar is in the process of developing these facilities at a new site so that their work can be extended to rural areas.
  • Teacher Training: This program is recognized by the RCI. Training is conducted in Hindi and Gujarati. Akshar is affiliated with Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Open University for a 2-year distance mode B.Ed. program.
FY 2014 (₹) FY 2015 (₹) FY 2016 (₹)
Income
Government Sources 575,787 1,091,878 219,888
Foreign Sources - - -
Institutional Sources 240,000 102,000 -
General Donations ₹2,401,169 ₹3,807,323 ₹4,122,267
Sales/Fees 680,220 673,317 447,474
Interest/Dividend 36,287 188,358 184,121
Other Income 310,429 5,101 10,153
Total Income (A) 4,243,892 5,867,977 4,983,903
 
Expenditure
Direct Program Activities 405,340 502,101 399,995
Program Staff Cost 3,566,080 4,693,099 4,247,823
Travel Expenses 19,780 15,625 30,960
Direct Program Expenses 3,971,420 5,195,200 4,647,818
Fund Raising Expenses - - 8,800
General Staff Cost 13,600 200,000 265,350
Overhead Expenses 564,538 643,055 352,438
Depreciation 91,993 196,296 543,618
Other Expenses/Transfers - 29,418 -
Total Expenditure (B) 4,661,331 6,279,594 5,848,984
 
Surplus / Deficit (A-B) -417,439 -411,617 -865,081
Assets
Fixed Assets 19,078,872 22,893,778 30,202,050
Current Assets 9,710 21,507 47,508
Cash And Bank 1,289,741 1,083,166 2,634,374
Total Current Assets 20,378,323 23,998,451 32,883,932
Investments 4,500,000 3,272,000 -
Accumulated Deficits 279,378 690,995 1,556,076
Total Assets 25,157,701 27,961,446 34,440,008
 
Liabilities
Trust Corpus 301,000 301,000 301,000
General Funds - - -
Earmarked Funds 24,850,701 27,654,446 34,133,008
Unutilized Grants - - -
Total 25,151,701 27,955,446 34,434,008
Loans - - -
Loans (From Members) - - -
Current Liabilities 6,000 6,000 6,000
Other Liabilities - - -
Total Liabilities 25,157,701 27,961,446 34,440,008
1) Grants received from Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Open University in FY14 and FY15 taken in Income from Institutional Sources.
2) Sales/Fees include fees from students for admission and bus, and teacher training fees.
3) In FY 14, Other Income includes profit from Mutual Fund.
4) Direct Program Activities include some overheads (diesel/repairs for school buses/transportation charges) pertaining to programs. In FY15, road/compound wall expenses and land development expenses aggregating Rs49,950 have been considered as program expenses.
5) Fund raising expense includes advertisement expense.
6) Loss on sale of school bus is shown under Other Expenses/Transfers in FY15.
7) Fixed Assets include Capital Work-in-Progress pertaining to the school building.
8) Earmarked Funds mainly include Funds for assets like Buildings and Vehicles.
FY 2014 FY 2015 FY 2016
Beneficiary Details
Direct Beneficiaries (nos.) - - -
Indirect Beneficiaries (nos.) - - -
Average Cost per Direct Beneficiary (₹) - - -
Staff Details
No. of Staff - - -
Number of Consultants - - -
Number Of Volunteers - - -
Total - - -
Highest Paid Full-Time Staff (₹ p.a.) - - -
Lowest Paid Full-Time Staff (₹ p.a.) - - -
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