SECTOR: Education
SUB SECTOR: School and Vocational Training
% Spent on beneficiaries
Financial Score:
Age: 26 Years
Tax Benefit: 50%
Foreign donations:
Location(s): Work in progress.
Issues Addressed:
Work in progress.
Supported by:
Work in progress.
Key Trustees:
Mr. Puran Chandra Nailwal, President Mr. K. C. Pant, General Secretary
Dr. K. C. Papnai, Joint Secretary Ms. Neema Joshi, Treasurer
Mr. J. P. Malik, Member Mr. K. G. Nair, Member
Ms. Roop Durgapal, Member
Sector Comparison:
Beneficiary Spend:
Average: 82.9% Highest: 100.0% Lowest: 38.0%
Average: Rs4 cr Highest: Rs75 cr Lowest: Rs1 lac
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RASTA was established to work with the disadvantaged sections of society, and focuses on their upliftment through health programs, education, vocational training and community mobilization. RASTA has been recognized for its work and has been awarded an Appreciation Certificate by the Secretary, Education Department, Government of Delhi.

Some of their activities are as follows:

  • Educational Program: Education of children is Rasta’s main mission. Since inception, over 20,700 children have been educated at Rasta through interventions like Creche, Balwadi, Pre-school, non- formal education, remedial education, distance education & adult education. The pre-schools prepare children for formal schooling, non-formal education facilitates education for dropouts, remedial education helps students cope with what is taught in school, and adult education and distance education tackles illiteracy in adults. Children and parents become active stakeholders in the process of learning.
  • Vocational Training: Considering the socio-economic background of the target group, RASTA has included training programs to help the youth assist their families with supplementary income. Skill training is provided in courses like English for Employability, Retail Management, Personality Development, Basic Management, Tailoring, Beauty Treatment and Computer Skills. The beneficiaries find employment or even start their own businesses.
  • Health Program: The Community Health Program imparts preventive, promotive and curative health awareness and care for over 50,000 people of all age groups annually. RASTA has a multitude of activities addressing health issues, including its HIV/AIDS Control Program that seeks to educate and counsel members of the migrant population in Delhi.
  • Women Empowerment: RASTA has created Nari Garima to promote gender equity and empower young women. The education and skill enhancement interventions are aimed at empowering women and includes programs such as vocational training in tailoring & beauty, nutrition education, bi-monthly health camp, & monthly legal counselling. Rasta also carries out several activities like forming Self-Help Groups, creating awareness about opportunities for women, linking with the Delhi Government’s Swavlamban Yojna and Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojna, legal literacy, financial assistance for small business ventures, etc. 
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Source : Audit Report 2016