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Estd: 2005
Used for Beneficiaries: 96%
Address : No. 108, 2nd Main, 6th Cross, 1st Block, Bengaluru 560034. Karnataka
Email :
Web-site :
Telephone : +91 80 4098 3304
Donor Contact : Mr. Aravind Thunga / +91 80 4098 3304 /
Financial Score
Rs, Y/E March 31
Income & Expenditure Statement201320142015
Income From
Government Sources000
Institutional Sources049,487,7120
Foreign Sources21,554,78849,487,712105,086,241
Other Income0049,285
Total Income (A)21,948,402100,247,334106,147,718
Expenses For
Direct Programme Activities20,454,82448,826,267101,971,742
Programme Staff Cost000
Travel Expenses000
Direct Programme Expenses20,454,82448,826,267101,971,742
Fund Raising Expenses000
General Staff Cost000
Overhead Expenses8,008671,8173,309,447
Other Expenses/Transfer000
Total Expenditure (B)21,042,32250,203,022106,762,552
Surplus / (Deficit) (A-B)906,08050,044,312-614,834
Balance Sheet201320142015
Fixed Assets1,358,6041,221,7596,295,491
Current Assets (excl. Cash)1,808,5311,566,9192,965,019
Cash/Bank 6,160,8237,564,24630,655,418
Accumulated Deficits000
Total Assets31,327,95824,330,86149,006,320
Corpus / Share Capital16,36416,3646,482,217
General Funds7,569,4118,513,4387,898,605
Earmarked Funds23,657,91315,708,83934,280,428
Current Liabilities84,27092,220345,070
Total Liabilities31,327,95824,330,86149,006,320
Other Details201320142015
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 Indian Trust Act, 1882
Auditor : Phillipos & Co.
Bankers : IDBI Bank

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

Trustees/Directors/Managing Committee:
Mr. Aakash Sethi, Managing Trustee
Dr. Anuradha Prasad, Trustee
Mr. Arvind Lodaya, Trustee

Source : Audit Report 2015

Financial Note : 1) Income allocation in FY13 and FY15 has been done on the basis of information provided in Annual Report. 2) In FY13, Grants utilised have been included in Income & Expenditure, based on ICAI guidelines. As a result, the Income & Expenditure displayed are higher than those reported by the NGO. 3) In FY12, FY13 and FY14, the NGO has provided only one amount as expenditure on projects; no details were made available. In FY15, The NGO has provided overall amounts spent on various projects, but not a detailed breakdown. 4) In FY12, Advertisement expenses taken under Fund Raising Expenses.

NGO Profile :
QUEST ALLIANCE (Quality Education and Skills Training Alliance) was founded to help educators and educational institutions drive the use of technology in teaching and learning.

QUEST Alliance is a not for profit trust that provides children & youth, age 10-30, a set of real-world skills along with opportunities to build confidence in a fun and engaging way that prepares them for work and life.

To make sure youth have the skills, both life- and work-related, to compete for jobs, QUEST pilots and transfers technologies which assist in educating such youth. These are directed towards vulnerable, out-of-school youth who have no formal vocational training programs and are unlikely to be reintegrated into the education system.

Highlights in FY2015:

  • Education: As part of Anandshala, which partners with the Bihar Education Project Council in the district of Samastipur in Bihar, 17 trainings were conducted which were attended by 514 teachers and headmasters & also conducted 315 open houses in which 8,272 parents were engaged. The Anandshala toolkit was produced this year to take the model to 1,000 schools which cover the entire school district of Samastipur.
  • Employability: QUEST Employability curriculum includes media elements like games, videos, audio and visuals as well as use of dictionaries for vernacular translations. 13 trainings attended by 277 trainers from 136 unique organizations in 21 states of India through 6 network organizations were conducted during the year. The third YouthSpark Live (YSL) event was hosted with Microsoft. The participating youth got an opportunity to explore the Microsoft campus and talk to Microsoft experts and mentors about employability and entrepreneurship.
  • Research & Innovations: SKILL UP mobile app, which focuses on building six different life skills for ITI trainees, was launched. This was done in partnership with SuperHeros Inc. A unique blended learning program called MASTERCOACH was launched for facilitators working with youth to introduce them to new training methods and technology that gives them professional edge.

The learning interventions designed and implemented by QUEST help young people develop confidence and enable them to choose and engage in relevant and easy to understand learning styles/methodologies.