India Sponsorship Committee (ISC) work towards the development of underprivileged children and women by providing education and vocational training.
Their initiatives in 2013-14 were as follows:
Antar Bharti Balgram (Lonavala, Maharashtra): It is one of their flagship projects which was established in 1972. The campus includes a children’s shelter, secondary school and Industrial Training Institute (ITI) to ensure a well rehabilitated citizen for the future. With the support of Bombay Community Public Charity Trust (BCPT), ISC conducted a Math Fair for the first time, where students were trained in oratory skills along with developing a joy for math.
Urban Community Development Project (Pune): The centre focuses on children's education and literacy for women and building their economic independence through vocational training programs. The four main components of the project are Aarambh (Childhood Development), Vidyadeep (Education Program), Sabala (Gender Sensitization and Empowerment) and Saksham (Vocational Courses). 2,248 children attended the ‘Vidyadeep’ Educational program that not only improved academic grades but also helped build many of these children into ‘agents of change’.
Industrial Training Institute, Lonavala: The Institute was started in 1980 and offers training to those wishing to become Electricians or Welders. 43 trainees were admitted during the year. A training program was arranged for the second year trainees. They were trained on construction, dismantling and assembling various switches, relays and contactors manufactured by L&T.
Income Rs2 cr
Expense Rs2 cr
Source : Audit Report 2014
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