Society for Human and Environmental Development (SHED)
SECTOR: Development
SUB SECTOR: Comprehensive
UN Sustainable Development Goal:
Goal 4: Quality Education
Goal 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth
% Spent on beneficiaries
Financial Score:
Age: 40 Years
Tax Benefit: 50%
Foreign donations:
Location(s): Work in progress.
Issues Addressed:
Work in progress.
Supported by:
Work in progress.
Key Trustees:
Ms. Bilkees Latif, President Ms. Urmila Jain, Vice President
Mr. Asad K. Latif, Vice President Mr. Philip Fernandes, Treasurer
Mr. Nana Chudasama, Member Dr. Mohan Prabhu, Hon.Treasurer
Mr. Manek Davar, Member Dr. Mamatha Lala, Member
Mr. S. S. Kalra, Member Adv G. H. Khan, Member
Mr. Prakash Fulphagree, Member Dr. Gopa Kothari, Member
Mr. Subhash Dalvi, Member Ms. Felcy Pinto, Member
Sector Comparison:
Beneficiary Spend:
Average: 83.6% Highest: 100.0% Lowest: 9.5%
Average: Rs86 lac Highest: Rs9 cr Lowest: Rs45,032
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Society for Human and Environmental Development (SHED) was established with the aim of building a self-reliant and sustainable culture empowering and developing underprivileged, marginalized and vulnerable sections, especially women and girls through activities promoting human dignity. They run various programmes for education, awareness, skill training for income generation, values/citizenship, communal harmony, brotherhood, national integration, health, nutrition and environment.

Some of their programmes are:

Educational and Vocational Training:

  • The focus is on imparting education and creating a strong educational background for children between 1 to 13 years of age.
  • SHED runs a Crèche where day care, midday meals, health care, and sleeping facilities are provided to slum children. They can play, rest, and learn without any hindrances. So far, 630 children have benefitted.
  • SHED runs 3 balwadis in the slum communities of Mumbai with the aim to impart pre-school education through interactive methods and to develop cognitive, creative, and language skills in young children. Midday meals are also provided. In FY15, 276 children benefitted.
  • SHED runs an English Medium Primary School since 2009, to provide quality education to slum children. The school also has a computer lab and library. So far, 344 students have been enrolled.
  • The WASHE (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Education) programme aims to reduce the dropout rate amongst girls by offering safe drinking water, sanitary napkin vending machines, etc.
  • In FY15 vocational training courses were offered in tailoring, beautician, craft, mehendi, chocolate making, baking, perfume making, etc. benefitting 1,940 individuals.


  • The healthcare programmes operated by SHED focus on addressing health issues that affect the community as a whole, owing to their position of marginalization and vulnerability.
  • In FY15, they reached out to 12,843 people under the HIV/AIDS intervention programme, conducted a 3-months long pilot programme for anaemia, and organized several health camps and awareness sessions.

Community Mobilisation:

  • SHED works with various Mahila mandals, senior-citizen groups and Self-Help Groups and creates awareness about various government schemes.
  • The Family Counselling Centre at Dharavi offers support and counselling services to victims of exploitation, domestic violence, infidelity, etc. 
2 cr
2 cr
Source : Audit Report 2015
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