Snapshot
Vathsalya Charitable Trust
SECTOR: Children
SUB SECTOR: Child Care/Balwadi/Creche
UN Sustainable Development Goal:
Goal 3: Good Health and Well Being
Goal 4: Quality Education
% Spent on beneficiaries
82%
Financial Score:
Age: 33 Years
Tax Benefit: 50%
Foreign donations:
Location(s): Work in progress.
Issues Addressed:
Work in progress.
Supported by:
Work in progress.
Key Trustees:
Mr. K. Joseph Davaraj, Chairman Dr. Eva Bell, Secretary
Mr. Anjan C. Treasurer Ms. Preeth David, Trustee
Mr. Mohan Krishnan, Trustee Ms. Susan Ninan, Trustee
Mr. Tapash Kumar Basu, Trustee Mr. Devrath Jain, Trustee
Ms. Mythili Gangadhar, Trustee
Recognition:
Sector Comparison:
Beneficiary Spend:
Average: 79.0% Highest: 98.2% Lowest: 26.1%
Income:
Average: Rs9 cr Highest: Rs237 cr Lowest: Rs1 lac
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Vathsalya Charitable Trust (VCT) works for the welfare of abandoned/relinquished children. They enable children to live their dreams, by providing them with informal education and nutritious food. Until recently, their focus was on adoption, foster care, and educational sponsorship. Since inception, VCT has placed over 950 children in families. With the fall in number of abandoned children in recent years, VCT has revised its focus to strengthen and preserve families, prevent abandonment, and focus on migrant families and their children.

Their activities include:

  • Education Sponsorship: VCT supports the education of children from financially disadvantaged backgrounds and gives them the confidence and security to continue their studies. In FY15, the organization sponsored 850 students’ education by providing for their tuition fees, school uniforms, books, and other activities. Get-togethers, competitions, and various other activities are organized by VCT. Trainings are organised where parents are briefed on active listening, nutrition, good parenting, and education; whereas the children are made aware of ‘Good Touch, Bad Touch’, child helpline, sexual abuse, child labour, ill-effects of child marriage, and importance of girl education.
  • Day Care Centre: The organization runs a Day Care Centre for migrant children where over 80 children, including those with special needs, have been admitted. Children below 3 years spend the day at the centre, while the older children attend VCT’s informal school. VCT provides them with nutritious meals, medical care and regular health check-ups. Children with special needs are attended to by a special day care worker who spends time talking and interacting with them. An occupational therapist and speech therapist also come periodically to work with these children. Celebrations are also held for Independence Day, Children’s day, birthdays, Onam and Christmas.
  • Adoptive Parents Meet: Although there is a shift in the work of VCT, they hold parents' meets to bring together many of their parents, in collaboration with SuDatta. The agenda is to discuss how and when to inform kids about their adoption.
  • Community Visits: Monthly visits are organised for Asha workers and Auxiliary Nurses at Koira Primary Health Care Centre for discussing parenting, nutrition, cleanliness, diseases, child abuse, child labour, etc.
Income
Rs
1 cr
Expense
Rs
1 cr
Source : Audit Report 2015
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