When was the Sarthaka Foundation founded?
Sarthaka Foundation is a non-religious, non-profit organisation founded in 2017 by 14 passionate-to-serve couples under the Presidentship of Sri Ramaprasad A R.
Is Sarthaka Foundation a registered NGO?
Yes, Sarthaka Foundation is a registered NGO. The Sarthaka Foundation is registered under the Indian Trust Act, and Donation to Sarthaka Foundation has 80-G tax exemption status and has 12 AA approval for its operations. Our Foundation is registered in the Ministry of corporate Affairs with CSR 1 with registration number CSR 00011808. Also, Sarthaka Foundation has Niti Aayog Registration Number - KA/2019/244561
Where does Sarthaka Foundation get its funding from?
Initially, the Corpus fund was started by the personal contribution of 14 couple trustees. Since then, the corpus fund has expanded by funds from Corpus Donors.Sarthaka Foundation continues to look for new supporters, Corpus Donors, Corporate grants, CSR funds and partners.
How does the Sarthaka Foundation differ from other NGOs serving the poor?
Not many NGOs offer this number of scholarships to all levels of education. This length of intervention, or this amount of support is completely free. This process holds more promise for their futures and those of their families. Sarthaka Foundation does thorough background verification by visiting the houses by trustees, the GeNxt team, and dedicated volunteers.Also, the scholarship amount is directly paid to the school through a cheque.
How is the Scholarship funded by the Sarthaka Foundation processed?
A fee Cheque addressed to the school is handed over to the student to be deposited at the School’s accounts department for application of the fee concession. This interlock has ensured proper utilisation of the amount being sponsored by the foundation. Our focus is to help students grow through good education, long- term mentoring, and professional guidance.We also intend to interact constantly and develop a robust Indian ethos.
Where do Sarthaka Foundation's Support a Child Education beneficiaries come from?
Beneficiaries of the Sarthaka Foundation's Support a Child's education come from families that earn less than Rs. 16000 per month. 50% of the children being funded by the foundation come from single-parent/ mother-dependant families from Bangalore or around Bangalore.
How are Sarthaka Foundation's Support a Child Education beneficiaries selected?
Sarthaka Foundation's scheme is distributed through social media, Charitable organisations, Religious places and School notice boards. On receiving the application, a shortlist of eligible children is prepared meeting the following criteria: The family must be under the earning threshold of Rs. 16,000 per month, with preference given to single-parent/ mother dependant households, The Child should have passed the previous exam, and The family must pledge to educate the child till graduation or completion of a professional course. Under no circumstances a child can be withdrawn from school early for marriage or work purposes. Further, Sarthaka Foundation does thorough background verification by visiting their houses by Trustees, the GeNxt team, and dedicated volunteers. On receiving their recommendation, a scholarship selection committee finalises the list. Later on, the cheque is distributed during a small ceremony, where student beneficiaries, their parents, and Donors are invited. Here the cheque is handed over to the beneficiary addressed in the school's name. Hence the scholarship amount is directly paid to the school. This interlock process has ensured proper utilisation of the amount.
Where are the Sarthaka Foundation's Skill Development Centres(SDC) located?
Sarthaka Foundation's first SDC is located in Tata Silk Farm, Basavanagudi, Bangalore South. We recently opened a second SDC in Jeweller's Street, Shivaji Nagar, Bangalore North.
Who helps run Skill Development Centres?
Sarthaka Foundation maintains a highly competent and dedicated team of full-time faculty, administrative staff, and support personnel. The Faculty, Course Material, Examination and Placement are supported by the NICT Computer Education Pvt. Ltd. NICT is deemed the best IT related coaching centre in Bangalore. They provide more computer time than theory time on the latest software.
Can I visit the SDCs or meet the beneficiaries of the Sarthaka Foundation?
We would be glad to accommodate a one hour visit to SDCs, preferably during non-class hours. It can also be on non-school days for meeting beneficiaries at our SDCs. Please note that we require at least one week's notice to coordinate a visit. If you are interested in visiting our facilities or meeting beneficiaries, please feel free to get in touch with us at SarthakaFoundation@gmail.com to share your request.
55, Puttanna Road
Bangalore - 560004