A non-governmental organization (NGO) is basically a legally constituted organization which is operated by legal persons who work as independent team with the help of donation.
We believe in ‘helping people to help themselves’. We try to design our interventions in a way that makes our beneficiaries self dependent in the long run, rather than making them dependent on charity. This was the thought process before launching ‘Project Swabhimaan’
We believe in empathy over sympathy. A lot of our work involves interaction with groups of people that the society views with sympathy. These include persons with disabilities and the economically disadvantaged. During our interactions we realised that most of the times they just want to be seen as people, and definitely do not seek sympathy. Therefore, the correct way to go about it would be to put yourself in their shoes, and imagine how you would like to be treated if you were in their place.
You can contribute by sponsoring a child, by making general donation, by convincing your friends. You can join us and provide voluntary services and there is no specific amount that should be donated. However all the programs have a detailed breakup of the expenditure.
Yes, the website is safe for any kind of transaction. Also any information exchange is kept safe and in no condition gets disclosed. Also the payment gateway is a third party payment gateway recognized by the financial institutions under the government of India. So any transaction also is thoroughly secured.
All donations made to the organization are exempted U/s 80G of Income Tax Act, 1961. The NGO will provide a receipt to the donor.
As a credible organization, we honour the privacy of our donors. The donor data is not exposed or shared with any external agency under any circumstances. We have a robust in-house mechanism and server system where the records are kept safe. The entire setup is protected and monitored by surveillance system and management.
The Income Tax Act of 1961 includes certain provisions which offer a 100% Tax Exemption as a tax benefit, to the Donors who contribute money to the NGO. Unlike the certificate granted for Section 80G, the certificate granted for 35AC is provided to any organization as a whole, but only to eligible and approved projects.