Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is the belief behind Sandarbh Foundation?
We believe that unless members of the civil society are involved proactively in the process of development, sustainable change will not happen. Believing in this principle of ‘Civic Driven Change’ Sandarbh Foundation sensitises the civil society in order to make them partners in its mission.
2. Does Sandarbh Foundation work in India or other countries too?
Sandarbh Foundation is a national level development organization with its welfare projects spread across India.
3. What is the scenario in India, presently?
India has about 11 million children living on the streets and 14 million children working as labours. Only 60% of children have access to education despite having a national policy on compulsory elementary education. The time to take collective as well as individual responsibility to remedy the current situation is here. Right now!
4. How old is Sandarbh Foundation?
Sandarbh Foundation was established in the year 2014
5. What is the mission of Sandarbh Foundation?
Sandarbh Foundation’s mission is to empower underprivileged children, youth and their families and community through relevant education, innovative healthcare and market-focused livelihood programmes. We aim to deploy best possible methodology and technology for achieving ideal SROI (social return on investment), to practice and promote good governance, to link business competitiveness of the corporate with social development initiatives and to sensitize the privileged section of society to promote Civic Driven Change.
6. Who are the people behind Sandarbh Foundation?
The realization of a group of young corporate professionals, that it was their Social Responsibility to give back to the society, laid the inception of Sandarbh Foundation. Sandarbh Foundation is managed professionally by a Board of Advisors, comprising individuals from diverse backgrounds and expertise, followed by an Executive Committee and a well defined professional workforce.
7. Which areas does Sandarbh Foundation work in?
Sandarbh Foundation has been working in the thematic areas of education, healthcare, youth employability and empowerment of women and girls
8. Why do you stress on education, when there are other equally pressing issues in the country?
Education alone has the power to liberate people from the vicious cycle of poverty – not only in terms of earning a livelihood but also in becoming aware of the rights and freedoms that a citizen is endowed with. Thus empowering individuals and making them self-sufficient.
9. What is the working model of Sandarbh Foundation?
Sandarbh Foundation works under two models, namely Social Venture Philanthropy (SVP) and Outreach.
10. What is the Outreach model?
While working in the remote rural areas, Sandarbh Foundation realized that capacities of community based organisations (CBOs) were not adequate to meet expectations of social investors. Under outreach model, Sandarbh Foundation implements the development interventions directly as it requires intensive and professional engagement for a wider and sustained outcome.
Sandarbh Foundation gets a first-hand experience on the nuances of development at the grassroots through its Outreach model and then shares the same with partner organisations.