What is the vision of Samvedana?


Be a catalyst for sustainable impact in the area of nutrition, education and skill building amongst the underprivileged considering their family as a unit and inclusions at the core... read more




How old is Samvedana?


Founded in 2003, Samvedana is an 18 years old non-profit organization registered under Bombay Public Trust Act, 1950... read more




How does Samvedana make a difference?


Our main projects are in more than 50 slum communities in the western periphery of the city and 4 villages in the district of Ahmedabad.Apart from education initiatives, we have also been working for the malnourished children as a partner with the government’s ICDS project. Under this initiative, Samvedana monitors and adds value to 76 aanganwadis. Through our 4 different projects focusing on education, nutrition and skill development today we have touched lives of over 3 lac beneficiaries which include children, youth and women.Driven by sole passion for development of children, we are constantly striving to fulfill our purpose of sensitizing the society and transforming lives. Samvedana has merely been an initiator. It is the relentless support of our team of volunteers, corporates,professionals which has collectively worked towards bringing about the difference.Today the world that we live in is highly dynamic, going through radical changes. At Samvedana we are constantly striving to understand the changing needs of our community and adapt to those needs. We strongly believe that by transforming the lives of the underprivileged, our nation will attain holistic development...read more




How can I donate for Samvedana?


You can go to the Donate section in the menu of Samvedana's website and donate online or click here.




Is the payment process secure? Or is this website safe to make online payments?


Yes, the website is safe for any kind of transaction. We use Razorpay, which is a trusted and a very highly secured payment gateway, to accept donations. Your payment details will not be stored or misused... read more




What information is sent to the donor?


The donor gets a receipt sent via email immediately and program updates and annual report. Read experiences of our donors here.




Who all are target beneficiaries?


Our main projects are in more than 50 slum communities in the western periphery of the city and 4 villages in the district of Ahmedabad. Apart from education initiatives, we have also been working for the malnourished children as a partner with the government’s ICDS project. Under this initiative, Samvedana monitors and adds value to 76 Aanganwadis. Through our 4 different projects focusing on education, nutrition and skill development today we have touched the lives of over 3 lac beneficiaries which include children, youth and women...read more




In which areas Samvedana works?


We work for the integrated development of slums with a focus on education, nutrition and skill development of socially and economically deprived children, youth and women...read more




Does Samvedana receive government funding?


As an NGO (non-government organisation), we do not receive any direct funding through the government allowing us to remain independent, making unbiased evaluations of government policies and programmes.




Does Samvedana accept international donations?


No, Samvedana does not accept international donations.




How many people directly benefited from various programs/projects from Samvedana?


Till now Samvedana has directly beneffited more than 350,000 children,youth and women...read more




Is it possible for a consistent supporter to meet the beneficiary personally?


Yes, it possible for a consistent supporter to meet the beneficiary personally.




What is the source of funding of Samvedana?


The source of funding of samvedana are Charity Fundraisers, CSR donations, Crowdfunding, HNI donors.




How do I ensure that my donation to the Samvedana is utilized properly?


Samvedana is very transparent in its work. To assure complete transparency to our donors they receive utilisation report and annual report.




Does Samvedana provide internships? If yes, how can I apply?


Interested candidates can go to the 'Get Involved' section of our website and write to the relevant section or department they are interested in interning with, or click here.




What are the latest trends in Samvedana?


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the lockdown, Samvedana is focusing on COVID Relief, and has also started a crowdfunding campaign to support the families of the deceased. In additiong to this we are focusing on Project Eklavya. Read more about COVID Relief here, or read more about COVID Campaign here.




What is Project Eklavya?


Our scholarship initiative to provide the meritorious students with the right mentoring and facilities after their primary municipal school education to carve their aspired future through higher education...read more




What is Project Akshara?


Our education initiative to empower the public schools of the city by extending support to fill the gaps there through specially designed modules and inclusion workshops...read more




What is Project Sattva?


Our nutrition initiative to eradicate malnutrition in Anganwadis and spread awareness on early child care...read more




What is Project Udgreev?


Our skill building initiative to provide vocational skills to the adolescent girls and women at the Anganwadi centres and create market linkages...read more




What is Project Vasant Pathshala?


Through education, we at Vasant Pathshala are committed to empowering the rural community to imagine a better future for them and work proactively towards achieving it. The major challenges faced in education sector in rural areas are lack of quality teachers, especially English-speaking teachers, lack of transportation facilities, lack of exposure, much less availability of resources, limiting mindsets for girl child education and more. Vasant Pathshala is our intervention to tackle the above and bring quality education at the doorsteps for rural children...read more




What is Samvedana doing in a pandemic?


As a part of our COVID Relief efforts, we have recognised the families who have lost the main bread earners. We are currently:

  1. Providing monthly ration kits
  2. Supporting their children's education
  3. Providing skills to the women so that they can earn for the family
  4. Providing medical assistance

All in all, we are trying to address most of their difficulties during these times...read more





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