Profile of the Organisation:
‘NGO SAPNA’ was registered in Delhi under the Societies Registration Act on October 21, 2004. It was founded by a group of professionals who shared a common dream and had come together to work on a people-centric model of development in areas like public health, education, gender, community development and social welfare. It is inspired by the Gandhian ideals of social change.
To work/act as an ‘agent of change’ to help the poorest of the poor access and actualise their rights as enshrined in the Constitution of India.
Aims & Objectives:
- Empower the poor and the marginalized;
- Provide shelter to the sick and destitute;
- Develop community health programmes and services;
- Support literacy centres and increase e-learning;
- Facilitate livelihood programmes;
- Work towards empowerment of women and gender equity;
- Help the poor access information and resources;
- Conserve and protect the environment.
Spatially, SAPNA has support centres in Delhi, Noida and in Alwar (Rajasthan).
For its health support project based in Delhi, poor and indigent patients coming from far-flung areas of the country are provided all forms of support and care by NGO SAPNA. In Delhi, the organisation’s outreach extends to patients accessing medical services at the Safdarjung Hospital and the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, and staying in the hospital dharamshalas. NGO SAPNA continues with the onerous task of taking care of sick and unknown patients at the Jai Prakash Narayan Apex Trauma Centre. It supports very poor kidney patients by providing medicines and dialysis on a sustained basis. Another important activity is providing monetary support and facilitating in surgery of poor patients in Safdarjung Hospital. Blood donation is yet another activity undertaken by SAPNA to help poor patients.
ANANDAM NOIDA, U.P. provides short term shelter facility to patients accessing medical services at the Safdarjung Hospital, All India Institute of Medical Sciences and Jai Prakash Narayan Apex Trauma Centre.
Sick and destitute patients are sheltered at SAPNA’s Home for Sick and Destitute at Vijay Mandir in Alwar & Dadikar ,Rajasthan. At Vijay Mandir, the organisation also runs a Public Healthcare Centre to look after the patients in the Home and also provides basic medical Facilities to the villagers living in the periphery.
As part of our Outreach programme, SAPNA is partnering with Venu Eye Institute and Research Centre, Delhi, to conduct monthly eye camps for the poor in rural Alwar. Venu has also established a Vision and Tele-Ophthalmology Centre at Vijay Mandir. Sapna Started a Mahatma Gandhi Netralaya for providing secondary level eye care services.
SAPNA’s runs a Computer Literacy Centre for the rural youth at Vijay Mandir. A rural BPO has been the latest pioneering initiative providing livelihood to rural youth. A Jan Seva Kendra helps villager’s access information and resources through the e-mitra service. A Community Library supports these endeavours.
NGO SAPNA is in the process of making Kaduki (a village adjoining Vijay Mandir) into a model village. A Community Water Center provides potable drinking water to the villagers at minimal cost. We also promote hygiene sanitation by constructing individual toilets. Till date we have constructed 30 toilets. Another 10 are under construction.
NGO SAPNA also runs the Mahila Salah Evam Suraksha Kendra, a redressal and Counselling centre for women, located at Moti Dungri in Alwar, in partnership with the Rajasthan Police.
In ‘Project Turnaround’ NGO SAPNA has adopted two government schools (an Upper Primary School in village Kaduki and a girl’s residential school for adolescent girls in village Chandoli). The aim to turn around the schools by providing modern educational and infrastructural facilities.
The ‘Support the Girl Child’ program supports and enables disadvantaged girl children (present strength of 33) to access quality education and all round development. In July, 2015 a school by the name of ‘Sapna Shikshalaya’ (present strength of 114) was opened in Vijay Mandir to provide quality, flexible and relevant learning to underprivileged girl children of the area.A Community Library supports these endeavors.
A Governing Body is responsible for policy decisions. A Managing Committee looks after day-to-day administration and a dedicated army of volunteers, social workers and like-minded individuals (a strength of over 90) drive our initiatives. The organisation has a Personnel Policy, an Investment Policy and a Policy on Purchase and Sale of Assets.
The organisation has been accorded 12A & 80G status under the Income Tax Act. It is entitled to receive foreign donations under FCRA. It is also registered under the Rajasthan Persons with Disabilities Rules, 2011.
SAPNA is accredited by Credibility Alliance for desirable norms. It is an empaneled partner in the National CSR Hub accredited by Tata Institute of Social Science (TISS).
“We are privileged to serve the poor and needy.”