It's wonderful experience to have Swadhar as our CSR Partner. Emitec (not Continental Corporation) has contributed 2 projects of Swadhar for the Financial year 2015-16. Rays of Hope and Girls Education We visited the field office where one of the programs, in which Emitec India is a contributor, is conducted.  In Rays of Hope we met and interacted with the beneficiaries. Upon interacting with them we found that Swadhar has made good efforts under the program to give them the stable life by sponsoring education to the children. In Girls Education total 246 beneficiaries have been benefited with the above project. We understood the process, verified Program Expense Statement for the period Jan-Oct 16 for the above mentioned programs. On test check basis we verified the expense vouchers under Girls Education program and found the same to be in order. The NGO also submitted Annual Report of Swadhar for FY 2015-16.

ARCHANA SRIVASTAVA, Head-HR (CTF & FM, India) Continental Corporation

Cytel has been collaborating with Swadhar for last three years under its CSR initiative- Fly High. Under this program the company sponsors tuition fees to well deserving and needy students for their Higher education in Healthcare and Statistics. With Swadhar, Cytel has so far successfully sponsored around 20 students studying Nursing at Maharshi Karve Institute, Pune.
It has been great experience having Swadhar with us in the execution of our CSR activities. Swadhar has a good connect with the students and comes up with a short list of the students based on the company’s laid down criteria. Reaching out to them and their college for paying their sponsorship amounts as well as keeping a track of their progress has been very convenient for us due to Swadhar’s intermediary role. Swadhar’s own Educating the Girl Child has an overlap with ours and goes along with our ideology. We are impressed by Swadhar’s Mohor and Rays of Hope projects too and have plans to undertake joint activities in the coming year. We respect their dedication for years to the cause.

VIDYA PRAYAG, Associate Director- Statistics at Cytel Statistical Software and Services Ltd.

I have been giving donation to ‘Akshaedeep’ project under “Swadhar’ for the last 5-6 years. The organisation is doing commendable work in providing health and education facilities to the poor, needy and destitute children from slum areas of Pune city. Core strength of this scheme is the team of teachers; trained, guided and motivated by the dedicated and selfless office bearers, to put in best efforts in their assignment. Sustained monitoring of the activities and taking corrective measures where ever necessary, improved performance of the team to fulfill the goals. Penchant for transparency in all activities of the organization needs appreciation especially because financing for all the schemes is by way of donations from well wishers and funds received under 'Corporate Social Responsibility' scheme.

VIDYANAND M.RANADE, Retired Secretary Irrigation, Govt. of Maharashtra

I have been associated with Swadhar Pune for many years as a well wisher & supporter. I have seen the Swadhar program ensuring that all funds are deployed towards education, food & support to distressed children & women while eliminating any inefficiencies. I met the management team which is a dedicated lots of individuals committed to the mission, visited the various sites and personally saw a wonderful job they are doing. I am very impressed with the tremendous job & their dedication in public service. I feel it is a brilliant efforts & everyone should help & support SWADHAR.

Mr. RAVINDRA GURJAR, Director Accurate Industrial Controls

We have been supporters and donors to Swadhar for over a decade now. Swadhar's founder, late Meenakshitai Apte imbued an extremely strong spirit of Empowering the unfortunate women and children who are its beneficiaries thru her leadership by personal example, practices and nurturing a group of leaders who keep growing Swadhar. This is evident thru all its projects- be it Rays of Hope for HIV affected/infected children, Mohor for children of CSW workers, Reading projects, Girls' education or many others. Each project being actively led literally daily by members of Managing committee, though on a voluntary basis keeps the spirit alive at all levels of the organization. Good governance ensures that the donor's money reaches the beneficiary - who can almost be traced to an individual level - and overheads are kept very low which is also an achievement for Swadhar. We wish Swadhar to grow and reach ever increasing number of people in need and encourage everyone to support and donate what they can. With best wishes.


I had given donation to ‘Akshaedeep’ project under ‘Swadhar’ about 5-6 years before. Schemes undertaken by the organisation, primarily to assist children from weaker section of the society in improving their education standards, were seen to be very well planned and meticulously implemented through teachers trained and guided by the office bearers. My working schedule precludes me from doing social service myself. However, I am fully satisfied that through such schemes undertaken by the Akshardeep, I could fulfill some of my social responsibilities through my humble donation. Since then, for the last 5-6 years, I have continued to donate and contribute to the cause that the Swadhar represents.


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