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Annual report 2009-2010

SAHER

Society for Awareness, Harmony and Equal Rights

Annual Report 2009-2010

1 Mumbai, 2010


As I look beyond the ‘I’ in a bid to seek ‘me’, I come across blurred lines that enable me to cross the borders and boundaries that had so far blinkered my vision. I feel free, full of expression and at peace! anonymous 2


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Contents Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . About SAHER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Location of Work . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Vision, Mission and Values . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . What we do . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . How we do it . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Impact and Outcomes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Programmes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Annual Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Capacity Building and OD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Partnerships and Team . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Legal Compliance and Acknowledgements . . . . . . . . . . Audit report . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Introduction by the Founder President and Director As we introduce the Annual Report 2009-10, we bring to you profiles of young people who reside in communities that have little access to basic services, formal educational training and opportunities to explore their dreams. Yet, we feel inspired that such youth have taken out time over the last one year to discover the spirit of volunteerism within themselves as they have gone about changing their own lives and touching the lives of those around them through involvement in community campaigns, local governance and issues related to peace and diversity. We feel proud to have been part of these endeavours where young people have broken barriers of religion, gender and class to learn from each other and initiate positive action in the society. In all this, the most important learning for SAHER has been to build a network of youth who have begun participating in organisational decision making in terms of planning and organising events, contributing to policy making and showing avid interest to be part of the organisation building process that SAHER is going through. Despite being rooted in the community physically, the last two years of our work were devoted to understanding youth development and learning skills to engage effectively with young minds. This had steered us to work with colleges across Bombay and at times we had less time to interact with young people from the community where we are located. This year, we made a consolidated effort to bring our learning back to the community with the launching of a Community Centre which has eventually become a meeting place for youth from colleges and communities. Discussions with our partners and mentors also inspired us to initiate strategic work on local governance — something which we had been dappling in over many years now. In a very concentrated manner, we took up issues on local governance and community participation and involved young people in understanding accountability so that they could watch over their own community resources and their effective utilisation. In this effort, our work on Right to Information (RTI) has been highly strengthened and we are poised to start an RTI clinic at the Community Centre very soon.

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New partnerships, renewal of old ones with new vigour and sharing resources with various organisations have added value to SAHER in terms of financial as well as learning resources. The team has undergone various capacity building trainings and the impact shows a nuanced understanding of issues, effectiveness in daily functioning and putting in order systems to ensure organisational accountability and transparency. We acknowledge our heartfelt gratitude to all of you who have contributed to SAHER’s evolution as a space that recognises, accepts and appreciates differences‌ Sheikh Masood Akhtar and Rama Shyam

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About SAHER We are a country where more than hundred languages, a little more than twenty religious beliefs and a multitude of cuisines come together each day to stir up a pretty mosaic. And yet, these are the same wedges that are driven into the mosaic to polarize people and propagate a vision of citizenship that traps the ‘self’ in borders drawn around identities that exclude the ‘other’.

SAHER enables young people to think critically to foster respect for diversity, build perspectives around relevant issues and become active, boundary-less citizens so that peace does not merely become the absence of war.

HISTORY Founded in 1997, SAHER has been actively responding to communities through working with adolescents and youth to build life skill competencies, create exposure to multiple realities and foster motivations for discovering the active citizen within each of us to initiate meaningful change in the world around. Our key concern is lack of social peace and growing communal polarization between communities. This stems from the socio-political environment in which young people have been growing up.

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To address this concern, the overall emphasis has been to work with adolescents and youth who are still at an impressionable age and open to accepting ideas. We have realized that as a person grows, his/her ideas about life and outlook gradually go through a process of internalization. This becomes so embedded in the person’s consciousness that it is near impossible to do away with the baggage of experiences and construction of thoughts. A continuous exposure to multiple realities and contextual situations, with adolescents and youth, can mould their minds to recognize and respect differences more easily. Annually, we work intensively with 200 adolescents and youth from schools, colleges and communities, they further reach out to over 2000 people through social action campaigns, volunteering opportunities and community projects.

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Jogeshwari falls under the Northwestern suburbs of Mumbai. SAHER’s operational area comes under the Meghwadi Police station with its jurisdiction over 3,5 sq. kms, with a dense population of opproximately 5 lakhs. The area has been prone to communal outbursts since many years, it mostly comprises haphazard buildings. The Hindu population dominates the peripheral settlements of Bandrekarwadi, Shiv Tekdi, Meghwadi, Majaswadi, Sarvodaya Nagar and Income Tax Colony. The central core within this comprises Makranipada, Chacha Nagar, Bandra Plot, Pascal Colony, Prem Nagar, Jhula Maidan and Idgah Maidan — dominated by Muslims (Sri Krishna Commission Report, 1998).


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Location of Work

So far, our work has been confined to Jogeshwari and areas around. However, over the last two years, our partnerships have taken us all across Mumbai and India. Through our direct programmes, we work with school and college students, and community youth in Mumbai.

Jogeshwari (East)

SAHER office

Through our indirect interventions in the form of capacity building of staff from development organisations and Training of Trainers, we have reached out to youth and adults in Andhra Pradesh, Delhi, Rural Maharashtra, Orissa and so on.

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Our Vision A World where differences are recognised, accepted and appreciated.

Our Mission To enable young people to think critically in order to reflect on their actions so that they can foster respect for diversity and impact themselves and the society positively.

Our Values Acceptance of Differences Transparency Openness to Learning

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We believe An openness to learn from multiple realities broadens our perspective. Acceptance and appreciation of differences makes the world a beautiful and multilayered mosaic. Freedom of choice leads to a greater sense of ownership towards shared spaces.

We assume Young people have immense potential to think constructively to bring about positive change. Every individual has an active citizen in him/her waiting to be revealed through the appropriate sparks. The ability to question absolute power and the zeal to initiate positive action creates a society that is more just and equitable.

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What we do? Parwaaz:

Life Skills and Active Citizenship with Youth

Apart from introduction to life skills to develop competencies in young people, Parwaaz creates a space for youth from college and communities where they go through a journey of self exploration while learning collectively. Weekly sessions, discussion circles, exposure trips, rural camps, action projects, short internships and campaigns on social issues mark the journey that starts with building competencies and gradually moves into exposure to multiple realities, perspective building and initiating social action.

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Khul ja Sim Sim:

Interactions and Self Discovery with Adolescents

Drawing from the learnings in Parwaaz, Khul ja Sim Sim has been introduced as a pilot project where adolescents from various schools engage in interactions.

Neenv:

Nurturing Dreams and Enhancing Employability

Right since the beginning it was evident that building life skills and creating opportunities for exposure may not be enough for youth especially in communities. Young people growing up in an environment where they have access to little resources pertaining to education, awareness and productive employment are the easiest targets for sowing the seeds of alienation and discontent. In order to address this concern, SAHER conceived of an employability programme as an extension to the active citizenship interventions. Based on a feasibility study aimed at documenting existing skill sets among youth, a pilot was initiated with 20 youth from the community and all of them are either unemployed or employed in temporary occupations owing to limited skills. Along with interventions around developing life skills and building perspective on social issues, this group has been undergoing training in computers, communication, workplace English apart from exposure to career options and internship/training opportunities with potential employers.

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What we do? Mohalla Hamaara: Youth Resource Centre and Youth Collective on Governance

In SAHER, we believe in learning from people continuously. Towards this end, this programme focuses on: Mobilising community youth to respond to immediate needs of the community regarding civic issues, electoral rights etc. Community Centre where computer and English courses are conduct apart from housing a library and a space for community meetings.

Annual Events SAHER continuously creates platforms to bring youth from diverse backgrounds to learn from each other, exchange opinions and thoughts and build shared understanding around issues.

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Annual Interschool Sports Meet organized by Community Youth

Bringing together 500 children and teachers from across 15 schools to play, interact and know each other better.

Youth led campaigns on Peace and Diversity and Climate Change (International Volunteer Day)


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How we do it? Process Model

We work with youth from colleges and communities, adolescents from schools in the community and with people at large. What works best is an approach that enables young people to discover themselves, identify their orientation towards conflict handling, develop their perspectives around respect for diversity, social action and career choices

Working Principles

Learning to Unlearn Learning collectively amidst diversity Developing Critical thinking through self reflection and analysing connection with the world around Building peace through citizenship action

BUILDING SKILLS

Critical thinking Effective communication Enhancing employability

PERSPECTIVE BUILDING

Self exploration Self to society module Exposure camps Information sharing Taking stances

INITIATING ACTION Campaigns Volunteering Interships Community Action

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Impact and Outcomes The impact of our work needs to be understood at three different levels as depicted below: YOUTH VOLUNTEERS Appreciate Interactions resulting in acceptance of diverse points of view Start thinking critically, question things that disturb them and initiate action to address issues and concerns

COMMUNITY AT LARGE Experience Shift in family orientations with regard to cultural and gender sensitivity Start accepting and supporting the potential of youth to bring about positive change

SAHER AS AN ORGANISATION Builds own capacity to develop new methodologies to work with young people Reinforces the need to have more youth from the community as frontline workers in addressing issues of social relevance

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Activities, Achievements and Performance in 2009-2010 SAHER at a Glance Self Exploration and Citizenship Action processes were conducted with 150 youth. SAHER in partnership with Magic Bus trained 200 teachers and trainers from across India to conduct training on youth development with young people from Urban and rural India. 100 Youth volunteers reached out to more than 2500 people through campaigns on Election Watch, Celebrating Diversity and Advocating Environmental Sustainability. The Annual Interschool Sports Meet saw 400 children from 11 schools come together to play, interact and know each other in a bid to cut across barriers of religion, gender, region and class. A community resource centre was launched in Jogeshwari (East). This space houses a library and is used for running computer courses, sessions on life skills and employability and to address local issues through the use of RTI and community mobilisation to engage in local governance.

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Programmes Parwaaz: LIFE SKILLS AND ACTIVE CITIZENSHIP WITH YOUTH Young Voices and Experiences Saima, an 18 year old from Tolani college says “I used to think that Hindus and Muslims must live within their own distinct communities. After working together with people from different communities when I volunteered for the Sports Meet made me realize that it’s much more fun to know different people and their views. I feel comfortable with everyone”. Saima has been a part of the youth and active citizenship programme as a volunteer in events organized by SAHER and has participated in sessions on identity and diversity, diversity rally, camp on sustainable development and discussions on community work. She particularly volunteered to maintain accounts of expenditure during the Interschool Sports Meet organized by SAHER in partnership with local youth groups and schools (English, Urdu, Hindi and Marathi medium). Bala, living in a Hindu dominated settlement held up a paper bag he had just made out of newspapers. “I plan to use this to carry my Karate uniform instead of the plastic bags I’ve been carrying so far”. The lanky 19 year old was part of a group of around 40 young boys and girls from Hindu and Muslim communities engaged in understanding issues related to environment and sustainable development. They went for a camp at an organic farm, returned to script a street play on the hazards of using plastic and their efforts culminated in a campaign on “Volunteering for Our Planet” on 5th December 2009. Now, Bala has his closest friends among Muslims and is a regular volunteer at the Community Centre.

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25 years old Shahid, member of a community youth group has been participating in the employability programme and has shown immense potential as an active citizen. He led a conflict resolution process across youth groups: “There were different factions that emerged last year during a community event resulting in conflict. My interactions with people from the other group during exposure trips and weekly sessions helped me understand them better. A space was created for interaction where both the factions engaged in various activities, processes related to understanding identities, diversity, conflict and so on. This resulted in a thought process that started critical and analytical thinking leading to shared activities with regard to community events and deep friendships across members of the two different factions. Both the groups are now working together on community issues�. Rafiq from Ismail Yusuf college took pleasure in controlling fellow students in college and establishing authority as a senior. Involvement in group processes helped him to realize that each individual has potential. Engagement in activities to understand environmental sustainability resulted in Rafiq leading a group to question the college’s decision to cut down trees inside their campus. This group also tried to explain the impact of felling trees and the need to replace the ones already destroyed.

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Parwaaz:

PERSPECTIVE BUILDING AND YOUTH ACTION CAMPAIGN ON VOTING AND CITIZENSHIP

Following a process of research, analysis and comprehension of the electoral process, 20 youth volunteers prepared a street play on the importance of voting. They also prepared posters and organised a day long campaign in communities spreading awareness about a citizens’ right and responsibility to vote. Youth volunteers started with themselves and got their names registered in the electoral list. They also ensured to cast their votes and also encouraged their family members to do so. One of the youth volunteer’s father (a migrant from UP) held two voter’s ID cards. After discussion on electoral rights and citizenship, the youth volunteer made his father cancel one of his cards since it was illegal.

CAMPING AT PANCHGANI: Learning about Organic Farming and Sustainable Lifestyles

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40 youth (students from Ismail Yusuf College and young boys and girls from the community in Jogeshwari East where SAHER works) spent 2 days at Redstone Organic Farm learning about organic farming, sustainable lifestyles and strawberry cultivation.


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Khul ja Sim Sim:

INTERACTIONS AND SELF DISCOVERY WITH ADOLESCENTS May 2009

Adventure Trip: On 16th May, 22 children from Hindu and Muslim ghettoes in Jogeshwari went to the Magic Bus Centre for Learning and Development and engaged in adventure sports (low rope courses, climbing, rappelling) with a review that discussed how life skill competencies could be developed through sports. The above activities were followed by a session on understanding construction of identities and stereotypes related to gender and religious identities.

June 2009

Programme Evaluation by children

Team members from SAHER and Youthreach interacted with the children involved in the programme for half a day to evaluate and understand impact.

What did you like about the 8 months that we were together?

We have made new friends and spoken to strangers for the first time We learnt from each other and encouraged each other in whatever activities we participated in, most of all during adventure sports It was beautiful when we went to Kalyan since we had never before spent time amidst such natural scenery The SAHER volunteers were a great source of learning with their friendliness and openness.

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Key Learnings from the Programme

Learning can be fun and can be enjoyed Girls and boys can work and play together and there is no difference between the two We have become very careful about cleanliness and we take care that we do not litter our street Visit to the Nehru centre gave us knowledge about planets, history of Bombay and India and the nature trail in Kalyan introduced us to trees and birds It is important to make friends and more important to maintain the relationship We can assert ourselves and say no to a friend if we feel that we are being pressurized into doing something that might hurt us Each person has many different identities…for e.g. “I am a Muslim and I am also a boy”; “I am a friend and I am also my parents’ daughter” We learnt that we can change enemies by being friends with them We do not need to use physical power, we can change people’s minds by talking It is important for friends to sit and discuss together to take a decision

One change in yourself

My mind has become sharper from exposure to various people and places I have made friends with new people I have started studying more since I want to know more about the world I used to think that girls cannot do anything, but during the adventure sports, our group had to depend on the girls in it to resolve the problem. I have realised that girls are not weak and that they can do everything that boys can I do not litter places and use dust bin to throw garbage I came to know more about my locality now I reflected on my childhood and realised that I must treat my elders with love. I have changed my behaviour and have become softer

What could have been better?

We need more fun games. At the camps, we must have more time to play cricket.

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Neenv:

NURTURING DREAMS AND ENHANCING EMPLOYABILITY Siraj is in his early twenties. Quiet, reserved and shy is how one would describe him. Siraj was engaged in a floating occupation. His attitude towards permanent employment was different. However after 6 months of association with SAHER’s Neenv program he opened up. Since then he has taken initiative and has engaged with all exposure opportunities like volunteering in campaigns, workshops, sessions, sports meet, etc. However the biggest confession was that he is a drug addict and through constant engagement in Neenv’s group processes, he has motivated himself to get rid of it. Now Siraj is a new person with no addiction and has secured a two year work contract in the Gulf. Apart from enrollment and retention of 17 young people in employability sessions, career related information has been disseminated among 300 youth. 55 youth have undergone training in basic computers and workplace English apart from around 50 attending career orientation workshops. All the above have led to a constant inflow of young people at the community resource centre and the numbers of community youth participating in productive activities has increased. Considering that we operate in the most densely populated administrative ward of Mumbai, we must reckon that the project area is inhabited by approximately 30,000 people who live in conditions of poverty, limited access to civic resources and with very limited

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orientation around health and gender awareness, career motivations and propensity to think critically. Given these situations, the intervention brings the following significance to table: Though we had aimed at working with 40 youth, in the due course we realized that the intervention required motivational counseling, building basic life skill competencies and creating exposure opportunities based on individual needs. Therefore we could work intensely only with 20 youth out of which 17 were regular The pilot phase saw an increased engagement of youth in meaningful activities and this validated our strategy of emphasizing employability to wean youth away from forces that influence them negatively Despite aiming at providing internship opportunities for programme participants, we realized that many of them were interested in developing their own business and enterprise. Considering this, the next phase of the programme will entail a strategic module on entrepreneurship development Generally speaking, the project has impacted the larger community by developing awareness around the importance of perspective building and skill enhancement among youth for broader community development and sustainable peace building efforts.

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Annual events Interschool Sports Meet 6th – 10th November 2009

Flagged off by a Marathon for Peace, around 400 children from 11 schools in Jogeshwari came together at the Shivai Grounds in Jogeshwari (East) to play, interact and know each other. Highlight A mixed team football match was organised where teams were formed with children (both boys and girls) from different schools playing in one team against another team which was similarly mixed. Friends from Magic Bus as referees guided the teams to learn football and have fun with each other. Participating Schools Infant Jesus English High School Courage English High School Madni Urdu School (Boys) Madni Urdu School (Girls) Farooque Girls High School (Urdu medium) Farooque Boys High School (Urdu medium) People Welfare English High School Swami Vivekanand High School (English medium) Shramik Vidyalaya (Marathi medium) National Urdu High School

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Diversity Rally and Felicitation Ceremony 14th November 2009 A rally of children and youth dressed up colourfully to represent various communities in India moved through communally segregated settlements to celebrate diversity and spread the message of peace. The rally culminated at the grounds of St. Mary’s school where winners from the Interschool Sports Meet were felicitated amidst a gathering of school children, teachers, parents and volunteers from local Youth Groups and people from the community. Rashida, a young and courageous woman from an otherwise conservative community completed her course in driving, martial arts and life skills and she is now employed with Forshe as a chauffeur. Rashida was our chief guest for the evening and she inspired all the young people with her story of breaking boundaries and doing what she really wanted to do. Young volunteers from the community performed dance, karate and ended with a silent play on Peace to mark the closure of the string of events that started with the Marathon.

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Campaign on “Volunteering for Our Planet”

Preparing for International Volunteer Day — Volunteering for Our Planet

Making Paper Bags at the SAHER Community Centre: 21 year old Sana from Jogeshwari East led the community youth group to make paper bags to be distributed to local vendors and college students on 5th December Preparing a Street Play: Shahid, a 23 year old from the community in Jogeshwari East and 19 year old Fehmida from Ismail Yusuf College led two groups to research on environmental hazards of using plastic and indiscriminate use of energy. The information gathered was used to script two separate plays to be performed in various places. Poster Making Competition at Ismail Yusuf College: Parwaaz (Youth Programme run by SAHER) Volunteers led by 20 year old Parveen mobilised 38 young volunteers to participate in a Poster Making Competition around the theme, “Saving Our Earth”. The posters would be displayed during a rally to be held in the college on 5th December 2009. Mobilising NSS Volunteers in Tolani College: Garima and Haamid (TISS interns with SAHER) motivated NSS volunteers in Tolani College, Andheri to participate in a Poster Making Competition around the theme, of “Saving Our Earth”. They also encouraged volunteers to put up street plays to create awareness about sustainable lifestyles.

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Rally and Street Play at Ismail Yusuf College

50 Youth volunteers participated in a rally within the huge campus of Ismail Yusuf College. They walked with banners and posters depicting the need to care for the environment and ways of making a start at an individual level. The Rally ended in front of the main college building where a group of 10 Youth volunteers performed a street play on the hazards of pollution and indiscriminate use of energy and electricity.

Poster Making Competition and Street Plays at Tolani College

48 NSS volunteers participated in making posters in Tolani College and later explained their depictions to a gathering of college students. 13 volunteers performed 2 street plays to spread awareness about saving the environment from indiscriminate felling of trees and adding to air pollution every day through toxic emissions. 10 young people from the Jogeshwari East Community performed a street play in Tolani College (this was the first time for all of them!) to spread awareness about the need to use less plastic and think about alternatives such as paper and other environment friendly products All IVD activities were carried out in partnership with UN Volunteers (UNV)

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5th December — International Volunteer Day


Capacity Building and Organisational Development As an evolving organisation, we are constantly learning for the systematic development of our programmes as well as operations that enable the programmes to run effectively. This learning phase involved exposure to develop perspectives around issues of youth development and citizenship action, trainings to facilitate sessions and processes with young people, inputs to develop programmes and inputs to manage administration and finances.

Annual Retreat and Review:

10 team members from SAHER (including managing committee members and volunteers) spent 3 days at the J J Holiday Home on Marve beach, Mumbai, reviewing SAHER’s programmes and organisational development as we bonded over food and fresh sea breeze. We conducted a SWOT Analysis of SAHER’s work

Exposure and Perspective Building:

3 team members and 3 volunteers (Gaus, Masood, Rama, Farhan, Tauqeer and Nikhil) from SAHER participated in the Streaming Partnership Meet organised by Pravah and hosted by Patang in Sambalpur, Orissa in August 2009. Apart from participating in discussions on understanding communalism, engaging in a diversity rally organised by Youth and meeting young people from various partner organisations, the SAHER team also got an opportunity to conduct sessions on identity and stereotypes with Social Work students at the Sambalpur University

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Training on Facilitating Life Skills and Working English modules:

4 team members from SAHER participated in Training of Trainers (ToT) conducted by Youthreach in Delhi between December 2009 and January 2010 Girija and Farhan participated in a 4 day workshop that taught them how to facilitate Working English modules with Young Learners Imtiyaz and Gaus participated in a 4 day workshop that taught them how to facilitate Life Skills sessions with children and youth

Dasra Social Impact Programme:

Rama Shyam, the director was selected to represent SAHER and participate in the Dasra Social Impact Programme 2009. Spread over 9 months and 4 intensive workshops on capacity building, the programme helps visionary social change makers build the skills required to operate their organisations at scale.

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Working with Partners Financial Support

Collaborations

Consultants

Sir Ratan Tata Trust Global Fund for Children (GFC), USA Edelgive Foundation, Mumbai Youthreach, Delhi Starbucks Foundation International Youth Foundation, USA

Magic Bus UN Volunteers Ismail Yusuf College Tolani College Schools in Jogeshwari CBOs in Jogeshwari

Sanjay Doctor Rohini Archana Bagra (Chartered Accountant) Hingora and Company Chartered Accountants (Auditors)

Resource Support

Implementing Team

Managing Committee

Farhan Akhtar Girija Gopalkrishnan Imtiyaz Alam Rama Shyam Mumbai Sayyed Gausuddin International Youth Foundation, USA Shrividya Haamid (TISS Intern) Garima Dimri (TISS Intern) Pravah, Delhi Dasra Youthreach, Delhi Tata Institute of Social Sciences,

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Sheikh Masood Akhtar (President) Sayyed abdul Razzak Manohar Chettiyar Salim Ahmed Shaikh Khalid Shaikh Rafiq Shaikh Shahnawaz Shaikh (Joint Secretary) Roshani K Sakpal (Treasurer)


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Legal Compliance SAHER (Society for Awareness, Harmony and Equal Rights), is registered under the Societies Registration Act 1860 (732/2005 GBBSD) and Bombay Public Trust Act 1950 (F-28871) All donations made to SAHER are exempted from Income Tax as per Order No. DIT (E)/MC/80G/58/2009 SAHER has been entered at No.42008 in the Register of Application u/s 12A of the Income Tax Act, 1961

Acknowledgements We take this opportunity to thank our friends who have constantly encouraged us and mentored us to keep dreaming with SAHER and build it as a creative and expressive space for young people. Kamini Prakash Alka Shesha Mona &Peter Lillian Strand Dr.P.K. Shajahan Anoj Chhetri, UNV Pooja Warier Dr. Manish Jha Mrs. Debi Ghosh Tulika Mehra Dr. Hubnath Pandey Mr. Bhosle Anshu Meshack Maria Ishwaran Sajid Akbar All Youth Volunteers who participated in the various activities and events throughout the year

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Summary Financial Statements

provide an overview of revenue, expenses and sources of SAHER funding for 2009-10 INCOME AND EXPENDITURE ACCOUNT FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31ST MARCH 2010 (all figures in INR) Expenditure To Expenditure in respect of properties Rates, Taxes, Cesses Repairs and Maintenance Plumbing expenses To Establishment expenses Printing and Stationery Office Rent Documentation Conveyance Telephone Charges To Miscellaneous expenses To Depreciation To expenditure on Object of Trust Salaries to Staff Electricity Charges Review and exposure Interschool Sports Meet (Annual Event) Mobilisation and needs assessment Computer Maintenance Training workshop Programme Implementation (Weekly sessions, Camps) Internet Expenses Refreshments To Surplus Carried to Balance Sheet

Total

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Amount 0 0 0 16,844.50 60,000.00 23,846.00 13,180.00 5,431.00

5,89,395.00 2,470.00 38,000.00 57,972.00 25,131.00 6,099.00 8,000.00 90,714.00 33,366.00 17,091.00

1,19,301.50 36,524.00 48,860.34

Income

Amount

By Rent

0

By Bank Interest

19,629.67

By Donation Received in Cash or kind

12,50,747.00

By fees from students By income from other sources By miscellaneous income

0 0 0

By deficit Carried over to Balance Sheet

0

Total

12,70,376.67

8,68,238.00 1,97,452.83 12,70,376.67


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Balance Sheet BALANCE SHEET AS ON 31ST MARCH 2010 Trust Fund/corpus Balance as per last B/s. Adjustments during the year

Current Assets

0 0

1,42,955.46

0 Other Earmarked Funds Reserve Fund Sinking Fund

Advance and deposits B.E.S.T. Fixed Deposit with Bank Office deposit

0 0 0

Income and expenditure Account Balance as per last B/s. (+) Surplus during the Year (-) Deficit of Last Year

0 25,000 50,000.00 75000

1,37,503.80 1,97,452.83 0

3,34,956.63

Cash and bank Balances Cash Balances Bank of Baroda HDFC Bank

5,037.00 14,038.00 97,926.17 1,17,001.17

3,34,956.63

Total

Total

3,34,956.63

CURRENT ASSETS SCHEDULE AS ON 31ST MARCH 2010 Particulars Furniture and Fixtures Laptop

Opening Balance 14,922.00 29,045.80

Additions 23,500.00 1,19,348.00

Delete 0 0

Total 43,422.00 1,48,393.80

Depreciation 4,342.20 44,518.14

Closing Balance 39.079.80 1,03,876.66

Total

43,967.80

1,42,848.00

0

1,91,815.80

48,860.34

1,03,876.66

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Mary Lou Retton

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"Each of us has a fire in our hearts for something. Find it and keep it lit!"


2009-2010

Address: G/4/64. Prem Nagar, Jogeshwari East, Mumbai, India, 400060 Phone: 022-28244386, E-mail: saher.org@gmail.com www.saherindia.org

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Cover photo: youth volunteers after performing a play on peace on 14th November 2009 Report designed by Lena Taran, AIESEC volunteer, professional graphic designer, Russia


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