Adopt a center – CSR & Grants

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Watch Video: CSR head Larsen & Toubro’s, Gautam Kar on Angel Xpress

Structure of AXF centers supporting 13 batches from 9 locations is in place. Ongoing work is being done to strengthen systems and processes. We are currently catering to app 1000 Children from AXF Free Learning Centers.

Our aim is to find consistent sponsors to support the running expenses of all AXF managed centers.

Current status of sponsorship:

  • 500 children at the Santacruz and Bandstand centers are sponsored by L&T since 2014
  • 110 children at the Andheri East center are partly sponsored by Welspun Renewables since 2014
  • 120 children at the Sewri and Malad centers are largely supported by the community groups that host/run the center  with certain expenses absorbed by AXF.

The following centers with the stated capacities are available for corporate sponsorship which we would like to pitch as projects or programs we can implement with CSR support on a continuing basis

  • AXF Juhu – running at full capacity i.e. 160 children; budget app Rs. 12 lacs per annum
  • AXF Colaba – upcoming center, capacity 100 -120 children, budget app 8 – 10 lacs pa
  • AXF Powai – upcoming center, capacity 100-120 children, budget app 8 – 10 lacs pa

To enquire about adopting/sponsoring an AXF center, write to us at info@angelxpress.org

We have ensured adequate focus on our program documentation and recording as well as impeccable accounting practices from day one, these practices have helped us become compliant to CSR mandates from a very early stage.

Sponsorship includes direct program expenses incurred in resource spend for the children, staff salaries of the center management teams, and allocated expenses of central resources like trainers, coordinators, curriculum experts, account, media, management office etc.

We have worked towards corporate reporting requirements by introducing M&E practices as advised. One of our grantees Millennium Alliance had appointed TTC Global, a professional services firm providing advisory support to organizations working on social development initiatives. We have been able to fulfill their fairly complicated reporting requirements.

Our partners appreciate most that our flagship program enables utilization of freely available resources in society for social good. AXF utilizes:

  • The ability and time of the educated affluent segment of the society for tutoring and mentoring of school going kids from slums in convenient spots in their own neighborhood
  • Freely available public spaces like parks, promenades and community halls to create classrooms.

AXF also works to provide

  • A daily nutritious snack, curriculum, stationary, study material & uniform for the children
  • Curriculum and assessment plans, training as well as administrative support to aid volunteers
  • Tie-ups with citizen groups to ensure fun and educational trips to movies, circus, play dates, museums, amusement parks, and opportunities for talent enhancement through art, craft, dance music classes along with health & dental checkups and counseling sessions.
  • Facilitates birthday celebrations by donors to ensure regular treats
  • Engages in redistribution drives to procure clothes, shoes, toys and other essential items so deprivation is addressed at multiple levels.

Outcomes achieved

  • Facilitating students to learn & apply skills in real life to achieve stability in their future.
  • Injecting better values and upbringing inspiring them to act more responsibly in society.
  • Enhancing childhood experience
  • Bringing the privileged and underprivileged to work together, to reduce the social divide
  • Promoting optimal use of resources through redistribution drives
  • Bringing special focus on nurturing ambition in girls and inculcating the notion of gender equality in boys

Corporate Engagement:

Weekend volunteering is facilitated through planned sessions to heighten knowledge and awareness. UniPhos, Tata Consulting Engineers, Taj Hotels, LinkedIn, Expedia, Bombay Dyeing, A.V.Birla group, Sanofi.

Recognition:

Innovation Award & Grant of USD 10,000 from Linkedin for Good Foundation – 2013

Innovation Award and Grant of Rs. 17.5 lacs from Millennium Alliance in round II – 2014

Women Achiever Award for the Founders of AXF by The Young Environmentalist Forum Trust – 2016

Unsung Heroes by ICE Awards 2016 for the Founders of AXF

To hear what Mr Gautam Kar, head of CSR at L&T says about the Angel Xpress program, click here https://www.facebook.com/tejas.datta/videos/10154446937141840/?pnref=story

 

Media coverage:

http://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/mumbai/bandstand-promenade-now-a-learning-centre-for-slumkids/article1-863254.aspx

http://idiva.com/news-work-life/freedomredefined-ex-corporate-professional-anubha-sharma-is-a-crusader-who-defies-social-brackets/15081173

http://epaper.indianexpress.com/c/8588638

http://turnuptheheat.racold.com/

http://m.thehindu.com/news/cities/mumbai/from-easy-street-to-street-kids/article8388722.ece

http://www.thebetterindia.com/54080/angel-xpress-foundation-mumbai-volunteers-street-children/

http://www.firstpost.com/living/garden-schools-of-mumbai-how-one-woman-took-two-and-two-and-got-seven-2814884.html

http://www.indiapages.in/my-story-anubha-sharma-6398.html

To express your interest in funding Angel Xpress Foundation, please write to info@angelxpress.org