Progressing with the community

We believe ourselves to be an integral part of the community we work with. Our team has grown phenomenally with experiences from the field, not just professionally but personally. We learn each time we interact with our primary stakeholders and varied people and institutions we come across.

We intend to work in regions within 400 kilometers from Gurugram - the major hub of our operations. Currently, we have operations in Bhiwadi and Mathura besides Gurgaon.

Our Story

We were born on 03 December 2010 and on 09 September 2011, our Employability Program was launched. This was the time when National Skill Development Policy, 2009 was in initial stages and various stakeholders were struggling to "meet numbers". Our first centre was run with a placement percentage of 90% in the first as well as years to follow. The key success-factor was an "impact-first" approach adopted by the founder-duo in-spite of the "500 Million-wave" in the country.

We realised that most of the youth enrolling in our employability program are those who have not received proper education and therefore struggling with basic Employability skills required in all kinds of jobs.  With this thought, Agrasar Bachpan was attempted in 2013 but could not succeed due to inexperience of the team and lack of resources. Re-launched on 13 Feb 2015 with more experience and resources, our 'Bachpan' has progressed phenomenally ever since then.

Over time, we learnt that mothers of most of the children studying at Agrasar Bachpan centres and many other women from communities are not able to go out of their homes and work because of various constraints. However, they have always been highly keen to work from homes or community centres with an option of flexible timings. Therefore, we incubated Societymaker to rekindle the entrepreneurial spirit in such women and provide an ecosystem to unleash that spirit.

In 2016, we moved to Bathinda in Punjab and Mathura in Uttar Pradesh and the town of Bahadurgarh in Haryana. We also decided upon our geographical spread to be normally not more than 400 kilometers (less than 8 hours by road) from Gurgaon so that the core team, which is based out of Gurgaon, can be meaningfully and consistently involved in operations in these regions. Moving to new areas is not just about replication of systems and process but also entails the spread of organizational culture.

The first lot of children we mainstreamed to the Schools with great enthusiasm were beaten up on the very first day. Our teachers had a word with the school teachers and tried to make the situation a little better. We achieved some success, however in 2017 upon realizing the magnitude of the problem, we decided to have an organized effort to eliminate violence against children in the schools of India with the launch of 'Kaagaz ki Kashti' - a solidarity against corporal punishment.

With six years of experience, we decided to upgrade our “Operating Software”. In organisational context, Software may be considered as a generic term referring to various kinds of processes, conventions and rules to operate the organisation and its associated functions. Through this exercise, Agrasar intends to critically analyze, establish and formalize policies, processes, practices and curriculum and institutionalize the culture and values that the organisation takes pride in!

We were born on 03 December 2010 and on 09 September 2011, our Employability Program was launched. This was the time when National Skill Development Policy, 2009 was in initial stages and various stakeholders were struggling to "meet numbers". Our first centre was run with a placement percentage of 90% in the first as well as years to follow. The key success-factor was an "impact-first" approach adopted by the founder-duo in-spite of the "500 Million-wave" in the country.

We realised that most of the youth enrolling in our employability program are those who have not received proper education and therefore struggling with basic Employability skills required in all kinds of jobs.  With this thought, Agrasar Bachpan was attempted in 2013 but could not succeed due to inexperience of the team and lack of resources. Re-launched on 13 Feb 2015 with more experience and resources, our 'Bachpan' has progressed phenomenally ever since then.

Over time, we learnt that mothers of most of the children studying at Agrasar Bachpan centres and many other women from communities are not able to go out of their homes and work because of various constraints. However, they have always been highly keen to work from homes or community centres with an option of flexible timings. Therefore, we incubated Societymaker to rekindle the entrepreneurial spirit in such women and provide an ecosystem to unleash that spirit.

In 2016, we moved to Bathinda in Punjab and Mathura in Uttar Pradesh and the town of Bahadurgarh in Haryana. We also decided upon our geographical spread to be normally not more than 400 kilometers (less than 8 hours by road) from Gurgaon so that the core team, which is based out of Gurgaon, can be meaningfully and consistently involved in operations in these regions. Moving to new areas is not just about replication of systems and process but also entails the spread of organizational culture.

The first lot of children we mainstreamed to the Schools with great enthusiasm were beaten up on the very first day. Our teachers had a word with the school teachers and tried to make the situation a little better. We achieved some success, however in 2017 upon realizing the magnitude of the problem, we decided to have an organized effort to eliminate violence against children in the schools of India with the launch of 'Kaagaz ki Kashti' - a solidarity against corporal punishment.

With six years of experience, we decided to upgrade our “Operating Software”. In organisational context, Software may be considered as a generic term referring to various kinds of processes, conventions and rules to operate the organisation and its associated functions. Through this exercise, Agrasar intends to critically analyze, establish and formalize policies, processes, practices and curriculum and institutionalize the culture and values that the organisation takes pride in!

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FCRA Disclosure

Year / Qtr.DateName of DonorAddress of the donorAmount Received (INR)
2018-19/Q2
21 Sep 18
Charities Aid Foundation America
225 Reinekers Lane, Suite 375, Alexandria, VA 22314 USA
1350675.90
2018-19/Q2
28 Jul 18
SBI Macquarie Infrastructure Management Private Limited
Level 9, 2 North Avenue, Maker Maxity, Bandra Kurla Complex, Bandra (East), Mumbai - 400051, India.
110000
2018-19/Q2
13 Jul 18
CARE India
11, Krishna Colony, Behind Fatima Hospital, Mahanagar Lucknow-226006
157089
2018-19/Q2
12 Jul 18
Aajeevika Bureau
39. Krishna Colony, Behind Casa Training Centre, Badla Road, Udaipur-313001, Rajasthan
75000
2018-19/Q1
20 Apr 18
CARE India
11, Krishna Colony, Behind Fatima Hospital, Mahanagar Lucknow-226006
191286
2017-18/Q427 Mar 18 LetzDream Foundation 2 nd Floor, 30 St George Street, London, England,WC1B 4HS 17915.06
2017-18/Q412 Mar 18 LetzDream Foundation 2 nd Floor, 30 St George Street, London, England,WC1B 4HS 28067.88
2017-18/Q426 Feb 18 SBI Macquarie Infrastructure Management Private Limited Level 9, 2 North Avenue, Maker Maxity, Bandra Kurla Complex, Bandra (East), Mumbai - 400051, India. 150000
2017-18/Q420 Feb 18 Macquarie Capital securities (India)Private LimitedLevel 9, 2 North Avenue, Maker Maxity, Bandra Kurla Complex, Bandra (East), Mumbai - 400051, India.1880000
2017-18/Q420 Feb 18 Macquarie Capital securities (India)Private LimitedLevel 9, 2 North Avenue, Maker Maxity, Bandra Kurla Complex, Bandra (East), Mumbai - 400051, India. 1985000
2017-18/Q425 Jan 18 Aajeevika Bureau39. Krishna Colony, Behind Casa Training Centre, Badla Road, Udaipur-313001, Rajasthan75000
2017-18/Q405 Jan 17CARE India11, Krishna Colony, Behind Fatima Hospital, Mahanagar Lucknow-226006 534434
2017-18/Q314 Dec 2017Macquarie Group foundation92, Level 9, 2 North Avenue , Maker Maxity, Bandra Kurla Complex - Bandra, Mubmai - 40005180000
2017-18/Q311 Dec 2017CARE India11, Krishna Colony, Behind Fatima Hospital, Mahanagar Lucknow-226006 74887
2017-18/Q306 Dec 2017Macquarie Group foundation92, Level 9, 2 North Avenue , Maker Maxity, Bandra Kurla Complex - Bandra, Mubmai - 40005124129
2017-18/Q316 Nov 2017CARE India11, Krishna Colony, Behind Fatima Hospital, Mahanagar Lucknow-226006 414100
2017-18/Q306 Oct 2017CARE India11, Krishna Colony, Behind Fatima Hospital, Mahanagar Lucknow-226006 443700
2017-18/Q221 Aug 2017 Ketto Online Ventures Inc Office Number 636, Laxmi Plaza, Sab TV Lane, Off Link Road, Andheri West Mumbai, 400053, India 3838
2017-18/Q2 18 Aug 2017 CARE India 11, Krishna Colony, Behind Fatima Hospital, Mahanagar Lucknow-226006 509250
2017-18/Q2 17 Jul 2017 Bitgiving 118,2nd Floor, JP House Sahapur Jat, Near UCO Bank, New Delhi - 110049 23500
2017-18/Q1 N/A N/A N/A NIL
2016-17/Q4 31 Mar 17 Macquarie Group of Foundation Level 1, DLF Building 9B, DLF Phase III, Cyber City, Gurugram, Haryana 122002 225600
2016-17/Q4 31 Mar 17 Macquarie Group of Foundation Level 1, DLF Building 9B, DLF Phase III, Cyber City, Gurugram, Haryana 122002 1570800
2016-17/Q4 22 Mar 17 Macquarie Group of Foundation Level 1, DLF Building 9B, DLF Phase III, Cyber City, Gurugram, Haryana 122002 108900
2016-17/Q4 21 Mar 17 CARE India 11, Krishna Colony, Behind Fatima Hospital, Mahanagar Lucknow-226006 686000
2016-17/Q4 13 Feb 17 Ashish(Individual)N/A6612
2016-17/Q3 13 Dec 16Macquarie Group of Foundation Level 1, DLF Building 9B, DLF Phase III, Cyber City, Gurugram, Haryana 122002 271000
2016-17/Q3 25 Nov 16 Macquarie Group of Foundation Level 1, DLF Building 9B, DLF Phase III, Cyber City, Gurugram, Haryana 122002 131000
2016-17/Q3 08 Nov 16 Macquarie Group of Foundation Level 1, DLF Building 9B, DLF Phase III, Cyber City, Gurugram, Haryana 122002 1888000
2016-17/Q2 15 Sep 16 Bitgiving 118,2nd Floor, JP House Sahapur Jat, Near UCO Bank, New Delhi - 110049 26300
2016-17/Q1 17 May 16 Mc Graw Hill Epitome, Building 5, 9th Floor, Tower A, DLF Cyber City, Phase 3, Sector 24, Gurugram 129972
2016-17/Q1 16 May 16 HDFC Bank I Think Techno Campus., Kanjur Marg ( E ) , Mumbai - 400042 143212.50
2016-17/Q1 11 Apr 16 Cargil Global Trading India Private Limited 14th Floor, Building 9 A, DLF Cyber City, Phase III, Gurgaon - 122001 2010400
2015-16/Q4 23 Mar 16Macquarie Capital securities india pvt ltd.2 North Avenue,Maker maxity,Bandra kurla complex, bandra east Mumbai-400051.2437500
2015-16/Q4 18 Feb 16Cargill111, Rectangle-1, Saket District centre-New Delhi -110017 ; 975000
2015-16/Q4 03 Feb 16Cargill111, Rectangle-1, Saket District centre-New Delhi -110017 ; 220566
2015-16/Q4 02 Feb 16Voluntary Overseas ServicesE-4, Clarion Collection ,Qutab Hotel Complex, Shaheed Jeet Singh Marg , New Delhi -110016.345900
2015-16/Q4 01 Feb 16HDFC SecuritiesOffice Floor 8, I Think Techno Campus , Buliding B – Alpha , Kanjurmarg (East ), Mumbai -400042.;3288681
2015-16/Q4 01 Jan 16Safe in India40, Sikanderpur Ghosi,
Gurgaon - 122002
73051.89
2015-16/Q3N/AN/AN/ANil
2015-16/Q210 Sep 15AnonymousN/A14500
2015-16/Q222 Jul 15AnonymousN/A9000
2015-16/Q126 May 15Cargill111, Rectangle-1, Saket District centre-New Delhi -110017 ; 639000

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